So as I said in my business idea. We will let users "buy" items using virtual credits, which they can earn in contests and from other activities. Again, people in the area like the idea, and some people from here think its a good idea as well! I am trying to partner with a retailer that I will buy everything from. Since I am buying all my products from that retail only, there is a lot of profit for them. Do you guys think they would support us? They have more than 70-80 retail stores all across Canada. It would be nice if they put a poster of ours in their store, give us some funding or even just little discounts (little will add up eventually into huge savings).
I am wondering if its a good idea to this. I want to do this to get my initial traffic for my micro-site (coming soon page, that will explain the whole process and have signup). I am sure that if my site says partnered with X (the retailer) it will instantly get tonnes of credibility which would take me really long to get without them.
So, should I contact them? Also, what do you think I should say to them? (I have to write a letter). Do you think it would be a good idea to collect signatures (I am sure this won't make a big difference, but it will show that people are interested). What else can I do to ensure this benefits me.
P.S: If you have advice related to the business idea, you can (should) reply in that question I made (link is given). If you have answer to questions posted here, post here. I want to keep things as organized as possible. Thanks!