Originally Posted by Sena Hansler
.... IF I stick to ONLY online (with appointment of people coming in to visually see) then it will probably only be bettas and livebearers with a few egg layers. Which I will breed myself, the stock coming from reputable breeders within Canada (preferably Alberta, but cannot always get what you want), and from the city in any fish store I find worthy of my "stock building" plans
If you're going to start with online --> What about speaking with someone in the US to form a mutual "referral" service? If a customer in the US contacts you, you refer that person to your US contact.... And if someone in Canada contacts a US seller, that person refers the customer to you?
I'm thinking it would be an informal arrangement, but with a US breeder whose quality you trust....
And if you don't want to ship long distance, you could extend this network to other Canadian breeders who are outside of your area.
It would be like 'word of mouth,' but instead of customers referring their friends, it would be breeders referring potential buyers to breeders who could supply them with the fish they want.
My brain isn't working for some reason, so if it's not making sense, let me know and I'll try again later. LOL