This has been my “side gig” for the past 25 years. My main leather business is VERY busy and the bag side of things needs a new home.
www.irishbagcompany.com is the website.
While the products are fairly simple to make, a mildly experienced craftsperson can easily do the work. I’ve designed all the patterns and such to be made in a timely fashion for production.
What you get:
Equipment and tools:
-Adler 669 (the new one) w/piles of thread, bobbins and needles, Servo, 110V, LED etc etc.
-Crank-style adjustable Strap Cutter w/blades and spacers .
– A new Skive, Comes with table/motor etc.
– Tippmann clicker with compressor and dies associated with this business and product line.
-Leather, Usually I keep 5-10 whole hides/sides on hand.
-Edging machine, dyes, glues, tools for bags.
-Hot press with logos for various products, stockists and such.
-Inventory, this can be from 5-100 bags depending on the time of year, shows and delivery to shops.
-Shop list of stockists of my products. Years of contacts and mailing lists.
-Email list of prior customers and of prospects (and a bit of guidance on how to run this). I’ll a massive email blitz prior to transfer to let everyone know about the exciting news of a new owner.
-A clone of the website for you to run (I use Shopify) with this comes a pile of professionally shot product photos, prior ads/ad campaigns in national and international magazines and the hardcopies of all those. NOTE: We might need to rebuild the entire site with your details as a direct export from Shopify is clunky and not as simple as it should be. Still, it’s a few hours of time at the most and I can train you on how to update things quickly.
-The URL/Facebook and other social media accounts associated with the business.
-Training, negotiated as to location, time and details.
-Reasonable followup calls/support (negotiated).
Please email me at email@example.com for further details. Note, this sale is only the bag business and not my other strap/sling/accessory biz.
Pricing: I’ll be offering a few different levels of support and pricing for this business.
#1: Spendy, mainly because I’ve spent the past two decades and half building a client base, I’ll also have to pay taxes on all this which reduces my “take”.
#2 Affordable, We can negotiate a fair price, you pay me with a genuine paycheck from your company with all taxes paid (Fed, State, Local, etc).
#3 Really affordable, a pile of cash. I’ll help you load everything and get the URLs, Websites and such transferred over in your name on the same day as the sale/closing. We can negotiate training here or on your site. If you have previous leather working skills and a bit of web based computer experience, I can get you sorted quickly and efficiently with minimal downtime. Really cool swappage plus cash considered.
Note: I’ll be asking for a signed non-disclosure agreement somewhere along the way and also ask for a letter of credit from a bank/lender to weed out the tire-kickers.