Wow I wish I had found the Rip-Off report before I got ripped off by STORESONLINE (SOL).
The sales pitch was very slick, it got heaps of people excited about Internet sales, but in the end it was a big waste of money.
One of the main pitches was the use of drop shipping to sell products in the US from Australia, well I found a drop shipper but due to competition and pricing it was almost impossible to sell anything. Find another product SOL would say, but everytime you would find the same products all over the net. The model just doesn't work
To this day STORESONLINE cannot show me a site run from Australia using drop shipping that makes any money. If you are a successful SOL drop shipper please drop a post on the site, I would love to meet you.
The next part of this sorry tale involves EMS and Links-4-Trade, THE EVIL behind the scene's guys who do SOL's dirty work.
They offered me a marketing package which was going to be used to kick-start a couple of sites in Australia, so that SOL would have some good Testimonials to talk about when they next returned. They were going to use the money I paid for marketing expenses and get my site really humming in the search engines.
Well Thousands of $$ later I got one, what looked like robot prepared email and a couple of accounts opened with ranking sites and no money in the marketing accounts. I kept asking where the money went, it went in the "service" they said, pretty expensive email I recon!!
The link4trade was not much better, 400 links they said, I got 15 !! I now find out the links are all to other SOL sites so guess they wont be very busy !!
I worked really hard on the site and marketing using my "own" money to generate about 1/2 a dozen sales, these guys need to be more up front about the success rates of the sites!!!
As for their buddies at EMS, they are just crooks who stole my money.
Lil I liked your style lets go down and warn people in Melbourne.
3 June 2005 Park Hyatt Melbourne (1 Parliament Sq East Melbourne 3002)
6 June 2005 Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre (Cnr Spencer and Flinders Streets)
We need more dates and more locations. We need to get down there and show this mob that we mean business.
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