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Water Saving Showers Australia

watersavingshowers.com.au
$32,270
  • Avg. revenue /month
    $355
  • Avg. sessions /month735
  • Avg. profit /month
    $106

Business Story

Why this business was started

In 2006 when Australia was in the grip of its worst drought in living memory I became acutely aware of how fragile and utterly dependent our society and the natural environment is on water. I also felt compelled to try and do something to help conserve this precious commodity and began by researching domestic water consumption. It soon became evident the bathroom and more specifically the shower was the most wasteful area in a typical dwelling. Further research confirmed that the problem was a global one. Every minute of every day, in hundreds of millions of homes around the world quality fresh drinking water was being wasted due to inefficient showers. Global water consumption rates are so high that surface water is shrinking at an alarming rate and groundwater reserves are depleting much faster than they can be replenished. It also became clear that most people were painfully aware of the impact they were having upon our planets fragile environment but there was simply no practical and affordable solution to the shower waste problem available to the market. So began the quest to create, from scratch, a new type of shower that would overcome the seven major waste problems inherent in typical showers. The Cullector is now recognised as the worlds most efficient DIY retrofit shower. The Cullector has won numerous awards including a government grant from AusIndustry, the Queensland Government What’s Your Big Idea Award, the ABC New Inventors Episode Award, voted number 20 in the Ant Hill Smart 100 Awards and granted full patents in Australia and the United States of America. In a nut shell the end result is a multi award winning ultra efficient shower that combines several water saving solutions into one simple water saving shower, it’s self-powered and provides a quality showering experience that saves water, saves money and reduces green house gas emissions. It's trade marked Cullector™ and it’s an easy Do It Yourself installation that simply replaces your existing shower. The Cullector required a platform to enable customers to learn about it and to test the market.

The reason of selling this business

I am transitioning into semi retirement to devote more of my time to my passion for inventing and the development of new and innovative products that will enhance the potential for an ecologically sustainable future.

What's involved in running this business

An opportunity exists to buy the business ‘Water Saving Showers Australia’ and the patent protected Cullector™ Ultra Efficient shower. As global water scarcity increases pressure continues to mount on Governments and consumers to adopt every sensible option available to preserve water. The Multi Award Winning Cullector is exceptionally well positioned to achieve strong growth in this market segment. Patent protection in Australia and the US offers enormous potential for international growth. The business is currently run as a home based operation but as it expands external warehousing and fulfilment may be needed. Manufacturing is currently based in China but the purchasers may also choose to manufacture themselves as the engineering drawings and 3D CAD form part of the IP. The Cullector provides environmental and financial benefit far beyond that of the initial user and is a necessary and timely inclusion to global water conservation. A huge opportunity exists to expand the range of water saving products currently on offer. Most of the stock is currently SOLD OUT creating an opportunity for the new owner to source the best inventory available to the market and restock or establish drop shipping arrangements with suppliers.

Time to run this business: approximately 16 hours per week

Traffic and Performance

  • Avg. revenue /month
    $355
    Verified
  • Avg. sessions /month735Verified
  • Avg. profit /month
    $106
  • Profit Margin30%
  • Avg. sales /month12

Other details about profit: In October 2014 a campaign was launched on the crowd-funding platform Kick Starter to help develop a hand held version of the Cullector. A short story about the campaign aired on Adelaide’s current affairs program Today Tonight. In the 10 days following the program going to air over $20,000 of pledges and sales were made, thus confirming the market is ready for the Cullector Ultra Efficient Shower. It is unknown just how much revenue could have been raised if the TV program had gone to air at the start of the campaign or if other mainstream media had been involved. The campaign provides validation the market is ready to embrace the Cullector Ultra Efficient Shower and that public awareness campaigns through mainstream advertising will provide a good return on investment.

Last 3 years revenue
  • $17,376
  • Revenue data comes directly from Shopify and cannot be edited by the seller
    Last 3 years traffic
  • 36,028Visits
  • Traffic data comes directly from Shopify and cannot be edited by the seller

    Expenses

    • Shopify plan
      $29
      /month
    • Domain
      $4.67
      /month
    • Face Book
      $10
      /month
    • Patent Renewals
      $61
      /month

    Sale Includes

    • Physical inventoryNot Included
    • Logo and branding assetsCullector Logo All artwork and images from the website All product shots Australia Standard Patent: AU 2008258129 United States Standard Patent: US 8,517,056 B2 Trade Mark no. 1212924. The word “Cullector” Class 11 Engineering Drawings & 3D CAD Product Knowledge & Expertise provided by inventor Database of sales List of distributor enquiries Customer satisfaction surveys
    • Personal support after salePersonal support will be offered for 30 Days after the sale or as required and negotiated.
    • Domain
    • Product photosWebsite: The ecommerce website includes all associated images, videos & linked domains: https://watersavingshowers.com.au, cullector.com, cullector.com.au, Explainer Video 90 seconds, Explainer Video 30 seconds, TV add 30 seconds, Installation video, Video of operation.
    • Suppliers
    • Mailing list
      600subscribers
    • Social Media
      Total followers344subscribers

    Seller‘s Advice

    How to grow this business

    There is huge potential to grow into the water saving shower market by expanding the range of products on offer and targeting customers on tank water, those effected by water scarcity and government bodies managing drought events.

    Skills to have

    Ideally the new owner will have the ability to manufacture the Cullector themselves and expand the range of water saving products on offer.

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    Peter C.Running this business for almost 6 years
    I am the inventor of the Cullector and transitioning into semi retirement to devote more time to inventing for an ecologically sustainable future. Previously I worked for 20 years as a professional musician/saxophonist. I have also taught small business management through the government run NEIS (New Enterprise Incentive Scheme). Hobbies include swimming, sailing, gardening and walking.

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