Is there a market for this idea?
Posted 05 May 2012 - 03:48 AM
"Do you think there would be a market for an 8-12" tall 1/8th to 1/4" thick "sticker" that has magnets and suction cups, with solar charging and li-ion battery, so it lasts 5 years hands free and can suffer the elements. When it detects motion in front of it, or vibration, or attack of the window its affixed to, it makes the attack sound or one of many attacks of the species the is a predator for this song bird. And if it matters I can make the eyes blink colors, and we even could make the wings move if we have a sub-assembly, of course they would move in 2D, but the birds can't tell probably
We could have a few of the predator birds modeled up and images silk screened on, manufactured, with electronics and power.
Do you think that would sell, and a price point of say $19-29?
I bet there are a lot of people that need to keep certain species of birds away, and short of killing them, might this be a nice deterrent in both residential and agricultural settings? Furthermore, it wouldn't cost much more to make it 3D, of course, that model stick on the window anymore."
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:46 AM
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 11:30 AM
1. This would only deter birds attacking the window. This is a small niche market This would do nothing for the birds that fly into the windows when spooked or migrating. This is a larger issue with a larger target audience.
2. Marketing the idea. Luckily you have a good resource here for marketing. We have found that most of our business costs in the past have been trying to get the word out.
3. At that price point, you would have to be able to build the device for under $10 to make any profit. If you sell direct, you could keep the price lower. If you want to distribute through bird stores etc, you will have to pay the middle man (or woman )
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Posted 12 May 2012 - 02:38 AM
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