You might not have realized that when you stop in front a store and buy a sleek pair of prescription glasses, you’re paying for more than just your eyeglasses. You might also be paying for the fancy storefronts, huge warehousing costs, as well as your own shoe leather costs. Of course, when companies have high costs of production, they tend to share these costs with their customers in the form of higher prices. Marvel Optics aims to eliminate all the additional costs of production that other companies might be incurring, and charging you for. Here are the hidden costs you pay for a pair of eyeglasses when you buy from any brick and mortar store.
1) Startup Costs
The large optics store which just opened up, had a dramatic inauguration, and has advertised heavily to attract customers, will charge you for all the startup costs they incurred. Yes, you will not only be paying for the glasses you buy but also for the glamorous store opening and its promotion. Marvel Optics sells all safety products online—this means there are no unnecessary startup costs that you will have to pay for.
2) Store Rent
Other eyeglass stores will also include their shop rent when they assign a price tag to their products. Large stores that are located at busy marketplaces have to pay large sums of money in the form of shop rent. This increases their fixed cost of production, thus accounting for a greater average cost. At Marvel Optics, we carry out all transactions online, hence saving rent and other costs, and providing you eye care products at the lowest possible rates.
3) Staffing Costs
All physical retail stores need to be staffed at all times when they’re open. Let’s say, a certain eyewear retailer operates for 10 hours each day, 7 days a week, it will most definitely require two full-time staff shifts. If each shift will, at the least, have five employees, and each employee will be paid at least $250 monthly—you can now calculate how much the company will have to pay yearly for the entire staff. And this is the minimum we’re talking about; most renowned stores are heavily staffed and pay their employees a considerably higher salary than what we have assumed.
4) Electricity, phone, and other expenses
When you buy your sleek prescription glasses from any brick and mortar store, you should keep in mind that you have paid for the glasses as well as for the electricity, phone, maintenance, insurance and all other monthly expenses the store incurs. At Marvel Optics you only have to pay for what you buy. Our expenses are our responsibility, and not yours.
5) Warehousing Costs
Most large retail stores have a lot of inventory. This inventory needs a secure place to be stored. This is why these companies have to pay large sums of money as warehousing costs and storage costs. Often, while being loaded and unloaded, the inventory gets damaged; in such cases, the companies have no option but to restock, and guess who bears the loss? Yes, it’s you—in the form of higher product prices.
We, at Marvel Optics, have worked hard to cut down all extra expenses and keep production costs to a minimum, so that you only have to pay for what you buy i.e. your perfectly engineered, durable and top class prescription eyeglasses, prescription sunglasses and prescription safety eyeglasses.