Severity Business Parcel in Cikini
Parcel business in Cikini, Central Jakarta, is a business-like tradition. Every year traders who usually sell flowers can suddenly sell a parcel.
Though not known for sure profits from this business. If being sold could reach millions of dollars in a day, or it could be so very little turnover.
Faisal (30) trader who has nearly 10 years of selling in Cikini said he could not quantify the exact turnover of sales per day, because he himself had never made a benchmark.
“Can not set how many because this fortune can not be regulated, can sometimes many times a little, it only been three days no one has bought any of them,” he said when met at the Tribune Cikini, Jakarta, Monday (07/22/2013).
Another case with Faisal, Jainuddin (36) admits selling before H-7 is mediocre, but when H-7 sales could reach 30-40 units a day and the turnover reached USD 10 million in a day.
“If it is still two to 10 per day,” he said.
Jainuddin itself is selling the parcel since 1980 until now. In 2006, he stopped selling the parcel as busy with other businesses such as restaurants and other businesses. New this year he returned to sell the parcel.
He also admitted parcel business is not segurih when golden era. In the 1990s, what with supermarkets, malls and parcel made at home. “Now it is more difficult, perhaps 5-to-one comparison with the old,” he said.
To reach the target buyer is not easy because they often sell from night until morning. Even when Eid and selling on for 24 hours.
“If the night there are usually bought for the hospital or for a family, just the nature mendadaklah, so we are open 24 hours,” said Faisal.
Jainuddin also sell up to 24 hours. He along with his family to sahur at selling locations. According to the momentum of the feast of Eid al-Fitr is a moment not to be missed. After Eid after he admitted to not be running a business parcel again.
“If I see momentum widths that fit, when Christmas and New Year so it’s rather difficult indeed our momentum, after Eid may be new parcel business again next year,” said Jainuddin.
In the observation Tribune, most of the traders parcel in Cikini, Central Jakarta selling until early morning. And they divide the store into two guard duty shifts are morning and evening shifts. On average they admit there are buyers on the purchase 7pm Parcel.
Tinto, for example, the seller of Amelia Parcel, said most buyers were at the time of the morning and evening. Morning before dawn and at night when after tarawih prayers. The rest is there when in rush hour, but usually they are already pre-order only.
“There are at 4 pm, but it’s a little, in a day could be 4-5 buyers, mostly above 6 o’clock,” he said.
Reap lucrative is when the buyer of the office. Buyers of office can usually buy 20-30 parcels in one purchase. And it’s quite profitable than individual buyers on average parcel just bought 5 in one transaction. This way the seller can reap a lot of turnover.
Attempt to sell the parcel is also recognized in many types of Amir, one of the guards at Cantique Florist, admitted giving discounts to buyers who purchase a parcel 3-5. They will get a discount rather than the unit buyers. Even the parcel which costs Rp 1.1 million to Rp 700 thousand appreciated if you buy more than five pieces.