2014 Nissan Versa Note
I see what you're saying. I learn more everyday so this tidbit of info was very helpful.The issue with making swap mounts like that is this: The engine mounts are arguably the easiest part of that swap to do. In order to get the MR16DDT to work with the oem ecu and cluster set-up, you have to swap in all of the wiring as well. Which means getting your hands on basically the front cut of a juke. The number of people that would even attempt that swap is MAYBE 1 a year, and if you are attempting a swap like that then you have the knowledge and ability to make up your own parts.
It is a good idea for sure, but the cost of getting a versa, pulling the engine out, then doing a mock swap just to make a couple of mounts would take several dozen mount kits sales to justify it. I have sold 1 cat delete pipe so far for the Versa, and that's with about $2000 invested into the time/materials to develop it and prepare to make them (Ordering custom cnc cut flanges, custom reducers, ect.). So at this point I am extremely nervous about making any more time/resource dependent parts for the car until some of what I already have made up sells.
What you have to realize is i am a VERY small operation. I am 1.5 people (I have someone who comes in 1-2 days a week to help out) who has to do: In shop builds (there are three cars here right now), fabrication of parts for the website, manufacturing of poly parts for the website, parts development, CAD, prototyping, email response, account handling, website operations, sales, and customer service/support. @GameBoyKolor was here for me to look at his car and he was probably shocked at how small I am compared to what I offer.
As far as sales go, I believe a large part of it lies in not only how fresh you are to the Note scene but also because much of the second gen Note owners have come to terms with the fact that everyone gives 0 f*cks about the second gen and instead poured their heart out into the first gen. This forum is most definitely not a hotspot for sales. I suggest talking to @e12noteclub on Instagram and other similar social media pages about possibly promotion or exposure of your business. The Instagram page I linked in particular is honestly very active and I see plenty of unique builds using what they can to make their second gen better.
The second gen definitely doesn't have nearly as much of a fanbase as the first gen but that's not to say it doesn't exist. Looking for cheaper promos among Nissan / Note pages (if you aren't familiar with that side of it all) will definitely boost sales.
But do understand that the Note community is very very small, moreso with the second gens (as mentioned). Again, nobody knows where to look or if they should look at all because it's been 7 years and all of about 4 companies have given us parts and 2 of them are in Japan with insane import fees.
I do appreciate your hard work trying to commit to this while working essentially alone. I'll be on the lookout for any opportunities of promotion and see if there's anything I can do for you; I'd love to see your business grow and see where it can take you.
And with my so dutifully promised cat-delete order..I'm waiting on payday which isn't until next week. Which even then is risky because I've barely worked recently and I do need a bit of living money. But I'll get there eventually.
Edit: Where respect is due to my other car owners, I think learning about the E12 community and their preferred mods would give you insight on what would sell and what wouldn't. The taste of many other E12 owners is very...eh..such being prominent heavily on @e12noteclub's page. Very few people are going to be driving their Note and begin thinking about if the torque mounts aren't strong enough, or how good the control arms are at being steady (no disrespect at all by the way, just putting myself in the mindset of the average E12 Note fan. There are a [few] dozen of us more serious Note fans that..have taste?..that do appreciate these parts, but a lot of the community is worried about how to make colorful headlights). I hate saying "I think" because it is YOUR business but there's no doubt in that offering something "out of your comfort zone" might also reap rewards. By this I mean something simple like a muffler swap kit: a mod that probably everyone who owns a car does. It's about $60 worth of parts ($30 of it being the muffler of choice), which you could turn into a $100-$120 sale by say replacing the clamp-hanger combo with a welded hanger, or getting rid of the clamps entirely and welding the adapter to fit and turning a $30 muffler and $5 adapter into a $100+ sale...surely that'd bring in some revenue to assist in keeping stable inventory of the more serious parts side, being the cat delete and the torque mounts and all that.
Edit2 (god I hope you see these before a reply otherwise I'll look like an idiot): I also see you sell the Injen intake. I'm not sure if you profit from that because I just don't know if it's like some dropshipping scenario or if you're just being a middleman for the part but on the off chance that you are profiting significantly off it, I can link you to other parts that you could plug on the site. This would create a single-website hub for E12 aftermarket parts that also feature your own bits. Things like the Tanabe strut bar or the Tanabe lowering springs seem to be other popular mods around the same price of the Injen intake. Do educate me if that's not at all how selling the Injen goes though, this stuff interests me as much as I pester you about it.