Starting a Herbal Products Business

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Are you caught up in the fever of starting a herbal products business, but you have no idea how to go about it? There’s nothing to worry about anymore because you have found a good business startup guide intended for people that want to know how to start making money selling herbal products.

With the current global trend towards healthy products, people are turning more and more towards herbal and organic commodities.

With this newfound interest and preference for these products, you can take advantage and earn a lot of money by starting a herbal product business.

Opening a herbal products store is just like opening a convenience store. The process is easy, and can be done very quickly within a few days. The costs remain the same too. So, to be exact, here are the things you need to have in order to be able to start a herbal products business.

Business Permit

All businesses need this, especially when you’re on the sales market. You need to get the name of your business registered in order for the government to be able to collect the appropriate sales tax from your business. Accomplish this early on in order to avoid legal trouble. You may need to renew this permit from time to time, as it has its expiry period.

In connection with permits, you have to have FDA approval for the products that you will be selling. You can check on the FDA’s website which products are approved and considered safe before you decide to sell them on your store so that your reputation will not be held at stake.

Wholesale Suppliers

Any store needs someone to supply them. You can find these suppliers using the Internet. Thomas Register, for example, is a publication that gives a list of industrial products and services, herbal product suppliers included. You can also perform a search engine query using related keywords.

Before you decide to enter into a supplier contract with a firm, make sure to perform a background check on how they conduct business and if their products are duly licensed by the FDA. You can ask the company for references, or make use of online services that help you make a background check on a company. These services include the Better Business Bureau or the Dun and Bradstreet.

Store Space

The last but not the least important requirement in opening a herbal products store. Look around for vacant office or store spaces that are available for lease. As much as possible, you need to find a space that is strategically located or where a lot of people pass in front of it. These places include busy highways, as well as inside arcades or malls where people notice your store easier, and near residential areas.

80 Comments

  • Paresh Sinha said on September 27, 2011
    I am resident of India and currently in USA for sometime. I got the access to good herbal products and looking for someone's help to sell them in USA. I can supply the quantity as much as required. I am not sure whether it's the right forum for my intended business. Please reply. Paresh
  • Amar Kantak said on January 20, 2012
    I am located in Goa, India and looking for herbal or any other products to market on consignment basis. Plzz contact me on 09975697814.
  • liladhar sharma said on May 24, 2012
    i am a trade electrician i am doing house wiring, presently in rural area of rajasthan & ap i want start a building wiring business in cites pls tel me how to start this business
  • sudip said on June 17, 2012
    Hi, I am from mizoram, India. I have knowledge about herbal medicines and i want to sell medicines for herbal companies without any cash. Because, I have no outstanding source right now. I want to join in herbal business without registration fee. Please send me medicines and i will sell it for the company.
  • Rekha said on July 17, 2012
    Hello Sir, I'm from Hyderabad. our family manufactures a herbal skin and hair care product. we are selling this product in our surrounding areas since three years and the demand is increasing day by day. Till now we have no complaints from any of our customers. So we want to expand it into a business by expanding its production capacity and others. Now where to get the product registered so that we can show people that our product is made of pure natural herbs. which certifications are required so that we can expand its market to other district of our state.
  • John Reyes said on October 9, 2012
    Los Angeles is where I am. I have been involved with herbs for more than ten years and now am thinking of going into business to provide them in powders, extracts and mixtures. Can you help me with ideas, start up costs etc? John
  • arif said on December 15, 2012
    I am in kerala I have herbal leaf this leaf helps in whiting teeth and cleaning. I like to make a product. 9526044047
  • sharavanan said on January 8, 2013
    I am finished b.sc biotech and diploma in ayurvedic i am interested to start herbal business i know some effective medicine to particular diseases i want to produce the medicine in large level any one give idea.
  • sharavanan said on January 8, 2013
    I want to know how to start the herbal powder business
  • babalola akolawole said on March 13, 2013
    i am from nigeria, i need some one to help me sell a herbal product from nigeria. +2348051298104, aristotule2009@hotmail.com
  • LYDIA MANUZON said on March 21, 2013
    We are looking for distributorship of our herbal product. The company name is MY JINGA JUICE INC. established last July 2012. For a matter of 6 months 13 dealers of the products has become millionaires. The company is located in the Philippines. The owner was awarded the 2013 best entrepreneur. Our product is wheatgrass, coffee, milk tea, grape seed and others. For details you can email lydiamanuzon@yahoo.com/mambiz32760@gmail.com, text 09165107201 or visit my facebook account. Looking forward working with you. Thanks and God Bless. Lydia M.
  • ntobeeh ndlamlenze said on April 17, 2013
    I AM YOUNG LADY WHO Z LOOKING FORWARD TO START A HERBAL BUSINESS ANY ADVICE O WHAT 2 DO
  • nawal said on April 19, 2013
    I am in Halifax, Canada. Need guidance and help. Thanks Regards
  • allen a. Echiverri said on April 28, 2013
    i'm stating a cacao business we want to put it up as a herbal company we live in the philppines
  • Nancy said on May 1, 2013
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  • rajan verma said on May 4, 2013
    I am in delhi ( india ). I wanna start a business of herbal churan and pain oil if somebody want to help me then most welcome
  • Kailash said on May 8, 2013
    I am from Maharashtra (India). educated up to D.Pharm. I want to start a Manufacturing business of herbal constipation churna, tooth powder (aurvedic) and anti etching products. Please give me detail advice about such. My contact no.is 9404130658
  • vikah kumar said on May 29, 2013
    hi, I want to sell herbal beauty product in Delhi, india. give me suggestion for this business.
  • Liza Polori said on June 6, 2013
    Hi I am in South Africa, and would like to start a herbal house where I sell medicinal herbs in powder form to pharmaceutical company & sell finished products as well. I have a space or location, old help I am also studying Ethnopharmacology
  • PRASANNA THORAT said on June 30, 2013
    I would like to start Aurvedic Tooth powder manufacturing in Maharashtra. What is the procedure to start and which license required for the same
  • Okorie Oscar Angus said on July 13, 2013
    I live in Nigeria ,please can you link me to major herbal medicine manufactures in india. I want to open a herbal store in Nigeria . would be happy if am being connected to good Indian companies..
  • Okorie Oscar Angus said on July 13, 2013
    Indian partners needed urgently for the herbal business, my phone number is 234 8037110899. Email:codecngo@yahoo.com.
  • Mahendran.T said on August 12, 2013
    We are the herbals powders and products manufacturer / Contract manufacturer from bangalore, India. If any body interested for any products (your combination) which can be produced.... touch your requirement at ayurfirm@gmail.com
  • kimberly j foster said on August 14, 2013
    How much to get start up on this business on herbal life so I check on it to, in order to, and whatever to get started for my wife and I get on with so we could pay taxes on what we do so can retire in 10 years, how much does it cost to get started.
  • zinadia Visagie said on September 3, 2013
    Herbs in Namibia is the name i want to give my small business. please any supplier on consignment contact me on +264 81 412 5921
  • NAGODE HERBAL ENTERPRISES said on October 24, 2013
    I am from Nigeria i need someone who can buy my unfinished product which was tested by NIPRD unfortunately i couldn't make it into herbal extract. The product is mainly for STDI. Thanks
  • imarn bhatti said on October 25, 2013
    i have pharmacy in islamabad G-9 Markaz (Pakistan i need natural product for marketing
  • BHAVESH PRAJAPATI said on December 22, 2013
    Hi, sir i am bhavesh from vagosana, gandhinagar i am diploma electrical eng. & job in 66KV SUBSTATION .i will can work part time plz reply
  • Mojisola said on January 18, 2014
    Hi. I'm from canada. i just finished my herbal course and I will like to start selling the herbs on line, later I will like to start the business in my country nigeria. please how do I start
  • Vikash said on March 10, 2014
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  • nilam vala said on April 26, 2014
    i am ayurvdic doctor in gujrat. i want to start my herbal product business.
  • NIMISH RATHORE said on May 17, 2014
    hi i am nimish rathore from betul mp India i want to start an new business of herbal churna making for health and i dont know about required documents for stable and new business as a manufacturer please tel me about it?
  • THERESIA GOASES said on May 22, 2014
    Am located in Namibia Kunene region wants to start with Herbal wash products business
  • seb said on May 31, 2014
    Hi! I am looking for partners in India, china and also other places in the world who have access to local herbals plants. Please send me an email at : spetitat@hotmail.com
  • Drusella said on June 3, 2014
    I am located in Las Vegas. I am looking for a business partner/partners interested in starting a herbal business. I would also be looking for suppliers of herbal products.
  • Shanti said on July 1, 2014
    Hello, ANY ONE CAN WANT TO AYURVEDIC MEDICINE MANUFACTURING UNIT/RENOVATIONS AS PER THE GMP, PLEASE CONTACT in my mail id jaikrit14@gmail.com
  • Praveen Bhardwaj said on August 16, 2014
    Hi, I want to start a business of herbal products in India. Any manufacturer, pls contact me with rates etc. at bhardwajpkb@gmail.com
  • faisal said on August 31, 2014
    We own a herbal store in canada. We sell herbal medicine products That Works including knee pain, joints pain, erectile dysfunctional, hair regrowth etc. If at all you're not satisfied with our product, simply return it with no questions asked with full refund. Should you be interested, please email me at. fhurdox@hotmail.com.
  • shiv said on September 9, 2014
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  • Thanda said on September 28, 2014
    I'M THANDAZILE, I HAVE AN IDEA OF THE MOST HELPFUL HERBAL PRODUCT WHICH HAVE BEEN EXCITING FOR MORE THAN 31 YEARS BUT I NEED ADVICE HOW TO GET SUPPLY RETAIL SHOPS AROUND YOUR PROVINCE
  • Rose said on October 30, 2014
    Hello, I'm from the USA and I was wondering more along the lines of how I would go about selling my own made things in a shop I own? I'm not sure how I would go about doing that?
  • Esther Essien said on November 19, 2014
    I am a nutritionist, I want to start herbal and whole foods shop in Akawa Ibom State in Nigera. I need advice on packaging and supplies from reputable organizations
  • SANJAY BHARADWAJ said on December 2, 2014
    hi guys i am going to set up a manufacturing unit of herbal extracts which is already in process in india so whosoever is interested in singapore , hongkong , malaysia ,indonesia , u.k.@ u.s.market can contact to me . my mail is sritpl2014@gmail.com
  • Tee Neal said on December 6, 2014
    I'm interested into starting a natural herb shop/business on the internet. I would like to know the best way about how to get started
  • Mr.Nethranandam said on January 20, 2015
    I'm Interested in Herbal Medicine Business, And I'm in Madurai,Tamilnadu,India Tel:9486118346,Thanks!
  • Savita Sharma , New Delhi ( India) said on January 22, 2015
    Hello, I have a manufacturing unit of 100% natural, herbal skin care products in Delhi, India. If anybody interested to sell my products.Mail us at: savita.sharma528@ gmail.com.
  • RAFEEQ AHMED said on February 5, 2015
    dear, I am interested to start new herbal products, please give me the suggestion. amburcp@gmail.com
  • lokesh sehgal said on April 22, 2015
    I have started a herbal store selling no of products for beauty and health care. People have been benefited from them. Now I want to expand this store around all over rajastan and want to generate good employment opportunity without any investment so any House wifes, results awaiting students, Doctors,health and gym trainers can join without any investment. 09928306870
  • vasanth kumar said on April 22, 2015
    want to start business related to body health and skin health? kindly contact us 98416402332. we support and guide you in business as well as health
  • Pasha said on May 4, 2015
    I want to start herbal store in Hyderabad. Wholesalers in RAW HERBS, PURE HERBS, CRUDE HERBS, Dry Herbs, UNANI Medicines, Ayurvedic Medicines, Herbs Suppliers, Ayurvedic/Unani, plants can contact me on 0-9885546582 or pasha4@ymail.com
  • sudhir gupta said on May 27, 2015
    i have large land . if any body suggest to me which type herbal need to them .then i can produce and sell to them.
  • Rahul Tripathi said on June 3, 2015
    Hi, We are a manufacturer of herbal products, some of very good result oriented product even the best of its kind, need distributors. Investment: Less Then 5 Lakhs Even You can start it from 1 Lakhs also Please contact: 9540990077 Or Email: rahultripathivns@gmail.com
  • Umelan Health Care said on June 8, 2015
    Hi, we are manufacturer of herbal products in india. We are looking for a genuine dealer or distributors to market our products on their own in their country Ct: umelan10@gmil.com
  • sameer said on June 23, 2015
    i have innovative herbal products like eye wash, wonderglow skin care andherbal mothwash. wanted distributors for all india, good income. call 9897088975
  • Sanjay said on July 4, 2015
    Hi, I would like to introduce ourselves as the company engaged in the collection, grading and packing natural medicinal plants, aromatic plants, dry flowers, exotic vegetables ( Dried Morels ) and other rare herbs with valid permission and license from HP state forest department and wild life. We are based in Rampur Bushahr near Kinnaur in HP. We can supply natural products having Dried Morels and natural herbs found at upper Himalayan ranges at very competitive prices due to our strong village network covering districts of Kinnaur, Shimla and Kullu. I wish to respond to any query you may generate related herbs found at high altitude area. Sanjay gupta, Professional exports pvt ltd, 09810155260 Email- ace_tube@yahoo.com
  • Sourav said on September 5, 2015
    Hi guys, We, ORKO LABS PVT. LTD., a herbal company based in Kolkata, have a small product portfolio consisting of efficient herbal medicinal products. We have the complete range of products to treat arthritic pain (Gel, oil and capsules), Digestive enzyme and cough syrup. Interested retailers and distributors may contact us for further details. Regards, Sourav Hajra, +91-9831801418
  • WILFRED LOBO said on October 22, 2015
    I have a herbal manufacturing and formulation unit, we product pure nature care products for most illness and health care from natural fruits and herbs, we sell our products to Holland, Nigeria, Malaysia, Russia and parts of US, we can brand products for your requirements, we do business in bulk and factory prices, all licensed, certified for human consumption, our products have no side effects, contact me: wilfredlobo@gmail.com
  • Rekha said on October 24, 2015
    Hello All,I am looking for Suppliers of 100% pure and Organic Amla , Shikakai and Ritha (Aritha) powder suppliers.I live in Germany and Sell Products here.Authorized Interested Suppliers send me a Mail and we Can discuss further.My Email ID Is : rekhadrdr42@gmail.com
  • April Marie Huckabay said on December 23, 2015
    Hello, I am trying to figure out exactly what I need to do to start both a online and real store to sell all sorts of the best herbal supplements, teas, and skin and hair care products, tooth pastes deodorants, laundry and cleaning products that are all natural and chemical free. I am also looking for suppliers from all over the world. contact me April Marie Huckabay at nextlevelmortal@outlook.com. I am looking for samples to use for review you tube show. and potential sale. I want to try to help as many people as possible heal their minds and body.
  • Naturalist Dr Sylva Ettia said on February 8, 2016
    I am Naturalist Dr Sylva. I run a herbal medicine shop in Festac town Lagos state Nigeria. Am interested in buys that i can sell raw herbs like Moringa, Ginseng, Green Tea and Clove to. i can actually supply in bulk and small quantities to. Am the C.E.O of Nature's Panacea and Herbal Remedies. +2348095202443
  • Paul K said on February 26, 2016
    We have a Health Canada Licensed Natural Health/ Over the counter manufacturing facility for sale/lease in British Columbia, Canada. If you are interested Please contact nhplabs@yahoo.ca
  • khalik mohammed said on April 2, 2016
    I want to start retail shop herbal products pls give advise where to buy product and how
  • mayank kumar said on April 5, 2016
    If any body need raw herbs or powder in bulk quantity contact me mayankumarzz@gmail.com. i am from india
  • welheminah moatshe said on April 29, 2016
    hi my name is welheminah from south Africa I open a green world herbal shop I want a distributors around the world. anyone who is interested don't hesitate to call me 0837100925,good salary,and good benefits.join us make money easily
  • Ahmed said on May 30, 2016
    Ahmed from The The Planner herbal int Karachi Pakistan , we are in Herbal trade since 2002. all distributors,Marketers,sellers, Brand ambassadors contact freely and enjoy your own Herbal business at your country. we provides you product, support and help at all level. call me +92-3328888935 , tphint@gmail.com
  • Ronald Amos said on August 16, 2016
    Hi, We sell very effective herbal medicine called Teras and its in juice form. The juice has potential of curing any illness that affects human body and it has cured thousands of people in Malawi. We have already registered a company in South Africa although what we have is the registration only, what else do we need to open shops in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Zambia and Tanzania anyone with info please help. Ronald Amos.....TERAS Malawi
  • SARANYA DEVI said on October 12, 2016
    Hi..sir mam. M SARANYA from Chennai madambakkam.. We do have home made kasthuri manjal.. Almond oil.. Sheekai.. Avaram poo.. For babies passi payar with panner roja.. Pure panner roja water available with us . Its COMPLETELY HOME made.. We dont have shop we doing only from home.. 100% pure and safe. If interested pls contact me 9840474241 or do check my fb pack. https://www.facebook.com/JeenaHomemadeoraganicproducts/
  • Lebohangmabuse said on October 18, 2016
    @Drusela I'm a mosotho lady i need your partnership , I'm a healer. My name is lebohang
  • senthamil said on October 22, 2016
    I want to start retail shop herbal products pls give advise where to buy product and how? and sell my mom products and other herbal products too .. Contact 7867058358 from TAMIL NADU, INDIA
  • adedayo zainab said on November 8, 2016
    I am from Nigeria and a student of university of Lagos. the herbal products I make are two. 1. flawless face soap 2. glowing bath soap with lightening effect.it is tested and trusted and also affordable. If u wish to buy you can contact me via +2348138643175 .same number goes for whatsapp.
  • Naveen Singh said on November 12, 2016
    Hi... @amarkantak, @nancy, @kailash & @zinadia visagie am into manufacturing of herbal products like Hair oil, Shampoo ,Pain relief Oil and many more products .. Pls interested people can contact for distribution Naveen # +91- 9704368545 same number goes for whatsapp.
  • jitu pateliya said on December 1, 2016
    i want to do contact farming business with herbal company of aloe vera so guide me. contract:9723883083
  • Vidya Sagar said on December 30, 2016
    Hi, We are a herbal company trading in India. We have large range of herbal products. Distributor and wholesale can contact us for good trading rates. Contact at +919805777655
  • purnima said on January 7, 2017
    I am from Nepal I know the herbal medicine to prevent from habitual abortion and it is going on locally now I am interested exploring it around the world. anyone there to cooperate me. Gmail sharmapurnima895@gmail.com
  • Delowar Hussain said on January 25, 2017
    I am Delowar from Barpeta assam i know the medicine business Please join and business plan sent my whatsapp +917086179370
  • anupam said on February 2, 2017
    Hi am Anupam from Lucknow join me for businesses and for product contact me 7523867992
  • eyram said on March 9, 2017
    Am eyram from ghana africa am looking for some who will supply me herbal medicine, call or whatapp ne in +233248467664
  • ravi said on March 24, 2017
    For herbal products and powder contacts us +91-8619854606, +91-8690542330, rkhennasince1995@gmail.com
  • Prabesh guragain said on April 14, 2017
    Hello, I am seeking for a herbal store. where i can Supply herbal products like soap of different herbs Like rose, aamla, alovera and shampoo with The same herbs and other different. We are supplying these products to china and japan too. I am here in california but the Company is in Nepal . So i am just wondering if Anyone is seeking for distributor of herbal products.
  • Shivram said on April 29, 2017
    Hello, I am shivram from Jaipur Rajasthan. I want to purchase herbal raw material and also sell them..... But ,I don't know how can I start? Pls give me suggestion.
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