How to Start a Shoe Business?

Do you want to start a profitable business and make money? Have you ever thought about a Shoe business? Do you know everyone needs at least one shoe so demand never goes down? In general the profit margins are high in shoe business. Why not learn more on shoe business?

Everybody wears shoes. Girls even love collecting them so why not start a shoe business if you look at the prospect of engaging in a retail business? While a shoe business can require considerable start up cost from you, the shoes business can be very profitable.

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Here are some of the things that you will find interesting to know if you plan on starting a shoe business:

Where to Buy Shoes?

You will need to look for wholesalers of shoes if you want to start a shoes business. The internet has a large database of shoe wholesalers but it is important that you verify the credibility of the wholesalers you are dealing with. It is also best to get quotation from a number of shoe vendors so you will be able to know where it is best and cheapest to buy shoes that you will sell.

Low End Shoes or High End Shoes?

When starting a shoes business, you will find it valuable to determine who your target market will be. This will allow you to determine what type of shoes you are going to sell. You can sell low end shoes, high end shoes or both depending on what type of clients you expect to patronize your shoe company. Nevertheless, you will find it notable to know that you will be able to sell to more people if you sell low end shoes. Your shoe store business start up capital will also determine what type of shoes your will be able to sell.

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Marketing and Selling

Selling shoes these days is no longer limited to opening a brick and mortar shoe business store. Many shoe business operators have realized that selling their items in the internet through eBay and through their shoe market business websites can be very profitable. You just need to have a secure payment system and a delivery service provider that you can rely on.

You can provide a catalogue of the shoe products that you sell in your website so it will be easier for your clients to choose from the shoes that you sell. While an online presence for your shoe business can help boost your sales, it is still important that you acknowledge the importance of a brick and mortar shoe market business outlet because this is where you can display your products and sell directly to your customers. It is important that you choose a location where people can easily see and purchase your shoe store business products. Setting up a shoe outlet in a mall or in similar high traffic areas would be a great idea.

FAQs

Q. Best place for opening a shoe retail store?
A. Here are some tips on selecting the location for a shoe shop
- Is there enough traffic? Traffic next to a theatre might be ample but not ideal for a shoe store. Best location will be a mall, where people are already in a buying mood.
- Lookout for the existing shoe store and what is the requirement in the locality.
- Your store requires enough space for showing your items.
- Parking space is very important; people might not like to shop at if they have trouble in parking.

Q. How to increase the sales of a shoe store?
A. You can increase your sales by advertising, marketing, handing out coupons, promotional offers, increasing your inventory, meeting the public’s requirement, improving customer relation, etc.

Here is a Shoe Business Success Story Video for Young Entrepreneurs

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809 Comments

  • filipa mafoa said on July 10, 2008
    Hi my sister and I have been thinking about this shoe business for a while. We have a lot of good ideas and different kinds of designs that we know will sell. What can be the first step for us?
  • kay q said on September 1, 2008
    i am interested in starting a shoe business. i have all my designs ready but i can not find someone to actually make a sample. where could i go?
  • Admin said on September 1, 2008
    kay q
    You need to be more specific on your inquiry. Is that you are interested to start a shoe store or a manufacturing business? How big is your plan? Tell us more about your plan so that we can help you in starting it asap.
  • L Chereace said on September 2, 2008
    I am interested in opening a specialty shoe store catering to modern women who need extended sizes and widths. How difficult is this to do? How do you recommend I start this process?
  • b johnson said on September 15, 2008
    I want to sell high end shoes for women, men and children how do i get started?
  • Elva Wiggins said on November 6, 2008
    i want to start a ladies shoe business with matching accessories, but i need capital.
  • R Diesel said on November 6, 2008
    i have a great idea for child's houseshoe (slippers). i need a real good prototype to be made, how do i go, so nobody steal my design?
  • singledad said on December 1, 2008
    I sale lady shoes for commission and would like to start my own business as I have been in the business for 2 years and ready to face the challenges. Need more information to get started. thank you
  • queet said on December 30, 2008
    I have started my business plan (manufacturing) though I am getting stuck on determining the startup costs. Do I start with the regular business info (legal, logo, etc) or do I add (patterns, samples, etc in the startup costs as well).
  • Yoland Stephanie Davis said on January 8, 2009
    I will like to start a shoe business selling women and children shoes. How do I go about getting started? What are the steps I must take, to get my business up and running?
  • Dave Tony said on January 14, 2009
    I am interested in starting a specialty running store. how do you go about purchasing adidas, nike, etc...? what is the markup percentage typically? For a medium size shoe store, how much sq. ft is needed? what is a good number for marketing costs?
  • Marina beginner adviser said on January 27, 2009
    Hi, I have already started a women's shoe business, I do all my buying in Milan Italy, every year they have a big shoe event, where all the top name shoe manufactures go and sell only to business owners. All I have to say it's a very competitive business,so you have to make sure you do your home work and have lots of cash.Good luck. Anybody want to buy my stock. Anyone interested please email me @ shoe.essence@rogers.com

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  • rosalie Cooper said on February 23, 2009
    My daughter and I want to start a wholesale shoe company with our own designs. Can you tell me what the purchasing terms are when a boutique buys from a manufacturer.
  • Aideen said on February 28, 2009
    Hi, i am currently developing a revolutionary shoe with a removable heel. I have all my designs ready but i'm having trouble finding a manufacturer as I want to outsource everything apart from the design aspect of the business. I am also having trouble estimating start up costs for this kind of project. I already have outlets interested. Where do i go from here?
  • Samantha said on March 10, 2009
    I am working on my business plan for a shoe boutique. How do I calculate profit margins?
  • CJ said on March 19, 2009
    Hey whats up to all the shoe fans. I'm in to shoes to and my companies name might be C-SHOE email me and maybe i can hook you up in my BIZ hateall.slipknot@yahoo.com
  • Wai said on March 23, 2009
    I am currently working on a concept footwear boutique, selling high-end shoes with my own designs. However I am at a block looking for supplier or manufacturer.
  • Philip said on April 2, 2009
    I am a producer of low volume footwear. I am looking for people that have designs they want manufactured in small volumes or prototyped. Can you help? Philip461@gmail.com Thanks.
  • Howard wood said on April 6, 2009
    I really want to start a shoe business, I just don't know where to start, or how to get funding for start up. can you help me?
  • james roland said on April 16, 2009
    how do i find a vendor, i want to buy air jordans and nikes from China. Even the good quality knock offs.
  • TM said on April 29, 2009
    Hi, I am interested in opening a high end shoe boutique. I would like advice on first steps. Thanks
  • pamela said on April 29, 2009
    Hello and Help! I have saved about 20k and would like to start a shoe business, but is that amount enough???
  • Toussef said on May 6, 2009
    I am a 23 year old Male and have lots of connections where I can get low end shoes ... but my problem is that I gonna start of at home with this business I hope it will work.
  • jerald m said on May 28, 2009
    I have been trying to find someone who can make a prototype for my shoe line. Does anybody know someone?
  • IRIRASUM said on June 9, 2009
    I deeply want to start a shoe business but know where to start but my problem is to finance the whole process. i have created the designs that are very much parallel with today but equals tomorrow. does anyone knows what i should do next. contact me @irirasum@yahoo.com
  • Aman Puri said on June 28, 2009
    Hi, can anyone guide me where i can search for decor and equipment or stores specifically designed for shoe stores? to include displays, carousels, counters, seating couches etc etc? please help
  • nyasha beginner adviser said on July 12, 2009
    Dear Everyone, Its nice to know there is someone out there who shares the same dreams as you have. Well, I am a WHOLESALE SUPPLIER OF WOMEN SHOES, a Shoeaholic, I can spot a new trend from a far.

    Please feel free to check out our picasaweb album for samples. Picasaweb is updated weekly, so you might want to check back more often to view new styles. As we are preparing to go in winter. I have the latest styles for BOOTS in fashion this season. I will be updating that as well. Just copy and paste the below link into your browser and start enjoying. http://picasaweb.google.com/nyashaelegantstyles I am in the middle of working on my website, which I will give you the name later on in a few weeks.

    Keep in touch, and we will share ideas. email: elegantstyles@ymail.com In your subject line put: start up business or something like that, so that I will quickly know its from a person on this site. I wouldn't want to mix it with business emails or think its junk. Thank you, Nyasha

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  • Connor .N. said on July 13, 2009
    Hey, I have been making shoes (painting them) for about a year now. I have many ideas for shoes. But I don't have the money. How could I get now???
  • Tori beginner adviser said on July 18, 2009
    Hi there, I am a business consultant that develops business plans and all aspects of the market research my rates are reasonable, and I have a team of knowledgeable people on my team contact me at Odunsit@gmail.com. my rates are starting at $1500

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  • Toni said on July 20, 2009
    I would like to open a Bare feet shoe store in the city where I live, there are none here that I know of. How can I get the info on this franchise. I have searched the internet but can't find anything.
  • Tim said on July 25, 2009
    Hi, how do i find wholesale stores that would give me the shoes, clothes i need because i cant find anything in internet. and i want to sell like some what of a jordan brand store but also, some other things, can you help me out please? thanks, Tim
  • Renjie beginner adviser said on August 16, 2009
    Hi All, I just came back from China. I visited many relatives and friends in China that are in shoes making business. If you have designs and are interested in having them made, I can hook you up with the Chinese manufactures in China. renjie@eden.rutgers.edu

    renjie@eden.rutgers.edu || Shoe Business Adviser

  • Nia said on August 22, 2009
    I am trying to start up a shoe company! My issue is finding a shoemaker/manufacturer to make a sample of my original design. Please help. I would prefer for my shoes to be hand made. Thanx npdees@yahoo.com
  • Pat Barber said on August 31, 2009
    How do you choose manufacturers to make your shoes? I'm thinking of going to Mexico to look at them. What should I be looking for? Also, what would start up costs be on a business like this?
  • Anne said on September 1, 2009
    Hi guys, i export high end shoes to all over the world, all are made in leather, you can choose from our designs, or we also can make you guys design or brand, welcome to send email to me: shoesexporter@yahoo.com
  • Aayush Rohatgi said on September 14, 2009
    Hi, I am aayush Rohatgi from AGRA. currently I am pursuing MBA 4th sem Rai business school in delhi campus. with marketing and finance specialization. I have experienced with 2 years of shoe designing line. My contact num is this 9999464679, 9555696824, 9871521909
  • Sylvia Sanchez said on September 21, 2009
    Would like to start up a Shoe Boutique in San Jose, CA. What is the next step once you have your location, and Ideas.
  • mrs. robinson said on September 24, 2009
    My idea is to start my own shoe line, this line will consist of young women boots particular boots for young women aging from 17 to 30. These designs are like no other, they are stylish, fashionable and of course trendy. The idea of this line is to bring creativity, uniqueness, and individuality to the fashion world. Can you help?
  • frank beginner adviser said on September 25, 2009
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  • Tony said on October 2, 2009
    I want to start shoe business but need money. My idea is to start my own shoe business of for young women from fashionable and of course trendy. The idea of this fashion world. Can you help?
  • Ashish Sharma said on October 5, 2009
    Hi All, I want to start a retail shop for ladies sandals, slippers and sneakers. Need help, looking for a good Wholesale provider. My budget is not too high. Wants to provide some good designs on cheap and best rates. Please advice. ASAP.
  • nyasha beginner adviser said on October 10, 2009
    Ashish Sharma, How are you. Contact me for more information. I have been in the shoe business for a year now and its going on so well. I sell shoes here in america and oversees. I travel to china regularly so I stay on top of the business. You can get a sample of some shoes I offer at www.elegantstyles.webs.com

    The prices are not wholesale on that site, but I have wholesale prices, they range from $8/pair - as much as $16, depending with the style, and the number of pairs in each carton., usually its 12 pairs or 18 pairs. my email ad is elegantstyles@ymail.com. I hope to be doing business with you. Thanks. Nyasha

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  • Mr Usman said on October 14, 2009
    Need wholesaler who can provide good shoes. Minimum cost. Mainly ladies line. raafi.shaafi@gmail.com
  • SABRINA said on October 14, 2009
    I AM LOOKING FOR A WHOLESALE THAT WOULD SUPPLY ME WITH WOMEN'S SHOES SIZES FROM 10-13. I AM LOOKING TO START MY OWN SHOE BUSINESS.
  • Grace said on October 18, 2009
    How and where can i source for durable shoes, in all sizes for men, women and children, at minimum cost. Appreciate your advice, ASAP. Thanks
  • Johan said on October 24, 2009
    I like to start shoe business starting from lady shoes between 18 and 30. the design are luxury, unique and creativity. Starting with small budget of financial plan. Please advise as soon as possible, Thanks, Email: Johanhartono@gmail.com
  • Beverly said on October 25, 2009
    I would like to start a store specializing in women's boots with different calf widths. How do I find a manufacturer (preferably North American) that can either make patterns based on my designs, or alter their own designs and do small run manufacturing?
  • SOLOMON THOMAS said on October 28, 2009
    I would like to know if someone could give me some advice on how to get a shoe line. I would really appreciate good advice and expertise. THANKS
  • Dorothy Lorenz said on November 16, 2009
    Hi, i am looking for a wholesale that will supply me with quality fashion shoes for all in all sizes in small quantity. it will be a home based business for the start. Please reply asap. thanks.
  • Balazs said on November 26, 2009
    United kingdom, London. Hi, I want to open a shoe shop in London, I just don't know where to start or how to get funding for start up. Can you help me
  • Carlton Foster said on November 27, 2009
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Hi, I live in an area where we experience harsh winter, at times very icy and slippery. I want to start a shoes/boots manufacture/retail company. I have an excellent idea for a winterize safety footwear; the emphasis is on the safety aspect which will greatly benefit everyone especially seniors. Does anyone know of a company that will make a prototype for me based on my design? Thank you God bless!
  • T M Boxley said on December 1, 2009
    Hi, I have an outlet in Moorhead, MN 56560. How would i promote and make more money from it?
  • Andrey said on December 2, 2009
    I'm a GM of the new online store of shoes in Russia. Interested in good suppliers from Europe. fast delivery, good price, interesting brands. Lets do business together. Russia is a big market with a thousands of opportunities. Please contact me. sorry my email is and82@me.com
  • Enrique Vittore beginner adviser said on December 22, 2009
    I live in Brazil and i'm a shoe modelist, i'm looking for an opportunity to use my 28 years experience in shoe business, I can find factories with good products and develop over their own products reducing in this way the cost of expensive developments together with less time delivery with good prices.. Regrds, Enrique, 555196434108

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  • Doctor Emirich said on January 3, 2010
    I am living in Africa in Namibia at a town called Tsumeb. I would like to open a shoe business in my town by selling shoes and repair it. Where can i get the shoes and accessories to repair. Would you please assist me, the shipment and all the requirements.
  • Kogie said on January 4, 2010
    I am living in South Africa, KZn and very excited about starting a shoe boutique which fashionable clothing as well & which includes accessories. The only problem is that it has been a dream for so long and actually don't know how to get started. I also need capital to finance my business. What can I do ?
  • Brenda Lee said on January 4, 2010
    Id like to start a shoe boutique with accessories for ladies ages 18-up. But i dont know how to start or how much money to start with. could you please help or give me advice? I'm located in Mcallen, TX USA. Thanks
  • Shon said on January 5, 2010
    Hello my name is Shon and I like to start a On-line Women's shoe boutique. I really don't know where to start and any type of advice would be greatly appreciated. I'm located in Virginia....thanks!
  • Tally said on January 12, 2010
    Hi, I am a Shoe Manufacturer & Exporter from India. I also design as per the Trend & Fashion requirements. I have expertise in "Hush Puppies" & other formal designs. Do let me know in case of any Manufacturing or Export of Shoes any where in world. QUALITY GUARANTEED. MUMBAI-INDIA.....THANKS
  • Ganesh kumar said on January 14, 2010
    Hi, I want to start a shoe company, can u please tell me the requirements of industry.
  • Ian S said on January 14, 2010
    Hi, My wife and I are interested in starting up a Shoe business. We have found a really good location but need your expertise in start-up and business needs. Any information would be helpful, Thanks.
  • Manager said on January 15, 2010
    Hello All, We are looking for all shoe brands suppliers starting from India, USA at this moment and rest of the world follows later. contact us at info@BigShoeMall.com, Thanks, Sr. Manager
  • Nyda said on January 16, 2010
    Hi, I'd like to start a shoe and boutique shop in Malaysia and sell shoe from internet. i've got shoe maker also, but I don't know how to open. Please advice.
  • jack said on January 17, 2010
    Hi. I'm interested to start up a shoe company. Target audience: young adult. Thinking of doing an online boutique catering only for the country I'm living in. If I like to design my shoes, may I know where can I find a manufacture to help me make the shoes? Any information will be greatly appreciated!
  • Unhappy trader said on January 18, 2010
    I have been trying for months to find a manufacturer to my companies ladies footwear designs. It has got to the point where I am contacting manufacturers in China and India because I can find them there in abundance. I have been talking with an agent who can visit the companies I am interested in trading with to vet there establishments but I am unhappy because I did not want to take my business out of the country but it seems like I have no choice. Can any body give me any information as to reputable companies here in the USA that can manufacture my designs. this is my last attempt.
  • Sabrina said on January 21, 2010
    I want to start a shoe business focusing on wide width shoes. However, I have no artistic talent and don't wish to design them, just want to have them made and sold. Any suggestions on how I can get started.
  • Regina Jones said on January 29, 2010
    I really want to start a shoe store. But need help in finding the resources to get started. Where do i start at? Can you help me with this.
  • Nilesh Aubeelauck beginner adviser said on January 31, 2010
    Malaysia is the best country you can get affordable shoes whether men's or women's designer's high quality model @ affordable price better than chinese footwear. Price starts @ US $ 3.00 if bought in bulk.. really amazing country with lot of business potential. Regards, Nilesh from Mauritius.

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  • Nilesh Aubeelauck beginner adviser said on January 31, 2010
    to UNHAPPY TRADER, visit Alibaba.com site to get manufacturers websites in India, china, pakistan etc. If you want to manufacture genuine leather products, i would counsel you to consider India, been there thrice to make business and was amazed to see genuine leather high quality products sold at scrap prices.. gave my jeans as model, they the model, made a leather pant for me which i got in US 75.00$... bought shoes @ 15$, pure leather..

    coolnilou@yahoo.com || Shoes Exporter

  • Dee said on February 1, 2010
    Hi There, I am based in London, uk and I would like to start an online shoe boutique for women ages18-50. Initially, the idea i had in short, was to make flat shoes with matching accessories but then i havent got much experience in the field so i thought to go into drop shipping and have a fuel of the industry and start my idea. i am in the process of making my website but i havent got any suppliers. now this is where i'm stock. could you help? please! many thanks in advance.
  • Scott said on February 1, 2010
    I have all the contacts, the capital, and connections to import shoes anywhere in the world. I mainly focus on children dress shoes and sandals, for both boys and girls. I'm looking to expand my business, sell to large department chains and stores around the world. 90 percent of my sales are in the US, but I would like some ideas on meeting the right people in other parts of the world. Always looking for ideas to expand. Have the resources to do so. I want to hear some thoughts? Please email me: theworldofshoes@yahoo.com
  • Brigitte Johnson said on February 3, 2010
    I am looking to start my own shoe business. Selling shoes for men and women and children. Where do I start to order my shoes from. High end specialty. Help.
  • rao said on February 5, 2010
    hi i want to start a shoe manufacturing company, in india from where to start and where i can get raw material and other equipments, if possible get me know.
  • Glenda said on February 15, 2010
    Hi...I have been wanting to start a shoe business (design, manufacture, and sell) for quite some time and have finally decided to pursue my passion in this industry. I have a general idea of the shoes I want to have manufactured and the demographic I want to cater to.. Where can I go (or what company do I contact) to assist me with designing and manufacturing women's casual and dressy shoes? Can anyone give me some advise? Please email me at dogi808@msn.com
  • Kimberly Taylor said on February 16, 2010
    Memphis, TN USA. I'm looking to start a women shoe boutique and maybe accessories. I need to know how do i go about finding wholesale vendors? I want to cater to every woman...from low value to high end shoes. please email me if you have any more information.
  • Mary said on February 18, 2010
    Need help in start up capital for shoe/clothing business. Targets are teens/misses/women.(low to moderate pricing. Personal credit is bad due to economy, job loss... Really need financial help. I have found merchandise and would like to sample the quality.
  • Katerina said on February 22, 2010
    Hi, i'm very interested in creating a high end shoe line targeted towards the 20-something female. I have some ideas already but i'm not sure how to get them into production.
  • Bakang said on February 25, 2010
    Hi, i have a small shoe shop located in a city mall but the shop its a little bit hidden so business is low but i still feel the shop has potential but still need tips on how to market it and add more products to boost it, what can you advise
  • anna said on February 25, 2010
    shoe designer, exceptional, need to find a manufacturer to make prototypes then produce. thanks in advance for any suggestions
  • Monica said on February 25, 2010
    I'm from sydney australia, i have high heel shoe designs and i'm looking to start my own business online selling heels, seeking a manufacturer preferably from china to create my high heel shoes i will be traveling to china in may 2010 to discuss and meet manufacturers in Gaungzhou, Hong kong quangdong, manufacturers please contact me on MXLee@cs.aussie.com.au
  • randall causey said on February 27, 2010
    I live in the city of, Gary, State, Indiana, Country!....America. Yes! i want to start my own shoe company, But i would like to find a good manufacturer & Distribution company to joint partner venture with. I have created a line of men & Womens shoes in blue-print and Artistic merit, But now i need a company to help! me develop the shoe physically. Any suggestions.
  • Nalicia said on March 2, 2010
    I am researching the shoe business. I would love to open up a shoe boutique in St.Louis MO. Naturally I have a lot to research such as target audience and location etc.
  • Anthony Saldana said on March 5, 2010
    I want to start a shoe business in Hermosa Beach, CA, USA, please help me. Thank you...
  • Chandris Pledger said on March 10, 2010
    I want to start my own shoe line. I am not sure where to start. I need a supplier or manufacturer. I plan to start online, or small boutique in Atlanta, Ga, hopefully in the Midtown area. Thanks
  • Screamin' Stephen said on March 11, 2010
    Long Valley, New Jersey. I'm a shoe guy, enjoyed finding this article and the posts attached to it. Hope to shoot the bull with a few people here, seems a few might be looking for a bit of free association also.
  • Anne said on March 14, 2010
    Hi, i exported high end shoes and also can make according to your design, if you are looking for the supplier of your shoes at the moment, welcome to send your inquiry to me at any time, my email is : shoesexporter@yahoo.com
  • dennis fuller said on March 14, 2010
    I WOULD LIKE TO FIND SOME ONE TO MAKE MY BRAND OF SHOE I HAVE A SKETCH BUT I DONT KNOW WHERE TO START. MY COMPANY IS LOCATED IN WASHINGTON DC, SONEECHI LLC. 607 HARVARD ST NW WASHINGTON DC 20019 I CAN BE CONTACTED BY EMAIL OR BY PHONE THANK YOU .202-202-4099058
  • rajika kapoor beginner adviser said on March 15, 2010
    Hi, We introduce ourselves as manufacturers and suppliers of quality women footwear. We have been in the business for more than 15 years and our customer base is spread in Scandinavia, Italy, The Netherlands, France and Poland. If you would like us to develop a product for you, all that we would need is a sketch, last or a shoes subsequent to that the order quantity would be your choice. If you are looking for a supplier of your shoes, please free to contact us. email: rajika.kapoor@gmail.com, tuffshoes1@gmail.com

    rajika.kapoor@gmail.com || Shoe Business Adviser

  • shoekrazy said on March 27, 2010
    I am looking to start a shoe boutique in the upstate ny area. I am trying to find trendy, vintage shoes and boots for women ages 18&up. And will soon like to design my own shoe. If any suggestions feel free to email me lalarkin2007@gmail.com
  • Heavenlyfeet said on March 31, 2010
    I am very interested in opening a shoe store in Dallas, GA. I work for a major retailer and i know there is a need for wide shoes and shoes for men and women with larger feet. If you are able to help me seek out a wholesaler and the best possible way I can get my dream of a shoe store a reality I would be delighted and thankful. God Bless, Monte. mdouthit@hotmail.com
  • Vivacious Feet said on April 7, 2010
    I want to start a small shoe business for women with large feet sizes 10 to 13. Can you give me advise on the cost to get started.
  • bernice Mosby said on April 8, 2010
    currently in washington d.c where i play professional basketball for wnba, i am just returning from Milano Italy where i also play. I wanted to start a shoes designing line because i know a lot of women with large feet and we are tired of buying grandma shoes, I feel that taller women or women with big feet want to feel beautiful also. I want to cater to women with large feet. I dont know how to get started or who to trust. I have the money to start i just dont know how. It will be low end and high end shoes. I have professional athletes and friends telling me to do it. I've lived in paris, Greece, and Italy and have meet some wonderful people now i'm ready to start my own business in the shoe department..i just dont know how to start
  • cleave said on April 11, 2010
    i'm going to start a shoe store that caters to the hip-hop and alternative generation old and young. i'm going to have american influences and international influences taken into mind when purchasing for my shoe store. i have the perfect location. i have great customer service skill and a bosses mind, very creative and a mild trendsetter mostly when it comes to urban hip-hop fashion. i have managed a shoe store. i'm currently an asst. manager at a pawn shop. Known as a good person in my community. the only problem is that i am not a risk taker, i don't have the money or time to lose if this didn't work. but i am almost positive that this will work for me and my family. i need help on taking the proper step to win. oh! i also want to customize shoe and find limited edition shoe where ever they may be. help me god to fulfill my dreams...in christ name...always setting back watch other people win at life. i know its possible for me too
  • apg said on April 12, 2010
    hi, i want to set up footwear business that is i want to manufacture all kind of foot wear for all that is (for men, women as well as for children). i need your help in order to know what could be the average startup cost(excluding land)to start? and how can i contact already settled industries to get contract from them? what are other requirements? i hope to see reply as soon as possible and preferably on my e-mail id.....
  • malie said on April 15, 2010
    Hello, I deeply want to start a low end shoe boutique store but my main issue and getting the capital. I have done a great deal of homework and I already know where and what is needed. Just need to know how I would go about getting the capital without too much of a high risk. please inform me @ maliejo@live.com
  • rene said on April 20, 2010
    hello does anyone know how to get stores to carry a new shoe line? What are some tips for making a deal with retail stores?
  • Jason Wilewski said on April 26, 2010
    I want to open a store in the Chicagoland area. I want to sell high end shoes (Prada ect) and Basketball shoes (old school pumps etc) I am not looking to open up a big store. What other stores might be like the one I am trying to open up?
  • Pippa Jane said on May 3, 2010
    Durban South Africa, I would like to start a woman's shoe/sandal business, supplying unique shoes to local galleries and boutiques to start. How do i go about finding a manufacturer and maybe utilizing the community women to make them?
  • gina said on May 6, 2010
    I want to open a store in New York area. How can i start and find wholesalers of high end shoes. my email yvegeny4@gmail.com
  • Islamiyyat said on May 6, 2010
    I am Islamiyyat from Ibadan Nigeria. am new I want to start buying online for different of ladies wears and shoes like slippers and sandal, want it at cheap price. I need help on how to find a wholesaler that can supply. Islamkhan09@yahoo.com pls let me know how.

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