Starting a Bike Shop

People can afford to have a bicycle instead of a car; they also don't need a garage to park as they need for cars. Everyone loves to have their own bike even they don't ride it everyday so bicycle shop has most potential to make money than any other shop.

Starting a bike shop will be a good idea if you want to be engaged in a retailing business.

Operating a bike shop is best for cyclists because their experience and expertise in bicycle accessories and parts can be very valuable to the success of their bike shop. Here are some of the things that you need to know if you are planning to start a bike shop:

Investment

The initial capital that you will need to start a bike shop will actually depend on the type of cycle shop operation that you want to have. Nevertheless, you can start your bike shop with at least $5, 000. You must, however, prepare around $10,000 if you want to operate a bigger dirt bike shop with more bicycle models and bicycle parts. Entrepreneurs operating bike shops, however, advice against making loans or borrowing money to start a bicycle sport shop because of the high interest rates that can inevitably affect your bike shop business’ finances.

Finding Suppliers

Finding bicycle shop suppliers that can give you the best deals for your BMX bike shop is important so it will be best that you scout around for suppliers that can provide you with competitively priced merchandises that you will sell in your bicycle shop. You can check out the yellow pages for a list of prospective bike shop suppliers. Make sure that you also compare deals so ask for quotations from different bicycle supply wholesalers. This will allow you to efficiently choose where to get the merchandises that you will sell in your mountain bike shop. It is also important that you consider the location of your suppliers because this can affect the freight chargers that you will spend for everytime you get deliveries from your BMX bike shops suppliers.

Increasing Sales

It will be best if you hire staffs who have interest and adequate know-how in bicycles and parts because this can actually help in boosting the sales of your bike shop. Many of your clients will actually ask your staffs bicycle related questions and you will be able to provide them with what they are looking for if your sales personnel are expert in bikes and bicycles supplies. People will therefore find it a better option to buy from your bike shop than from other bicycle stores that cannot give them the assistance that they need. Choosing a location for your bike shop is also crucial so make sure to build your bike shop in easily visible areas.

32 Comments

  • PeterD said on April 24, 2009
    On finding a supplier, in the US, the two largest suppliers to bike shops are QBP and BTI.
  • kenny chan said on December 2, 2009
    bicycle parts supplier in china, home of carton fair. pedda trading company. bicyclekenny@gmail.com. we deal with frame, fork, brake, hub, BB, headset, chain, pedal, saddle, derailleur, bar, stem, post and so on. Brands like shimano, specialized, truvativ, FSA, Ritchey, mavic, and so on.
  • Richie said on February 18, 2010
    Looking in Philadelphia PA with about 2000 sq. ft. and with two bike lines and one custom line. Helmets, locks, and clothing with all of the additional that go into opening. This is what I am stumped on, if you can help it will be greatly appreciated.
  • george swarts said on February 25, 2010
    Hi, i have just started a small bicycle business with my brother who is physically disabled. The business operate from three steel containers in our township. could you kindly give us some ideas and tips on how to manage it properly. Kind regards, South Africa, Bloemfontein, Heidedal
  • Debbie said on April 19, 2010
    I would like to start a bike business in Central Point, OR. How would I go about doing this.
  • lee larcombe said on March 31, 2011
    hi i would like to start a bike shop in nottingham england . how would i start it up ?
  • martha ferreira said on April 10, 2011
    Hi, I want to start a business with sport helmet specially bmx, but what I want to do is get helmets with no designs or any paint because I want to do my own design with the aerograph. thanks for the help
  • Christian Crehencia said on January 24, 2013
    I'm looking for bicycle parts supplier here in Philippines. Do someone know some?
  • AL REVILLAS said on April 17, 2013
    Hi sir, I want to start Bike Shop probably next year my inquiry is how much will I invest with my project business here in the Philippines for next year. As of now I start searching in the website about the price list of bicycle parts, and the supplier so that I will no how much i budget my project. maybe you can help me. GOD BLESS. Thanks
  • clark said on April 26, 2013
    i'm looking for a bicycle parts supplier.. can i have a number, any supplier from manila or legaspi or any nearest city to masbate..
  • Menggay said on March 5, 2014
    I'm looking for company (wholesaler) who can supply bike unit to my shop. Please give me Unit Prices and pictures. I am also interested with Hi end bicycles.
  • Ferdz said on September 3, 2014
    @Mengay: email me for more information: 09322182415
  • jeffrey said on October 12, 2014
    sir san po sa manila ung mga wholesaler shop para sa uumpisahan kong bike shop?
  • GEORGE TIMOTHY BEDURAL said on October 28, 2014
    Well my mother have a 1000 square meter of lot.... For a business establishment .. So we are thinking to put up a bike store.. How can we start this business idea.. We need some suggestions and help.. Please call / text 09479463611 btw we're from camsur. Philippines. Thank you.
  • Kirupa Shankar said on January 15, 2015
    Hi I like to open sandwich shop in Chennai tamilnadu India. Plz advise
  • tristan medel said on April 4, 2015
    i'm form paranaque looking for a supplier of bicycle tires brands like continental, vittoria, kenda etc. i'm scouting for my friend, planning to start a bike shop. email me tristanmedel@yahoo.com 09178372861.
  • joel cana said on July 22, 2015
    Hi i'm planning to start a small bike shop here in iloilo is there any supplier there who can supply me when bikes and parts when i open the store
  • Daniel ian brocoy said on September 23, 2015
    Were can I find mountain bike parts and accessories supplier in manila. I want to.start a small.shop.. 09164110720
  • jeff lloyd said on October 15, 2015
    I'm starting a bicycle shop. Where can I find wholesale suppliers?
  • joevic said on November 22, 2015
    Hi,i am looking for wholesale bike parts supplier here in manila area.
  • edsel de la paz said on January 23, 2016
    Good day im from malabon city, manila, philippines. I'm planning to put up a small bike shop dealing most likely in mountian bike and road bikes. Could you help me to know how and where i can find possible good suppliers?
  • eddie said on February 16, 2016
    I got a good commercial place for a bike shop and very minimal capital, Is there any supplier that does consignment basis? 09062537965
  • Onasis soriano said on March 10, 2016
    Good day, planning to open a small bike shop, can you suggest where can i find a supplier. Tnx.
  • JR said on March 31, 2016
    Good evening,I am JR, from United States. Wa.state. I am interested on a small bike shop to my town in the Philippines. I wanted to know how much would be my capital, I also interested on Surfing boards and other ideas on water adventures. Can you please send me a email on how to open a small business and how to be a successful business man.
  • Michael said on August 23, 2016
    Hi i'm looking for bike parts supplier to start small bike shop in laguna. Kindly email me gmichaelangelou@yahoo.com.ph
  • Frank Salcedo said on October 13, 2016
    Hi, I'm looking for bicycle accessories and jersey wholesaler, kindly email me mate_mantra@yahoo.com
  • moises cruz said on December 17, 2016
    hi... i just want to start a bicycle shop and i need your help to find the supplier wholesaler to supply my bike shop spare parts and accessories... please email me starcruz17@yahoo.com thank you....
  • JHELLY beginner adviser said on January 18, 2017
    For bike parts and accessories. I hope I can help you. Msg me 0928 236 8261

    0928 236 8261 || Bike Shop Adviser

  • Alfred 09256213426 said on April 29, 2017
    i'm into mountain biking. i want to put up a small bike shop, perhaps with few stocks of small parts and accessories. do you know any wholesaler/supplier around the metro. thanks
  • Jerei M. Loseñara said on May 3, 2017
    hi, i'm also into biking and i would like to start a small bicycle shop here in Cebu. where can i get a cheap and branded supplies? from bike frames to group sets, handle bars, accessories, etc. helmets, jerseys.....
  • Sayh Dalina said on May 5, 2017
    Hi I'm also planning to start up a small bike parts and accessories business anyone one knows a supplier within metro manila? just send me an email sayh_mon@yahoo.com
  • D&P said on April 1, 2018
    Facebook page D&P Bike Lab or call 0995 630 9199

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