How to Start a Baby Retail Store

Babies are delightful creatures and the things they need are just as cute. If you are fond of baby things and would like to run a business selling them, we can give you some tips on how to do it.

And so read on, and learn the basics about starting a baby supply store.

If you love baby things and would want to run a store selling them, here are some tips in starting your business:
 

  • If possible, get experience in retail by working for a retailer for a few months or so.
  • Plan extensively for your store, for one, by visiting shops whose format is similar to that you envision to own. Take note of what works and what don’t according to your observations. Don’t forget to put ideas you came up with in writing so you can better organize them in a business plan later. The planning alone could take you months.
  • Decide on what kind of store you want to run. Will it be a one-stop store or a specialized one? Will you offer everything – bath, bedding, feeding, travel accessories, furniture, toys or will you specialize in any of these? Will it carry high-end products or cater to mass consumers?
  • Look for a location suited to the kind of baby store you want to put up. If you want to run a boutique or a high-end shop, situate your shop where your target customers would feel comfortable going, in a mall or an independent building. If you want to set it up downtown, situate it where it will be most accessible to as many shoppers of baby things as possible.
  • Scout for manufacturers and suppliers from whom you can get supplies. There are several ways to do this. One is to go to stores and look up for the brands of the merchandise you want to carry. Then you can look for the contact information of the manufacturer in the internet and directories. You can also find names of baby manufacturers and wholesalers in trade publications. When you have their contact information, you can give them a call so you can meet with one of their representatives.
  • Accomplish the paperwork necessary to set up your store. Register your business name, get a license and tax identification number. Enter into a lease with store space owners. Enter into contracts with your chosen suppliers.
  • Refurbish your store to create an ambiance that would encourage your target customers to shop in your store. Choose the wall paper, carpet, lighting and decor that would convey the atmosphere you want for your store. Arrange display cases and merchandise in a visually appealing manner.
  • Put much effort in marketing your store. Distribute flyers and brochures. Announce your grand opening. Continue your marketing campaign even after you have opened your doors to customers.

 

 

54 Comments

  • selva said on September 2, 2012
    i want any idea for small retail shop in my city. Chennai, India
  • vipul patel said on October 30, 2012
    Planning for a giant kids store in Chattisgarh (Raipur). please suggest if any idea how to execute it.
  • keith said on February 10, 2013
    I live in antrim town and there is one baby store out side for the town and the price of things are out of this world. my wife and i are having a baby and i think its time we have one in antrim town
  • Einny said on May 15, 2013
    Would like to open a baby shop in Namibia, please send me a business plan and how to go about it!
  • Raji said on September 13, 2013
    I live at a town called vellore which is 3 hrs from Chennai, the capital of Tamilnadu , India
  • APS Dishant said on March 7, 2014
    i would like to open a baby retail store in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • APS Dishant said on March 7, 2014
    Since i am very much interested in selling baby items... I would like to start a baby shop. kindly help me, how much budget will it take for opening a Baby shop. It would be better if you give budget from below list
    1. Shop Rent & Advance
    2. License, Tax No & Purchase
    3. Interior
    4. Staff Salary
    5. Electricity
  • Doreen said on April 20, 2014
    Planning to start a baby in Kenya, I have the space and am ready to import from China even up to the US if I am the right contacts
  • Antony Mathew said on June 3, 2014
    I am from karnataka and near to belgaum about 80 km i want to have a baby shop in my town can i get some idea where do i get wholesaler or is there anyone offering franchisee pls let me know
  • mifa said on June 23, 2014
    Please give me details of deal ears manufacturers and wholesalers to start a baby retail shop in quepem goa
  • charity muzunde said on July 1, 2014
    am in zimbabwe, bulawayo and would love to own a baby boutique. please send me a business plan outline and ideas about how to go about it.
  • susan said on July 11, 2014
    I plan to start one.
  • jaki said on July 16, 2014
    i want to start one and hopefully get a business plan
  • Chakravarthi said on July 17, 2014
    I am in chengalpattu which is 30 kms from chennai. I want to start a baby shop a - z (all things). I need your idea and advise. I am eagerly waiting for your response
  • saravanan said on August 19, 2014
    i am interested to start baby shop in chennai. i need baby product manufacturer and wholesalers contact information
  • Biswaranjan Mishra said on August 31, 2014
    I am interested to open a baby shop in Bhubaneswar. plz give me information about a wholesalers for a complete baby store
  • chandrala said on October 15, 2014
    Hi, I want to open a baby store in Bangalore. So please help me how much budget we need..
  • mubseena said on November 4, 2014
    planning for baby store in kerala calicut want to know where to purchase good and products in india in low cost
  • Prithika said on November 5, 2014
    Hi, I am thinking to start a baby store ASAP In Coimbatore. I would require some help regarding that. Could you please suggest me where can find the wholesalers in India at low cost .how much budget do I require initially to start a small store first and later develop that.
  • thabbu meeran said on November 11, 2014
    we r planning to open a baby store in chengalpattu..as we r Ner new to this we need dealers and suppliers for baby products from chennai.. plsss help
  • Sandra said on December 1, 2014
    Hi, my name is Sandra from Kenya, Nairobi City, I am interested in starting a baby shop in Nairobi. Where can i start shopping from..is online shopping a good idea? Please help.
  • Cynthia said on February 4, 2015
    Hi, I would like to open a baby store preferably the one that combines clothing, toys, maternity clothing etc. Please advise where I can get suppliers and manufacturers. is it possible to get these shipped to South Africa? Can I order online?
  • Kavitha said on May 6, 2015
    Hi I am From Tamil Nadu. I want to open a retailer shop for Baby care products. Please more information about budget and wholesaler information
  • Mahat Mohammed Aziz said on May 30, 2015
    I'm interested in opening a small retail set up for baby store please guide me what is the minimum investment required.
  • Priscilla Mutilifa said on June 26, 2015
    I am in Oranjemund Namibia. I would like to open a baby shop. I would like to apply for funds but I need a proper business plan. can you please assist me with that?
  • pradhan said on October 12, 2015
    if any body interested to open a baby store let me know.I will help you for that. regards Pradhan 9972455995.
  • Dayana v s said on November 19, 2015
    Aroor, alappuzha district, kerala, india. Shop for baby product in demand these days, I would like to setup one in my city. need help on it.
  • Pankaj Borah said on December 21, 2015
    I want to open a baby shop. I am from Teok.Adress- Teok, District - Jorhat.State - Assam.County- India.
  • crispus said on January 29, 2016
    Hi ,am cris from Nairobi Kenya I would like to start a baby store in town.please advise accordingly
  • Moo said on February 10, 2016
    Hey l am Moo,May l kindly have a business plan as l want to open a baby shop so that l see how l go about it.
  • Diana said on February 11, 2016
    would like to open a baby shop in Kenya,can you help me with the business plan?
  • Md. Javeed Pasha said on February 22, 2016
    I am planning to open a retail baby products shop and i want to know how much budget it required and from whom i have to purchase the merchandise. can you give a clear clarification.
  • Favour said on May 16, 2016
    I plan to open a one stop baby store in Abuja, Nigeria. I need help on how to get manufacturers and wholesalers contact and a business plan. I need your help sir
  • Natasha muzite said on May 25, 2016
    I am planning to open a baby store in harare zimbabwe right in the cbd.which will be selling mother and baby clothes and products.could you please help me with a business plan,ideas and information on how i can start.
  • Helen Umoren said on June 15, 2016
    i am from Nigeria and i want to open a retail baby shop here in Akwa ibom state Nigeria to sell everything from clothing, bathing, traveling, accessories, furniture etc. please can you give me a clue of how much i will need to start up with. thank
  • Jose said on July 11, 2016
    I'm joe from mozambique. i would like to open a baby shop can you sent me the catalogue of what to start with .
  • Edith said on July 21, 2016
    Hi, am Edith From Meru town, Kenya and want to start a baby shop kindly assist me with a business plan
  • sk.sharfuddin said on August 10, 2016
    Hello sir/madam, good evening i want to start baby store or baby shop i am from khammam district which is in telangan state.please let me know what is the cost estimation and other factors. i am very serious about to start business please help me
  • Nancy Amondi said on August 24, 2016
    Hi this is Nancy from kenya, would like to open a baby retail store please guide on what to start. Was impressed with this guide I read.
  • Dusmanta said on October 8, 2016
    HI SIR I KARKARIA I AM NOT SATISFIED WITH MY JOB SO THAT I WANT TO START A BABY BUSINESS CAN YOU SUGGEST ME HOW MUCH INITIAL CAPITAL NEEDED.
  • umar said on October 18, 2016
    Hi, I want to start a baby shop business. can u plz explain how to start this business
  • Heniolar said on October 25, 2016
    hello, pls could u put me through on opening a store for kids and the wide selection of items i should be looking at.
  • Vijayaragavan said on October 30, 2016
    I need to start kids shop in Hosur surrounding. how to start and to execute. help me please
  • Susan said on December 18, 2016
    I want to start a baby shop and need a business plan kindly send me more information.
  • ram said on December 20, 2016
    i would like to start a baby products shop. Could you please send the details of wholesale supplier for that. Hope to hear from you soon.
  • SHAHARUDHEEN said on January 24, 2017
    AM THINKING TO START A RETAIL BABY STORE, KINDLY GIVE ADVISES.
  • Manogar S said on January 29, 2017
    Can you pls help me to start business in baby products store in Pondicherry. Thanks
  • mohan raj.v said on February 14, 2017
    Hi, I want to start a baby shop business. can u plz explain how to start this business in Coimbatore and what is the cost estimation and other factors. i am very serious about to start business please help us
  • Surekha bhatta said on March 6, 2017
    I would like to start a baby shop business in nepal .could u plz snd me the details of wholesaler supplier for that n how much budget will take it for opening. plz help me.
  • Gifted Gift said on March 7, 2017
    I will like to start a baby shop business in nigeria, pls help me out on how to go about it. thank u so much
  • Abdul Hameed said on March 27, 2017
    Hi, Can anyone brief about the baby Product industry (Apart from health Products) Which one is better at current market, Hence all baby & Toddlers products are easily available in online shopping, So Customers have more option to purchase than an nearest retail outlets. So what are unique products we can sell to our customers? I am looking for Baby, Toddlers & Parenting, products for my new retail store, I wish to start my One-Stop Store, (Eg, Bath, Bedding, Stroller, Jumpsuits, Baby Hand bags, Pocket Medicare, Non Plastic Toys, Night Dress, Wrapping Cloths, ETC, If any distributor or Wholesalers are in this blog, Please call me, +91 7550012100.. I am from Chennai, Tamil Nadu..
  • Barbra mboya said on January 24, 2018
    Am barbra from kenya i would love to open a baby shop where i am but can you advice on the starting capital?
  • lateefah said on September 1, 2018
    I am living in Nigeria and I want to open a baby boutique please tell me in details about everything I will need to know
  • SM said on October 25, 2018
    Hi, planning to start a baby shop in Bangalore, please advice

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