How to Start a Hardware Store

The hardware store business is an ideal start-up business because it is extremely profitable. To generate revenue quickly, you must know what you are getting into. This article offers tips on how to open a hardware store business.

Hardware stores provide consumers with tools and construction materials needed to build, maintain, and improve their homes and properties.

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Examples of home improvement merchandise are as follows: automotive supplies, building materials, electrical supplies, hand and power tools and accessories, hardware, home decorating products, house wares, lawn and garden items, lumber, paint/paint sundries, plumbing/heating/cooling products, sporting goods and more.

If you are thinking of starting your own hardware store then now is the best time to do so. Why? The demand for retail stores of this nature have grown tremendously because of the upsurge of the do-it-yourself phenomenon.

To help you in this endeavor, enumerated below is list of things a hardware store owner must know:

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  • Advertise your retail hardware store aggressively, and if you can, try to establish a low-price image and put emphasis on convenience shopping.
  • Before jumping in the water, make sure you know how to swim. Ask yourself if you have sufficient experience to start and operate a hardware store.
  • If you are considering buying a previously owned hardware store, make sure you know the reason why the business is being sold. Try to find out how the sales volume for the store is, is it high or low? And the reason behind it. Also, check out the market price to see if the owner gave you a fair figure. Don’t forget to negotiate to get a better deal.
  • In choosing a location to open a hardware shop, consider the following factors: the neighborhood’s prospect for growth, the age and income of your customer base, the amount of competition in the area, and the accessibility of the area.
  • Study the competition in the area. Find out the strengths and weaknesses of the other players in the locale. Find out how you can compete with them.
  • The average size of a typical independent hardware store is between 20K to 30K square feet or larger. Maximize the full use of your space by installing a lot of shelving and display cases. The more items your browsing patrons come into contact with, the better. This will translate to additional sales for you.
  • The perception that this industry is dominated by big players is just that, a perception. Although retail chains are important in this industry, in no way do they control the total retail distribution channel. They may have the bigger market share but small to mid-size hardware stores do enjoy their own portion of the consumer pie. In fact, studies reveal that independent hardware stores can compete successfully with the large chains. In some cases, consumers find them better than corporate chains because of their personalized approach.
  • You can get your stock from three sources. One, full line hardware wholesalers, two direct from the manufacturers, and three, secondary or specialty distributors. The usual avenue chosen by most independent hardware store owners is via wholesalers. When affiliating with wholesalers, you get to receive marketing and advertising support as bonus.
  • Your target market would be the local community. As such, your inventory of products must be geared to cater to their preference and needs. Ensure satisfactory customer care by providing personal service and hiring/training your staff to make them leaned in the field of home improvement and construction.

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431 Comments

  • carl said on July 9, 2008
    Don’t be fooled. a hardware store is a huge investment that takes meticulous planning. it is not a one man show anymore and will take a team of dedicated people to see it be successful and by the way, the DIY market is trending down as the population ages, that's why so many of the big box stores are pushing installation services. good luck.
  • Dennis Clark said on July 17, 2008
    I have been working on opening a nationally known hardware store in my town since December 2006 and it is now July 2008. What a ride!!! Start, stop, start, stop... Be prepared for a lot of stress, time and money. we are almost ready to open in October 2008.
  • Ron said on September 2, 2008
    Is it easier to start if you already own the building?
    I want to open a non franchised store in a small town.
    The rent from the apartments carries the building mortgage.
  • Vicki said on September 28, 2008
    I manage a hardware store in a VERY small town and it is very big struggle. I know that I mark up everything up 30% and that seems to still be lower than the lumber yard in town. My spouse and I are planning on purchasing this business and yes we are very scared but excited about the new adventure.
  • Gary said on October 8, 2008
    Looking to start a hardware soon already have the location and building set up. Need some wholesalers, manufactures and distributors.
  • Allen said on October 19, 2008
    Trying to open up my own little hardware store and trying to find the local wholesalers...any help on going about it?
  • vipul patel said on January 8, 2009
    My father owns a hardware store in a prime location & i want to extend my business by adding some hydraulic fittings and components. I want some tips & knowledge about how to extend my business.
  • Jasper said on January 25, 2009
    Can I ask more tips on how to start a hardware store in a municipal area, and how many percent should i put in one item?
  • manuelo f. said on February 20, 2009
    Hey, here is a wholesaler for hardware stores, the number is 787 769 2933... they have really good prices.
  • Riaz said on March 3, 2009
    i wanna start a retail store of hardware, will it be profitable for me? moreover i am a MBA graduate.
  • Amir said on March 30, 2009
    I read all the comments posted and would like to know how much capital do I need to set up a hardware store? Secondly, I have HD and Ace with in 5 miles, how do you find a location outside your town, and are there any services available which can help me find the locations?
  • Allan Bucknol said on April 7, 2009
    Thanks for your information. I have started a small hardware store and would like to know the best way of grouping and coding the inventory items. For example Paint department.
  • Terry said on April 30, 2009
    Hardware "don't do it" When Bunnings comes to town there objective is to CRUSH the small independents and even small franchise Hardware stores and eventually do the dirty F######!!!
  • Kripa Nath Singh said on May 3, 2009
    How much money want to invest in Medium hardware shop and where are the wholesaler please give me the name and address.
  • daniel said on May 6, 2009
    orgill is wholesaler we deal with from the U.S. and Canada we deal with canwel building. that's mostly just on hardware. Lumber is different mills seem to carry all different sizes. your best bet is to look at what your competitor is selling and go from there. it takes time for you to earn trust from the wholesalers and distributors.
  • Janet said on May 12, 2009
    I have interests in starting up a hardware store in my village, i have a house which needs to be renovated, how much do i need to start with?
  • SHAFI ALHAJRI said on May 27, 2009
    We are interested to open a hardware store in the Eastern Region of Saudi and expand later into other Saudi Major Cities. What's your suggestion and how we go about it. Thank you
  • k.m said on July 7, 2009
    competition is tough and competitors are going high especially my next door competitor hardware store.
  • waleed youssef sultan said on July 21, 2009
    I want to start Hardware Business in my country becoming an agent of the biggest store to deal and distribute their products.
  • ourangaseeb said on August 15, 2009
    I have already a small furniture store now. I am looking to start a power tools accessories store. where are the wholesalers, please give me the address thank you
  • Joseph Mutagonza Mukasa said on August 21, 2009
    any one's success in any business today will depend on how much in depth knowledge you have about it. its important to have interest in the business, know the inner workings of the business, the right connections and also give a "cosmetic" approach to it. i.e it should provide something distinct from what the rest are providing. so dont be discouraged by those talking of "a lot of capital, time and stress."
  • W. Hudson said on August 30, 2009
    I'm an independent dealer and I used a guy named Dan Ramos (danramos at cox dot net) to set up my whole store. He planned everything, ordered and installed my fixtures, set up my computer system (POS), merchandised product, hung signs and trained my employees. Because I talked to him first, I will be opening another store next year. Look out for the "helpful hardware..." they are not very helpful at all. I will not be affiliated with a coop ever again. My advice is look around and do your homework.
  • Baban said on December 2, 2009
    We are thinking about opening a hardware store about 3000 sq. In North in Iraq we are looking for some international wholesaler that will provide us with tools and idea to start up this project any recommendations will be greatly appreciate it please respond.
  • santosh kampo said on December 6, 2009
    i am thinking to start a hardware store in koraput dist of orissa. how much investment is required? i have my own building. name some of wholesalers, manufacturers and distributors.
  • krish said on December 8, 2009
    i am a medium sized hardware store owner in small town. there are 6 to 7 hardware stores in the same area and one is in next door to my store. And i think my store is not doing well as the others. please suggest ideas to be the number one.
  • importferreteria@yahoo.com said on December 17, 2009
    I would like to know where to purchase merchandise, a manufacture and or distributor. Philadelphia
  • ksb said on December 22, 2009
    www.Bostwick-Braun.com (member PRO Hardware Group) is a regional hardware distributor. We can help independent hardware owners get started. I have been in sales within this industry for over 25 years and it can be rewarding. However there are no short cuts in this business! Be prepared to work hard and long hours if your going to be successful. I manage a sales territory in SW Michigan as an employee owner of the company. It is a great time to get into the industry. The trends are leaning towards remodeling and repair.
  • bashir moghul said on December 28, 2009
    i would like to start a hardware store and my business location in minneapolis, mn, u.s.a. please help me to open this store.
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  • keynes said on March 11, 2010
    would like to open a hardware store in seremban, negeri sembilan, malaysia
  • Houston Hardware said on March 23, 2010
    I owned a Hardware store for 10 years. I sold it due to box stores such as Home Depot and Lowes. I really was tired of the hours and aggravations. Wholesales are few, but coops are many. Ace, Do-it-Best(DIB), Handy Hardware, Tru-serve, etc. I marked most everything around 40 points. You can buy quality specials at hardware shows and get around 50 to 60 points on that buy. In 1978 I started with $100,000 and it was not enough. Pay your people well, award them with benefits and they will stay with you through thick and thin
  • S.VENKATARAMANI said on April 11, 2010
    Dear Sir, I want to start a small building hardware store (retail outlet) in Kallakurichi of Villupuram Dist, Tamilnadu as I have almost 12 years experience in building material industry. How to go about it? What will be the investment and return on it? How to source the material. Regards,
  • sunil Dattatray surve said on April 14, 2010
    Dear Presently working in MNC company at MIDC Ranjangaon, Pune. It's around 112 kms * 02=224 kms journey. Now, my age is around 46 yrs. Hence, daily long way journey. I have planed to start own small scale business/ shops. Finally, I planned to open a hardware shop at Pune at Kalewadi area on Tapkir nagar. Please give me the advise. Also App. budget. So I can prepare. Thanks, With regards, Sunil Surve
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  • John kanyi said on May 7, 2010
    I want to start a small hardware at the outskirts of Nairobi town. My big worry is how to asses the business to know what am going into as am not experienced in this field?
  • Vinay M said on May 10, 2010
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  • Mr Godwin Chapinduka said on May 15, 2010
    Dear sir/madam, i want to start a hardware shop in Zimbabwe. how much can i start with as a capital. tell me the currency in US Dollars and which country will i be buying the hardware stuff. please reply
  • buki said on May 18, 2010
    my location port harcourt nigeria. want to start a hardware store to add to what am already doing it is in front of my current office i do not intend to be there always so i need info on stock recording and monitoring
  • Lana said on June 18, 2010
    Our business is in the Bahamas. We used Orgill they sell almost everything. You will have to do extensive searches in your area to see who else you can deal with. To help us along we bought a block machine
  • Precious said on June 20, 2010
    please i would like to open a hardware shop but i dont know how to go about it. what it entails, what to sell, and how to acquire them.
  • kenneth shockley said on June 20, 2010
    I want to start a mid sides hardware/lumber store. need help with how to start it. and how much capital will i need to start it.
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  • ashish alone said on July 6, 2010
    hi i am ashish i have done my B.E IN MECHANICAL and now started my career with a real estate company as a purchase engineer. i want to start my own hardware buisness in chandrapur(maharastra). what is the scope and how should i start. i wish to open a hardware store and also supply material to industries. i need ur help
  • Moulik Panchal said on July 6, 2010
    Dear Sir i want to start a hardware shop for that I need Material List or Stock List for Hardware Shops
  • Sai Kumar.T said on August 19, 2010
    At present one of my friend is operating the hardware store now he wants supports from me so please guide me how much money can invest with his partnership. the shop location is is in India, Andhra Pradesh, Nellore city
  • MANAS said on August 24, 2010
    Dear Sir, I am from india, maharashtra (pune), sir i have my own shop in pune city and i want to start hardware shop , i what to know how to get daily steel rate in local market and from where to purchase material like GI FITTINGS , PAINT, ETC products, also how can i get local rates for every products, thanks, manas
  • mirwaise said on September 1, 2010
    Dear, I started a hardware store, first 6 months u will be almost paying everything from your pocket. Mainly because you are new in the area..Retail business is something which requires, Patience, determination and u should be able to subsidize it for 6 months. After one year u will see a difference dramatically as a result of time as you are introduced in the market or your local area.
  • Xolani said on September 8, 2010
    I am always interested in a hardware store and next to my business there is a building to let. this building used to be the hardware and there is still people who still look for the hardware shop that used to be in that spot. Now i am interested in renting this space and put up a hardware store. But I do not know where to start in terms of stock to sell and suppliers of such stock. Would you please help.
  • bharat said on September 19, 2010
    i am interested in a hardware business. please let me know what type of location is suitable. and what do i have to do if there are number of competitor?? please give me some tips to start my own store
  • ging said on September 21, 2010
    I have a home based business, though i am interested to engage in retail hardware store..i just came to realize how profitable the business was...when i was constructing our house..I'm planning to start this last quarter of this year where community can indulge in home improvement because of the extra cash they may have...How much capital needed for a start? Simply say, fast moving stocks will be the priority..please help me find wholesalers and manufacturers..I'm from davao city, philippines..thanks and more power
  • Canra said on September 27, 2010
    I want to start Hardware shop trading in my country becoming an seller, please advice me where to get the contacts. Canra
  • bongani ngcobo said on September 28, 2010
    I want to start a hardware at soweto (South of Johannesburg) and I need advice. I want to sell building material for the community of Soweto. please help.
  • cc said on October 14, 2010
    Hello, I presently work at a little hardware store in Wv. They have actually been in business for 53 years now. One of the only true small businesses left in town. I am deciding wait or not to branch off from them about 30 miles away in an even smaller town. I know that the profit would be pretty good in this town as all of the folks go to the local store 30 miles down the road to get their supplies. Any suggestions on if it would be a good idea to branch off of the store that I presently work at!
  • Aslam said on October 21, 2010
    i want to start hardware business, can you provide me the wholesaler and manufacturers list, so we will contact them directly. please give us your idea, my location is bandlagudda, near chandryngutta, hyderabad
  • Mike Lock said on December 2, 2010
    We are in Florida and would love to see your answers to all the questions above. Mike
  • robert okoth nyawara said on December 13, 2010
    I come from kenya,kisumu city,postal address is 3470-40100 kisumu.I am a certified public accountant of kenya and would like to start a hardware business in the city of kisumu in the month of april 2011. may you please advise me further on how to start and the low priced wholesalers and distributors in my country, please this a serious plea and only serious persons to reply.
  • Ibrahim mhd sharif said on December 27, 2010
    I'm 52 old man with background in small construction and finance. I plan to set up a hardware business such as sole agent a certain brand tools and machineries, specially new products. My dream is to set up a "hardware supermarket" in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Will you provide me a few successful hardware supermarket in any part of the world as a chosen model. I want them to be my mentor and willing to follow their steps or system .
  • Billy said on December 28, 2010
    I want to start a hardware store in a small agricultural town of Chegutu in 2011. There are rural places around as well. Advise what things I may start to stock and how much and where can i buy from. Thank you
  • A.L.Jr. said on January 2, 2011
    Hello, I plan to start a small Hardware Business within our compound. My wife already had a small Sari-sari Store in front of our house and her business is doing good because we are just beside a Public Elementary School. I have 2 establish Hardware Shop within 100 mt around my neighborhood. What do you think is it still advisable to put up my business? Can you advice me on what particular product i have to sell for the start of the business. My capital can only range from Php 100,000-150,000. My address is in Canduman, Mandaue City, Cebu Philippines.
  • ALL said on January 3, 2011
    My husband and I are thinking of starting up a small hardware store in our local area. How much are the start up costs from start to open? Any help would be appreciated.
  • Mxolisi Nkosi said on January 18, 2011
    I want to start a hardware store in JHb. but i need to know how to go about and how much i need to start up and who can be the best suppliers for my store
  • TP said on January 21, 2011
    I have a newly opened hardware store. My advice to someone that is planning on opening a new hardware store is don't do it. But if you as I was are determined to take the dive here is what you will certainly hear and somehow must over come. One is the perception is that since Lowe's is larger they are cheaper, even if they are not you will never get the general public to believe you are. Two the store nearest you will always have what you do not have, I hear customers tell me several times a day "I'll go to ????? they will have it". Even if they do or not some customers feel it is their duty to tell that they do have it. Third customers will ask you for brand name items, you may sell the same product under a different name but they will not buy it due to the name on your item isn't the same or you do have the same product but the maker of the product has changed the packaging, they want what they want and will drive an extra 10 miles to get it. What I have learned it that price is kind, no one wants quality or items that will last. They want the cheapest of everything. Example light bulbs that last 6 months will outsell light bulbs that will last 10 years a million times over. Hardware stores is a hard business - too many different items to purchase, overhead is high, profit margins is low and everyone from the government to credit card companies are wanting to charge you outlandish prices taking away what little profit you will make. Anyone opening a new store regardless of the location will need not less than 200,000 dollars cash available for purchases plus another 75,000 - 100.000 cash available for the first one to two years they must work for free and pay the stores way out of their pocket. Again I would tell you not to open a hardware store!!!! Want to know more by all means email me at ttp10757@aol.com
  • aura alam said on January 24, 2011
    hi, interesting on your comment for opening hardware shop and greet experience you sharing with us. But one thing, business problem is everywhere and everyone, so we take this as challenge to success.
  • loyce banda said on January 27, 2011
    want to open a hardware store at my home area where people are now building houses and which i terms should i sell to start with and and based in zambia Lusaka. regards
  • Lorry Lee said on January 28, 2011
    Hi,glad to see so many one who want to star their business.But before you want to start your business,you'd better think over and over about the difficult things you might meet in the future,such as tax,how to find a good supplier or distributor,how to place your goods in your store or shop,how to collect your money from your client. I just do my business in China,though there may some difference,but i would be glad to discuss that with you@ soobystar10@126.com.
  • carlo ruffolo said on February 6, 2011
    I WANT TO OPEN A HARDWARE STORE IN ILLINOIS CAN ANYONE TELL ME IS THERE A GOOD SUPPLIER IN THIS STATE. HOW MUCH CAPITAL WOULD YOU NEED
  • JILLIAN said on February 6, 2011
    Hi, I want to open a small hardware store in a suburb in Cape Town, can anybody please give names of hardware wholesalers and what the cost will be to set it up.
  • valerie mutukwa said on February 11, 2011
    very interesting.me and hubby are running an engineering company.we are interested in starting a hardware.we are in zimbabwe.some of the things we can manufacture.is it possible 2 run it 2getha with the engineering premise.thank you
  • fasal said on February 26, 2011
    i am thinking to start medium hardware business kumbakonam dt of tamilnadu, south india. how much investment is required to start? i have my own building 20 sq.feet to 30 sq. feet. plz. let me know name of wholesalers, manufactures and distributors
  • JACK beginner adviser said on February 27, 2011
    SW FLORIDA. I have owned a hardware store in Southern Florida since 1989. A lot has changed since then, but the basics are the same for a small hardware store. A hardware store is no different than any other small business. Every small business is a struggle to start and make a profit. The amount of capital required to start a hardware store depends a lot on the size of the store. The most economical and practical way to get into the hardware business is to buy an existing store. Make sure you get good financials from the seller. If you are not adept at reading financials, enlist the aid of a CPA to help you analyze. You do not want to be buying assets; you want to buy a business that provides cash flow. Starting a new store from scratch is very difficult because of the huge initial cost for new fixtures and equipment. Back in 1989, I worked at the hardware store that I eventually bought for six months before making an offer. If you are committed to buying or starting a hardware store, I would advise you to do the same. This experience proved invaluable. We were a True Value for 10 years, and then switched to Do It Best. Ace, True Value, and Do It Best are the three largest hardware buying coops in the US. Basically, you place a weekly order with your buying coop. This order ships out of the closest warehouse via semi-trailer. Additional orders can be placed directly with vendors and billed through your hardware coop. In general, you cannot obtain the same pricing as big box stores. You have to provide convenience and high service level to differentiate your store from the competition.

    We sold our store in 2006, keeping the real estate (renting it to our buyer). At the end of 2008, our buyer walked away from the store, and we bought it back from his bank. We are back two years now, and the store is very profitable once again. It is like any other business; you have to show an interest, and you have to work hard. Having a point of sale system makes the job much less time consuming. I used to spend ten hours a week on my weekly order, now it takes one hour. JACK
  • S Elbert said on March 4, 2011
    Could someone tell me what the average markup is on items purchased from Tru Value (Cotter). I am a CPA working with a small hardware store trying to get there pricing issues corrected. The Cotter rep said it is about 35%. That seems low to me, but I don't have any other clients that are in this business.
  • James expert adviser said on March 5, 2011
    @S Elbert, I know Elbert pricing is the toughest task. I was chatting with Dana about pricing her hand bags on this page, i hope you might get some pointers from there.

    Jestin James
    Startup Biz Hub - Senior Advisor (Staff)

  • PRABHAKARAN .K.V. said on March 6, 2011
    I AM READY WITH MY SHOW ROOM IN KERALA-THRISSUR IN SUBURBS, WHICH IS PLANNED TO DO HARDWARE BUILDING MATERIALS INCLUDING FLOOR AND WALL VITRIFIED TILES. THE SHOP AREA IS 3000 SQ. FT AND STORE GETTING READY IS APPROX: 10000 SQ.FT. I AM LOOKING FOR WHOLE SELLERS TO SUPPORT ME FOR THE HARDWARE BUILDING CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AS WELL TILE MANUFACTURERS FROM MORBI IN THEY ARE INTERESTED IN A DISTRIBUTION BUSINESS. MY MAIN INTENTION TO MARKET THE PRODUCTS BY EXTENDED SERVICES TO WORK SITE PROVIDING COST EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS DUE MAINTAINED QUALITY STUFF. I AM INTERESTED TO DEAL WITH MANUFACTURER SUPPLIERS OR DISTRIBUTORS TO HELP ME IN THIS VENTURE IN ORDER TO MERCHANDISE RIGHTLY TO SLOWLY IMPROVE THE SELLING TARGETING A BRAKE EVEN TIME OF ONE YEAR. PLEASE DO CONTACT ME FOR THE BUSINESS WE CAN DISCUSS WITH. REGARDS
  • JACK beginner adviser said on March 8, 2011
    Margins in hardware stores are difficult to generalize. So much depends on location, product mix, and local competition. That said, I have been in this business for 20 years; 10 as a True Value coope member, and 10 as a Do It Best coop member. My cost of goods percentage has been about 55%. This is after any year-end rebates received from my co-op. This percentage is achievable if a lot of your product is high margin (keys, glass, fasteners, builder's hardware, plumbing). At the other end of the spectrum, we sell water heaters and garbage disposals at less than 20% margin. I think that 40 - 45% margin is pretty typical for a small hardware store. JACK
  • FAISAL K V said on March 12, 2011
    Dear PRABHAKARAN .K.V. Pl. elaborate on the situation in kerala or this biz. my id kvfaisals@gmail.com. Me too planning one. a 2000sqft showroom.
  • mohammed arif said on March 19, 2011
    i am thinking to start medium hardware business in delhi. how much investment is required to start? let me know name of wholesalers, manufactures and distributors
  • RON said on April 14, 2011
    I'm planning to open a hardware store in sta. rosa city, laguna, phils How much capital do i need to put it up - starting from the minimum amount. And what lines of products could be best for such start up capital? Coz i'm thinking of starting on electrical supplies first. Is this a good idea? I also need wholesalers, manufacturers and distributors who can provide me with the products. regards,
  • babu sadanand said on May 2, 2011
    I am thinking of starting a medium hardware business in Mahe, Pondicherry state. Kindly let me know how much investment will be required and please let have the name of some whole sellers, manufacturer and distributors of hardware items and tools. Your help appreciated
  • emy said on May 24, 2011
    hi, we're planning to start a hardware store but don't have idea where and how. also dont know exactly how to start this kind of business. Pls. let me know any idea including where to get good suppliers and how much is the minimum capital required in starting this business. we're located in cebu philippines particulary in lapu-lapu city. thanks in advance.
  • lauressa evans said on May 25, 2011
    i want to open a hardware store in jamaica do u think that is a good investment. the hardware stores in jamaica look like little shacks and their over priced
  • sam rizk said on May 27, 2011
    HI, i am a wholesaler/Importer of all types of hand tools, for all types of trades. Located in Sydney Australia. My family has been importing from Taiwan, china, Korea for more over 40years. catch me at Itzrizz@hotmail.com.
  • Murtaza Rajkotwala said on May 28, 2011
    Hi I am Murtaza from Pune (Maharashtra) India. My father is running a hardware shop at road to Hadapsar. Its been a long time but we are unable to have success. Can any one provide me the details of reasonable rate providing distributor the distributor (Wholesaler)for Hardware Goods such as Screws, Tools etc. There is plan also. Hope it gets successful. Thanks
  • Sawant said on June 12, 2011
    I want to start small scale Hardware @ electrical store, pl. send me the list of items to be kept in the shop at initial stage. Regards
  • jenny said on June 14, 2011
    pls.some advise im putting up hardware store in philippines..what stocks should i prepare? thanks..
  • lily ann said on June 19, 2011
    i want a hardware business,but i dont know how to start & how much the capital,where do i get the suppliers? etc..pls advice,tnx
  • raghu vamsi said on June 28, 2011
    hai sir. this is a small town named uravakonda in andrapradesh in india.this is a place where there is no enough stock in a shop of hardware.more over customer wishes to get items for cheaper rate.so customers will migrate to another place to fulfill their wish in buying the things.so please give new ideas to over come the competition and to make customers to choose my shop to get the things which they wish to buy n they has 2 satisfy
  • richard varghese said on July 26, 2011
    hello sir, i would like to start a small hardware shop in kerala,its a village place.i have no idea what type of items i should keep in the store.and where do i get the wholesale suppliers,,i would like to get ur advise, thanking you richard
  • biswa said on August 1, 2011
    I AM WORKING IN BANGALORE.i m a MBA graduate .i want to do HARDWARE WHOLESALE AND RETAIL BUSINESS IN BHUBANESWAR, ORISSA, GIVE SOME TIPS, AND WHAT IS THE OBSTACLE WOULD BE COME FOR A NEW STORE
  • epefanio A. Lumactod II said on August 6, 2011
    i'm a seaman, i want to start business hardware in town of Don, Carlos Bukidnon. How much money i need to start this kind of business. Please find me some information where i can learn to handle the store.thanks
  • saurabh kesharwani said on August 8, 2011
    i want to open a hardware shop in rampur jablpur(madhya pradesh)india wats the process. 4200sqft build up area i have already
  • jitendra said on August 15, 2011
    i want start home hardware business..for i have no experience,i have 1200sqft area builder, in karnataka, so i am looking for best supplier..
  • dexter said on August 17, 2011
    hi, i operate a hardware store at lanao, philippines and i'm planning to open a branch store next town about 3km away. i'm concerned about pilferage since i can't be at the same time on both stores. Any tips on how to avoid pilferage? And i also need help about warehousing, logistics, inventory and other similar stuff. My warehouse is at the main branch and i don't intend to put up another because of space constraints.. Help pls..
  • Mohammed Gaze said on August 20, 2011
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  • dushyant sharma said on August 23, 2011
    i want start hardware business.i have 1200sqft area building on road at meerut (u.p.) so i am looking for best supplier..
  • Unnikrishnan said on August 26, 2011
    I would like to start a Sanitary Hardware shop at Alapuzha or Cherthala in Alleppey District, Kerala State, India. How it will work out at these places. Is it a good decision.
  • Kelvin Lim said on September 5, 2011
    Hello everybody , Just want to get from your idea , how to start a retail hardware shop right now , i planing to start next year .. i am head ach ... please give some idea..
  • eric said on September 11, 2011
    How much money do you need to start a hardware store I am located in haltom city texas 76117
  • leizl E. Tiempo said on October 3, 2011
    Hi I want to start hardware business next year..How much money do i need to start? please give me estimate idea..from Anahawan Southern Leyte 66100
  • mutebi hamuza said on October 19, 2011
    i want to start a hard ware store at our town what special ,thing should i put in consideration
  • satheesh said on October 25, 2011
    i want to open small hardware and electrical stores at Madurai rural areas, where i should buy materials from whole sale and what are the materials initially stocked in my store, which one is more volume of sales

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