How to Start a Lighting Store

You have probably brainstormed with yourself and your wanna-be entrepreneur friends on what is the next good business to get involved with and starting a lighting store is the answer to your question.

The next question is how to start this business and quickly achieve best ROI. Let us give you a couple of tips on how you can achieve this when starting your lighting store.

Many wanna-be entrepreneurs are looking and brainstorming with themselves or their group on what is the best business one should venture into. Though this kind of brainstorming is part and parcel of any good business venture, especially if one is starting a new one, the answer to the question of what is the best business one should enter into almost always is right in reach of their arms – or to put it more specifically right at their very homes. If you are reading this article it can be concluded that you have already thought of the profits one can reap from selling lights. The only issue that you are facing is how to start a lighting store so that your new found business acumen can be put into practice and start your way up to financial success.

There are many ways on how to start a lighting store and below are just several of the tricks of making this venture a successful one.

Make a Partnership with a Dealer to Start a Lighting Store

It is safe to say that since your business is starting a lighting store, the production of the very product itself is not of your area of expertise. This is where you will need a good dealer which will supply you with a variety of lighting fixture that are needed in homes and offices. Striking a good deal with a reliable lighting fixture dealer is the first step in making your store a successful business story. The task at hand is to scout for a well-proven and, if need be, creative lighting fixture manufacturers so that what you can offer to your patrons is abreast with the modern style of lighting an interior of a house or an office. It is also important for you to make a deal that will give you a satisfactory, quality products and at the same time a wide margin for you to gain profits from it.

Retailing Alliances is the Best Strategy to Start a Lighting Store

There is no question that you can pull off and be successful when starting your lighting store with just making an effort through traditional and even creative marketing strategy. You can use advertisement of any form to do this. But if you are just starting a lighting store and want to make a quick bulk sell as quickly as you can to achieve return of investment, making alliance with home furniture shop, architects, homebuilders, and interior designers can boost your sell.

45 Comments

  • Anna Peare said on January 18, 2010
    i am planning to open a lighting store in Conway New Hampshire 03818
  • Jason Lozano said on January 29, 2010
    I am Planning on starting a Lighting and Electrical Store In San Antonio, Texas,
  • Sparx said on February 27, 2010
    i want to start a lighting store in perkasie PA 18944
  • John said on April 4, 2010
    hi, i plan to start a lighting store in Selangor, Malaysia.
  • mercy said on August 20, 2010
    About to be retired in few months time, i wish to produce chalk in small quantity but my friends claimed it is a periodic investment as chalk last a long time before new orders can be made. I see it as a cheap business plan with little finance and accommodation. What do you think?
  • Sharon said on March 9, 2011
    I have had many years experience in retail lighting but I am now looking into designing and selling indoor lighting fixtures to sell to the public. I am currently in NY but not set on this location if profitable elsewhere. Does anyone know the basics of what is needed to start this? Do you have to be an electrician or have one on staff to do this? Thanks
  • KB Light & Deco said on May 10, 2011
    I'm now starting a lighting shop in Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia. Opened a year ago. I hope you can help me with some suggestions about how to expand this shop better? Email me at kb.light.deco@gmail.com.
  • Rafiq said on June 28, 2011
    I have recently lost my job. coz i'm 57 yrs old nobody wants me. so i have decided to operate a home based business online (selling) lights. Please help me to setup. thanking you for your co-operation in this matter. regards Rafiq
  • cheok cheng onn said on August 10, 2011
    i wan to open light shop but donno how to get good supplier . i plan to open at malaysia selangor. can give some recommendation
  • Matt said on August 14, 2011
    I want to start selling my custom light fixtures in Portland, OR. I am not sure how to get them UL listed and ready for sale.
  • Charlie said on August 17, 2011
    Same question as Matt... I am planning on making custom glass pendants. I suppose I will use manufactured components(wire/connectors/bulbs). What do I need to provide. I am assuming if the fixtures are already UL listed, they are already good to go. Thanks in advance! I am from Seattle, WA. Charlie
  • fawad ahmed said on October 28, 2011
    i want to start fancy lighting business in pakistan.plz help me how i start and what steps i should follow to become a successfull business man.
  • SAURABH SACHAN said on March 1, 2012
    Dear Sir/Madam, I'm having enough land at Kanpur(UP)and wanna setup a business hub for online storage and selling.What will be the best and beneficial option. Your guidance will much appreciated.
  • tc goh said on June 25, 2012
    i plan to start lighting shop in Penang,Malaysia ,hopefully can give me some recommendation to set up .
  • Max beginner adviser said on July 1, 2012
    I started about three years ago, my own lighting business (trade company) in Poland / Europe. It is not easy, but it gives you pleasure when you're doing something interesting. My company working only on projects, we are not on-line shop. I can help if you want to know how to start your own lighting business on web. First step is easy to know - google rulez! Email me at max[at]maxi-light.eu

    max[at]maxi-light.eu || Lighting Business Consultant

  • lim said on November 20, 2012
    hi. i plan to open a light shop. but not have experience. malaysia
  • Danny said on December 21, 2012
    I have experience in E&E and i interesting in lighting business. I would like to venture the business in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur or Penang, Malaysia. Your advice will be much appreciate !
  • Jesse said on January 17, 2013
    I want to start a custom lighting business in Rapid City, South Dakota. My problems are legion, for one I can't afford a welder right now (can't find an even remotely decent job in order to save up), and I dont know how well custom lighting would do in this city, nor do I even really know how to check.
  • patric said on February 12, 2013
    Hi,I am an installation electrician and I plan to open a lighting business in south africa. I only have the light fitting experience not selling. Please help me to setup
  • Mayar said on March 8, 2013
    I am opening a tiny lighting shop in El Gouna, Red Sea, Egypt. Seek a shop name? Can you help?
  • clint said on March 9, 2013
    Looking to set up a Lightning shop in saskatchewan with little to no experience. Got a spot to start but not really sure of anything else. Help please
  • amir said on March 30, 2013
    Hi Clint I can help you to start up lightning shop 612-4747 Saskatoon
  • Kevin said on April 12, 2013
    Hello, I am partly managing a lighting shop in KK Sabah Malaysia. Any excellent manufacturer or supplier that would be interested to form a partnership? Also as the article mentioned, any home furniture shop, architects, homebuilders, and interior designers that be interested to form a partnership as well?
  • kumar said on April 16, 2013
    Hi sir/ madam, I got your email id through one of the social site. i want to start a new career in electrical lights sales engineer, as my uncle got a new lighting stores. how can i start to do this lighting sales. please give me a steps/procedure to start lighting sales. Regards, kumar_3g@yahoo.in
  • Desmond said on May 15, 2013
    I'm Desmond want to start my own Lightening shop with solar light can some one help me please guide me through the process my email is Thera007@gmail.com
  • Kumar Munairu said on August 23, 2013
    Hi, I'm experienced in E&E for 15 years and interested to open a Fan and lighting shop in klang valley. Need your advice. Selangor, Malaysia
  • Zubair Reshi said on January 10, 2014
    Hello, I want to start a lighting shop in Muscat, Oman. And I am trying to get ideas from some people who own a lighting shop in this country or outside. My Budget is 20,000 OMR which is nearly about 50,000 USD. Could you please let me know the basic information of Basic set up, Shop Space, Shop Expenses , basic products to get to work in the beginning. I would really appreciate your response. Thank you
  • Rais Ahmed said on July 14, 2014
    Hi I am a designer and manufacturer of brass and wood cremation urns and want to tie up with a reputed wholesaler of cremation urns and I want to make urns specifically for some store and work as their manufacturing unit. Rais Ahmed, 41 Dehria street, Moradabad-244001 India
  • YC said on August 6, 2014
    I plan open the lighting business. How i can grow it and the right way to success in my business? can you give me some suggestion?
  • sumit jaiswal said on August 17, 2014
    I plan open a lighting store in muzaffarpur Bihar add Tilak maidan road muzaffarpur Bihar India
  • Muhammad Shahram said on September 8, 2014
    I have started a new business of fancy lights in Deference Lahore, Pakistan. Please suggest some marketing tips.
  • mubasher said on January 28, 2015
    i have 19 years experience in lights sale in islamabad pakistan. i also import lights from chaina ana uae. i need job in pakistan or like partner at shop any one help me, 03225717031
  • Kai said on April 1, 2015
    Hi, I am Kai I plan to start up a lighting shop in Sabah , Malaysia. Which focusing on LED products. Can you give me some suggestion.
  • Leanne said on April 28, 2015
    I'm looking to open a lighting shop in Wales uk but don't know how to get good suppliers have u got any recommendations
  • Usama Faisal said on July 10, 2015
    I have showroom of Fancy light in Gujranwala Pakistan since 1988 and now i want to expand my business like i am soon inaugurating an other showroom in the same market and then later i have also plan of entering in wholesale market by importing direct from china.. Our showroom is well know in quality of products in cheap price as compared to market.. need suggestion on, like i want to make a brand of my name of showroom.. and also want to maximize sale..
  • Jacqueline A Roberts said on July 26, 2015
    I have been in the food industry retail for 37+ years. Recently retired and now working in a showroom fixture gallery and loving it! While in the Showroom Gallery ( it is a plumbing industry) we have so many clients looking for lighting fixtures and asking for advice on where to do.... There is one lighting store in the city we live in. That being said my husband and I are truly considering opening our own store and need some advice.
  • MALIK said on September 21, 2015
    Actually we are group of companies and we want open Lighting outlets in Bahrain city. Please suggest me what should be my planning and how to start. Also what types of expenses I should keep in my mind. Investment is not a problem for owner.
  • Joy said on October 22, 2015
    Hi, My husband I just open a lighting store in Vancouver, mainly focusing on residential lighting, actually, we have few experiences about this field but are eager to learn anything within this field. The first difficult we are facing now is how to make our shop be known to the public. Please give us some suggestions about marketing. Thanks a lot
  • Tej pal said on October 26, 2015
    I want to start a business in decorative lightening. Please give me step by step directions that start small money
  • Ted said on November 11, 2015
    Closing a lighting store and have clouds, wall fixtures, etc. available. Need to sell fast. Some inventory. Please email if you interest. Please serious inquiries only.
  • Matthew said on November 16, 2015
    Hello, I am starting a lighting store in 2016, working on my supplier list, location already chosen, if anyone has recommended suppliers, experience insights, marketing tips, anything! I appreciate any comments! Thank you, Nova Scotia
  • John Liew said on January 20, 2016
    HI, I plan to start up my own lighting business in Selangor. Can you guide me step by step? I Can carry 1 of the brand from Europe.
  • Tim said on February 15, 2016
    I run a lighting business in Vancouver, however because of my family runs a lighting manufacturing business in China, i am always supply with really good quality LED products at very low prices. If any of the startupers here need any help with lighting supplies feel free to contact me through my email tim.liao(at)aecolox dot com . I'd be happy to assist you with the supplying and maybe gives you some helpful advises
  • Kevard Rolle said on June 12, 2016
    I want to start up a decorative lighting company where I could decor the entire room for weddings, concerts, dinner, party, reception, ball and banquets galas with different colour scheme. I want to know what lighting items I need for this venture. I live in Exuma Bahamas.
  • Najam Awan said on August 11, 2016
    I want to open a fancy lights store in talagang, punjab. I need help that how much minimum investment I need and hows this business, kindly answer me

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