Start a Coffee Mug Business

If you want to start a coffee mug business, you might succeed since coffee mugs are highly in demand these days. You can promote your products in schools, offices, and in retail stores in your area.

With the right marketing strategies, you can easily establish your customer base. Good luck.

Starting a Coffee Mug Business

Coffee mugs are already part of the daily lives of people. The moment you wake up, you will go to the kitchen and prepare your favorite coffee. There are even individuals who drink their milk and other drinks on the mug. Starting a coffee mug business can be a great way to earn some great money. If you want, you can also offer customized ones like those with photos. Find a wholesaler or supplier of mugs – ceramic mugs, travel mugs, tumblers, etc. You can use the internet to find potential suppliers of these mugs so that you can also sell the items at a much lower price.

How to do you plan to sell the mugs? Are you going to sell it door to door, in flea markets, or in your own store? It would be an advantage to sell the coffee mugs in your own store but with a small capital, you can begin with a home-based business. This is a great way to cut down the overhead costs. For now, you can concentrate in finding a supplier that can offer you the best deals. Conduct a thorough research online and a local survey to determine the preferred coffee mugs by your target market. Make sure that your product lines are well loved by your targeted customers.

Inventory and Customers

Once you have the inventory, you can create a simple catalog for all your coffee mug products. You will show the catalog to potential buyers. You can also sell the mugs online through your very own business site. In your local area, you can sell the mugs to store owners like in the department stores and other retail stores. Show your product lines and let them pick the coffee mugs that they want to sell. You can also sell the coffee mugs during local shows and in flea markets.

Try to visit schools and offices because these establishments usually send out special tokens to students and employees. Some employers might order many mugs as gift for their employees. All it takes is hard work and dedication. With the right tools and marketing techniques, your home-based coffee mug business can succeed. To avoid potential legal problems, you also need to apply for a business license. Prior to opening the business, you should apply and pay for the licensing fee. The license will be released in a matter of weeks or months. Promote your business extensively to attract customers. You can visit the establishments mentioned earlier or you can send out flyers in high traffic areas.


  • shin mathew said on July 20, 2012
    Helo sir, I am shin mathew from kerala. i would like to start and to know more about paper bag manufacturing business and coffee mug business. i also would like to know about low capital business of 1 lakh. regards shin mathew
  • Michael McCann said on April 15, 2013
    Green Bay, WI USA. I want to open a coffee mug business, but I have some innovation ideas for the mugs. I don't have a whole lot of money to get started or know how I go about getting started. Some info and advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  • KALYAN KAR said on November 5, 2013
    Interested to start a business for manufacturing of "Designer Coffee Mugs. Need tips and suggestions. Thanks.


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