Starting a Pound Shop

The trickiest skill that you need to hone in starting a pound shop is the skill in choosing the products that would be saleable in your shop.

Keep an eye on items that fly off fast in the shelves. Likewise, you must perfect the process.

When starting a pound shop you should be keen in selecting items that you can sell for 1 pound. Make sure that you can still obtain profit despite of the knock down price. The success of your business depends on the decision that you will initiate. That is why you should choose items that are used regularly by customers. Here are some tips that you can follow to achieve a successful pound shop.


The major factor that you should consider in choosing your stocks is the seasonal variations. According to many store owners, the Christmas period is the season that gives huge profit as compared to other seasons of the year. That is why you should think for discount products that you sell in your pound shop ahead of time. However, while accommodating Christmas items you need to decrease stock of other items and planning ahead is very much important. On the other hand, you need not only forecast seasonal variations but also the recent trends of items.

Finding a supplier

Looking for supplier is not an easy task when starting a pound shop. You can use the directory in looking for wholesaler that provides discount. You can also find supplier over the internet as there is a plethora of online stores that offer big discounts. Once you found the right supplier it would be easier to choose the items that are worth of pounds. Another important thing that you need to ensure is to show to the supplier that you have good credit rating so that they will trust you. Likewise, you also need to establish a good relationship with the supplier and keep an open communication with them. You should also choose reliable supplier that is able to make deliveries anytime you need the items.


After you have found the right supplier, the next thing to consider is the reality of managing the business. As the pound shop owner you are responsible of dealing all the business issues. There are lots of things that you should pay attention from the necessary documents needed in your business to the recruitment of store staff. When everything is settled, thinking about the profit is the next step to tackle. Ensure that you always offer new lines of items to meet the needs of customers. Profit will start to grow once customers know that the items you sell are much cheaper as compared to local markets. Finally, you should think a business executive thinks. This would motivate you to manage your business properly.


  • Frangeska said on January 30, 2015
    i would like to open my own pound shop in Treorchy Rhondda Cynon Taff cf42/6sh
  • fatmira lezo said on December 9, 2015
    I would like to open my own pound shop in Albania,i need help beafor starting please and some advise,many thanks


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