Starting a Wine and Spirits Store

Wine and spirits stores are privileged as they offer quality liquor and beer to people joining there. As a store owner you have to maintain variety and decorum too. Some other items such as sausages, cheeses and glassware or wine bottle openers are also much in demand. The customer coming to you may approach for such items.

Explore most strategic planning followed by counterparts. Fix your business operation according to specific rules.

Too much competitive atmosphere is the biggest challenge for wine and spirits store owners. Your customer service must remain better than others. It is one of the best options to show your presence in the market that is already flooded with herd of such shops that are serving too many customers everyday.

Keep your wine and spirits shop in the limelight by initiating some unique and favorable plans for some discount, additional services offered and chance to enjoy something newer for developing customer base. People of your locality must remain familiar with your store – do whatever you can to keep yourself ahead of others.

How to Start?

Most important aspect with starting wine and spirits shop is selection of location from where you operate this business. As different types of wines are imported from dealers for selling in retail you don’t need to bother much about raw as they would be collected as per the need. But you must arrange transportation facility to shift liquor from one location to the other when bringing them in bulk.

Explore possibilities of opening second location after first one gets noticed and becomes centre of attraction to spread your business twofold. Keep each and every detail of this trade by having adequate information about rules and regulations of the region when it comes to selling wines.

Demand of particular type of liquor and stoking it to cater to the needs of customers is major factor that have to be given importance. Though traditional model is still practiced but you should also focus on creating website of your wine and spirits store which can look a replica of your store. People from the far off areas would approach you and can order wine after surfing your website. Keep it in mind that delivery of all online orders has to be done on immediate basis.

Business Plan

Follow the strategy that helps your shop to qualify as free-standing wine and spirits store. Also don’t forget that liquor may not be permitted for sell in some food markets in few places. Existing rules and newer ones implied have to be obeyed strictly. Violation of rule means you may loose license to run wine and spirits store.

There is abundant chance that you will face cutthroat competition and potential opposition from competitors while starting your wine store. Such issues have to be resolved amicably.

170 Comments

  • Darbarsing said on September 15, 2010
    I want to start business in Aruban Area of Dhule Maharastra. Start to Wine shop store but license is IMP but how to take license and which document provide for license. so if you hv information about that then you will give the idea to me on my email id. Thanks in advance Darbarsing
  • Guru said on January 31, 2011
    Please let me know how many license and documents I need to have to open a wine shop.
  • Ritika Naruka said on May 27, 2011
    I want to start business in Kota, Rajasthan. Please let me know how to take license and which document provide for license. Please, I need to have to open a wine shop.
  • pankaj5986 said on November 24, 2011
    I want to start wine shop in Mumbai so what is procedure to get license and which document require for it.
  • RAJVEER SINGH TURNA said on March 13, 2012
    plz help me How to open a beer bar, and how much cost against license.
  • Navneet singh said on September 14, 2012
    Sir please guide me what are steps for opening a beer bar in punjab
  • Anshul said on September 27, 2012
    Hi i want to know the requirements & License required to open a bar in delhi. What is the cost & Formalities regarding this
  • james maera said on September 29, 2012
    I am located in kenya nairobi, huruma estate. I would wish to try my hand in wines and spirits retail outlet. any advice
  • ANIL PANDURANG AHIRE said on October 22, 2012
    Hello sir/madam, I want start wine shop so please let me know how to take license and which documents provide for wine license, please help me and revert me as soon as possible.
  • moses said on October 22, 2012
    send me the whole wines and spirit business plan and details of customer requirements, am in nairobi kenya
  • paul gichia said on October 28, 2012
    am in kenya and I have already started a small store by the name supreme wines and spirits. now I have spotted a certain location not very far from the one that I have and am seriously looking for help financially and advisory. please help me and we can even have an agreement on the same.
  • Solomon said on November 4, 2012
    I am planning of opening a wines and spirits shop here in Nairobi, kenya. I need to know more about this whole issue ,the requirements and any other information. Your assistance will be highly, appreciated . Regards , Solomon.
  • Babulal Gupta said on November 19, 2012
    Please advise what will be the procedure for opening the new wine shop in mumbai. what is the necessary documents required. Where to reach to get all formalities....
  • Joe said on December 10, 2012
    Am writing from Kenya and would wish to get a design for a wine a spirit shop in the Lake side town of Kisumu Kindly help,,,
  • Grace said on December 27, 2012
    I am planning of opening a wines and spirits shop in Nairobi. I need to know more about, the requirements and any other information. Your assistance will be highly, appreciated.
  • joshua said on December 28, 2012
    Am in Mombasa Kenya and am planning of opening a wines and spirits shop. I would like to know the procedure, requirements and any other information which can assist me. Please advice.
  • Ganesh said on December 29, 2012
    HI, I am making plan to open a new wine shop in Osmanabad, Maharashtra(India) and which type of documents are need to be fulfill the license copy of it. Kindly revert back me ASAP. Thanks Ganesh
  • Sagar More said on December 30, 2012
    I want to open or start a wine shop in dhule (Maharashtra). So please tell me the procedure about to get the license and the documents required.
  • Sandie Gee said on January 10, 2013
    I wish to start up a wine and spirit business here in Lagos, Nigeria. What are the requirements and procedures? I anticipate a prompt response, thanks.
  • james odero said on February 9, 2013
    i would like to start a wine and spirit pub in mombasa-kenya, and i would love to know more about the information and requirements..
  • Prashant Patil. said on February 12, 2013
    want to start wine shop in sangli dist. so what is procedure to get license and which document require for it.
  • Dante Cummings said on February 28, 2013
    I am wanting to open a wine and spirits store in mombasa kenya. Being a foreigner I am needing the process along with types of permits and fees to start
  • Christine said on March 2, 2013
    I am in Nairobi, Kenya would like to open awines n spirit shop and would like to know how much the license cost. Please let me know via email.
  • beta said on March 12, 2013
    am in muranga, kenya and would like to open a wine spirit. Tell me what i need to have and how good is the business
  • Aram said on March 14, 2013
    I want to manufacture spirit and wine in nakuru kenya . What are the legal process i have to follow.
  • Gladys said on March 28, 2013
    i'm Gladys from limuru kenya and would to open a wines and spiri shop. kindly assist me with all the information needed. thank you
  • Sam said on March 28, 2013
    I would like to venture into a wines & Spirit business. Kindly advice me on the way to go, Am Sam from Homa Bay County in Kenya.
  • edna said on April 10, 2013
    i want to start a wine and spirit shop in Naivasha in a few a months times, please advice me on way to go.
  • ifeoluwapo said on April 21, 2013
    Hello, I want to start a wine and spirit store in abuja, nigeria. I need your help with the necessary informations on the business and how i can go about it. Informations on how i can contact supplies, process my license and other things. thanks.
  • claries said on April 23, 2013
    hello, i want to start a wines and spirit shop in Embakasi, Nairobi,Kenya. please help know how much capital may be required and tips on how to start it.
  • Juliet said on April 26, 2013
    i will like to start a wine and spirit stores in Machackos Kenya.I need you help on how i can go about and how much capital may be require to start the business
  • Pramod Mody said on May 5, 2013
    I want to start a wine and spirit shop and I am located at Kandivali(East), Mumbai. Please guide me as to how can I get a license for a wine shop and what other formalities have to be completed before starting and what hurdles will I face later on. Please guide on the requirement of initial capital investment also.
  • chalie said on May 7, 2013
    Started a High end wines and spirits on ngong road, kilimani area, Nairobi. reasonable rents, good finishing and all. Good potential for both retail and wholesale, fully licensed. Have to relocate with the Missus to the UK and need to sell. Tips?
  • jerry said on May 15, 2013
    kenya, mombasa i would like to know how many licenses am required to have and how much it costs for me to start a wine and spirit sports pub
  • sandra said on June 4, 2013
    I want to start wine and spirit shop in rongai nairobi, I need your help with the necessary requirement information, how to go about it and the possible amount to start the business.....thnks in advance
  • joyce wangui. said on June 4, 2013
    I am interested in owning and running a wine and spirits business. I am particularly interested in the offer to buy the business in Kilimani by 'Charlie'. Is the offer still on? How much is he asking for? Can i get his email contact? Thanks.
  • lawrence said on June 8, 2013
    I am interested in owning my club in Kenya. I need your help with necessary requirement information.
  • erico said on June 18, 2013
    am planning of starting a wines and spirits shop in kampala. help me know the amount of capital needed and the rules and regulations regarding that
  • terry said on June 20, 2013
    want to start a wines and spirit business in nairobi, help me with business plan
  • kenneth ndolo Mutunga said on June 24, 2013
    am in mombasa and am interested in running a senator keg pub. please help me with the necessary information. Am in Mombasa, Kenya.
  • joyce said on July 8, 2013
    Am in Nairobi i want to start a wine and spirit shop. i would like to be advised with a business plan and the capital i could start with. Thank you in advance
  • Adiaesup said on July 9, 2013
    Am planning to open a wine and spirit store in Nigria. Help me kn the capital needed. And the price list of wine and spirit here in Nigeria. My location is Akwa Ibom state, uyo. Thank you. Norah.
  • Mwangi said on August 1, 2013
    Hi, I want to know the procedure on how to open a joint wines and spirit bar, and pliz assist how much capital am I supposed to have when starting the bar??? Thank u ua assistance will be highly appreciated.
  • david said on August 2, 2013
    I would like to start a wine and spirit store in my home area Nairobi and also know the capital to do that. Please help with the business plan. thank you
  • Martin Muriithi said on August 21, 2013
    kagio town, kenya.. give more tips on how to run an existing shop, and also help with the business plan. thanks
  • makesh said on August 22, 2013
    Hi what licenses and how much do they cost for opening a wines and spirit shop in nairobi kenya.
  • lily said on September 7, 2013
    Hi, i'm in Nairobi and i want to start a wines and spirits shop in Mavoko county, what licenses do i require and at how much.I need help please. Thanks.
  • Joshua said on September 11, 2013
    I wish to start a wines and spirits in nyamira county . Kindly advice on how i could double it as wholesale and retail with capital of kes 500,000
  • peter said on September 13, 2013
    hello am peter from nairobi i wish to start a wines and spirit business in Githurai which licenses do i need? and how much do they cost? plus what is the least advisable amount of stock is better for start up? i have never been in this business so your help will be highly appreciated thanx
  • Dani said on September 18, 2013
    I am writing from Nairobi Kenya. I would like to start a wines and spirits shop in Tena Estate. What licenses do I need and how much do they cost? which is the least amount of stock that I need to start with. Thanks.
  • Rashikant gadpayle said on October 12, 2013
    Hello sir ,i am ravi i need to open a wine shop or as deshi daru shop, so please give me a suggestion about to make a license, and which document required ,how much cost will required to make license as per law so please give me a suggestion thanking u sir,...
  • katrina said on October 18, 2013
    hi, i need to open a wine and spirits shop in arusha would 3 million capital be enough to do so? and do you know any suppliers in here. thank you for the article
  • graciella said on October 29, 2013
    @chalie, I want to know if the shop is still on sale. Also I need a business partner for starting wine and spirit store
  • robert mutuku said on October 29, 2013
    hi, i would like to run a wine & spirit club i need the requirements to starts the business which i refer to operate in nairobi.
  • graciella said on October 29, 2013
    anyone interested to open a partnership business for selling wine and spirit contact me thru this email address and you must have 250k gracewangari90@yahoo.com
  • Serah said on November 20, 2013
    hi i would like to open a wines and spirit shop in Roysambu Nairobi. how much will the licenses cost me.
  • Joan Wanjiku said on November 24, 2013
    Hi, am thinking of starting a wine and spirit business in naivasha kenya. I need your advice on the procedure to starting such a business, the requirements and possible challenges to expect. waiting for your response asap. thanks in advance
  • joan suke said on November 24, 2013
    What documents or license do i need to start a wine and spirit business and approximately how much would it cost me??
  • joshua said on November 27, 2013
    Hi, i am in Kenya Kiambu county and would like to start wines and spirit, kindly give me advise on how to start.
  • Tikeswar said on November 28, 2013
    How to gat licence for wine shope in jharsuguda
  • vera muga said on December 5, 2013
    Hi I am in Nairobi Kenya and would like to start a wines and spirits business. Please send me all the requirements and licenses. br vera.
  • vijay bhutada said on December 10, 2013
    how to get license for desidaru or wine shop. and which document to provide for license. i like to open shop in tryambakeshwar dist nasik maharashrta
  • wanjiru said on December 11, 2013
    I am in nairobi and would like to start a wine and spirit shop, need help on how many licenses to have and amount of capital need. thank you
  • moses thiga said on December 11, 2013
    i am starting a business of wines and spirit in my rural area, kindly advise on the minimum amount of capital i should start with, and how many license i should have.
  • frank said on December 18, 2013
    I would wish to venture in the business of wines en spirits ..please advise me on what are the requirements to get the license and all the conditions necessary. am from nairobi kenya
  • Geoffrey Ongeta said on December 25, 2013
    Hi i'm Geoffrey from Ong'ata Rongai and i want to venture into the business of Wines and Spirit, plz advice the cost of starting the business and also the supplies whom i would rely from time to time for effectiveness for my regular customers.
  • edward martin said on January 11, 2014
    i want to open a club in nairobi mostlly wine, any lead from where i can start please will appreciate most
  • pure said on January 11, 2014
    want to start wine and spirits shop in narok. what licensing do I need? need or advice
  • Isineville@gmail.com said on January 24, 2014
    I want to Start up a spirits and wines Business downtown kampala is it a wise decision
  • andrew said on January 30, 2014
    Hi i want to open a wine and spirit shop at kikuyu thogoto in Kenya what are the requirements and i need more of our advice in planning and the cost of starting the shop..
  • johnny said on January 31, 2014
    How much does it cost to get licensed to operate wine and spirit
  • Video said on February 24, 2014
    Hello I want to open a wines and spirits in Nairobi kenya, how do I go about it
  • makori said on February 25, 2014
    would wish to stat wines and spirit wholesalers shop at keroka please tel me procedure
  • lucy said on March 3, 2014
    send me the proper management of a wine and spirit shop and how to know the profits you are making for easier flow of the business
  • Rakesh kumar said on March 13, 2014
    I want to start wine shop in Delhi-NCR so what is procedure to get license and which document require for it.
  • Dianah said on March 31, 2014
    I would like to start a wines and spirits but in wholesale in Nairobi. please advice me on the steps i need to follow, how much i will require, the profit margin, advantages and disadvantages and anything I should know in this business. thanks
  • amey surve said on April 1, 2014
    How many amt i need too open d wine shop in mumbai. How many license i required
  • moses said on April 2, 2014
    tell me all the licenses needed to stat a wines and spirit and the cost of each and any other requirement.
  • litulemusyoka@yahoo.com said on April 10, 2014
    I would like to start a wine & spirit shop in Embu, advice on the following:
    The cost of the license.
    The capital required.
    How to get your products and the price list.
    Thanks in advice.
  • George Odero said on April 10, 2014
    Kisumu Liquor Outlet is a wine and spirits shop in Kisumu located along kondele-kibos road.
  • anmol kumar said on April 13, 2014
    sir i want to open wine and beer shop in delhi. please suggest me. my contact no-09873907549, 08587015317
  • GAUTAM SARDAR said on April 18, 2014
    I WANT TO START WINE SHOP & BEER SHOP IN MUMBAI KALYAN ( MAHARASTRA)BUT 1 ST PROB IS LICENSE, Tell me how can get.
  • maxwell v said on April 19, 2014
    Hi am maxwel i would like to start a wine and spirit shop in Rongai please advise on the following; The cost of the license. The minimum capital required. Where to get products. The price list. Thanks in advance
  • mashaa said on April 23, 2014
    hi i would like to open a wine n spirit store in nairobi kenya plz can u advice me what d least amount is advisable to start with just a small one n all license n the cost thanx in advance
  • loyce said on April 24, 2014
    Am planing to open a wine and spirit shop for wholesale and retail, what are the requirement, need your advice, thanx in advance am loyce from Nairobi kenya
  • allen ofoin said on May 13, 2014
    I want to start the wine business at nigeria at bayelsa state i need ur help to send me some detail about it and ur contact number
  • vaibhav mahajan said on May 19, 2014
    what amt is needed to open a wine shop in mumbai/Kalyan. How many license are required. also advise if the shop should be taken on rent or it should be our own.
  • vaibhav mahajan said on May 19, 2014
    am planning of starting a wines and spirits shop in Mumbai/Kalyan. help me know the amount of capital needed and the rules and regulations regarding that and also how many license i have to get and what should be the approx stoct in store and also advise if the shop should be on rent or our own.
  • NANCY KAMAU said on May 20, 2014
    I would like to open a wines and spirits shop in THIKA , KENYA. How much will it cost me to acquire a wholesale and retail license? Nearest distributors and their price list?
  • Mary Diana said on June 5, 2014
    How much capital do i need to start up a wine shop.
  • Nangabo Nandwa said on June 9, 2014
    i would like to start a take away wines and spirits shop in Embakasi area in Nairobi with mini capital like ksh. 250,000. note that rental business range from 20,000 to 30,000. please advise.
  • marlene adah said on June 18, 2014
    i am interested in starting a wines and spirits store both wholesale and retail..i am in kenya and i have a capital of ..100 thousand shillings..kindly advise me on a business plan and how to go about it
  • austin limbe said on June 18, 2014
    i would like to start a wines and spirit retail outlet in bondo, kenya, how much start up capital will i need? and what are the licensing fees?
  • Daniel Ngari said on June 21, 2014
    I would like to start a wines and spirit joint and I am planning to start off with 250k will this amount stand a reasonable well stocked joint?
  • Kevin said on June 22, 2014
    I have been operating a bar with keg pump in huruma nairobi for the last 4yrs .been transferred to work in lodwar. looking for a willing buyer to take over the place. it has dstv connected, 800 watts music system, 32 nch flat screen tv and wellstocked with a good customer base. accessible and secure. asking price 160k though slightly negotiable. contact owner 0714097352
  • Ann Mutuku said on June 29, 2014
    I am in Nakuru town and I want to open a wines and spirits shop and a place where peoples can watch football as well... How much do I need and how much does the license cost??
  • Solomon Kariri said on July 15, 2014
    Am Solomon from Nyeri, Kenya. I intend to start a wine and spirit wholesale and retail store in Nyeri. Kindly assist me with a business plan and advice me how much capital i may need. I've already rented a shop that am currently renovating. What are the challenges in this business?
  • ceceeh1 said on August 22, 2014
    I need to know everything needed to start a wine biz
  • Getrude said on August 26, 2014
    Want to start a wine and spirits business.an in nairobi kenya. kindly advice on minimum capital required, cost of license, where to get products at wholesale price and the price list. Regards
  • nelson masaya said on August 28, 2014
    Hey I'm thinking of starting a wine and spirit hea in nairobi kebera area. will you pliz advice me on how to go about it, the capital and all the requirements I need. I'll be glad. Thank you, Nelson

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