Starting an Archery Shop

Are you an archery coach, instructor or professional archer? Your expertise can help others pursue a similar interest while letting you earn money. You can become a businessman by starting a store selling archery equipment and accessories.

Discover from our basic guide the possibility of making a business out of your interest.

Archery can be pursued by people of various ages. Kids as young as six years old could learn how to hold a bow, and arrow and start shooting. Professional archers can compete in Olympic tournaments and other local and national level sports events. Interest in this sport has created an opportunity for people to start a business in line with supplying the various needs of archery enthusiasts. Traditionally, craftsmen design and make equipment for archers. Later, equipment started to be created using engineering techniques. If you want to start a business in line with archery, you can start a store that sells equipment and accessories. What should you have to start this business?

Knowledge, experience, and passion for the sport

People who go to archery shops to buy items are at different levels of expertise. Some may even be kids who are starting out. You should be able to assist them to get the proper equipment they need for their size and level of expertise. And that requires considerable knowledge and experience. Make your archery store not only a shop where archers get supplies that they need, but It should also be where they go for repairs, replacement and tuning. Having this service in your store can build your reputation as a true expert whom people can trust to help them get their equipment and service them when necessary.

Market and Location

Survey the popularity of the sport in your area. Is it part of some school program? Is there a club for archery enthusiasts in your place? Is bow hunting a popular sport for individuals and families? Are there existing archery stores around? Is there a market yet to be served? Is there an aspect in which you can specialize to stand out from competitors? Structure your business to serve the un-served or underserved portion of the market.

Inventory Supplier

As an archery store, your shop should carry bows, and arrows, and accessories like bags and cases, sights, stabilizers, clothing, arrow rests, plungers, clickers, and finger tabs. You can specialize on selling archery equipment suited for young people, or those looking for traditional items. Find wholesale vendors of archery supplies like Archery Wholesale Sources Archery Wholesale Sources


Of course, you’d need this to buy or rent a space, purchase inventory, pay for licenses and overhead. If you have been an archery coach, instructor or long-time practitioner, this is a business you can start. If you have a job aside from being manager of your store, it would be best to keep that job as this business is partly seasonal. Business could be brisk during the hunting season, but slow when it is over.


  • mike said on July 30, 2009
    i would love to have my own archery shop. just one little problem with it. it takes money and lots of it to get started.
  • RAJESH SHARMA said on November 26, 2009
    Business location: NEW DELHI, INDIA.

    i would love to have my own archery shop. just one little problem with it. it takes money and lots of it to get started.
  • kinga said on March 5, 2010
    i love archery. i own a archery shop. i need a support to expand my business ...i have a good market ...
  • Doug White said on July 4, 2010
    I am looking for someone to invest in my archery business. This is a big town and there isn't one single archery shop. I know it would do well, please contact me. 580 540 6329 thanks
  • Hunter Gray said on July 25, 2010
    Dear, kinga you must have a passion for archery. Well you see I am a skilled archer and looking for buisness, so if you need any help, which I think you do just give me a call. Oh, I am ten years old but I am skilled just like I said so trust me if you think I am kidding just give me a call anytime at 832-403-7857. thank you
  • kinga said on February 25, 2011
    i have been in archery business for last 3 years and planning to extend my business..i am looking for a funding...or a person who is interested to invest in my plz let me know id
  • Pukar said on May 17, 2011
    Nepal, Kathmandu. Well I am a Graduate Student and I have recently noticed that Archery ( Indoor) can be a good business here as we do not have any. I would like to open this in a Mall. But the problem is I have no Idea whatsoever how am i gonna Commence this Business. I plan of starting business initially with simple bow and arrow and later expand to the much advanced Archery. Well any suggestions will be highly appreciated. So please do mail me.
  • Anthony P said on June 15, 2011
    Hello. I live on Long Island, NY at there are many bowhunters that live in the county where I reside. There is 2 bow shops more than 15 miles from my home. There is great opportunity, however my target market is the younger kids. I'd like to start a bow shop that specifically targets youth. I think this can really take off. I've bowhunted for 25 years, but I'm not a professor at breaking down a bow, but this is something that I can learn. I can teach form, and recommend the proper shooting equipment, but my downfall is the maintenance side of the business. I'm thinking I can hire someone to handle that until I learn. Can you help shed light? Thank you, Anthony
  • shane netzel said on June 28, 2011
    my name is shane and i'm good bow shooter and can fix problems that people cant here in kerrick mn. And bow hunting a big sport here. And i'm looking to find someone that would like to help me start my own shop. I have my own place to use. My number is 715 816 0595 call or text.
  • varun kapoor said on November 7, 2011
    Hi Mr Rajesh Sharma, Though its been over 2 years that you have mentioned it. I hope you get to read it. I am based in mumbai and i am looking at starting archery across mumbai malls to start with and then move to other cities. Either we could start it together in partnership or you could be a consultant on royalty basis. Do let me know if it interests you. My phone number - 9324968073, 9819857988
  • Norman A. said on March 16, 2012
    To Anthony P. regarding your problem i can help you with that about the technical. i grow up with bow from my grand father to my dad which they are both a bow maker from our place. the question is i'm from Philippines to far from your place. well if in case you need my service try to send me email thank you....
  • coty trivette said on April 18, 2012
    i want to start my own flecthing shop and i need some help figuring out where to purchase my products
  • Pumi Arya said on June 26, 2014
    I want start my archery equipment but I don't know from where I should get in minimum price so I need some help figuring out where to purchase my product
  • jatinder singh said on December 7, 2014
    I am in Canada, wonder where to get stuff to get started, do you guys have some ideas, we can help each other, I want some name brand stuff, the site mentioned seems to be okay, real?, what do you think? anybody used it? 604-593-1452
  • frank eugene silver said on December 20, 2014
    Harveys lake, Pa. get in touch with allied archery. they help startups! 1-888-342-8614.
  • Meyoung Sherpa said on April 9, 2015
    Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal. My country have a great history in archery. It would be great if we start with modern archery with new generation. What are the possible ways to start my own archery in my city..
  • Rick Smith said on June 4, 2015
    Hi. I am from the virgin Islands. There are no archery shops here and the interest is very high. We are working on programs for all the schools and some students will want to buy their own equipment. I need help in setting up. Any suppliers to the Caribbean, setting up lines of credit and all that would be very helpful as well. I am an amateur archer, shooting for a few months but for the short space, I do ok. Best with a compound, not that good with the traditional. About to take some NASP courses as well as range office course from FITA certified coaches.
  • Ernie Clark said on December 1, 2015
    Would love to open a indoor range and would be the only 3d indoor range in 60 miles or more!
  • Mr.illiyash uďdin said on September 24, 2016
    Hi...I am manufacturers of archery product if any body need pleas email me regarding any type of archery product.


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