Starting Retail Store Bags Business

Throughout time, bags have been used by men and women of all ages in their day to day lives. Today, bags have evolved from a simple carrying tool to become a fashion accessory produced in different styles, shapes, and sizes.

Why not profit from this wonderful opportunity? We can teach you steps on retail store bags business startup.

Like any other business, setting up your retail store bags business would need goals and agreements in writing that leads to a solid business pan. Be very specific on what you want – whether you just want a small operation to make extra cash or a store that would generate full time income.

Building your Bags Business

Depending on your aim, you need to research and find sources of the bags to sell. You can either create hand pieces yourself or find a good supplier that will deliver volume of bags to meet your demand. Readymade bags offer speed, convenience and lower price while handcrafted pieces are special, beautiful and one-of-a-kind.

You also need to register your business. Usually, you would operate as a sole proprietorship or partnership if you have other co-owners. Retail businesses are seldom set up as corporations at the start. Just make sure that you obtain a federal ID from the IRS and secure all licenses for protection of your personal assets and business legitimacy.

Assuming that you already found a great venue of your store with lots of people passing by, you need to make sure that you have all the pieces together in completing the interior components of your store. Of course every retail store has a stock room – you should have one too, even if it’s just a small one. Also, use shopping baskets for your customer’s convenience, cash registers for them to check out fast, and tagging guns to be efficient in tagging prices. Don’t forget to put loads of shelves as well as cleaning supplies to make sure that everything is tidy and neat.

Marketing your Bags Business

After setting everything up, it’s now time to find out your target market and start selling to them. There are many ways to do this – you can place traditional ads in the papers or media, advertise your retail store bags business all over the internet, and put up a fabulous store front appealing to everyone who pass by.

Other marketing strategies could be participating in trade shows or showing your inventory to merchants for a distributorship agreement with them. You can also lend out several items to fashion shows or even donate some as prizes for contests. When you offer stylish and quality-made bags, you can be sure that majority of people will love your goods. Therefore, it would not be too difficult to grow your business and branch out to various areas as well.


  • sam said on May 16, 2012
    I do not have any idea but want to start a Retail store of Ladies hand bags. My location is Siliguri & Gangtok. Please give me ideas what I have to do & how to start.
  • eunice said on June 11, 2015


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