Startup Kit for a Leather Goods Retail Business

You might have found the lucrative nature of the leather goods retail business, and interested to start one. However, you have no idea how to open your own leather goods retail shop. Are you looking for a good business guide for your own leather goods retail shop?

This article will help you get on your way to selling and making money out of leather goods.

The good thing about this business is that it is easier to set up, a feat made possible by the introduction of e-commerce into the scene. Before, you would have needed to rent space for your shop or boutique. In the old days, getting a retail shop up and running was costly and took quite some time to set up. However, with e-commerce, people can now start selling things without having to physically occupy a retail space at the posh area. Here is how you can take advantage of this phenomenon and get on your way to a successful, profitable venture.

It is more important to figure out few things before applying for a license for your leather store. You must write up your business plan before heading to a consultant for some help on your venturing plan. Once you are ready with a complete business plan then look for the place where you want to start your leather goods store. Choosing a place to open your store is a big challenge if you are planning for a traditional retial store. Have your finances ready to buy your leather store inventory, rent your place and pay your employees. Once your store is up and running then it is all about promoting your business and making max out of it.

Website for your Leather Goods Retail Business

Anything that is being sold online needs a main website, where the proprietor can display his items that are being sold. You would need to start taking pictures and videos of your products so that you can upload them to the site. With that taken care of, the next thing you should worry about is getting traffic directed to your site in order to generate the needed conversions. Conversion happens when a visitor becomes a customer and buys your products.

In designing your website, make sure it has a clean layout that will not confuse or, turn off the visitor once he enters your site. The design and content should be aesthetically pleasing, and should entice the visitor to keep browsing for your products.

Marketing Campaign for Leather Store

In the digital age, marketing still retains its power in getting a business to be noticed. This time, however, you will be facing stiffer competition as more and more people are getting into the online business trend. To gain an edge, you need a very effective marketing campaign to get people to notice you.

Viral marketing has proven to be very effective. To initiate a viral marketing campaign for your business, it would be beneficial for you to sign up for an account in any social networking websites. Multiply, for example, has provided a breeding ground for e-commerce because of its photo albums feature. Blogging and article writing can help promote your products too. You can blog or write about anything, although it is preferable to write about things related to your market, and then you include a link to your website within the article.

You might also want to consider posting an ad that links towards your website in any of the search engines. These ads appear when people make a search using keywords related to your market, increasing your chances of conversion since only people having an interest for your market will see the ads.

57 Comments

  • Tresy said on July 20, 2010
    hi, I want to start a leather boutique..pls give me some tips to start the same. Rgds, Tresy
  • ARun Swami said on August 3, 2010
    I would like to start a leather products showroom. I have a leather manufacturing unit. I need you to help me to get a good shop in suitable place for rent and guide. Please help me. I am in chromepet, chennai, Tamilnadu, India.
  • Ghulam Mustafa said on September 8, 2010
    hi, i want to start a leather products small buisness but i don't have any idea about this buisness. plz help me to start this buisness, i live in kolkata
  • Shamim Ahmed said on October 12, 2010
    Hello Ghulam, I am London based entrepreneur with interest in leather product market. Please contact me at shamim.cranfield@gmail. We will take forward from there. Best regards Sham
  • Mauricio Muller said on December 31, 2010
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  • Akash bajpai said on January 13, 2011
    Hi, m akash i want to start a leather article based business pls suggest me some good ideas to help me out
  • Durga said on January 20, 2011
    I would like to start a leather business in india.I want to know how much capital required for this leather business. Please help me..
  • MANISH DHAWAN said on March 14, 2011
    Looking for appointing franchise of a European brand in leather ladies fashion bags high quality
  • Nazir said on March 28, 2011
    Hi, i am looking for some clients who can import leather jackets and other leather accessories, if required. I had been working in some companies till now and learned lot about the business. Now i am planning to start my own business, where i will be dealing with the manufacturing the leather goods and supplying them to the client. Is there anyone who is interested.
  • md.hussain said on April 1, 2011
    Hi, i'm a entrepreneur from india kolkata i'm looking for buyer of leather wallet, i phone case, ladies hand bag. if anyone interested please contact me hussaininfo90@yahoo.com. thank you... our company name is umars leather.its located in india.state west bengal. city kolkata. for further information contact hussaininfo90@yahoo.com
  • Senthil said on April 29, 2011
    I have a leather goods showroom, Sensi Leather Creations with my own brand name called "Hun'z". It's located at Valasarapakkam, Chennai. I have all leather goods from ladies handbags, wallet, shoes and etc. Kindly contact me @ tolin1975@yahoo.co.in for further inquiry. Thanks.
  • sabu jacob said on June 20, 2011
    Sr, i am looking for clients who can import all kinds of Indian leather items or other accessories.If any body interested, my business man will come in your shop as soon as possible in order to show all leather goods.
  • Pankaj said on May 17, 2012
    Hi! I am pankaj, I have a show room of 400sq.ft on main road of Bharuch, gujarat. I am interested to start a leather accessories business.If some one who wants to associate with me, please let me e-mail. Thanks, Pankaj
  • Mahtaab Ahmad. said on September 3, 2012
    I am runing a leather factory with my father my father export all type of leather goods like wallet, leather jacket, ladies hand bag etc if anyone want to import leather goods will high quality so contact me. I live in lahore Pakistan cell# +923214145513
  • K.R.Rajesh said on November 2, 2012
    i want to start a leather goods and bag unit please give me a idea, and how to run and marketing tips.
  • Mohd shahid said on December 19, 2012
    I am running a business of leather belts and wallet, if any one interested, please let me know. mohd.shahid_bm@yahoo.com
  • umer farooq said on December 25, 2012
    hey, i want to start leather items business i have my leather shop in Saddar, karachi. Now, i want be start business of ladies handbag , wallet and jackets . If u are interested order me At umerfaroooq11@yahoo.com. All the customers will be happy from our work order us and take goods at time when you want. thank you if u co operate with us.....
  • Rahul Jaiswal said on January 29, 2013
    How can I start a leather business(Jackets, Bags, belts and wallets) in Allahabad city ( Uttar Pradesh).
  • Anil Goel said on March 11, 2013
    hi, i am a manufacturer of leather bags, belts, wallets, garments in delhi & having a very deep knowledge in leather, anybody who wants to start their own business in leather products or want to buy or design their product can contact me. regards Anil goel 9899815555
  • DHEERAJ said on May 3, 2013
    hi, exclusive ladies leather bag manufacture wanted to open a showroom in west delhi (rented)kindly help me to make a project.
  • MANESH said on May 7, 2013
    HI, I WANT TO START LEATHER BUSINESS, I HAVE SMALL MFG UNIT IN DHARAVI, CAN U PLEASE HELP US TO GROW THE BUSINESS
  • Razak from Malaysia said on August 4, 2013
    I am from Malaysia would like to make all kind of leather product. Because of the cost is a little bid high, i would like to suggest to get a real and honest procedure of selling online in all over the world especially Asia. So all manufacturer owner can deal with me as a partner and we cab co-opperate like a drop shipper. you send me a sample and price include post delivery so i can publish all kind of yours...after that its will be a cash term business...pls whatsapp me at 0060176121002 or email razzakmelaka@gmail.com
  • Subhash Mehta said on August 28, 2013
    Hi Manish I can help you in developing your leather business. I am from Mumbai and we can meet up to discuss further. You can e-mail me at subhashmehta@hotmail.com. Thanks
  • VENKAT SK said on January 14, 2014
    I would like to start a showroom for ladies handbag in chennai. I need idea how to establish and marketing tips. How much cost would incur. Kindly help me. 9789088067 venkatjob@yahoo.com
  • vinayak pawar said on February 17, 2014
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  • Sidra Bhatti said on February 20, 2014
    We are made leather products like Belts, dog belts, knife pouch, gun cover and leather bags. If u need any product so u send me picture your sample product. You can e-mail me at afshanleathers@gmail.com.
  • vinayak pawar said on March 18, 2014
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  • john dula said on March 27, 2014
    will you please send me some info?
  • alex said on April 23, 2014
    I deal with male classy leather belts. I am located in Nirobi kenya and you can reach me via Whatsapp 254722951217 Email mwaalex@live.com, let us make this industry grow.
  • sunil said on May 11, 2014
    hello everybody i have factory in Mumbai for making handbags i need somebody who can stitch handbags for me if anybody interested please mail me sunil1601@rediffmail.com
  • nilabjobasu said on August 17, 2014
    hi, i am the manufacturer of the leather product, our items are gents/ladies wallet, ladies fashionable handbags, unisex office bags, laptop bags, rucksack bags, travel bags, designer gents shoes, office shoes with genuine leather. we have own tannery. any interested company or person want to do business with us please mail me nilabjobasu@hotmail.com
  • Clarence Dias said on October 10, 2014
    Hi, I am into manufacture of leather goods based in mumbai. If anyone looking for leather product plz contact me on 91 98 210 30 25
  • Nafis Akhtar said on November 5, 2014
    Hi, I want a brand name for leather goods in India. Please suggest at orient_crafts@yahoo.com
  • S Pervez said on December 2, 2014
    I am manufacturing cow hairon leather and leather carpet. please feel free contact for above. Shams pervez - Kanpur-UP-India. Slfpervez@gmail.com - +919839605810
  • Ganesan.S said on December 27, 2014
    Dear sir/mam, we are supplying branded high quality leather belts, wallets from chennai. contact multiproducts7@gmail.com. thks whtsapp +919884028576
  • hidayat husain said on December 28, 2014
    I am from kanpur. which is a hub of leather products. I am dealing with leather. Jackets, belts, ladies purse, etc.
  • Trent said on February 3, 2015
    I want to start a company selling leather goods such as wallets, belts, iPhone cases and key chains. Email me at dapperlydone@gmail.com for details
  • vijay said on February 6, 2015
    Dear. Sir/mam, we are supplying high quality leather. from gujarat india. Pls contact me on whtsapp. 09277355997. email. vijay_409@rediffmail.com
  • krishna dhungana said on March 31, 2015
    i want to start a leather goods produced in nepal which brand is good how can i start any body advice me ?
  • MMD NIHAL said on April 13, 2015
    hi friends please help me to start a leather shop in kerala base. kindly tell me the where will get good leather product shops in ambur r some where else
  • Ivan Fernandez said on April 14, 2015
    Hi, my family is involved in the leather industry for more than 25 years. We are looking for potential buyers around the world. We manufacture wet blue and also belts, wallets and bags. We specialise in alligator and sheep mostly. If you are interested to make business with us call me to +59172158283 or email me to ivancho119@yahoo.com.
  • Anthony J. Phillips said on May 18, 2015
    Hi, My name is Anthony, I have extensive experience in designing and manufacturing my own leather goods for men and women, as well as religious bags for the Jewish community. I want to start a business both online and at some point sell to stores. I will do 2 types, mens and womens leather goods and the other will be religious bags to carry religious items. Everything will be custom made and can be ordered individually by the customer. My question is "where do I start?". I am in New York City and my email address is AnthonyJPhillips613@gmail.com. If you can provide any direction it will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  • Osama said on June 15, 2015
    I am from Pakistan, currently i am manufacturing all kind of leather jackets. Because of the cost is a little bid high, i would like to suggest to get a real and honest procedure of selling online in all over the world especially in England. So all leather jackets importer and manufacturer can deal with me as a partner. If anybody interested then contact me at on whatsapp at 00923333249488 or email osamaklai@hotmail.com
  • Harshvardhan Saxena said on September 26, 2015
    Hi Everyone, My name is Harsh & I am looking for potential leather goods buyers. With advance technology & skilled labours, I have potential of fulfilling large orders even if the products are custom made like having a particular siza or type of article as well as any name can be embossed on these goods. I can be contacted on above email. My email is Harshvardhan.saxena@accenture.com
  • mandar karanjalkar said on December 25, 2015
    HI I am looking for manufacturers of all type of export quality leather goods.Looking for bulk purchase once the trust is developed.Let us know who can provide such goods and how do i see the samples.I am based in Mumbai and would like to export it to UK and to sell in the domestic market.Regards.Mandar K.Contact Me on mkaranjalkar@gamil.com
  • Mohd fakhare alam said on March 5, 2016
    Asalam alekum i start leather work in sultanpur up my mail is mohdalam775@yahoo.com
  • Fragos said on March 14, 2016
    Aletti in a Greek company and wants to start selling high fashionable leather clothes and bags in Europe by opening it's own shop in Germany or UK. Any suggestions about a good shop for rent? Www.pinterest.com/alettileather. Please only perfect quality of nappa and super modern designs
  • Alltrends Pte Ltd said on April 3, 2016
    For Franchise and Wholesale of leather goods from Singapore contact alltrendssales@gmail.com. Thanks
  • Faiz Alam said on June 21, 2016
    Hi I Am Manufacturer of Leather Belt in kanpur(U.P.), my product is available at a very low price if some one interested please contact me faiz1_alam@rediffmail.com
  • Hassan said on July 5, 2016
    Hi I'm Hassan and want to start a leather goods business. I'm thinking about wallet, bags and shoes - which are trending. I'v really good eyes for design. How I can start this business? As I'm from Bangladesh, Importing goods from India, Pakistan - would it be a good idea? Or I shall go to production by my own? My email: black_guiter@hotmail.com
  • Manoj singh said on July 6, 2016
    Hi We are manufacturing of leather goods in Delhi and export for germany some clients. If you have required some goods please contact info.sminternational@gmail.com
  • Vivek Anand said on November 21, 2016
    HI I am Vivek Anand. I am trading leather goods of all types. Please contact me for any bulk purchases. The quality of the product could stand on top of any peer products in the market . vivekanandsfds@gmail.com
  • Mohd Rajali Jalal said on December 13, 2016
    Hi, i'm looking for a manufacturer of a good quality and affordable leather product (wallet, purse, shoe, belt, handbag) who could produce my own brand of leather product. I'm from Malaysia. Please do not hesitate to send me your proposal to mohdrajalijalal@gmail.com. Thank you.
  • sunil said on January 16, 2017
    I'm leather handbags manufacture and wholesaler in Mumbai india we run a family business we also do customize leather handbags wallets purses holdall jackets laptop bags we also except small quantity orders sunil1601@rediffmail.com only genuine buyers contact please
  • Faisal Ramzan said on March 2, 2017
    hi i have a business of leather accessories like keychains , wallets , handbag, jeckets, gloves and caps if anyone interested call me , 03037010800, fasialramzan636@gmail.com
  • Satbish Kumar said on September 30, 2017
    Hi I need to start retail leather business help me out. i'm in chennai
  • Nuon said on January 9, 2018
    I want to start a leather product business but have no idea about it. Please help...

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