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Meaghan BrophyModerator3 days, 8 hours ago
Sourcing products from 50 vendors across the US is a lot to track! It sounds like your client may need an order management system. The best one for your client’s business will depend on whether they are only drop shipping, and the orders are going right from the supplier to the customer, or if your client has a warehouse and is shipping products to a central location, and then fulfilling customer orders.
The buyer’s guide that I linked compares some of the most popular order management systems. Especially if your client is dropshipping, key things to look for when selecting a system are sales channel integrations and automatic purchase orders.
Here’s our guide on logistics management which outlines some of the different options when it comes to tracking and fulfilling orders.
Meaghan BrophyModerator2 weeks, 5 days ago
Our guide on planning a store layout has step-by-step instructions for creating a store display. For a sports store, I would recommend having enough space for shoppers to test out different products. Some retailers add a mini track, turf, or court area for this purpose. You could arrange items by sport or product type. This merchandising guide also has a few pointers.
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Upfront costs can vary depending on whether you are starting a brand new business or adding a new product line to an existing business, and whether you are storing product in-house or dropshipping. If you are starting a new business and either selling products in-person or fulfilling customer orders in-house, startup costs will be a few thousand dollars for sample products, a website, logo and package design, initial wholesale order, and shipping.
You will need a resale license like any other retailer would. However, you do not need any kind of cosmetology license or education to sell makeup or skin care products. If you are planning on applying makeup to customers, offering makeup or skin care services, or demonstrating skin care products on customers, then you would likely need a cosmetology or esthetician license, depending on your state.
Massage Envy, a national spa chain, has a private label skin care line called CyMe. These products can only be purchased at Massage Envy locations. Target also has a popular private label beauty line called Sonia Kashuk.
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To sell directly on Amazon, you will first need to register as an Amazon Seller. You will also want to trademark your private label brand. Once you have a registered trademark, you can apply to Amazon’s Brand Registry. Enrolling in Amazon’s Brand Registry gives you complete control over your product page, images, and product details.
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Commercial vehicle insurance is similar to personal auto insurance and is required to operate a food truck. A commercial vehicle insurance policy may include several types of coverage for different types of risks and liabilities, including:
- Bodily Injury
- Property Damage
- Medical Payments
- Personal Injury Protection
- Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist
- Comprehensive (Damage not caused by collision)
The best way is to hire a professional designer. Once you have an idea in mind, look for a design professional to develop your artwork. They will charge around $500 for a basic food truck wrap design. Make sure that you’re on the same page when it comes to your brand and what you want your logo and truck design to represent. Set your objectives and expectations, establish a deadline, and have your agreement on the project in writing.
When it comes to food trucks, you want something that stands out from the competition, but also has wide appeal. Popular options include:
- Wood-fired pizza
- Barbecue and slow-cooker food trucks
- Gourmet burgers and hot dogs
- Coffee trucks
- Gourmet mac and cheese
- Smoothies and cold-pressed juices
- Tacos or rice and beans
Meaghan BrophyModerator2 months, 1 week ago
If you have your brand trademarked, selling on Amazon could be a good option. (Your brand needs to be trademarked to sell on Amazon). I would recommend selling through a few different places to see what works best for you. As a new business starting out, it could be hard to get exposure on Amazon since there are so many competing brands. I would also set up your own online store and advertise that as well. If you use an ecommerce platform like Shopify or BigCommerce you can manage your Amazon and other sales all from the same place. So, my advice would be yes, try selling on Amazon, but don’t rely on it exclusively.
Hope this is helpful!
Good luck with your hair product brand.
Meaghan BrophyModerator2 months, 2 weeks ago
Most people opening a restaurant usually have experience with cooking and working in a restaurant. So, things like menu and inventory management and staffing are usually handled pretty well. One of the biggest challenges is usually marketing the restaurant and getting customers in the door. New restaurant owners should have a website and strong social media presence well before opening and get active in the community. Host a big opening event to draw lots of attention to the business. Be sure to invite local press, the local Chamber of Commerce, and advertise online.
Hope this helps. Best of luck to you and your friend with the new restaurant!
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Generally speaking, any kind of restaurant, bar, or retail store will need a liquor license to sell wine for on-premise consumption or if they are selling wines by the bottle for off-premise consumption. One common exception is salons, spas, and other similar establishments. In many areas, you can offer customers up to 12 ounces of complimentary beer or wine during business hours.
A temporary liquor license, or temporary liquor permit, allows businesses to serve beer, wine, or liquor for a specific and limited period of time. Temporary liquor permits are typically valid for 90 to 180 days, depending on the state and type of permit. They are used for special events, or by new businesses that want to serve alcohol before their permanent license is approved.
Liquor licenses can cost as little as a few hundred dollars or more than $14,000. The cost depends on your state and city. Generally speaking, licenses will be more affordable in rural areas and more expensive in competitive metro areas such as New York City and Chicago.
Getting a liquor license can take as few as four months and as long as almost a year. The average time for acquiring a liquor license is five to six months. You can help ensure a speedy application process by including all of the required documents and permits within your application. If there are any missing elements, that can drag out your liquor license application.