Trade - one of the pillars of the economy, and the most popular activities in the private sector.
Beginning businessman is often difficult to decide on what it is to sell, to get the maximum profit with no risk.
There is a large number of positions anddirections in which to develop a distribution network. Some of them are attractive large turnover, the other - a high interest premium, and others - a one-time profit, the fourth - a relative stability. Many sellers brings the desire to obtain maximum profits without taking into account other relevant factors. Meanwhile, it is necessary to take into account not only the figures of net profits from the sale, but also to product storage requirements, customer demand, seasonality. In addition, much depends on the start-up capital, which you can spend on the purchase of the first lot.
Which store open?
It is not always necessary to strive for the highest possiblemargins. For example, in retail chains, realizing food retail margin on rarely exceeds 10%, however, due to the fact that the products are always a good buy, even a mark-up is quite beneficial. Of course, planning to trade in products, we must not forget that this is a perishable commodity, demanding storage conditions. Therefore, you must take care of the warehouse and the goods in time to get rid of excess stock. To some extent this also applies to household chemicals, although the shelf life is much longer.
Hygiene items and household chemicals also apply to products that are always in demand, but the competition in this area is very high.
Unlike food, clothing and footwearthe seller provide high returns, with the ability to significantly (up 200%) margins relative purchase price. Here, too, should be guided by the average buyer, because the elite brands of clothes, though provide more one-off gain, but much more difficult to sell. In addition, start-up capital required for the purchase of clothing an average price segment in the desired range, much less than if working with a premium segment. Doubtless clothing trade advantage is the lack of shelf life, but have to pay for this seasonality. Particular attention should be paid to children's things: trade them profitably, and the buyers will come again and again, as their children grow.
As for the low one-time gains, it is not necessaryher frightened, if your product is popular enough to be bought in large quantities. For example, the packet in the supermarket is rarely worth more than one or two rubles, but, given that it does not exceed the wholesale price of 20 cents, it turns out that the mark-up to a thousand percent. The main thing - to provide the necessary demand.
Please note that some activities are subject to mandatory licensing. In addition, you may need a certificate for a particular product.
Look for profitable options
Generally, if there is sufficient consumerYou can find a lot of interest "compromise" categories of goods, the cost of which is five to ten times lower than the selling price, and it does not need to sell a few thousand units, to provide an acceptable income. In this regard the ideal consumers are children. Even a small outlet next to the circus or amusement park can bring huge profits. You can sell cheap Chinese toys, cotton candy and popcorn. For example, the average cost of 4-5 cups of popcorn rubles (including 3 of the ruble is actually a paper cup), and the sale price - about 50 rubles.