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New Store? Need Help?

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Do you have the idea, location and desire to start a retail business, but don’t know where to begin? Starting a business can be exciting and challenging, but having professional, experienced advice in the beginning stages, can save you many headaches and dollars later down the road. Candy Concepts now offers comprehensive packages in varying price ranges to help get you on the right track. 

Have you always wanted to own and operate any of the following? We can help!
  • Bakeries 
  • Candy Stores 
  • Clothing Stores 
  • Convenience Stores               
  • Deli's
  • Floral Shops
  • Frozen Yogurt Shops  
  • Grocery Stores
  • Pet Stores
  • And Other Specialty Stores!
We're making it even easier for you to get your store ready before, and after, opening day! To get started today simply fill out the form below or contact our very own consultant:
Contact Candy Concepts Retail Consultant

Silver Package
  • A one hour meeting with our consultant at your convenience by phone where we listen to your concerns, answer questions, and provide as much advice as can be fit into the one-hour meeting.
  • You receive a written proposal detailing recommendations from the initial consultation, an outline of steps to be taken to reach your goals and a list of vendors to start building your retail store.
  • You will receive a 5% discount on display and fixture purchases with Candy Concepts for an initial start-up period of 3 months.

Gold Package
  • An initial one-hour meeting via telephone to discuss your concerns, answer questions, and get a feel for the type retail business you wish to start.
  • You receive a comprehensive written proposal detailing recommendations from the initial consultation, a list of display recommendations with a floor plan, budget breakdowns with pricing recommendations for your region, and an estimate income statement to use as a road-map for the business.
  • Follow up phone calls to answer questions, or provide on-going advice.
  • You will receive a 7% discount on all display and fixture purchases with Candy Concepts, Inc. for an initial start-up period of 3 months.
Platinum Package
  • An initial one-hour meeting via telephone to discuss your business plan, answer questions and provide recommendations for next steps.
  • You receive a comprehensive written proposal providing a conceptual store layout and design ideas, display recommendations, inventory recommendations and pricing structures for your region.
  • We assist and work with your contractors during the build out process.  Also available via telephone, any time, to answer questions, provide advice, or just offer encouragement.
  • Coordinate all display and inventory purchases, providing a 7-10% discount from Candy Concepts.
  • On-site store set-up prior to opening.  Includes providing you with process, operations and infrastructure guidance.
  • Telephone support after your initial store opening for a period of 3 months.

Necessary Tools For Opening A New Store

Opening a new store is a huge undertaking and requires a lot of careful planning. In order to be successful, a new shop owner needs to think not only about the business end of the venture but also the actual equipment they need for their store. There are many different products to choose from, but there are some every store needs in order to open its doors to the public.

When a shop is brand new, they will most likely have to compete with established businesses in the area. The best way to get their name out there is, of course, to advertise and getting a letter board sign of their own is a great investment. They cannot only use it to announce the grand opening of the shop but also to advertise special events and promotions down the line.

Of course, every shop needs a cash register and many new owners are shocked at how many options from which they can choose. There are the traditional styles, of course, as well as more technologically advanced options, such as a touch screen register. The computerized system has many interesting features, such as setting up prices according to time and allowing for special happy hour type sales.

When selling loose products such as candy or coffee beans, a scale is an absolute necessity. Many stores use the heirloom scale because of the classic look. While it is a great piece to have on hand, a digital scale should also be available for quick and accurate measurements when the store gets busy and lines start getting long.

In addition to sales tools, it is necessary to choose the right containers for the products. When making these selections, keep in mind how much money can be made on the purchase of impulse products. Choose at least one or two small containers that can fit nicely next to the cash register and increase sales by tempting customers while they wait in the checkout line.

When someone takes on the task of opening a new store, they have quite a lot of work ahead of them, but it can be very rewarding. To make the process easier, they must make sure that they have all of the necessary equipment both for displaying their products and assisting their customers. It is best to choose a combination of tools that look great and fit the style of the store and those that will be functional and efficient.

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