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How to get your product in stores: the ultimate guide

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Make sure your product is ready

Make sure that the item itself is ready to go to market. It’s no use approaching buyers if there are issues with durability or design which need fixing before production can begin in earnest.

Conduct testing which usually happens in various stages and typic...

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Secure appropriate legal protections such as trademarks, copyrights, or patents to ensure that you won’t have any direct competition

These protections will give you the sole righ...

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If your product costs more to produce than it does for the retailer to sell, then there’s no point trying to get it into stores. Retailers want at least two or three times markup on the wholesale price that they will pay for your items, so you need to work out how much this is an...

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You need to ensure that your product has a strong brand identity that is consistent across all touchpoints from the label, packaging, website, and other communications. 

This will give consumers an idea of what they can expect...

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Identify your target market

Working out who your target customers are will help you to identify the stores which are most likely to want to stock or sell your product, as well as being able to tailor promotional materials and marketing approaches for that demographic group. 

Retailers will also prefer it if th...

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Digital marketing has become the most effective way to build customer awareness and engagement with new products and companies. This includes blogging, social media marketing, email campaigns, video content creation, website design, and search engine optimization. 

Building a strong...

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Many retailers will only deal with distributors, so you need to find one that is well-suited to your product and target demographic. It’s important here not just to consider the size of the distributor but also their reputation in terms of customer service and ability to deliver on time.

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A winning sales pitch needs to be both compelling and comprehensive, so you need to wow retailers but also satisfy them in terms of the numbers.

Making sure that you have calculated projections, profit margins, deliverable quantities, and supply times are all key because t...

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Your retail strategy needs to match the marketability and USP of your product with the right store. This means considering factors such as the location of a store, how it fits into the local community, and whether or not your product will be appealing to its customers.

You may find that ret...

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They are a great way to meet potential buyers, network with retailers, and also check out what the competition is doing.

some important things to consider:

  • Make sure your stand looks professional and well designed – It’s important to make a good first impression....

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By partnering with other brands and companies that already have established relationships within the industry, you can offer them a percentage of sales or profit from each sale made through their distribution channel.

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