on 14-03-2017 06:19 AM
My father and I, were looking at going partners in our own shop, selling New Zealand goods (being both from New Zealand) here in W.A Australia.
Where we are currently situated in Western Australia there is a small shopping centre literally down the road, which recently has been refurbished and made a bit bigger, with alot of vacant shops ready for something to move in there.
There are only 3 New Zealand specialty shops here in Western Australia (that i've seen/ know of so far) been in Western Australia 18 years now. But the 3 specialty stores are located almost about 1 and half to 3 hours away, so the market would not be competitive i don't think, but also Coles and Woolworths stock a very minimal range of New Zealand goods anyway. (which our shop will sell an enormous range of New Zealand goods). Ranging from chocolate, candy, seafood, frozen goods, canned goods, clothing, traditional items and many more things (just a few things to name).
We will also sell seafood getting it transported from overseas as one of our family members owns his own fish shop back in New Zealand.
Just want to know if anyone has any good advice/tips??
Would be greatly appreciated.
19-03-2017 09:20 PM - edited 19-03-2017 09:20 PM
Simple, if you think and know there is a market for it... GO FOR IT!!!
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on 21-03-2017 04:02 AM
To be honest mate, i wouldn't even know where to start, like ordering new stock or researching it.
on 21-03-2017 10:30 AM
The best thing to do is start doing your research on the first steps you need to take! There's a great article here by @tjlyons on how to start a business on a shoestring or I'd recommend downloading Virgin StartUp's free business plan which will help guide you along.
Let us know how you get on.