Do you want to open a shoe store?
How many shoes come I fit into my Shoe Store?
In a 1000 square ft - 1500 square ft Shoe Store: You have 2 options:
1) For a One price shoe store ($10, $15, $20) you will need between 3,000 - 5,000 prs of shoes. Approximately, $15,000 - $25,000 worth of merchandise.
2) For the same size store put together as a boutique rather than a one price store, will require the same amount of pairs but the cost for the assortment is $25,000 - $35,000.
In a 2000 square ft - 2500 square ft Shoe Store: You have 2 options:
1) For a One price shoe store ($10,$15,$20) you will need between 5,000 - 7,000prs of shoes. Approximately, $25,000 - $35,000 worth of merchandise.
2) For the same size store put together as a boutique rather than a one price store, will require the same amount of pairs but the cost for the assortment is $45,000 - $60,000.
I am ready to order now what do I do?
In order to get an order started we ask that you make an order online, choose call in payment as choice of payment. Once the order is received we require a 30% deposit of the total amount of the order, and payment in full when shoes are ready to be shipped.
Are there any discounts offered for purchasing a store worth of shoes?
Yes. AmandaShoesWholesale.com offers 10% off of the total order for a large shoe store purchase.
How do I price my shoes?
You want to be fair to your customers. A usual markup in a retail shoe store is double: cost $10.00 sell for $20.00. There are a few factors to determine the correct price.
a. Competition: In order to obtain a happy customer your prices have to be competitive.
b. Volume: In high traffic area where more sales are made you can sell for lower markup and the volume will compensate.
c. Some Exotic shoes are not very common and are harder to get therefore you can sell them at a higher markup. For example: if the cost is $15.00 it could be sold at $45.00.
d. Clearance sale: You want to keep your inventory moving, sell the odds and ends at cost price and use space & funds for new goods.
What different styles of shoes would my customers be most interested in? And when is the best time to restock for the upcoming season?
a. Basic shoes: flats and low, and medium heeled pumps. Time: All year [Jan. -Dec.)
b. Holiday shoes: high heels, pumps & sandals, sequins, gold silver and colors Time: Holidays (Oct.-Dec.)
c. Sandals: reg. sandals, slides, clogs, sling back, Time: summer (Jan.-July.)
d. Boots: ankle boots, high boots, fashion boots, Time: winter (Aug.-Jan.)
When is the right time to reorder from the wholesale shoes distributor?
When you start to see that you stock is low, or you run out of sizes and colors.
What should I do with the remaining stock that doesn't sell?
We suggest having a clearance section for all left over odd sizes and last season shoes for good price.
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