How to get your first Indian department store: ‘We are not your mom and pop store’
The idea of open stores has been around for over a century.
And they are here to stay.
According to the Indian Federation of Trade Unions, there are over 1,000 such open stores in the country.
The country is also home to more than 3,500 micro-stores that sell small to medium sized goods.
Open stores have seen a surge in popularity in recent years, particularly in the past few years.
As of now, there have been more than 11,000 open stores across the country, up from 6,500 in 2014.
The number of these stores has also seen a significant rise, from 1,928 in 2014 to 2,972 in 2017.
Open shops are open to anyone with a valid PAN card and are also available for the very poor.
In most cases, they are open from 9 am to 6 pm, seven days a week.
This is the case for most Indian departments stores, but the country is home to many smaller open stores, as well.
Here is how to start an open store.1.
Open your bank accountFirst, get your bank details.
Make sure that you do not have a criminal record.
In some cases, you may need to prove that you are the beneficiary of an insurance policy.
Once you have your details, make sure that the card is active and in good condition.2.
Check inThe first step in opening an Indian department shop is to register it with the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission.
This regulator handles complaints against private entities.
For the sake of brevity, we will only touch on private sector open stores.
For a full list of open and micro-stored stores, check the National Consumers Disputes website.3.
Set up a storeYou can open an Indian shop in your home town.
Make it easy for your customers by using a simple sign and the word ‘Indian’.
For instance, ‘Indian department store’.
If your customers need help finding an open or micro-store, ask them to use the online search function.4.
Sell itemsThe best way to get customers is to offer them different products.
Here are some ideas for open stores: tea and coffee shops: You can sell tea and espresso at your shop and even have tea and coffees delivered to your customers.
Coffee and tea shops: The same goes for tea and tea-based products like hot cocoa and teas.
Pizza and other food outlets: Pizza, pasta and other packaged foods can be sold at restaurants or at small food stalls.5.
Offer a discountIf you offer a discount to your clients, they will be more likely to visit the store.
Make them aware of the price and offer them the best price.
This will help to make their purchase decision.6.
Be flexibleThe best thing you can do for your business is to have the option to open stores anywhere in India.
You should also offer a range of products.
For instance you can offer tea or coffee and offer different sizes, sauces and salads.
You can also offer products like snack foods, snacks, snacks and sweets.7.
Get a good product rangeThe number one rule to success in opening a shop is sourcing a good selection of products from a variety of vendors.
For this, you need to keep a good stock of products and make sure to stock up on ingredients and packaging materials.
The best place to start is by sourcing ingredients from local vendors.
You will need to check with the local vendors to see what is available and what they are willing to sell.8.
Set an opening timeThe number of hours of the opening hours varies from day to day.
This may be because the store is open on Sundays and on public holidays, or because the time of the day has been set for other days.
To find out the best opening hours, you can use the official Open Store Hours website.9.
Contact your local department storeFor open stores to work, you will need the support of your local government.
The government can give you the support for opening a store, such as tax breaks or incentives.
However, you should be prepared to work with your local administration.
This includes the establishment of an online presence for your shop.10.
Prepare the online storeFor a store to work properly, the website must have the correct domain name.
The website needs to be updated regularly, which means that your customers have to update the website as well as your store’s email and Facebook pages.
In this way, your store will remain relevant and your customers will keep coming back.11.
Prepare for the competitionIf you open a store that has a high volume of customers, you might be tempted to compete against other open stores for customers.
However it is important to prepare yourself for the possibility of a competitor.
For example, if you open an online store with a low volume of sales, it may not attract