Business: Starting a small aquarium shop, exclusively to sell aquarium related products.
Business Type: Manufacturing & retailer business.
Basic requirements: A place to set up your shop, water supply, electricity supply, documents.
First of all, aquarium shop business includes a variety of services and products. There are many opportunities attached with this business that many aquarium shop owners miss out.
Let’s talk about some of them in this blog post.
A normal, small-scale aquarium shop is a perfect business to start in a crowded city. The best thing about the business is you learn more from your own customers than anywhere else. There are many aquarium designs you can choose for your business and start building your own aquarium setups.
One thing to remember here is that the business yields more profit only when you manufacture and sell the aquarium setup by yourself because it is hard to just count on your business selling fishes unless you do it in a large-scale.
Other business opportunities around aquarium business
There are many business opportunities other than selling just the aquarium and fishes in this venture, some of them are lifesavers when it comes to earning a regular income.
⦁ Aquarium ornaments
Selling aquarium related accessories like aquarium water pumps, aquarium stones, shells, pebbles, aquarium lighting systems and other accessories uniquely meant for decorating aquariums.
⦁ Fish tank cleaning service
Cleaning a fish tank or a big aquarium is a time-consuming work, so you can offer to clean their fish tanks. Aquarium maintenance service helps you get a fixed revenue as cleaning a fish tank is a regular thing.
⦁ Aquarium plants
You can grow aquarium related plants and sell them for an extra income. People who buy aquariums normally end up buying the plants with them to give their fishes a natural feeling. If they don’t buy the plants, insist them to buy the plants.
⦁ Fish food
Selling aquarium fishes is a one-time thing, but selling fish food is something you can count on for a long-term customer base. Make sure you sell every type of fish food available in the market from your shop.
Should I start a web store?
When you are manufacturing your own product, then starting a web store is a great idea. For an aquarium business, it is really helpful and makes your business easier especially if you have a large supply chain. But, if you are planning to start a small supply chain, it’s necessary to have an actual shop.