Your Own Toy Store
How to Open
an Independent Toy Store, Specialty Toy Shop, or Hobby Shop
Imagine having a fun
and rewarding career as the owner of a neighborhood toy store, getting
paid to select and sell high quality toys to promote play and
When you open a neighborhood
toy store (also known as an independent toy store, specialty
toy shop, or hobby shop), you have the freedom to choose
the types of toys you want to sell.
Instead of the mass market
merchandise sold at chain stores, you can offer specialty toys to
foster physical, intellectual, and social growth in children. Or
you can sell toys, games, or kits that inspire creativity in adults
and children. As a toy store owner, you could choose to sell:
When you open a neighborhood
toy store, you can give people the shopping experience they
but so rarely find in big chain stores.
Arts and crafts
Plush toys such as stuffed
Other types of toys
You can attract smart
shoppers who want to avoid long lines, empty shelves, messy stores,
and hard-to-find sales staff. A specialty toy store offers what the big
stores do not: unique merchandise, quality products, good
knowledgeable customer service in a
As the owner of your own
toy store, you can become an important part of your community, selling
toys to people who value your knowledge and expert advice.
Your customers won't come
to you for the lowest toy prices; they'll come to you for the specialty
and service that make your toy store a fun and welcoming
place to shop and to linger awhile.
If owning a toy store sounds
like the career of your dreams, the FabJob Guide
to Become a Toy Store Owner is for you! In this e-book
you will discover how you can get started and succeed in the specialty
toy store business.
The experts who share insider
advice in this powerful how-to guide include Steveanne Auerbach,
a renowned child specialist and toy expert who is known as Dr. Toy,
scientist-turned-toy store owner Dr. Marilyn Walker, owner of PlayFair
Toy, and other successful toy store owners.
guide covers topics of vital importance to anyone who wants to open
a toy store in the United States or Canada, plus helpful advice for opening a toy store in any country. It includes:
to Start a Toy Store Business
Your Toy Store
to create a business plan for your toy store (includes a sample
toy store business plan)
what kind of toy store to open
overview of options for your toy store business:
an existing toy store (including how to find toy stores for sale)
a toy store or hobby shop franchise
a new toy store
on choosing a name and signage for your toy store
to get start-up financing for your toy store business (includes
sample start-up budgets)
much space (square footage) you need to open your toy store
to consider when choosing a location for your toy shop, including
information about permits and leases
design of your toy store with tips on how to display items to increase
and supplies you need to open a toy shop (e.g. shelves and display fixtures,
shopping bags, cash registers, etc.) and where to get them
to get inventory for your toy store including information on:
Where to find wholesalers
The best toy trade shows
and toy reports
Tips on negotiating the best
you will find even more resources and advice, including:
to develop effective systems for operating your toy store on a daily
basis (including opening and
closing duties, and sales procedures)
How to find and hire great toy
to organize inventory in your toy store
that can help you manage your toy inventory
to deal with unsold items
a website to sell items locally and online
to attract customers to your toy shop through advertising and free
sales with effective customer relations, including how to get repeat
You can have all this and more
for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds of dollars to take courses
on starting a business, and chances are they will not include specific
information about how to open a toy store. The FabJob
Guide to Become a Toy Store Owner
contains some of the best
business advice you could get from other sources, plus much more.
Links to the best free
resources for starting your toy store business
An overview of toy product categories
by type, age, purpose or theme, and specialty
Valuable samples and
for starting your toy store, including:
plan for a specialty toy store
for a toy store
Sample press release
to evaluate competing stores
for finding the perfect location for your toy store
Checklist for toy store
more! (including free updates)
can save you many hours of research, help you avoid some costly mistakes,
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dreamed of exchanging your current workday for your own business running
a toy store, the FabJob Guide to Become a Toy Store Owner is for you. Each
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—Brenna Pearce, Editor
"Service plays a big role
because most employees at a box store know very little about the products
they sell. It is a huge advantage to have employees who are well versed
in what you offer."
owner, The Fun-est Toy Store Ever!, Pennsylvania
"Some merchandise is standard.
Customers know they will always be able to find it at our store. This
helps develop customer loyalty. We add a seasonal mix every quarter. We
also constantly look for new and creative toys to add to the mix."
—Bonnie Brown, owner, Gepetto’s
Melissa and Bonnie are two
of the toy store owners and experts who give advice in this FabJob guide.
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