How to Start Your Own Purse & Bags Company
by Rick Suttle, Demand Media
You will need a wholesale supplier for your purse and bags company.
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You can start your own purse and bags company as a wholesaler or retailer. As a wholesaler, you could sell to various retail clothing or department stores. You could sell via the Internet or through catalogs as a retailer. Whatever the case, you will either need to design your own purses and bags or purchase them from a wholesaler or manufacturer. Run your own purse and bags company the way you prefer.
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Create a name for your purse and bags company. Apply for a merchant account through you local bank so you can accept credit cards. Make credit cards one of your payment options because you can potentially increase sales by 40 percent, according to Creditcardguide.com.
Obtain a vendor's license for sale tax purposes if you will be selling items retail. Obtain a DBA (doing business as) if you use a fictitious name for your business. Apply for both the vendor's license and DBA through your local county or city office.
Decide which brands of purses and handbags you want to sell. Research other purse and bag companies to see what products they are selling and the prices. Research both retail and wholesale sellers.
Find a wholesaler or manufacturer for your handbags if you do not design them yourself. Reference the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors at Naw.org. Call the NAW and ask for a list of potential purse and bag wholesalers....