The old neighborhood stores are back in fashion in Argentina. After several years of the dominance of large supermarkets, people are once again turning to shopping in stores. Find out in this article what you need to know to build your own warehouse.
Method 1 of 4: Find the location for the warehouse
Step 1. Find a place to rent
The first thing you should do is find the place where you will locate your business. It is important that the business is well visible, so that people who pass by the place see it and enter or simply keep it in mind.
Most of the old warehouses in Argentina tend to be on the corners, so take advantage of general wisdom and try to locate yourself in a corner
Step 2. Rent the place
It should have enough space for the counters, refrigerators, the box and that you can store goods. If it meets those basic requirements, you can worry after adding the necessary things.
- As far as possible, try not to make any kind of repairs on the premises. So check if the electrical installation is good, check that there is no moisture on the walls or that there are gas leaks.
- Chat with the owner about the area and the place. Try to get an agreement that is as favorable as possible for you, perhaps you can offer a discount on products in exchange for a lower rent.
Step 3. Decorate the room
You will probably need to paint it to make the place look brand new and clean. Take care only of the structure, later you will get the furniture and items.
If you rush to fill the room, you will have more difficulty if you want to make a change in the structure. That is why you should wait to have the building issue resolved first
Method 2 of 4: Pay your taxes
Step 1. Register your warehouse in the AFIP
The Federal Administration of Public Revenue will register your local within the legal business registry in order to collect taxes from you.
You must go to one of the AFIP headquarters and complete the procedure. Do it with time because you will only have the results in a month
Step 2. Choose the tax payment method
The AFIP presents two options for the payment of taxes: monotributista or registered person in charge. Monotributistas tend to produce on a smaller scale, so they pay a fixed price according to the corresponding category.
- The category is determined by the cost of kilowatts, by the square meters of the premises, by sales, by the minimum number of employees and by gross income.
- If your gross income exceeds or will exceed $ 600,000, you must sign up as a registered manager. In that case, they will charge you a higher rate and a differential amount for sales. According to what your earnings are, you should evaluate in which category it is convenient for you to register.
- After completing the process, you will receive the tax book and you must wait for the AFIP to finish the process and notify you.
Step 3. Wait for the local inspection
The municipality that has jurisdiction in the region of your premises will send an inspector to carry out a control. These controls will be periodic so you must always comply with the rules set out.
The inspection focuses on safety and hygiene, and once it has been approved you can open the doors of your premises. You must have good fire extinguishers, ventilation, toilets and disinfection fundamentally
Method 3 of 4: Cover the costs of the premises
Step 1. Make a cost plan
You must have control of all your assets and liabilities. You have to be able to count each of your expenses in detail in order to plan the purchase of new merchandise.
If you want to delegate this task, you can hire an accountant to make sure you take stock of the business. Or consult with an economist to advise you on ways to invest
Step 2. I got financing
The most expensive part of the venture will be to get the merchandise, so you may need extra money to what you had saved. For this you can get it from a financial institution.
- You can request a credit from your bank. It is preferable for it to be for several years and at a low or affordable interest rate, so that you have time to repatriate it.
- If you don't want to negotiate with a financial institution, you can partner with a friend and start the store.
Step 3. Buy furniture and supplies
Once you have organized how much money to raise how to raise it, you will be in a position to fill the premises. You will first need to organize how to arrange the counters and the cashier based on the lighting of the premises and marketing tactics.
- The best-known sales strategies are, for example, putting the chocolates next to the box, putting the most striking and highest-priced products at eye level and the cheapest as close to the ground as possible.
- Another strategy is to price products with 99 decimal places instead of a round number, change the distribution of basic necessities periodically, place the most expendable products at the entrance and to the right, since people tend to see more to the right and a host of other strategies that will increase your sales.
- You can hire a specialist on the subject to advise you, specialists focused on sales, advertising, marketing, sales psychology, etc.
Method 4 of 4: Advertise the Warehouse
Step 1. Create discount offers
You can put some articles with promotions to get the attention of your customers. If you offer a discount on essential items and renew the discounts every week, you will make customers go very frequently.
If you put the promotions on a sign in the windows you will tempt them to enter, do not hesitate to put them in red and yellow. These two colors attract a lot of people's attention, more than any other color
Step 2. Put ads on the radio
Many people listen to the radio at home or from cell phones, a short ad announcing a promotion and emphasizing the name of the store can make them remember to stop by to buy something.
You can also distribute flyers near the warehouse, this is a much cheaper and also very effective way. If you have more money, you can try putting ads on the television signal in the area as well
Step 3. Give away samples on the street
Nothing attracts more people's attention than a sample of cheeses, cookies or an article on the street. Not only will it make many people stop at the door of the premises, but it will make it famous for a generous place and motivate them to enter.
You can get a deal with a company that provides you with the supplies that you will distribute and thus lower costs
- Write the opening hours on the door so that your customers are well informed.
- Treat customers with kindness so they always want to come back to the warehouse.
- If the area where you are is not very safe, do not hesitate to put alarms or cameras in the premises, and complement it with very heavy blinds.