Your Step-by-Step Guide to Running a Successful School Shop

Many schools are situated in ideal locations, except for one thing; the absence of a suitable uniform retailer in the nearby area. To ensure students and parents can easily access the right uniform, you could look to open an in-house uniform shop. But without the right leadership, logistics and supplier, your shop could end up failing to provide students and parents with what they need.

If you’re about to set up a school shop – or, perhaps, take steps to run your existing shop more effectively – our guide is here to help. After all, a school shop is a small business and needs to be treated as such; even a medium-sized shop can turn over more than $300,000 in a school year!

You’ll find advice on:

  • staffing the shop
  • choosing the right supplier
  • managing your stock and making sales
  • as well as some ‘top tips’ to help it run smoothly