Business Plan help! Inventory pricing woes.
June 27, 2012 8:54 AM Subscribe
I'm working on a business plan to open a specialty food store. Everything was going great until trying to price out the start up inventory.
posted by ilikefood to Work & Money (6 answers total)
The problem is that the few distributors that I am planning to work with won't let me know the prices until I actually have a storefront. So, how can I accurately figure out my start up costs without this vital information?
I know that I can look up the retail prices for most of my products, but I have no idea how to determine how much their mark up is. Even when I contact the manufacturers, they direct me to the distributors.
Any help, advice, or tips would be appreciated! Thanks!!!