How to Start a Kirana/Grocery Store in India

Starting a general store or Kirana store or Grocery store can be a lucrative business in India. The fact they you are reading this article confirms that you are interested in setting up a kirana store in India. Since the population in increasing and the spending or purchasing power of people is increasing, general stores seem to be a good business option.

In this article you will know how to start a kirana store in India and how to manage and grow it to make reasonable profits and get attractive returns on your investments.



Location for Kirana Shop

When it comes to setting up any kind of business, this factor plays a very important role. Choose the best location to start your kirana store so that you get maximum footfalls and in turn increase your sales and profits. Ideal location would be close proximity to housing societies, busy roads, colleges, hospitals, temples, offices etc. If you already have a shop available then you can make use of it, else renting a shop looks to be a good option.


Getting initial Stock for Kirana Shop

For products, make a rough list and get in touch with suppliers or distributors for respective products in your area. You have to do this only first time as after you build good rapport with them they will come to you themselves for providing you with the stocks. If you are unable to find suppliers/distributors in your area for a particular brand or product, you can look online on sites like Justdial or you can even ask some shopkeepers directly and get the suppliers/dealers contact details.


Setting up your Kirana Shop

Setting up your kirana shop involves  buying a few pieces of furnitures like racks to display various goods and products. You may also require a drawer/table. Make sure you stack up all the products in a neat and systematic way so that you can get them easily when customer asks for it. Also maintain proper account books etc to keep a check on accounts, finances, stocks etc.


Marketing for Kirana Shop

Once you setup your kirana shop, you can do some initial marketing. Put up boards, distribute flyers in your area and do other things which you feel will help you get customers to your shop. You can also provide various other services like free home delivery, facility to order on phone etc to keep your customers happy and make them your loyal customers.

This is it. The above mentioned tips will help you to start your own kirana store. If you work smart and follow the correct approach, you are bound to succeed and make good amount of money.

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Originally posted 2015-07-29 08:07:34.


9 Responses to “How to Start a Kirana/Grocery Store in India”

  1. nagsen

    Jul 03. 2016

    Buisness karne ke liye apka ye artical bahut faydemand rahega.


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  2. Vishal Ratanlal Gupta

    Sep 24. 2016

    These are good tips.

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  3. ravi varma

    Jan 13. 2017

    Good hint to grow business

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  4. Sandeep

    Feb 21. 2017

    Very intrestin for open the new business

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  5. Rajiv

    Apr 07. 2017

    Very good tips

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  6. Name (required)

    May 11. 2017

    Good article for the business starts

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  7. Pravin Birmmole

    Sep 24. 2017

    Thanks you so Much for provide such a vital information for beginners. you have given each & every details how we start our own store.

    keep it up. You guys doing great job.

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  8. Chetan

    Dec 03. 2017

    Sir what will be the insitial investment for a kirana store

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  9. Ritika

    Jul 23. 2018

    need the how mush investment for start the shop

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