I am in love with stationery stores, and I know that I am not the only one. The idea of entering a store full of pens, notebooks, agendas, and sticky notes is just as fun as entering your favorite food restaurant. I also know that if you already love stationery stores, this does not mean that you think it’s a good idea for your own business. Yes, I slightly agree with you. I believe opening a stationery business is a brilliant idea only for those who can create something remarkable. With the rise of online shops, it might not be easy to sustain such a business if you are not innovative enough. Let me try, through this post, to tell you about some secrets to a stationery business that is well-maintained and planned to last.
So, this should be fun.
Here’s how I intend for my ideas to flow in this post.
Secrets To A Stationery Business Aside: What Do Studies Say?
I recently enjoyed starting my articles with some figures and numbers that back up my idea. So, I’m doing this again now for the stationery business.
Deloitte‘s research concluded that the stationery market is expected to grow globally at a CAGR of 2.5% until the year 2026. If you are not very good with numbers, then I should probably tell you that it’s a solid figure. Also, the demand for sustainable stationery products is growing, which also adds to the fact that there is a good market opportunity here.
Not only that.
Another report explored the future of stationery businesses and what key trends can have an effect on the business. Side note, I’m glad that the research narrative aligns with what I planned to share with you later on as the key secrets for a successful stationery business. The report explained that e-commerce, sustainability, and personalization are things to strongly consider for your business. The success of your stationery business will depend on how you adapt to the trends emerging every now and then.
Secrets To A Strong Stationery Business
So, what do you think you will need to do this the right sustainable way?
Here’s what I think will help your stationery business.
It’s Not About Stationery Only
Pens and pencils look good with many other items, and you have to make use of them. I know it’s usually writing materials, but you need to change that to make your business unique and catchy.
Think about adding gifts, advertising pieces, educational toys, board games, books, and many others.
And don’t keep it to yourself. Whenever you add something that would grab the attention of buyers, market for it and wait for the magic.
Also, personalizing products and services has become so trendy, and people look for these services all the time. Check out how you can offer this or something similar to grow your customer base.
Make Use Of Growing Technologies
You have digital pens, smart notebooks, augmented reality, and many more emerging every day.
You need to consider how your stationery store will interact with and use rising technologies. Remember that we are planning a business that is designed to last. So, enhancing the products and services you display and being technologically driven is very important to stay in business.
E-commerce is changing everything and every business around in many ways. And you have to keep up with that.
Having said, online stores can sometimes hinder stationery businesses, so it’s time for you to think about buying and selling online too. Think about how you can make your stationery supplies available for everyone and quickly deliver to many locations. Your e-commerce strong and bug-free existence is very important for the survival of your business.
What More Can Albusi Offer You For Your Stationery Buisness?
Two things: tools and experience. And we can provide you with as much as you need from both.
For the tools, we have many downloadable pitch decks and business plan templates on Albusi’s website that serve as excellent guidance to prepare business tools for a stationery business. These will give you a concrete idea to write all the contents that need to be put in any document. We also build your own! The Albusi team can craft a one-of-a-kind pitch deck just for you! This is another exceptional service to entrepreneurs that you should check out. The linked page will tell you more about what our previous clients say about this service.
This is not just it. The second thing that you will need here is experience. If you need to talk more about your idea, you can also come to one of our freelancers. They will help you with everything you need to plan for your business. They are great at pitching and will help you with the tweaks you need to pitch your idea to others, too.
So, let’s cooperate together to plan this to build the stationery business you dream of.
Meet The Author Of This Article
I’m Jenny Ayman, a project manager in the development field with specific knowledge and experience in capacity building and entrepreneurship programs. I aspire to transfer the hands-on experience I gain in my professional career through writing.
Also, if you need help planning your business, I recommend checking out some of our freelancers’ business plans or pitch decks!