Decide on the target market for your shoes and determine whether you will create them for girls, men or children. Choose the type of shoes you are going to make by selecting the function or purpose of the shoes. Determine whether they'll be formal, casual, sports shoes, sandals or another design. Select the name or brand of your shoes and establish the budget you may use to begin your own retail shoe business.
Decide on how many shoes you need to sell and budget accordingly. Secure the materials. Get a merchandise sample made. You will need to do quite a lot of research to ensure you buy material at a competitive cost. Examples of substances you may need include leather, rubber and canvas.
Design your shoes by drawing or sketching them on paper or by using footwear design software that is compatible with your software design skills.
Use an industry standard size chart to decide the right sizes of the shoes you are going to make. Have work table and a workspace to assemble the shoes.
Contact the factory or manufacturer of your preference and get your samples made. The majority of manufacturers and shoe factories are in China, Italy and Portugal.
Review your samples and ensure they fulfill quality standards and your design. Continue to sign a contract with factory or the producer to create a complete line of your shoes
Quality check each item you may sell to ensure they're all well made with no defects. Package your shoes, label them to ensure they're prepared available.
Open an on-line storefront website or place your handcrafted shoes available on Awareness of Vogue or sites like Etsy to reach retail customers. Get a website designer to create an an online site that is interactive with e commerce abilities to sell your shoes
Sell your shoes to retail stores by attending trade fairs for example the New York Shoe Expo and Accessories and the World Shoes Show. You may use shoe boxes or bags to sell to retail customers.
To approach local boutique owners to place your shoes for sale within their shop or sell your shoes to a retail marketplace, sell retail customers. The owners may wish put accept them on consignment or to purchase your shoes. Trade shows offer access and exposure to national and international retail store buyers.