Opening an Olive Oil Tasting Bar or Store
TOP TIPS FOR SUCCESS
Opening an olive oil store or tasting bar sounds like a romantic endeavor, yet it still requires thoroughly doing your homework up front.
First and foremost, spend a lot of time reading The Olive Oil Source and learn about the products you intend to sell if you don’t already know them thoroughly.
Find a good location that draws on idle tourists looking for something to spend money on, or a location where food-oriented customers are already shopping.
Identify a reliable supplier like The Olive Oil Source that focuses on quality, not quantity - as in the end, it is the quality of your product that will give you exclusivity.
Design a distinctive and original logo and label that make your products jump off the shelves, yet are still pleasing to the eye.
Once you have your general design ready, send it to The Olive Oil Source so we can produce your labels, modify the text for each of your products at a very low cost, and print your labels in small runs.
If you are going to have employees, educate them so their knowledge sells your product.
Select your product line, hunt down additional interesting gourmet products that set you apart, then open your doors.
What You Don’t Need: 1) A huge initial investment – think clean, attractive, organized; 2) A massive space – one of our most successful customers operates out of just 650 square feet; 3) A large inventory – start small with good product differentiation; 4) Exclusivity – your success depends on providing a quality product at a reasonable price with excellent service.