How to become an Outdoor Equipment Retailer

  • Price: £5.99
  • Published: April 2017
  • Type: Business Opportunity Profile
  • Format: PDF
  • Qualifications and skills
  • Key market issues and trends
  • Trading, commercial and legal issues
  • Legislation
  • Further information

Outdoor equipment retailers supply specialist equipment, accessories, clothing and footwear for a range of popular outdoor activities, including hill walking, trekking and mountaineering, camping, rock climbing, horse riding, skiing and snowboarding. Many also supply accessories such as maps, flasks, pocket knives, tents, camping accessories and survival equipment.

As well as trading from traditional retail premises, many outdoor equipment retailers also trade online and supply items by mail order.

Outdoor equipment retailers and their staff typically have experience and first-hand knowledge of a range of outdoor activities and provide advice about products and their aftercare.

This profile provides information about starting up and trading as an outdoor equipment retailer. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support.

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