Starting a Toy Shop

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

Toy shops supply a range of toys and play equipment for children. This typically includes arts and crafts products, science and discovery kits, puzzles and board games, soft toys, dolls and doll's houses, construction and building sets, electronic games, cars and trains. Some toy shops specialise in supplying traditional toys such as wooden train sets and rocking horses, or educational toys designed to encourage children's physical, intellectual and social development.

As well as trading from traditional retail premises and via mail order, an increasing number of toy shop proprietors trade online.

This profile provides information about starting up and running a toy shop. 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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