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What you Need to Know to Start a Candle Business


How to start a candle making business?

  1. Define Your Product Line.
  2. Decide what kind of candles you want to make and sell. …
  3. Set Up Your Workspace. …
  4. Make a List of Supplies. …
  5. Identify and Select Supply Vendors. …
  6. Gain Industry Expertise. …
  7. Establish Your Business entities. …
  8. Write Your Business Plan. …
  9. Budget and Finance.

How much does it cost to start a candle business?

Plan to spend about £1,000 on a small business run from your home, while a larger-scale business can cost £10,000 or more. Common startup costs for a candle making business include: Equipment, like pouring pots and jars. You can start with as little as £21.99 for a Hobby Candle Making Kit, as well.

Can I make my own candles and sell them?

Want to sell your home décor items at craft fairs and local markets? Homemade candles travel well, so you can sell them both online and offline. Even novice crafters can create homemade candles. Whether you’re a DIY master or a crafting newbie, the base recipe for basic candles is easy to follow.

What type of candles sell best?

Scented candles are a great option for those producing affordable scented candles or heavily scented candles because of their low cost and high fragrance. Some popular candle companies include Yankee Candle and Bath and Body Works.

Do I need insurance to sell candles?

Candle makers need general liability insurance and professional liability insurance. When you partner with an insurance company, you can protect your business from all the inherent risks of third-party bodily injury and property damage, as well as the medical expenses and legal defence fees that arise.

Where can I sell homemade candles?

  1. Your own website (Best Option)
  2. Marketplaces like Etsy, Amazon, Ebay.
  3. Farmers markets, craft fairs, festivals, or other local events.
  4. Wholesaling to gift shops and boutiques (locally or beyond)

How much money do you make selling candles?

Depending on factors like the size, ingredients, and designs of your candles, you can expect to pocket a few dollars to over £20 from every candle sale. Obviously, the most important factor is still how much the market is willing to pay for them.

What Erica wished she knew before she started her candle business

Can I buy candles to resell them instead to manufacturing them?

Absolutely. All you need is a reliable supplier. There are companies offering resellers accounts if you have little storage for keeping stock you can get unto 50% trade discount of the RRP price. Not that bad at all. If you have an established point of sales already but have no space to store and display candles we can issue an unique discount code card for your customers to use at the checkout page in our online shop. When your customer buys candles at us using the discount code we pay you commission as well.

scented candle,gift for her,

1 Comment

  1. Erica

    Love the article, you provide lots of good information for anyone wanting to start a candle business! It can be really challenging to start but it is so worth it for anyone that is determined enough!

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