Business Ideas From Retailers


Being a retailer of so many SKU’s is hard work that requires mamy employees with combined afforts.  To be successful in Business does not mean you have to be a retailer and be able to sell hundreds of thousands of SKU’s very well; if you are a producer, you only have to be very good at selling one.

Our small team spent a couple of hours at our Wal-Mart’s, Targets, and other popular Convenience/retail Stores to assemble this list of entrepreneur opportunities based on products at a large retailer.

In this segment taking ideas from a retailer means being in production of products.  To sell items to a retailer you need to make an original, or substitute product, that reaches some target market and sells through.  You could also take multiple of these ideas and start a store around that department but that requires more capital.

A company that typically sells to Target, Wal-Mart, and other retailers; manufactures, or supplies one or more products of the following types.  Large retailers need specialized manufacturers and suppliers to keep many items in stock for different departments.  You could start a product of any of these items and sell them to retailers in large amounts.



  • Blue-ray and DVD Players
  • Home Audio and Theater Equipment
  • Laptops, Desktops, computer and network accessories
  • Software
  • GPS Navigation
  • Camera and accessories
  • Headphones, Home Speakers and individual Music players
  • Cell Phones, cases, accessories
  • Smart Home Products for automation, energy, lighting, and security

Office Equipment

  • Stationary (pens, pencils, paper, notebooks, folders, binders, organizers, envelopes, etc.
  • desks
  • chairs
  • Filing Cabinet and Office Furniture
  • Electronics
  • Calculators
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Backpacks


  • Magazine Publisher
  • Tablets (Windows, Android, Apple), accessories
  • Printers, supplies, and ink
  • Movies (regular, 4k, blue-ray, varied genres)
  • Music (varied genres)
  • Books (best sellers, varied genres)
  • Musical Instruments

Appliances and Furniture

  • Room Decor
  • Bedding such as sheets, blankets, pillows, decorations, and furniture.
  • Storage Units
  • Water Purification
  • Air Conditioners
  • Portable Fans
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Humidifiers
  • Air Purifiers
  • Heaters

Home Improvement and Patio

  • Generators
  • Kitchen improvement accessories
  • Ladders and other home improvement tools
  • Paint
  • window fans
  • Window fixtures and supply
  • Home Improvement equipment and supplies
  • Home Safety accessories
  • Personal Protection Equipment
  • Air, Hand, and Power tools
  • Pools
  • Bathroom
  • Garage and Storage
  • Water dispensing systems

Clothing, and Shoes

  • Baby and Toddler accessories and clothes
  • Men’s Apparel
  • Women’s Apparel
  • Kid’s Apparel
  • Shoes
  • Jewelry and Watches
  • Boys and Girl’s clothing

Baby and Toddler

  • Baby accessories, equipment
  • Baby Registry
  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Diaper Bags
  • Strollers
  • Car Seats
  • Breast or Bottle Feeding Accessories and Equipment
  • Baby Food, formula
  • Cribs
  • Baby Monitors
  • Gates

Toys and Video Games

  • Video Games and video game players
  • Cars and RC Toys
  • Action Figures
  • STEM Toys
  • Plush Animals
  • Games and Puzzles
  • Bikes, Scooters, Outside toys

Food, Household and Pets

  • Household goods
  • Towels
  • Pet clothes, and supplies
  • Candy or Snack Manufacturer
  • Hygiene Product Manufacturer
  • Frozen Food procurement and producer
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • beverages
  • Soups
  • Breakfast and Cereal
  • Pasta
  • Baking Goods
  • Snacks dried or vacuum sealed
  • Kitchen and Dining ware
  • Bathroom essentials
  • Bedroom furniture
  • mattresses
  • futons
  • lounge furniture
  • Televisions
  • bread
  • packaged foods
  • meats
  • Pet Supplies
  • Patio Furniture
  • Lighting accessories and fixtures
  • Rugs and flooring options
  • Vacuums and Floor Cleaning supplies
  • fish tanks, cat and dog beds

Beauty, Health, Hygiene

  • Beauty care
  • Sunscreen
  • Shampoo and Conditioners
  • Lotion
  • Fragrances
  • Makeup
  • Razors and Shavers manual and electric
  • toothbrushes, toothpaste, and water flossers
  • Body Wash
  • Eyewear
  • Contact Lenses
  • Allergy
  • Cold and Flu Medicine
  • Digestive Aids
  • Protein and Fitness
  • Weight Management
  • Personal care
  • Cleaning and Laundry supplies and appliances
  • Healthy Alternatives and First Aid, Nutrition
  • Janitorial equipment and supplies
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Cleaning solutions
  • Mops, Brooms, water buckets, and other cleaning tools

Sports Fitness and Outdoors

  • Accessories and Bags
  • Toys, Bikes, and Sports equipment
  • Sports, Fitness, and Outdoor apparel and equipment
  • Garden supply
  • Grills and Outdoor accessories and appliances
  • Hot Tubs and Saunas
  • Garden tools such as rakes, shovels, lawnmowers, etc
  • Tents
  • Airbes
  • Canopies and Shelters
  • Beach coolers and shades

Auto and Industrial

  • Tires and tire accessories
  • Different Vehicle motor, brakes, and transmission oils
  • Antifreeze and coolants
  • Automotive cleaning supplies
  • Automotive Equipment and tools
  • Car Batteries and chargers
  • Car Stereos, speakers, subwoofers, Power inverters, Dash Cams
  • Motorcycles and ATV’s
  • RV Parts
  • Auto body repair


  • Photo equipment and processing tools
  • Money Orders
  • Check Cashing
  • Cake Bakery
  • Party Supplies for balloons, disposable tableware, birthdays, graduations, pinatas, prints, merchandise party supplies, cards and invitations.
  • Gift Cards
  • Sewing Equipment, fabric, yarn, knitting, and art supplies


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