How to start a Fruit Juice shop in India 2023?
Today I am going to share about one of the most easiest as well as the most profitable business. And that is about the Fruit Juice shop. Here I call it Fruit Juice shop but actually you can serve many items like Smoothies, Milkshakes, Cut fresh fruits, etc. I know that this business is quite un-organized and have been there since many years but in recent years the growth in this sector has greatly increased and it will continue to grow as such in future. One of the major factor contributing to this growth is the health consciousness among the people. People now prefer to spend on food that is nutritious and good for their health. Lets see in detail, how to start a Fruit Juice Shop in India.
Pros and Cons to start a Fruit Juice shop in India
1. Easy to start and low investment required
As I mentioned, it is one of the easiest business to start with. You just need a Juice mixer and a small place to start this business. The investment required is also quite low.
2. Make people healthy
When you start a Fruit Juice business in India, you are making people healthy and strong. That means you are bringing positive change in the society which will improve their lifestyle.
3. Be creative and make your own flavor
You can be creative and invent your own flavor or recipe that no one else is serving in the market. This way you can make your Juice shop popular and people will visit to your shop to try that new recipe. I think people are constantly looking for new things.
1. High competition
Since it is easy to start this business with low investment, the competition is quite high.
2. Low shelf life and handling of waste
Due to the shelf life of fruits is very less, you need to manage the stock of fruits efficiently. Otherwise you can suffer loss because of this waste.
Investment required/ Working capital required / Profit margin
The investment required for this business is quite low around INR 190,000.
Further, the profit margin is also very good in the business around 30%. But you need to careful in managing the stock.
|Expense category||Estimated Amount INR|
|Working capital (3 months)|
|Rental for shop||75,000|
|Total working capital||130,000|
|Total investment required||190,000|
Steps to start a Fruit Juice Shop in India
1. Decide the menu of your coffee shop :
First and foremost, you need to decide the menu like types of Fruit juice, milkshakes, smoothies, etc you would serve along with its pricing. You also need to decide what other products you will serve along with your main product. You may serve snacks like cookies, pastries, sandwich, etc as well.
2. Decide the place of business:
Secondly, you need to find a place where you can open your Juice shop. This is one of the most crucial decision you need to take. This can actually make or break the game, so be very careful and take your time in selecting the best location for opening your Juice shop. Initially, you may need a space of around 200 to 500 sq ft.
3. Create your brand name:
Next step is to create your brand name which should be catchy & simple. Then you should also create your logo and tagline. You can easily create a logo for free using various websites for example, www.canva.com
4. Obtain required licenses:
Next, you need to register your business and obtain any necessary licenses or permits as below
- FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) https://www.fssai.gov.in/
- Udyam registration http://udyamregistration.gov.in/
- GST (Goods and Service Tax) registration https://reg.gst.gov.in/registration/
- Company registration like private limited company, partnership or proprietorship firm. I would recommend starting with a proprietorship firm first, then when your business grows you may get into a private limited company.
- PAN card (if it’s a private limited company or partnership, not required if you are starting as a proprietor).
Also open a separate current bank account if it’s a private limited company or partnership, not required if you are starting as a proprietor
You can obtain these licenses directly if you have required knowledge. However, I would recommend taking help from a CA or lawyer.
5. Buy equipment and raw materials:
Next step is to buy equipment and raw materials required to start a fruit juice shop in India. Below is the suggestive list of item required.
- Juicer mixer and grinder
- Basic utensils and disposable glasses
- Large trash cans
- Fruit peeling machines
- Cutting board
6. Pre-Launch and Grand Opening:
First is soft launch: Test your operations, menu, and staff through a soft launch with friends, family, and invited guests to iron out any issues before the grand opening.
Second would be Grand Opening: Plan a launch event to generate buzz and attract customers. Offer promotions and special deals to entice people to visit your Juice shop.
7. Marketing on social media:
In order to increase your orders, you need to market your business and brand. So obviously, you need to create page on all social media websites like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc. You may also consider to run Ad campaigns on these platforms for better reach.
Further, you should also register your business on Google business with the exact location. This will build trust with your customer.
Summing up, this is all you need to start a fruit juice shop in India. This business is indeed one of the most profitable business with minimum risk and investment. However, I would still say it is not going to be easy and you need to work very hard at least in the initial phase.
I hope you enjoyed this post and have learnt something out of it that would help you in building your business. If you think I missed out any point and you have any confusion, feel free to share your comments.