Museum Gift Shops

How to Sell to Museum Gift Shops


Gift Shop Suppliers – Museum Gift Shops – How to Sell to Museum Gift Shops

If you are looking for a new revenue stream for your product, then why not sell to museum gift shops and become one of their gift shop suppliers?

Museum gift shops can add an entirely new revenue stream for your business.

If you want to learn more, here’s a short training video I created on the subject! And the transcripts for this video are listed below.

Or you can click here to watch this video on YouTube.

Also, if you like this content, you will probably LOVE Retail MBA – It is a Year Long Training and Coaching System!

Either way, I would love your comments and/or feedback below.

To Your Success,

Karen Waksman

Founder and CEO, Retail MBA Brands


Phone: 1-855-Retail-2

Email: info (at)

P.S. Retail MBA provides a step-by-step formula on How to Sell to Major Retailers, Online Retailers, Smaller Retailers, Catalogs and More. No Experience Required! These solutions continue to convert for clients year-over-year! These are Time-Tested and Proven Strategies that we utilize ourselves when going after stores! Everything we teach, we test. Want access to these formulas? ANY one of our programs and coaching systems gives you access to them now. With that said…

Here are 4 Easy Ways to Work with Us:

 1) Free Training – If You Would Like to Join Our Next FREE Webinar Training Called “Retail Chain Store Secrets – How to Sell to Major Retail Chains. No Experience Required” Then Sign Up NOW To Learn All About Selling into Retail Chains By Clicking Here!

2) Masterclass Intensives Want to Join our Next 4 Week Elite Retail MBA Masterclass Intensive? These Intensives Are EPIC for people who Love Fast Paced Learning – Homework, Retail Coaching, Developing Your Strategy, Buyers Contacts and More! These Events Are Held Every Quarter. Join us by Clicking Here:

3) Done-for-You Program – If You Want Karen Waksman and Her Team to Reach Out to Your Top Dream Retail Chains On Your Behalf – And You Have a Retail-Ready Product, Check Out our Epic Done-For-You Service by Clicking Here:

4) In Person Events If You Want to Learn LIVE and Meet Karen Waksman in Person at Our Next Retail Sellers LIVE Event with Other Like-Minded Individuals in Beautiful San Diego, CA! 

We Would LOVE to Have You Join Us by Clicking Here:

Transcripts for this Video Here:

Gift Shop Suppliers – Hey, everyone. This is Karen Waksman, founder of Retail MBA, and today I want to talk about selling your products to museum stores gift shops and becoming their gift shop suppliers. Now, the reason I wanted to talk about museum stores is because I love coming up with new interesting ways for people to make money with their products. That’s what I do, that’s my whole business. It’s like if you have a new product or an interesting product and you’re trying to make money out of it, I’m going to think about every single possible way to support you in that process and some of it relies on you going after markets and maybe your competitors are not going after and, for instance, the museum store market is something that probably a lot of your competitors are not even thinking about. And so, I love talking about this stuff and so I’m going to talk quickly about the museum store market and things to think about in that space and then, ultimately, if you want to learn more about that, you can learn how to actually sell to these stores through my Retail MBA program.

Anyways, let’s talk about selling to museum stores. The reason why I mention museum stores is because there is a museum probably in every city, county, state, all across the country, all across the world. And there’s probably hundreds of thousands or more of these museums everywhere and the thing about museums is they usually have, most of them have, retail stores within those museums. They’re museum stores within the actual museum itself. Why do they have those there? Well, because people are walking a museum, they want to buy things and so they … And, actually, the museum stores make a lot of money for the museums and so it’s definitely a big business for them. And so, what these museum stores are really looking for are either products that are related to the topic that they’re discussing at that museum or they’re looking for gift items or new and unique interesting items and so forth. And so, let’s talk about that.

For instance, when you’re dealing with museum stores, there are different types of museums out there, right? There are museums that are supporting kids, there is museums that focus on technology, there’s museums that focus on certain ethnicities or astronomy or whatever it is for that particular museum, most of the time, again, they have actual retail stores there. And so, the thing to think about is you can actually reach out to … If you have an interesting, cool gift item, museum stores could be awesome for you because they love cool, interesting new gifts and they would love to put those into stores because if you go to a museum store, you’ll see that they don’t just have the products that are related to that store, they actually have food items, they have gift items, they have all sorts of random things for people to buy in that store and they’re constantly adding to that museum store.

The one way to do it is if you have a great gift item or unique or new or interesting item, museum stores can be awesome for you. The other thing you can do is, say you have a product that’s great for kids, what about selling your products to the kid market, right? To the kid museum market. There’s tons of museums that specify for children and so maybe you reach out to all the children museum stores and so forth. And so, that’s another way that you can do it, if you have a great product for kids, go after the children museums. They have stores there and there are buyers there who buy products and you can actually make a really interesting and nice living off of that. Another option is if you, say, have a cool, I don’t know, consumable electronics product or something like that, well, why not sell that product to all the cool new technology museums that are popping up everywhere? There’s engineering and technology museums everywhere and so that could be interesting for you and your product, especially if that consumable electronics product is also a good gift item.

And sometimes they’ll just buy random stuff that’s just interesting and different because they want to be along the lines of what they’re doing in that museum store. My point is that you can go, there’s endless segmentation with the museum stores, meaning what kind of audience you have. They even have adult museums, right? Maybe you have an adult product and go for the adult museum stores. Or maybe you just have a general blanket great gift item that would be great for museum stores all across the country. It’s up to you. My point here is that you can generate big money by going after all these different museum stores and actually putting your products into the stores at each individual location. And so, if you want to learn more about how to actually approach and pitch the museum stores, please take a look at to learn more about how to actually approach and talk and sell to these types of buyers and we talk all about that in the Retail MBA program. But the bottom line here is if you have a great product or if you have a new and interesting product, maybe think about going after the museums because, again, it’s just another revenue stream for you and that’s what I’m all about, how are you going to make money with your product? Think about museum stores.

If you’d like to learn more about Retail MBA, please take a look at our free six part video training series. You can sign up for that for free at or if you just want to learn about Retail MBA in general, just go to Anyways, this is Karen Waksman and I hope this is helpful. Thanks so much.

Author: Karen Waksman

Karen Waksman, Founder of Retail MBA, is a Manufacturer’s Rep turned Author, Speaker and Consultant. She has sold millions of consumer products to the world’s largest retailers and now dedicates her time to teaching Entrepreneurs how to market and sell their products to Major Retailers, Online Retailers, Catalogs and Small Retailers, too! Karen Waksman has taught over 10,000+ product entrepreneurs and companies across the globe on the subject of selling to retailers. Her goal is to empower and inspire companies to transform their businesses by providing them all of the necessary information they need in order to become chain store vendors. Most importantly, Karen’s clients have utilized the Retail MBA time-tested sales formula to get their products into retailers such as Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Home Depot, Lowes, Kroger Grocery Stores, Bed Bath and Beyond, BuyBuyBaby, Groupon and much, much more!