What Souvenirs Are Needed in the Country? Turn on the Fantasy!
Handmade souvenirs are always unique, that’s why they are very attractive for foreign tourists. Especially if these souvenirs are made according to the canons of centuries-old traditions and customs. There are a lot of such in Uzbekistan: ceramics, fabrics, chasing, products made with wood carving. But the market requires diversity. Among tourists, there is a great demand for goods that have become a product of creative imagination. These products are not enough in our market. But the situation, apparently, is changing.
Recently it became known that a private enterprise Aydos Diyorbek in the Kanlykul district of Karakalpakstan began producing cans with air of the Aral Sea as souvenirs. The cans read “The Air of the Aral Sea Region” and depict the once the fourth largest lake in the world from a satellite. The manufacturer notes that a tourist who has bought a souvenir will take with him not only the air, but also memories of the Aral Sea and Karakalpakstan. Souvenirs with air are sold in different countries and cities around the world and are very popular with tourists. The preserved air of the Aral region, of course, will also find demand in the souvenir market.
At the same time, the specialists of the State Committee for Tourism Development tirelessly insist that Uzbekistan needs new producers of souvenirs, and the most diverse. The state provided great benefits to entrepreneurs who will work in this direction.
The production of souvenirs is a rather promising area of activity. Such products are in demand even in difficult economic conditions because people never spare money for gifts to relatives and close people. If you want to open production of souvenirs as a business, you need to understand more in all its nuances.
Where to begin? Before opening the production of souvenirs, you should determine the goals. It is important to understand: will this employment become a source of additional income for you, or do you want to make it your main activity? In addition, you need to know if you will be selling souvenirs at retail in a small store or you are more interested in large orders from different companies and enterprises.
At first, to not spend money on renting a room, you can work at home. In this case, you cannot register your business and, accordingly, do not pay taxes. When business starts to develop, it is desirable to open an LLC or a private firm. Due to this you will get the opportunity to enter into contracts for the supply of goods with corporate entities. This line of business is not licensed, so you do not have to get any additional permits and approvals. To save money at the start, you can first work in the garage or any other heated room.
For the production of souvenirs can use different materials. Products made of acrylic strongly resemble amber ornaments. They are produced in two ways: mechanical and casting. The first method is used for the production of tombstones and logos. The filling method allows you to place different objects inside the material. As a result, unusual original souvenirs are obtained.
Metal products are always in high demand. But their manufacture is a laborious process that requires certain skills. Souvenirs are made of brass, aluminum or bronze. Finished products are polished, after which they are decorated with engraving, encrustation or enamel. Stones are usually used for making ethnic souvenirs. The master must fully experience the material in order not to disturb the natural pattern. Such work requires great patience.
Glass souvenirs are made using a complex innovative technology, consisting of several stages. The greatest demand is for laser art design and images on glass.
Masters who have already worked with wood can easily make custom-made souvenirs. On original products from a natural tree it is possible to earn decent money.
Business souvenirs are the most serious and responsible business. Such products should carry a maximum of useful information. The production of souvenirs with a logo must be treated very responsibly, since it is a marketing move of the company. To corporate customers are satisfied, it is necessary to employ an experienced master and professional designer. Such souvenirs can be made from any materials - stone, glass, wood and other.
So, ahead with the creative works!