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At any time, people are not insured against diseases, and therefore they are forced to buy medicines, sometimes even to the detriment of their own health. Despite the huge number of pharmacists and pharmacy points, this type of business continues to be considered quite profitable and attracts new entrepreneurs who open additional points for the sale of drugs. According to various estimates, the profitability of pharmacies ranges from 15% to 40% and depends on their location, the professionalism of the staff and the pricing policy of the institution. However, in order to open a pharmacy business, it is not enough to say “I want to open a pharmacy,” you still need to perform specific actions. And for this you need to know their sequence and features.
Opening a pharmacy: where to start?
Having made the decision to become the owner of an enterprise selling medicines, one must ask the question: how to open your own pharmacy? You may wish to make it in the mini-market format or in the form of a pharmacy kiosk. This is important for obtaining a license, as there are certain requirements for each type of pharmacy. And here there are many pitfalls that are not so easy to get around even for a person connected with the pharmacy business, let alone a novice entrepreneur far from pharmaceuticals.
In this case, a specialized commercial structure can become a real lifesaver, it is fluent in the issues of opening enterprises of any orientation, including pharmacy outlets. RegService employees are well versed in how to open a pharmacy in Ukraine, and they will do it for you competently and quickly. Moreover, for this you need to go through many stages, which are quite difficult for an uninitiated person to understand and predict.
ple know that in retail trade it is possible to sell ready-made drugs, and it is also allowed to prepare medicines according to a doctor's prescription on the spot, but in pharmacies located on the territory of medical institutions, preparation of medicines is no longer allowed. Such nuances are known only to specialists who successfully use them when opening new pharmacies and pharmacies. Our qualified staff know exactly how to open a pharmacy and where to start.
To do this, it will be necessary to consistently solve a number of legal and organizational issues:
- Pass the state registration of the enterprise and create a business entity;
- Choose a legal form of ownership;
- Draw up a long-term plan for the development of a pharmacy;
- Choose a suitable taxation system;
- Find a room that meets the legal requirements for pharmaceutical companies;
- Prepare the documents necessary for obtaining a license, submit them to the body authorized for issuing licenses and receive a ready-made license;
- find reliable suppliers and contractors, prepare and conclude appropriate agreements with them;
- Consult with experts in legal matters as needed;
- Obtain licenses and work permits.
Perhaps the most difficult and time consuming stage in opening a pharmacy is obtaining a license. Therefore, it is better to entrust this procedure to specialists who are well versed in the intricacies of the pharmaceutical business and are well aware of what it takes to open a pharmacy. Firms professionally engaged in business registration will complete the process in one and a half to two months, while an inexperienced entrepreneur will take at least six months. So the time savings are obvious.
The licenses are issued by the State Service of Ukraine for Medicines. The document allows for the following activities:
- Manufacturing of medicines;
- Wholesale and retail trade in medicines.
For pharmacy enterprises, the required minimum equipment of the pharmacy is provided, without which it is impossible to obtain a license. This includes special furniture, special refrigeration equipment, cash registers, a computer network, and special software. Air conditioning and additional amenities for visitors and staff are desirable.
How to open a pharmacy: basic requirements
To open a pharmacy, the owner does not need to have a pharmaceutical education, but hired personnel working with drugs must have a diploma in this area and some experience, as well as a health book.
The pharmacy should house not only a trading floor, but also a warehouse for medicinal products, equipped with areas for receiving goods and packaging them. In addition, a room for pharmacy workers should be improved. There must be appropriate documents for the ownership or lease of the premises, as well as for the storage facilities.
How much does it cost to open a pharmacy?
When creating a new enterprise, every businessman asks the question: how much does it cost to open a pharmacy? Already at the initial stage of the pharmacy's work, the amount accumulates. According to experts, to promote the pharmacy and bring it to a decent level, it is necessary to invest at least $ 25,000, while the first year of operation will require about $ 10,000 more.
And although in general this money will go to the purchase of equipment and medicines necessary for the operation, still a considerable amount will have to be spent at the initial stage. In a year or two, the pharmacy will pay off and be able to bring a decent profit to the owner. During the period of massive colds or summer gastrointestinal infections, it reaches 80%.
Experienced and knowledgeable lawyers of the RegService company, having practical experience and providing various nuances, will direct your pharmacy on the right track and help you become a profitable business. All documents prepared by our employees are executed competently and reliably, so you are not afraid of any checks. Constant support and expert advice will give you confidence in the complete legality of your actions. Order this service from RegService and don't worry about anything further - you will receive a ready-made pharmacy business in record time!
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