Camp stores are becoming a staple feature at campgrounds by offering shopping convenience for campers and ancillary income for owners: a win-win for you and your guests! Whether it’s firewood or a souvenir t-shirt, having popular products on hand will grow sales and keep your guests coming back for more. Whether you’re looking to add new products to your existing store or wondering what products you should invest in at a new store, we’re here to help! From camping supplies to keepsakes, the following goods are sure to sell and support your camp store’s success.
Wondering where to begin? Our recommendation is to start with the camping staples. These are items that campers use frequently throughout their trips and should be able to easily pick up in your camp store. A couple of big sellers include firewood and ice. Not only are these products they can repurchase when needed, but waiting to purchase these also saves time and space when packing for a trip. Other valuable items include bug spray, sunscreen, s’more sticks, flashlights, batteries, propane, charcoal, RV supplies, and small tools.
Next up is consumable goods. Adding a section for grocery items is another big convenience for your campers. It means one less trip to the grocery store or grabbing that pint of ice cream that guests just can’t resist. Think of basic cooking items, campfire dinner ideas, canned goods, ice cream, snacks, candy, alcoholic beverages, s’more supplies, etc. Mix it up with camping food classics and include items that will catch their eye.
Having last-minute items on hand is always a good idea. Forgetting something is typical when planning for trips and your guests are sure to appreciate finding those forgotten products at your destination. Things to include are toiletry and hygiene products such as toothpaste and toothbrushes, toilet paper, soap, first aid kits, hand sanitizers, lotions, and over the counter medications. Think of small things that are important but sometimes are left behind.
Camping is all about creating memories, so offering keepsakes is one way to make your guests’ vacations unforgettable and provide a long-term reminder of your brand even once they leave.
This can include your park’s logo on t-shirts, mugs, keychains, water bottles, beanies, glassware, blankets, sweatshirts, the list goes on. Adding your park’s personal touch is a meaningful purchase and a memory they will cherish for years to come.
Just For Fun
Lastly, add some items just for fun that guests can pick up and enjoy at the park. Whether it’s playing cards for the bonfire circle, inflatables to take to the pool, fishing poles for the pond, or toys for kids, these items are an extra bonus that your campers will appreciate.
This list is only just the beginning. Mix up your products by offering a wide range of supplies from camping staples to grocery items to souvenirs. No matter what you choose, it’s important to keep convenience and fun in mind. Whether you recognize items on this list or found a new item to add to your inventory, we wish your camp store nothing but success!