Your Guide to School Stores

Chances are, if you have found this page, you are thinking of starting a school store or wondering how you can make your existing store more successful. We are The School Store Authority® - We can help! 

Raymond Geddes & Company, Inc. has been involved in the education market for more than 90 years. In that time, we have become The School Store Authority®. Not only do we sell school store supplies, but we are also the school store experts. We are constantly visiting stores and talking to our customers to get their ideas and tactics.

We do all of this so we can be a resource for people in exactly your position. Whether you are a teacher, principal, or PTA member starting a store as a classroom resource or as a school fundraising opportunity, this guide is for you.


1. The Benefits of School Stores

2. 5 School Store Myths Debunked

3. Who Can Run a School Store?

The Nuts and Bolts

4. Starting Your School Store

5. Staffing Your School Store

6. Operating Your School Store

7. Maintaining Your School Store

Rules and Creativity

8. DOs and DON'Ts for School Stores

9. Personalizing Your School Store

Awesome School Stores

Don't believe us? Check out these awesome school stores. These are real people, real schools and real customers of GEDDES who are doing incredible things at their school stores. Their school stores are of all shapes and sizes and they are using them to raise funds for their schools and to teach students valuable hands-on experience.

Ernest P. Barka Elementary
Barka School Store

Belle Fourche Middle School Belle Fourche School Store

East Hills & Harbor Hill
East Hills School Store

High Horizons Magnet
High Horizons Magnet School

Kiewit Middle
Kiewit Middle School

Roynon Elementary
Roynon Elementary School Store

Do you have an awesome school store? Tell us about it!

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