I'm starting a new business where I design and build unique custom wine corks. I want to have them through out the country in Gift stores, wine shops etc. There all 100% hand made in Tennessee but I don't know the first thing about shipping and record keeping and or closing deals wine corporate wine and gift stores.
I would keep my answer crisp with actionable steps
The best way you can start with is Social Media. What I mean is since you already design them, create an Instagram account and add realistic mockups.
Also start a YouTube channel that helps your customer see who you are and create a want in them to buy from you.
You can create your personal brand first and then selling won't be a problem.
Through your personal brand, try giving free samples to households first. Take their testimonails. Their pictures. Include them in your videos. Have a weekly vlog where you visit a new house and document their experience.
Then with this data, go to the shopkeeper and say how you have done a personal research on why your product is better.
Hope this helps