Language problem.. Store or Shop

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by mulia24, May 7, 2011.

  1. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps


    I have a small business that sell lots of thing, start from daily need like rice, flour, sugar, beverage, bottled water, several electric equipment like fitting, lamp holder, fluorescent lamp, several snacks, tobacco and home cleaning need like dish washer liquid.

    The problem is I need to give the business name in English. It seems good using mart. For example, if my business name is Mark Tux then the full name will be Mark Tux Mart. But unfortunately I've seen the other business that have the same business like me using 'mart' next to their business name, the other alternative could be shop or store.

    Since I'm not native English speaker nor user, I'd like to ask if anyone can help me to determine the right word, shop or store to put next to my little business name?

    example: Mark Tux Store or Mark Tux Shop

    thank you in advance.. [​IMG]
  2. LittleChickenLady

    LittleChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2011
    Clanton, Alabama
    I don't really know if it matters. I don't think that there's a "right" word to use for something like that, but I may be wrong.
    I personally think that Mark Tux Shop sounds the best though. [​IMG]
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens
    may help

    I think of shop as a tiny store.

    If it were my business I would name it store, because it seems like a general store.

    To me a shop is a boutique, a toy store, a small shoe store, etc.

    I wouldn't think that naming it "shop" would be incorrect, either, though.

    (I really am not too opinionated on this.) [​IMG]
  4. GarlicEater

    GarlicEater Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2011
    Gilroy, CA
    Mark's Tux Shop sounds best to me.

    Or, Tuxes By Mark

    Mark's Tuxes

    Mark Tuxedos

    All good choices (to me!)
  5. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] become more confused..

    the actual name of business is Asia Baru... Mark Tux is for example only.

    Then I think of using Asia Baru Shop or Asia Baru Store.

    Although speaking Asia Baru word is a bit difficult to speak in English but we already use that name for decades [​IMG]

    I do realize the different way of speaking my word of my language in English. [​IMG]

    Asia Baru Shop or Asia Baru Store? [​IMG]

    I've read given by ChickensAreSweet, it makes me confused due to lots of classification of store. [​IMG] Thanks ChickensAreSweet.

    Thanks GarlicEater and LittleChickenLady for opinion, how about when using Asia Baru as business name? better put shop or store next to it?
  6. LittleChickenLady

    LittleChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2011
    Clanton, Alabama
    I think Asia Baru Shop sound best.
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:I like the way Asia Baru Shop sounds better! [​IMG] (Picking up on the "sounds better" theme from the others. [​IMG])
  8. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Thank you LittleChickenLady for your opinion.. [​IMG]

    I like it too but I need to incorporate other people opinion before deciding it.. Thanks for your answer. [​IMG]

    Quote:Thank you ChickensAreSweet for your opininon. [​IMG]

    yes, it does sounds better than the store. Although I need to check the right word, store or shop. Since it is bad to use a word before asking the meaning to the native speaker/user cause it will be really embarrassing using wrong word. [​IMG]

    any opinion are welcomed... [​IMG]
  9. KlaHaYa Gardens

    KlaHaYa Gardens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2011
    If you really want to be en vogue or highfalutin, skip the "mart" "shop" "store" altogether.

    Simply "Mark Tux".

    A name that does not need definition because it is a name that defines. It sets its own standard.

    The "mart", "shop", "store" appendage to me announces class and quality (or lack of) right of the bat. Now, this may not be the reality, and just a perception, but names create perceptions (or illusions) don't they? So, that is part of the game.

    Also, you want to pique enough curiosity that one will step into your shop, and enough uniqueness in name that one will remember your shop.

    Good luck to you, whatever you decide.
  10. Squishy

    Squishy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2011
    Yet another opinion here... I would call it Asia Baru Market.
    A Market is what your little store truly is... allthough in the typical way of the english language.. Market, Store, and Shop can be interchangable to many people. But, a Market is more what it is.. much like a grocery store. A grocery store can be referred to as a store because the word 'grocery' often comes before.. letting people know that is what that store offers.. since almost anything selling things can be called a store. Calling an establishment a shop, is just reffering to shopping.
    But, in proper english... a Market is the place you buy food products, beverages, and often other goods are available in the same place. I could say "I'm going to Market" and people from many of the english speaking countries would know what I am talking about. Which I think is important in your case... since most english countries don't share out 'American-isms' ... even our different regions and states will vary in how they refer to a place.

    But a Market is a longstanding, old used term most anyone will understand. Mart, is just the shortened version of Market.. but at least if you are using the whole proper word, you sound a bit different.

    Uhh.. my post is a little long winded and repetitive over the use of a word... I am just very sleepy. Pretend I had condensed that all into 2 sentences, ok? [​IMG]

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