Last week I shared with with you that my computer was a victim of a trojan virus…and it was a nasty one at that. It infected numerous systems, knocking out my internet, printer and the ability to turn back the clock and reset the restore functions.
RESTOCKING AND TRASH DISPOSAL: Restocking should be done during hours when the mall is closed and all trash and boxes must be disposed of in marked areas before the mall is opened.
6) Phone System. That’s right; you’ll need at least a basic phone system when you open a dollar store. You’ll have phones at the cash registers, in your office, and possibly other locations such as the stock room. You can plan on multiple lines to handle incoming calls, check approval, and credit card authorization, for online computer access, and other tasks.
Here is what you should bring to a craft fair, other than your creativity! Invest in a free credit card terminals and remember to bring it with you. Not many people are going to pay cash, especially for higher priced items. Bring a friend – someone that can help you carry things, talk with customers, and sell. Bring any supplies for your booth not provided by the show promoters.
To find these people is actually simple and this forms part of the money making exercise. You have a voucher sized flyer made up offering the treatment at half price for just 600 and to make it more attractive you offer this on a “Pay half now and the rest later” deal. These vouchers must be high quality and be date stamped. To make them respond even quicker, offer a consultation normally worth 75 for just 40, but make this free if they take up the main offer at the time of consultation. That way, you don’t waste money if they don’t buy, you make 40 for 20 mins work.
4) Computer. Inventory management, merchandise ordering, generating schedules and so much more will depend on your computer. While some of these functions can be completed as reports from your POS computer (If you choose to purchase such a system.) there are so many other daily, weekly and monthly tasks that are made easy with a computer.
Any company that has a Unique Selling Proposition that’s focused on doing a lot of little things better than the competition would have to be, eventually, the market leader.