A trip down memory lane reminiscing over past names like Woolco, Korvette, GEM & many more discounters that opened their doors to ribbon cuttings, cheers & staged events in parking lots throughout North America. Sounds of crowds, cash registers & PA announcements fill my shopping memories as do the smells of popcorn, and hot dogs. They reinforce both my vivid and sometimes vague memories of large long flat buildings. And while the names have changed, the store's today remain very similar!
How did cashiers know how much change to give back before computers? They counted it back by hand. This tutorial makes it easy to give back the right amount of change.
A comprehensive business analysis of Walmart Stores Inc., one of the most well-known, internationally-recognized retailers, for the US market.
If you have a business out there and you aren't doing most or all of these, you still have a lot of opportunity in front of you to increase sales and profits. Even the photos speak 1000 words about these businesses!
A detailed guide to the pros and cons of working for the big box retailer, The Home Depot. Answers the question, "Why should I work for The Home Depot?"
If you've just received excellent customer service at your supermarket, thank the store's trainer. They are responsible for ensuring the staff's training is up to date and everyone is working safely.
What you will be doing as a sales assciate and how to be successful in selling products to customers. Learn how to read your customers and make more money at your sales job.
Basic duties of a cashier are to greet customers, ring up merchandise, bag the items, take the customer's payment and thank them for their business. What training or skills are needed?
Are your brick-and-mortar sales a little low? Chances are, you can fix that with a few simple methods. Here are five ways to drive traffic and visibility to your storefront.
PEST Analysis for Coca-Cola: The Coca-Cola Company, describes the PEST factors that influence Coca-Cola, and analyzes the subfactors of each PEST Analysis factor.
Grocery stores can increase sales by providing services that attract more customers and that are likely to increase the amount of money people spend per order.
An overview of the ups and downs of working in retail. A cashier's own story of working in the retail environment.
How many times do you see an angry or frowning sales associate? Almost never, because we have to hide it. This is what working in retail is REALLY like.
A guide to bargaining and negotiating a lower price in Chinese wholesale markets with practical haggling techniques to obtain lower prices from a Chinese wholesaler.
Cashiers everywhere groan when a customer wants to use cash rather than swipe a credit card. Making change really doesn't have to be all that difficult if you know these tips.
A markup percentage is the amount of the cost of an item that you add on to create the selling price. Many retailers use markups to set their selling price. However, some confusion comes in when there is a reference to margin along with markup. A...
There are all kinds of jobs that fall under the purview of a merchandiser, but the main job is to make sure that the manufacturer's products that you represent are well-stocked and attractively displayed inside the retail store. Usually the merchandiser will have a weekly route and visit the stores they are responsible for servicing at least once a week, but this can fluctuate seasonally depending on what kind of merchandise we are talking about.
Learn the techniques for creating stunning window displays that not only look good, but help increase sales too.
People continue to shop in retail stores despite the ease of internet purchasing. Here are a few things salespeople do that help run customers out of your store.
There are crazy myths about being a Mary Kay Consultant, but as with any opportunity, you have to put in effort to make it work. Take the time to find out for yourself if Mary Kay is right for you.
Get a glimpse into corporate finance and how large organizations use debt to finance and expand operations.
Stealing money or merchandise while employed at a retail company may cost you your job, your income and your reputation. Here are 10 things you need to know before you get arrested.
The introduction of new products or services can require large outlays of cash. Manufacturers often use test markets to gather information related to sales potential & other marketing considerations.
If you're a new Avon Independent Sales Representative, you will probably have some questions that weren't answered in your first meeting. Read through these Questions and Answers to learn more about the Avon business.
On November 6, 2013, video rental titan Blockbuster Video announced that their last 300 U.S. stores would close in January 2014. Movie fans were surprised to hear there were any Blockbusters left.
This market intelligence report uses several techniques including PESTEL analysis to investigate and summarize Kmart’s external environment and 4P technique to examine Kmart’s marketing mix and its consumers, and offer some strategies for future development.
An antique dealer with many years of experience in selling from booths in antique malls, and who has worked behind the counter for 12 years in an indoor flea market, gives invaluable tips and advice.
Many businesses wish they were the only game in town, believing that it will give them competitive advantage. Unfortunately, just the opposite is true. See why it's good to be near competitors.
The cashier is one of the most important employees of any business. The position of a cashier may seem simple, but the job goes far beyond that of ringing products up and giving out a receipt.
Buyer's remorse can quickly turn excitement of a purchase into a regretful experience. But there is a way to curb buyer's remorse—buy from companies that support missions that you believe in.
Memories from almost ten years of doing retail price change work, and four or five years before that working in other retail areas. Being stalked by customers, human behavior and interesting happenings were all in a days work.
A nearly daily task for a used book dealer is pricing books purchased for resale. Here are pricing guidelines and factors to consider.
Let me introduce you to Gloria Mayfield Banks. She is an Elite Executive National Sales Director for Mary Kay Cosmetics. She is a multi-millionaire with over 6,000 consultants under her. She is truly an inspiration for females in the business world today.
This is a no-nonsense, practical and down to earth guide to how you can increase sales in your shop on a daily, monthly and yearly basis. There is no strange marketing jargon, or tricky sales psychology to learn - just sound advice and simple sales techniques that you can implement today.