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Everyone who reads these pages knows the program trying to raise the bar on keeping teens interested in sailing, and we promote everything we can about those Mudratz. Monday you’ll get to hear a full interview with one of those plucky teens, but for now, check out this Mudratz-produced promo for their signature race – the Volvo Secor Fisher Island Race. And if you have kids in the right age range and within a few hours, do them a favor and get them ent…
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If you are running a dollar store you are likely always on the lookout for new and better ways of increasing business at dollar stores. One of the good news events that is really good news for sales is the arrival of spring. After all, for those running a dollar store who properly plan and then take advantage, springtime is an opportunity to grow store sales. It is a time to grow springtime monthly sales and to prepare for the higher sales coming with the arrival of summer. In this article I present 5 areas of focus to boost both spring and summer sales for your store.
#1) Travel time is here.
Those running a dollar store will see shoppers arriving to select the perfect products to meet their travel needs. Merchandise purchases will include games to be played while travelling as well as those for family time together upon arrival, accessories, toys such as buckets and shovels for the beach, beverages, hand wipes, and hand sanitizers. Many travelers will also select cosmetics and other travel size items for their auto, air and rail travel trips. Finally shoppers will select carrying cases, and items to make the trip easier.
#2) Summer toys are in demand.
One of the best ways of increasing business at dollar stores is having a fully stocked toy department. Add items such as kites, yoyos, squirt guns, pool toys, beach toys, Frisbees, balls and bats, and play balls. Use prominently located end caps to display the newly arrived merchandise and watch as shoppers scoop the items up in preparation for the sunny days ahead.
#3) Capture holiday sales.
Springtime signals the need to prepare for spring and summer holidays. While nothing matches the sales at the end of the year, each of the major spring and summer holidays will contribute to added sales in your store. Just a few of the holidays to consider are Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day. Hold an in-store event for each and you will discover you have found one of the best ways of increasing business at dollar stores.
#4) Do not forget the gardeners.
Another one of the great ways of increasing business at dollar stores is with yard and garden supplies. These include everything from hand tools to gardening gloves and kneeling pads. It is important to have all of these items prominently displayed even before the weather begins to show signs of warming up. Don’t forget to add in a small assortment of flower and vegetable seeds. Just be sure to sell out of all seeds and similar items early.
#5) Barbeque supplies will be hot.
If you are running a dollar store for the first time, then don’t overlook the potential sales barbeque equipment and supplies can add to your business. Be sure to have these items in-stock early on and display them prominently. If you happen to have a few carryover items at summer’s end, they can easily be sold during the Christmas holiday sales season.
To your discovery of the ways of increasing business at dollar stores!
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