Merchandising your store and what goes into creating the optimum merchandise mix for a dollar store.
Putting the right merchandise in your store plays a very important role in determining the long term success of your dollar store. Value, variety, recognized brand names and the ability to secure new merchandise are the four critical variables that must be focused on. Here is how we work with you to ensure these variables are addressed before your store opens.
Value can only determined by physically seeing and touching the product, so we have a staff of Merchandise Buyers that travel on a regular basis to each of our key suppliers and personally inspect new products. Only high value products are accepted in our system and offered to our stores. Watch the video on merchandising by the Wholesale Manager, Windy People. She goes over our entire program detailing how we travel and hand-select only the best products to offer to you for your Dollar Store.
Order Just The Merchandise You Need
Because of our stores’ large volume of business, we are able to get some suppliers to ship in inner pack quantities. So, instead of shipping 144 pieces of one item, in many instances, we can get 12 or 24 pieces of that item. This allows you a greater variety in your store for the same amount of money, the more variety you generate, and the more sales you realize!
NAME BRAND PRODUCTS
Name brand products are seldom found in dollar stores. In our stores, however, you will find them in abundance. Name brand items give your store “instant credibility” and ensure that your customers come back week after week to see what national brand products they regularly use that are available in your store this week for $1.00!
These name brand items will be found in all categories; as they can be closeouts, overruns, or package changes, they will always represent incredible values for your customers. The selection will change on a regular basis, keeping your store new and exciting! Our buyers work very diligently with each of our suppliers to secure the best buys on name brand merchandise weekly, and deliver that information to you in our newsletter. “Special Buys” on name brand items will be emailed to you in real time as they become available, ensuring that you can react quickly to secure these highly desirable products.
You are contemplating entering the variety store business where your customers expect to see lots of new merchandise every time they come into the store. You want to create a fun and dynamic shopping experience that will bring your “treasure hunting” customers back again and again. Why? To see what’s new, of course! Because of our extensive network of over 75 suppliers we can usually add 200 — 300 new products EVERY WEEK! Don’t take our word for it, listen to the top dollar store suppliers in the country – they know the value that Dollar Store Services provides to store owners and they work with us on a daily basis lowering prices, working on freight specials and introducing exciting new products for store owners.