DOLLAR STORES TAKING OVER RURAL AMERICA

Jan. 3, 2019, 3:24 p.m.

Bloomberg has now reported that Dollar Stores are taking over rural America and the momentum continues to grow. Most would be small business owners have probably thought opening a Dollar Store in their rural area wouldn't be profitable, but they're wrong. People in rural towns often earn lower incomes and seek ways to make their paychecks stretch further.

If you've been considering putting your hard work into your own small business instead of helping build someone else's dream DRSS is here to help you.

CONVENIENCE STORES FEELING THE SQUEEZE OF DOLLAR STORES

Dec. 10, 2018, 4:07 p.m.

The latest news headlines show that Dollar Store ownership is growing, here to stay, and convenience stores are the latest small businesses to feel the squeeze of the growing number of Dollar Stores.

According to Bloomberg Business in a recent article consumers are changing the way they shop for everything as they become more budget concise by the year. The article was quoted as saying;

The U.S. convenience store industry is facing an inconvenient truth: Americans are changing the way they shop for snacks and drinks.

The nation’s 154,500 convenience stores are getting squeezed by competition from all sides. Fast-food restaurants and supermarkets are slugging it out in price wars, while dollar stores keep popping up everywhere.

The $550 billion convenience store industry last year recorded its weakest merchandise sales growth since 2013, and businesses are rushing to improve loyalty programs, offer better food and let customers ...

OPTIMISM RISING AMONG SMALL BUSINESS OWNERSHIP

Nov. 28, 2018, 12:48 a.m.

 The figures are in during a recent survey and optimism among small business owners is at 52%. This figure is up 21% over 2017’s confidence. The proof in their confidence is they are pouring more capital investment into their businesses. Over 60% have made investing in their small business as their top priority for the coming year.

ALL AMERICANS LOVE DOLLAR STORES

Nov. 7, 2018, 10:47 a.m.

  A new outlook has emerged over the years on Dollar Store shopping. Over 65% of Americans are purchasing necessities at Dollar Stores and as they say,” they're not cheap, they're smart.”

  As Americans have watched the economy hit highs and lows, tightening their budgets has become routine despite where the national economy sits. They've made the decision their hard earned dollars are going to be spent wisely. Even millennials making over $100,000 a year are 29% of the Americans shopping weekly at Dollar Stores.

  Several small business news experts interviewed Dollar Store shoppers of all ages and here's what they had to say:  “I routinely visit my local dollar store for everything from shampoo to paper goods to dish towels,” Carole Purcell, 52, of Baltimore, Maryland, told LifeZette. “I have always liked dollar stores for value on certain items. You’re not cheap — you’re smart if you ...

MOBILE PAYMENT WILL CONTINUE TRENDING

Oct. 22, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

Many trends swept through small and large businesses in 2018. One of the most popular, especially among millennials was mobile payment. Mobile payment allows customers to pay via their mobile device with apps such as Square and Apple Pay.

According to Entrepreneur Magazine, this is a trend that steadily will grow in 2019 and beyond.
Mobile payment applications have shown how willing customers are to part with conventional methods of payment. If your business hasn’t yet figured out how to get prospective customers to open up their wallets on the move, you’ve got options; quotes Entrepreneur Magazine.

When Dollar Store Services opened our first Dollar Store in Las Vegas in 1993, mobile and paperless technology was yet to be developed. We've maintained our edge by keeping ours over 4,000 successful small business owners rolling through the changes to make small business ownership as up to date as their customers are.

START YOUR DOLLAR STORE AND GET A BLOGGER

Sept. 14, 2018, 6:26 p.m.

Blogging, it has become a favorite pastime and money making hobby for many people. Mom’s and wives all across the country are blogging about how they trim their family's budget, decorating at a discount, and multiple uses they find for low priced items at stores.

We have maintained our prosperity by staying up to date on small business trends and consumer trends.

Opening your own Dollar Store with Discount Retail Store Services is a one-stop process. We provide financing, site location of your store, the build out of your store, lease negotiations, the top small business training and ongoing support, as well as a hands-on merchandising team to select the finest quality products at the lowest cost to you.

ALWAYS GO PAPERLESS

Aug. 8, 2018, 7:12 p.m.

In the year 2018, every small business should be paperless. Going paperless saves you time, make it easier for your customers to buy and send your gift cards, makes your business more secure and eco-friendly, and helps make your paperwork easier to monitor, thanks to various platforms that will notify you of the status, and remind your customers to sign. It is also more affordable. Keep Solid Sign is one platform to keep digital paperwork organized. It’s currently free and makes the whole process smooth and secure.

HGTV PROMOTES DOLLAR STORE DECORATING

July 16, 2018, 11:44 p.m.

HGTV, America's most popular home improvement channel took to the internet and promoted Dollar Store decorating tips to their millions of followers.

The article talked about their favorite Dollar Store hacks for organizing, decorating, and gardening. The article contained how-to videos for simple ways to transform, organize, entertain, and live on a budget.

DOLLAR STORE OWNERSHIP-IMMIGRANTS CHOICE FOR A BETTER WAY OF LIFE

June 7, 2018, 11:16 p.m.

Just two days ago, The New York Times wrote an online article that interviewed immigrants who have become Dollar Store owners to provide a better way of life for their families in New York City.

In years past immigrants came here seeking restaurant jobs and jobs in the textile industry that were very low level, with gruesome hours, hard work, and little pay. Today many have chosen Dollar Store ownership to provide themselves and their families a better way of life and more family time together.

THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR SMALL BUSINESS EMAIL NAME

May 15, 2018, 8:59 p.m.

In a low cost and digital world, small business owners continue to make the same costly mistake; a generic and free email address. Not only does using a Gmail or Yahoo account scream lazy, it yells unprofessional.

An email address with your business name costs only a few dollars a month and showcases it to consumers as a highly professional small business. The importance of a small business owner taking a look at all areas of their business from a third party eye is key. Imagine yourself as a consumer viewing two different Dollar Stores and their contact email address. Are you more likely to do your business with john8888@gmail.com or with john@avenue7dollarstore.com? A customized business email address allows the personalization of your name for your customers along with the professionalism of your business name ...

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