How to Boost Revenue in Convenience Stores and Gas Stations in 2020

One of the first questions new convenience store owners ask me is “How can I increase sales in my convenience store?” The answer is pretty simple, the easiest thing you can do is add products that will boost traffic and in turn revenue. The best products to integrate into your retail store are as follows...

Product Placement and Impulse Buy Tips for Convenience Stores, Gas Stations, and Retail Stores in 2020

Only one third of in store purchases at gas stations, liquor stores, and convenience stores are pre-planned. This means that the placement of your products are critical to the success of your retail store. The placement of all your products have to...

How to Prevent Theft in Convenience Stores, Gas stations, and Retail Stores

Shrinkage is a huge issue in the retail world and it eats it a portion of your profits. Limiting theft is crucial is surviving in retail. If we rank sources of shrinkage for convenience stores in the United States the order goes, 45% to dishonest employee theft...

Best ATM's for Convenience Stores and Gas Stations in 2020

By installing an ATM at your business, you can help provide people with easy access to cash. An ATM is a huge addition to a business because it can naturally attract customers. When a sign is placed outside showing that your business has an ATM, it gradually draws more people to your retail store. Psychologically speaking...

Security System Review for Convenience and Retail Stores in 2020

Shrinkage is a huge issue in the retail world and it eats it a portion of your profits. Limiting theft is crucial is surviving in retail. Having a security system set up around your retail store is the most essential product you can have to limit theft. Not only does...

Deciding Which Type of Car Wash is Best for Your Gas Station in 2020

Demand for car washes have increased through the past decade due to its increased convenience and greater array of budget and luxury options, and with increasing environmental regulations prohibiting residential car washing. The industry’s customer base is expected to grow moving forward. As a business owner, once you decide...

Is Having Uniforms for Employees Necessary in Convenience Stores, Gas Stations, and Retail Store in 2020

One of my biggest frustrations is walking into a retail store and not being able to tell who are the employees and who are the customers. For better or worse, society tends to judge people by how they dress, so selecting an appropriate employee uniform can immediately establish a professional business image that attracts and helps retain customers. Uniforms are very...

How to Pick the Best Employees for Convenience Stores, Gas Stations, and Retail Stores in 2020

One of the hardest parts of operating a retail store is the hiring process. You want the best employees to be the face of your business, but it’s hard finding great employees. One of the more problematic struggles of operating a retail business is employee turnover. Even if you find great employees...

7 Common Types of Customers in Convenience Stores, Gas Stations, and Retail Stores and How to Treat Them in 2020

When you own/work at a convenience store, gas station, liquor store, or any other type of retail store, you're going to deal with an array of different personalities. It's your job to treat them to great customer service and understanding each personality will help you...

Benefits of Having a Car Wash at Your Convenience Store or Gas Station in 2020

Demand for car wash services has been rising over the past decade due to its increased convenience and greater array of budget and luxury options, and with increasing environmental regulations prohibiting residential car washing, the industry’s customer base is expected to grow moving forward. Not only does adding a car wash to your existing business mean an increase in sales from...

Deciding Which Type of Car Wash is Best for you Convenience Store or Gas Station in 2020

Demand for car washes have increased through the past decade due to its increased convenience and greater array of budget and luxury options, and with increasing environmental regulations prohibiting residential car washing. The industry’s customer base is expected to grow moving forward. As a business owner, once you decide that you want to invest in a car wash as another revenue stream for your gas station or convenience store, you have to make sure you pick...

Recommended Items for Every C-Store and Gas Station to Maximize Profits, Safety, and Time in 2020

Although, there are some items that can boost profits in your business and I would say are mandatory to have. Items such as mirrors and security cameras are needed for safety and limiting theft. Display racks and a mini fridge are crucial to boosting impulse sales, and having a printer/fax machine combo is a great asset to saving precious time and space in your store. Throughout this article...

Benefits of a POS System for C-Stores and Liquor Stores in 2020

As a retailer a major priority is to give great service to your customers. Being able to use a POS system to expedite the checkout process for your customers is a great tool to keep your customers happy. At the end of the day however, you're in the business of making a profit, so the ability to use a POS system to limit theft and keep records is invaluable. Having a POS system allows you to...