Any successful convenience store is going to have the best suppliers around. They need to have wonderful suppliers if they want to have any profit margin left in their products.
Offering The Best Of Brand Names And Generics
One thing for convenience store owners to look at with their convenience store wholesalers is what prices they offer on both brand name products as well as the generics. Studies have shown that customers care about price points a lot more than brand. They will often purchase the brand name so long as the price is not significantly higher than the generic choice. Therefore, convenience stores should try to offer both options so long as the prices they are quoted on both is reasonable.
Life And Death By Inventory
There is no question that inventory levels are a vital element of running a convenience store, perhaps even more so than in grocery stores and retail stores. Prnewswire.com lays out the case for maintaining proper inventory levels here.
Because inventory is so important to convenience store owners, a good distributor will always be able to deliver products regularly, on time, and in any quantity a store owner may need. The variable nature of convenience stores means that certain items may be more or less in demand depending on the time of year, or even the rise and fall of that brand’s trending popularity. One of the worst things for a customer, and therefore the convenience store owner, is to find that an item is suddenly out of stock…
Indeed, entering a convenience store that does not have in stock the thing that you came to purchase is not convenient at all.
Find The Right Distributor
In order to meet the above goals with a distributor one may need to check out the director that is available at our website here at cstoredistributors.com. The directory is something that is worth every penny of its cost. Finding a distributor and knowing everything about them is worth the investment in the directory.
Please contact us for more information about getting the right distributor for your store.