Hard work if you want to succeed.
Pros: commission nurtitional supplements
Cons: excessive daily record keeping
The store manager's position allows you the independence to grow your business. If your figures are not suitable, there could be consequences. Those stores that are shopped are frequently accurate...however, there is always that one shopper that can make a huge blunder. Be prepared to defend your store with evidence. Excessive daily record keeping required by a District Mgr. can take time away from the importance of working with customers. The bottom line in retail are always your figures...customers are so important. Time needs to be spent to make certain inventory is accurate and up to date...inventory is so important. Have eyes in back of your head and watch for theft, both internal and external.Study your product information....and "always" support it with references or personal/professional experience when talking with a customer. Call "product information," if in doubt. You can't know everything because research changes frequently, but know where to find information..books, computer, etc. If you are good at your job, doctors will refer their patients and help you build your business. Keep your stores very clean which includes the air one breathes (fumes,smoking!!!). You are dealing often with sick people (cancer, infections, allergies, etc). Choose a store location that guarantees that cleanliness.Be active in the community and with your other stores. Build a good relationship with your District Manager. Hire a great staff, they will present Vitamin World and you in the proper way. Allow your staff to take turns on the selling floor, otherwise they jump from one customer to another in a mad rush and the customers, store, and company lose in the end. My Best to All From a # 1