Some people will get to the supermarket and not find exactly what they are looking for. This is considered a big problem and becomes very inconvenient for the customer. The supermarket will lose many customers because they will simply go elsewhere to find what they are looking for. To avoid this mishap, here is a list of what retailers should have in stock at all times.
Plasters – people and children tend to get cuts and scrapes more often than you would think. Always keep them in stock in case of such an emergency. It’s not a serious emergency, however small cuts still need to be covered to prevent further bleeding.
Tea and coffee – everyone drinks these two caffeinated (or decaffeinated) drinks more than once a day at least. They are also the first two products that people look for in the morning when they wake up or when going away on holiday.
Sanitary products – the worst thing a woman can deal with is not having a sanitary product at hand. It’s worse if the shop doesn’t have a couple of packets either. Sanitation is a big part of today’s society and social rules as well as human rights. There are possibilities that a shop may run out of stock which can be understandable but the owner of the shop has to keep in mind that most women use these products every month.
Toothpaste – people will often purchase a new tube of toothpaste if they are halfway through the current tube. It may not be an emergency item for someone to get but imagine if you are that one store that doesn’t have toothpaste when someone needs it? For example, a traveller may have forgotten to pack toothpaste and will head to the nearest retailer to get a tube to toothpaste. It would be quite an awkward experience knowing that you can’t supply customers with basic items.
Antacids – many people suffer terribly when it comes to stomach acid. This should always be on the shelves to save the person from their momentary suffering. Heartburn is also quite a difficult body condition to deal with. Be the store that helps the community in their time of need.
Pesticides – there could be an insect infestation in a customer’s house so they will start looking for pesticides. What if they can’t find a product that will help them sort out the problem at your store? Always have pesticides in stock.
Keep all these retail products packed on the shelves. It a good idea to get these products in bulk from a cash and carry wholesale supplier to save costs. You might never know when one of your customers is in desperate need of something that can only be found in their nearest supermarket or retailer.