By Anonymous - 16/09/2012 01:29 - United States
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"You're gonna stand there, owning a fireworks stand, and tell me you don't have no whistling bungholes, no spleen spliters, whisker biscuits, honkey lighters, hoosker doos, hoosker donts, cherry bombs, nipsy daisers, with or without the scooter stick, or one single whistling kitty chaser?"
Aw sorry OP. I know how it is to have a shop and not have work screw the customers
Yeah, like it's the customer's fault the shop isn't good enough. By which I don't want to say OP's shop is certainly bad - it could have been just opened, and you can't be a popular store from the first minute - but we live in a world with a shitload of competition, and if the people aren't interested in the products you sell/if they are too expensive/if the quality isn't as good as the customers demand/... you can better change your tactics or close your store.
Should've locked him in and make him pay up to be let out. Extra profit!
It's either your shop is at some remote corner or it's time to spend some money on advertisements.
- If you have so little business, take the time to set up and optimize the Facebook page. Facebook is close to free -- it takes time (and creativity) to set up more than it takes money. It sounds like you've got plenty of time to invest. -- Buy some local Facebook ads too, which can be had for cheap. Advertise a free gift or special discount to customers who make a $x purchase by a certain date. - For customers who do come in, focus on trying to make them into repeat customers. After they make a purchase, give them a coupon (e.g. $5 off a $50 purchase or $15 off a $100 purchase) when they bring a friend who makes a purchase. The friend gets a 10% discount or something off the first purchase (easier to convince the friend to come to your store for a percentage discount than with a coupon that says they would have to spend a minimum amount). - Put a wooden chalkboard sign out in front of your shop. Lure people in with funny phrases and/or sales. Good luck!
You should greet every prospective customer like the merchant from Resident Evil 4: "What are ya boooooyin'?" But seriously ... what are ya sellin'?