Starting a Retail Store? Here’s What You Need – Tagging Guns and More

Well whether you’re looking to open a tiny neighborhood liquor store or a massive clothing emporium, you’re going to need the same basic supplies to help you run it. A big portion of your supply list is going to be based on what kind of rooms your business will have, i.e. stock room, break room, etc.

So without any further ado, here’s a few of the basic supplies that any retail business is going to require:

Let’s start with the stock room. After all, every retail store must have a stock room, otherwise it’s not much of a stock room.

Price tagging guns, of course, are a vital tool for any retail industry. Invented in 1899, pricing guns and labels are typically found in any and all retail stores, and yours probably shouldn’t try to buck the trend.

Additionally, to go with the tagging guns, you’ll need pricing labels; otherwise you’ve just got yourself a useless piece of plastic. Look into any additional sign supplies or labelers you may require

Don’t forget shelves, if your store doesn’t already have them installed, as well as trash cans and trash bags. And make sure to keep those trash cans tidy! No business is helped by having overflowing bags of trash sitting around. Besides, customers who can’t find a place to put their trash have a tendency to put it somewhere you won’t be too happy about.

Brooms, mops, and other cleaning supplies should be a top priority as well. If your store sells anything wet at all, go ahead and get yourself a “Wet Floor” sign. Yes, it’s about as silly as the “This drink is hot” labels on coffee cups, but it serves the same purpose: protecting your butt from getting sued.

Now for your sales area. The obvious needs are cash registers, shopping baskets, and various sized bags. Depending on the size of the store, you may want to consider shopping carts as well.

What you are selling, where you are selling, and how much of it you intend to sell, should all be taken into consideration when deciding upon a security system. Some businesses owners are comfortable simply with security mirrors. Others spend thousands of dollars on intricate, complicated, unflappable security systems. Deciding what’s best, while most reasonable for you, is important to not only keeping your store, staff, customers and products safe, but saving you money.

Now if you have a break room, the items it contains should be based on how you want to treat your staff. Some company break rooms have nothing but a coffee pot and a rocking chair. Others have kitchen appliances, entertainment systems, pool tables, etc. What you put in your break room is based solely on how comfortable you want your staff to feel.

Some retail store owners might turn their break room into a private lounge, while others might have an empty room with nothing in it but a stack of Garvey Labels.

Post time: 08-06-2017