If you own a shop of any kind, whether it’s a convenience store, liquor store, clothing boutique, or anything in between, there are so many things that can go wrong. Running a business can be a really stressful thing, but it can also be fun and fulfilling. If you feel that your shop needs more customers and you just aren’t sure how to get them to come through your door, read on.
There are so many ways to get extra business just by adding some simple amenities to your shop. Here are 4 things you should consider adding to your store that will definitely help you get more customers.
Buying an ATM machine and adding it to your shop will end up being a great investment for you in the long run. There are many instances when someone might need to use an ATM, and knowing that your shop has one will draw people in.
Other businesses in your area will also tell people that you have an ATM when a customer comes in asking for one. This will help get you foot traffic that you would not otherwise have, and when people come in to use your ATM, they will either end up purchasing something else or, at very least, they will see things they may need to purchase in the future and will return!
Temperature control is super important when it comes to gaining and keeping customers coming into your shop. People flock to stores and businesses that have air conditioning on very hot days just as a respite from the heat, even if they aren’t necessarily looking to purchase anything. There is nothing more off-putting than when you go into a store and it is way too hot or way too cold in there. Additionally, keeping the temperature at a comfortable level will also help ensure that your products stay the way they are meant to be.
You may think the only place that should provide a charging station is the airport, but many shops, boutiques, and restaurants offer them now too, and with great success. Providing phone chargers and outlets where customers or potential customers can charge their electronics will show them that you care. It’s one more thing that will make you stick out in their minds and set you above similar businesses.
Many shops have restrooms that are for employees only. Others offer restrooms, but only to paying customers. This is something you should definitely offer, but you could even go one step further and offer a restroom to the public. Of course, this is up to your discretion because there can be downsides to it, but it may also help you to get more customers because those allowed to use your restroom in a pinch will be so appreciative of you that they will be likely to return.
Creating a successful shop doesn’t have to be a pain! Use the above tips to help you gain more customers today.