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3 Things You Can Do To Attract More Attention To Your Small Convenience Store

by Beatrice Lambert

Your convenience store might be small, but that doesn't mean that you can't create big profit margins as time goes on. The key to high profit margins is getting customers in the door to buy the stuff your store offers. Without customers, you can't sell much of anything, and you might find that your profits come to a standstill when all is said and done. Here are a few effective things you can do to attract more attention to your small convenience store and ensure growing profit margins in the coming years:

Invest in a Big Banner

Even if your convenience storefront already features a sign with your store's name and logo on it, you should consider investing in a big banner to display near the road so passersby don't overlook your location while they're traveling. Travelers might not see the sign on your building as they pass by, and even if they do, your big banner will only reinforce the impact that your signage has on those prospective customers.

Make sure your big banner clearly features your store's name and has an arrow pointing in the direction of your store so anyone who sees the banner can easily find your location.

Promote Your Sales and Specials

If you're only promoting your sales and specials in your store, you may be missing out on a lot of business from those who aren't aware of these specials because they haven't gone into your store. If a passerby sees that something they typically buy is on sale inside your store, there's a good chance they'll come inside to make a purchase – and they might just end up buying more than they planned to by the time they walk out of the door.

So take the time to make some signs to display your sales and specials in your storefront window by purchasing a whiteboard with locking display case and installing it on an exterior wall of your store. You can then post sales and specials as they're happening, and update the board as necessary.

Install a Triple Door Display Cooler

One of the most effective ways to attract more attention to your small convenience store is to expand your offerings. If you don't already own a display cooler, you likely aren't able to sell things like cold drinks, pre-made sandwiches, and chilled snacks to your customers. So if travelers are looking to fuel themselves up in addition to their vehicles while traveling, they'll have to visit another store near you to get when they need.

Investing in a triple door commercial display cooler will give you plenty of room to sell pre-made drinks and snacks without the need for a kitchen or any special permits. And you'll have a chance to compete with other stores in your area that sell drinks and snacks.

Use these tips to help boost profits to your small convenience store today.