I’d be interested in how newsagents go about visiting other newsagencies. Do you make an appointment? Do you identify yourself in-store? Do you ask before taking photos? Do you share feedback to their face or behind their back?
Newsagents can learn a lot from each other … fresh eyes and all that. The owner of the store being visited can also share insights and explanations that could provide a better understanding of what is seen.
Partly because of what I write here, my newsagencies have been visited many times over the years. I appreciate the courtesy of an appointment. I appreciate being asked if photos can be taken. What I don’t like is the people who talk about what they saw (or think they saw) behind your back without the courtesy of even telling you they were in your shop.
What’s your experience?