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Melbourne gift fair tips for retailers

Mark Fletcher
August 4th, 2018 · 1 Comment

The Melbourne gift fair kicks off today. Here are my tips for retailers shopping the fair. Others are welcome to add theirs.

  1. Have a budget. Stay within it.
  2. Have a buying plan, to ensure you are buying to the goals of the business.
  3. Remember that you are not your customer.
  4. Know that your buying is the first step to attracting new traffic to your business.
  5. Write on each order your delivery timing requirements.
  6. Write on each order any promises made, so the order fully documents your expectation. These could include exclusive territory, returns etc.
  7. Note on the order whether you accept backorders.
  8. Note on the order by which time the order is cancelled if they are unable to supply.
  9. Take a copy of every order placed. Use your phone camera.
  10. Ensure you know who the customer is for the products in question.
  11. Do not pay a deposit.
  12. Have rest breaks to ensure you are fresh and alert when shopping.

If you are going to the fair, have a great time!


Category: Newsagent suppliers

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Colin // Aug 4, 2018 at 6:55 AM

    Melbourne started on Thursday for us. Life & Style is just as important.


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