Over the course of numerous web articles and posts on our Facebook page, I have discussed different methods for maintaining your store’s cleanliness and functionality. Many of these suggestions are things that we are usually aware of, but often, the day-to-day challenges of running a store, can dominate our attention and distract us from the problems that can accumulate and drive customers from our business.
Thankfully, the folks at Wizards of the Coast have put together a mighty helpful checklist for you to use in your store. Granted, it’s geared towards WOTC brand products and merchandising, but it still covers a lot of the topics we’ve discussed in the past and provides you and your staff with an objective approach for looking at your store’s long-term and short-term goals.
You can even look at the checklist and apply a grading scale for your store’s current status. For example, if you miss 5 checks, then your store scores a “B”. If you miss 10 checks, your store is running at a “C” average, and so on. If you do try this approach, keep your staff up to date on your store’s grade and plan a celebration when the store scores that first “A”.
Or if you choose, you can use it as inspiration to create your own monthly, weekly or daily checklist. The most important thing is that you get a fresh perspective on your store’s appearance and productivity.