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Your resource on modern convenience store management

Buying a gas station can be a great business opportunity, but knowing what to look out for and the right questions to ask can be the difference between a long, successful business and a short-sighted misstep.

Convenience stores are a place shoppers often go for daily essentials and even items they don’t know they need. With a customer base populated largely by people on the move, it can be difficult to pin down sales trends.

Some products sell themselves, but more marketing and promotion can take your convenience store sales to the next level.

Gas station managers oversee the daily operations of gas stations and act as leaders for the station’s employees and the assistant managers who work under them. Gas station managers also set employee schedules, manage fuel/inventory shipments, hire/train/fire employees, create the station’s budget and coordinate with the station’s owner/corporate management.

Business owners always look to increase the number of customers in their stores and the average sales per-customer, but what are the best ways for gas stations to accomplish this?

Gas station service attendants are essential for running a successful gas station and convenience store.Proper training, guidance, and understanding of the position can lead to a seamless operation.

Opening a new store is exciting, but there’s a lot of work to do before your grand opening.

Businesses of all types thrive on a present and attentive workforce. In the service and retail industry, however, managing staff can be a challenge. Unfortunately, your C-store is both! Whether helping customers to purchase lottery tickets, or managing a morning rush: your staff is important to your bottom line.

However, the industry is prone to suffering from last-minute staff cancellations.

Let’s face it: there are a lot of moving parts when it comes to running a convenience store. Between all the vendors, distributors, and various company reps, sometimes it’s amazing that you find time to do anything else.

 

Navigating the challenges of working with suppliers and distributors can be an exercise in futility. However, they don’t have to be. Here are some ways you can manage these tasks effectively, and keep your sanity in check!

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