The answer is…not a chance. Particularly for a retail Store Manager.
I’m pretty adept at using much of the new technology that’s available today. Couldn’t live without my BlackBerry (I know, I know some of you think an iPhone would be a better choice). I love my huge computer monitor, my big laptop, my tiny laptop, my highly sophisticated digital camera, my iPad and my Wii. It’s all great stuff!
But nothing beats paper when it comes to organizing your day, week, month and year when you work in a store environment; or when you need to be able to see a bunch of things all at the same time and when you need to refer to different pages…going back and forth constantly; when you need to take notes during an interview and the list goes on. You can see what I mean here (and don’t miss the $10 off coupon code: ORG3612): http://www.dmsretail.com/dmsretailer.htm
Hand held electronic organizers have their place in the world, no doubt. And everybody loves gadgets. But they’re just not the best tool to meet a Store Manager’s needs. When it comes to practical everyday use, they’re not that great. We’ve interviewed a lot of people – many Store Manager’s included – about their preferences and…paper wins! Suffice to say, paper is better for retail Store Managers.
Here are some things (27 things, actually) a busy Store Manager might want to note in their Organizer/Planner:
3 year sales history, other store data like square footage, gross margin achievement, $ per square foot, employee requests for time off, scheduling notes, employee roster with hire date, review date and a coded hourly rate so you can do a schedule without carrying all kinds of reports and binders around,employee contact information, emergency contact information, supplies required, shipment dates and details of short shipments and damaged boxes, merchandise reviews – what’s hot and what’s not – for use when giving feedback to buyers and allocators, daily weather conditions, top performers and their KPI’s, payroll hours and wage cost tracking, store conversion rate, average sale, gross margin per square foot, issues with non-performers, appointments – both business and personal, marketing promotions, sales targets, sales achievements, repairs and maintenance to-do’s and who to call for what, information regarding potential candidates, interview outcomes and references, motivational quotes. And, of course, you always need some empty space for stuff that we didn’t assign space to…like doodling (we all do it), jokes, other to-do’s.
Now would be a good time to read all about how to use it and how to get the maximum benefit out of your Store Manager’s Organizer/Planner because right now we’re offering $10 off (Coupon Code: ORG3612) exclusively for our subscribers and customers. Check it here: http://www.dmsretail.com/dmsretailer.htm
The DMSRetail Product Development Team, and everyone else here at DMSRetail for that matter, truly understand the ins and outs and ups and downs in the daily life of the Store Manager better than anybody. And, after doing the research, we decided to make our DMSRetailer – The Store Manager’s Organizer/Planner – paper based so it would be of maximum benefit to you.
When you buy it you get an electronic download within moments of placing your order and then you save it and print it. And you can print it year after year after year … and never buy another one. Oh, and you don’t need to worry about it becoming outdated because, whenever we upgrade the Store Manager’s Organizer/Planner, we’ll send you the new edition with our compliments.
Getting organized and de-cluttering your mind is said to be powerfully motivating and there is still plenty of time for you to get organized for 2012 and beyond. So, right now, we’re giving our customers and subscribers $10 off (Coupon Code: ORG3612) when you purchase your Store Manager’s Organizer/Planner. Get yours here: http://www.dmsretail.com/dmsretailer.htm
All the Success!
PS: This offer expires Saturday, March 10, 2012. With the $10 off coupon (Coupon Code: ORG3612) you can buy your Store Manager’s Organizer/Planner for just $19.95. And, as we mentioned, you never have to purchase another one and you are entitled to complimentary upgrades. Until March 10th only, you can get yours here: http://www.dmsretail.com/dmsretailer.htm
PPS: In case you missed it, the Super Retail Success Bundle is available for two easy payments of $77. Check it out here: http://www.dmsretail.com/superbundle.htm
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