Besides wal-mart, there are two other indirect kiosks located within 5 miles of our location (they are in "malls" which are realistically a strip mall with a covered walkway. Both stores have been here for at least 3 years, but they both have a negative reputation with a lot of customers.
The nearest corp location is about an hour away.
We opened last july, and always had trouble getting enough traffic in the store to hit the numbers we're expected. I know that these past few months are tough on everyone, but we can go for days now without having a single customer come into the store LOO...
In our area thats illegal, I actually filed a complaint that got a similiar person fired for this. When signing lease contracts, most locations sign a zoning agreement against similiar sales locations. Not all places have this, but this area he speaks of does.
Stuff about kiosks, standing next to the highway naked, some big rant about quotas. There was a useful post from 2006, but that devolved into people saying go outside nakid
Our issue here isn't closing sales, it is getting people to realize we exist. Word of mouth is powerful, but a huge chunk of our foot traffic right how are people with technical issues, bill pays, and customers coming in for "exception" upgrades that we can't process... that is NOT the type of word of mouth we want.
We are looking into putting up a sign on a 40foot pylon, but that will be several months down the road. What I am nervous about though is that in a few months, I might be managing my store in anothe...
I'm meeting with the guy who owns the shopping center sometime next week. I'll ask him about possibly putting up some larger advertisements up, as well as if he has any plans for a shopping center add because everyone is suffering.
When your not busy, why not print flyers or door hangers? I KNOW the store isn't busy
$30 Curves and $5 chargers does not a profit make.