What are the specific duties of a retail store manager?
-what is the main purpose of a retail store manager?
Question answered by valentino's
The position of retail store manager is one that holds vast duties and great responsibilities. There are a wide variety of retail stores which employ retail store managers to maintain the overall quality and day-to-day operations of the establishment. In order to learn more about the duties and responsibilities of a retail store manager, it is important to highlight what in fact these individuals do on a daily basis.
There are many duties this individual is responsible for completing and each duty in and of itself is vital to the smooth operation of the store. The first main duty of a retail store manager is overseeing the hiring, firing and maintaining of personnel. These individuals are ones who make the store a success and it takes a strong manager to ensure that the perfect individuals are hired to fill sales associate positions, clerical positions and other important job titles. In addition to these tasks, the retail store manager must see to it that each individual is adequately trained to fill their job title and supervise the work that they do throughout their employment at the store.
Another important duty and/or responsibility of the retail store manager deals with the money that comes into the store and goes back out as well. The retail store manager is responsible for handling the turning in of cash at the end of each sales associate’s day and is required to ensure that all the money is accounted for in the end. In addition, a retail store manager is usually responsible for paying the employees and ensuring that the paychecks match the hours worked by each individual. Meticulous records are needed to be kept by the retail store manager to ensure that all money which has come into the store is accounted for and sales associates and other store employees are paid as they should be.
Inventory is another responsibility of a retail store manager. Since there needs to be goods in stock to sell, it is imperative that the retail store manager check the inventory on a frequent basis and make sure that orders are in when they are supposed to be. In addition to checking retail store stock and ordering goods, the retail store manager also needs to be responsible for paying for the goods which are ordered as well as keeping track of how much is spent on procuring the goods.
One very important duty of the retail store manager relates to customer service responsibilities. From time to time, shoppers within the retail store will ask to speak with a manager whether it be to issue a complaint regarding their shopping experience or provide a compliment to an employee or the store itself. The retail store manager is the higher up individual in the retail ranks who provides an ear to customers who wish to express either their pleasure or displeasure regarding an aspect of the store. Therefore, the retail store manager must be extremely well versed in matters of customer service.
The retail store manager is also the pertinent individual at a retail store who confers with the higher up individuals on the corporate level. Since the retail store manager is on the premises on a daily basis, they are the best individuals to let the corporate office know how that particular store is doing. This relates not only to sales but to employer-employee relations as well. This individual is also the one who handles occupational safety and employee relations within the store and relates any issues back to the head office.
Lastly, the retail store manager is the person at a particular retail store who may handle advertising and promotional displays. The retail store manager is one who must make their individual store shine when it comes to presenting various promotions in a favorable and enticing manner. Although they may not be responsible for drafting the advertising materials, they should be knowledgeable in how to display the information so that it has the maximum amount of potential possible.
Hope this would help,
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what kinda of liscencing do you need to sell your pork directly to consumers in Ohio?
Hi, my husband and I recently raised our first hog, we had a lotta fun doing it and everyone I have fed it too thought that the meat was way better than what the grocery store offers. Anyways this time we are raising two pigs and we would like to be able to sell retail cuts of our pork. We will have the hogs processed at a usda inspected slaugter house, put where do we go from there? Thank you!
Question answered by exbuilder
As soon as you sell your product to another person, you have effectively become a business, albeit a small one with just two hogs. Business empires have been started in just this way. The question is, how legitimate (read legal) do you want the business to be at this point?
You do not mention whether or not you already live on a farm and derive income from its' operation. If you do, you are already familiar with all of the expenses, bookkeeping, accounting, insurance, tax filing, etc that goes into operating a business. Since you are having your hogs slaughtered, butchered, and packaged at a USDA inspected facility, that base is covered. Selling at retail might be a simple as getting a retail food license from your County and having your facilities inspected by your County Health Inspector. Your facilities could be as simple as a zero degree freezer in a clean environment. The health inspector will check the temperature of the freezer, look at the cleanliness of the premises, etc.. They can tell you the minimum requirements with a phone call or a quick visit to their offices.
I would also think about laibility insurance. Suppose someone got ill from eating your pork. It wouldn't matter if you were actually at fault or not, they may see an opportunity to score some cash and sue you. If you didn't have liability insurance, you could stand to lose much of what you own, or at least be out a significant amount of money to hire an attorney to represent you. You would be amazed at the number of poeple out there who look for these types of opportunities. They will go into a small business, claim they were made sick or injured in some way, and hope the business owner doesn't have insurance and is willing to make a quick cash settlement. It is legal intimidation, but it happens every day. Liability insurance is very cheap, and you should consider it essential before you sell the first piece of pork.
If you don't operate a farm, just own some land, and are doing this to earn some extra money, you will need to keep a set of books detailing your income and expenses in order to keep your nose clean with all of the tax authorities. A general business license may be needed from your County which effectively enrolls you in the local business tax system.
Whatever you decide to do, all of the details are available at your county health department and county courthouse. They can walk you through all of the requirements. And don't forget the liability insurance.
Good luck with your new venture.
How are online retailers able to charge so little for eyeglasses?
Ever since I was a kid, I have had a very high prescription for my glasses, and in a typical optometrist office, I would get charged $200+ for the frame and lenses. However, on sites like coastal.com, I could find a pair of glasses for as little as $20 shipping included. Why is there such a price disparity? Assuming that the online purchased glasses are of cheaper material, would their quality be detrimental to the health of my eyes?
Question answered by Footprintz
$20.00 is exaggerating a bit. I just did some shopping there for a half decent frame and 1.67 Hi-index lenses with an AR coating and the best deal was $99.45...which is still a good price mind you. You have a strong prescription you say so I went with - 6.00 power and 1.67 lenses. The frame was $41.00
Thing is, they don't have retail rents to pay, they don't have insurance on the premises to pay , they don't have expensive employees to pay. They don't have expensive commercial phone lines to pay. They don't have expensive displays to buy. They basically have no overhead costs, or very little compared to a retail store.
Places like that also manage to set up deals with lens importers which is almost impossible for us to do because we don't have the volume a place like that has. We have to buy the lenses from labs who charge a lot more to start with. We have to deal with middlemen at every step.
A company like that could be one or 2 guys in the basement of a private home with some equipment for cutting lenses....and barely any training.
It is hard even for us to understand where they get some of those brand name frames that they can sell cheaper than what WE can buy them for through our suppliers.
The only consolation is that a high % of what those online sites churn out is of low quality workmanship and approximately 54% will do the prescriptions wrong according to recent TV investigative news show who ordered 4 pairs each from 8 different places. The overall quality was not good enough to pass the basic standards set by both the colleges of optometry and of opticians in 54%....and another 20 % was borderline.
So, there IS a difference....not just price.
What is the proper way to job search for a dental assistant job?
I have been to all the job search website and i can not find any openings. There are a tonnnn of dentist offices in my town and i was wondering if it would be "okay" to go in give them a resume or ask if they are looking for assistant help. Im not sure if thats how you go about looking for a job like this....its not like im trying to go get a job at a local retail store. Orrr is it the same thing?
Question answered by jannsody
I agree that either calling the dental office(s) first and asking if one may complete an application and leave a copy of a resume and cover letter or stopping in and asking for a job application and leaving one's resume and cover letter. Even with retail, where a friend of mine used to work, they still preferred if prospective applicants stayed on the premises and filled out the application rather than leaving and dropping it off. It may help the person to appear a more professional and motivated candidate. The sunday classified ads seem to have the most vacancies listed out any day of the week though not on a holiday weekend such as Thanksgiving or such. It's always a good idea to also follow up after about a week or so to show that one is interested even if getting the disheartening "sorry, we're not hiring" or such :)
Can you legally sell retail from pub premises?
If the licensee wished could retail items be sold from within the premises,other than alcohol, crafts for example?
Question answered by Ashcan
Gerard M So what licence is required for selling crafts??
Yes you can the only thing to look out for is any conflicting cleanliness issues with what is being sold. Remember beer is classed as food, also if the items were to attract young children.
But otherwise go ahead, many pubs sell paintings, some rural Pubs sell stationery, or have a seperate Post office entrance.
Why are the lights left on in office buildings all night?
If there is a need for security patrols or janitorial or maintenance work, surely motion sensors could be used to control the needed lighting. This is one area that I have never seen addressed by the "Al Gore" fan club or other global warming advocates.
Question answered by Andrew O
Maintenance occurs in office buildings during late evening to the early morning hours; this would consist of janitorial tasks. In retail outlets, stocking (and related activities) is the primary activity performed during these hours. Please note that there may be exceptions.
These jobs are primarily performed during these hours (as opposed to when the building/store is open to the public) purposely, to prepare the premises for opening the next business day. For example, it would not be practical to rearrange store shelves or to vacuum hallways at other times.
Another reason I have heard is for airplane safety. With the lights on, pilots can easily see the buildings.
I assume that companies have studied the cost effectivenes of installing motion snesors to reduce lighting and if it were cost-effective, they would do it.
EDIT: I thought the airplane reasoning was pretty wacky, but I've seen it claimed as a reason so I reported it.
How and what do you need to get a workers permit in Texas?
I'm 15 and will turn 16 in November, I really want to get a job to help my parents pay the bills, is it worth it getting one or should I just wait?
Question answered by 4knowledge
PERMITTED OCCUPATIONS FOR 14- AND 15-YEAR OLDS
A child who is 14 or 15 years of age may be employed in the following occupations in retail, food service, and gasoline service establishments:
Office and clerical work (including operation of office machines).
Cashiering, selling, modeling, art work, work in advertising departments, window trimming and comparative shopping.
Price marking and tagging by hand or by machine. Assembling orders, packing and shelving.
Bagging and carrying out customers' orders.
Errand and delivery work by foot, bicycle, and public transportation.
Cleanup work, including the use of vacuum cleaners and floor waxers, and maintenance of grounds, but not including the use of power-driven mowers or cutters.
Kitchen work and other work involved in preparing and serving food and beverages, including the operation of machines and devices used in the performance of such work such as, but not limited to, dishwashers, toasters, dumbwaiters, popcorn poppers, milk shake blenders, and coffee grinders.
Work in connection with cars and trucks if confined to the following:
Dispensing gasoline and oil.
Courtesy service on premises of gasoline service station.
Car cleaning, washing and polishing.
Other occupations permitted by this section.
But not including work:
Involving the use of pits, racks or lifting apparatus or involving the inflation of any tire mounted on a rim equipped with a removable retaining ring.
Cleaning vegetables and fruits, and wrapping, sealing, labeling, weighing, pricing and stocking goods when performed in areas physically separate from areas where meat is prepared for sale and outside freezers or meat coolers.
PROHIBITED OCCUPATIONS FOR 14- AND 15-YEAR OLDS
A child who is 14 or 15 years of age may NOT be employed in:
Manufacturing, mining, or processing occupations, including occupations requiring the performance of any duties in work rooms or work places where goods are manufactured, mined, or otherwise processed;
Occupations which involve the operation or tending of hoisting apparatus or of any power-driven machinery other than office machines;
The operation of motor vehicles or service as helpers on such vehicles;
Public messenger service;
Occupations which the Secretary of Labor may, pursuant to Section 3(l) of the Fair Labor Standards Act and Reorganization Plan No. 2, issued pursuant to the Reorganization Act of 1945, find and declare to be hazardous for the employment of minors between 16 and 18 years of age or detrimental to their health or well-being;
Occupations in connection with:
(a) Transportation of persons or property by rail, highway, air, water, pipeline, or other means;
(b) Warehousing and storage;
(c) Communications and public utilities;
(d) Construction (including demolition and repair);
Except such office (including ticket office) work, or sales work, in connection with paragraph 6(a)(b)(c) and (d) of this section as does not involve the performance of any duties on trains, motor vehicles, aircraft, vessels, or other media of transportation or at the actual site of construction operations.
Work performed in or about boiler or engine rooms;
Work in connection with maintenance or repair of the establishment or equipment;
Outside window washing that involves working from window sills, and all work requiring the use of ladders, scaffolds, or their substitutes;
(a) Including the use of electric and gas grilles that entail cooking over an open flame;
(b) Including the use of deep fryers that are not equipped with and utilize devices that automatically lower and raise the baskets into and out of oil or grease.
(c) Including the cleaning of kitchen surfaces and non-power driven kitchen equipment - including the filtering, transporting, and dispensing of oil and grease - but only when the temperature of the surfaces, equipment, oil and grease exceeds 100 F.
Occupations which involve operating, setting up, adjusting, cleaning, oiling, or repairing power-driven food slicers and grinders, food choppers, and cutters, and bakery-type mixers;
Work in freezers and meat coolers and all work in the preparation of meats for sale;
Loading or unloading goods to and from trucks, railroad cars, or conveyors;
All occupations in warehouses except office and clerical work
People in the business world, where would you recommend me to open a store in Oregon?
I am thinking of a women clothing store. I live in milwaukie, so any near cities is ok . If you have any other recomendations and its not close to milwaukie its ok. Thanks i appreciate it.
Question answered by ynot
On Division between 50th and 39 th Avenues. A lot of growth is targeted for that corridor and you should do well in time. You'll have to start it up with a lot of fanfare so people will know you're there.
If this is your first business venture, I would strongly recommend that you talk to a business counselor before you do anything especially spend money. I'd call the local office of SCORE: 503-326-5211 or (go to http://www.scorepdx.org and input your zip code to find the chapter nearest you), the advice is FREE. Ask for someone who has a background in retail and they'll try their best to match you with the right counselor.
The counselor at SCORE will most likely advise you to write a business plan which is very good advice because it will force you to dig out all of the start up details and the costs of starting a women clothing store and force you to also understand all of the aspects of this business including the customers you'll concentrate on (your market ) and how you'll get them to find out and want to come to your fabulous clothing store.
The location of the store is important but doesn't make it successful. To prove that all you have to do is walk down a street in your town where there are several nice clothing stores all in a row and you'll find one or two that are empty while the others are very busy. It has to do with inventory, the clothing line, the ambiance, and your reputation at the beginning and over time.
You also have to register with the state, the right zoning, the right city and county licenses and permits and you have to be skilled at negotiating with your landlord about who'll stand the cost of the build-out or the changes to the premises to make it ready for your look and feel. You also have to worry about the normal business planning and management issues related to starting up any business.
Take a look and read some of the articles at:
especially the ones about a business plan and starting a business. Also try their Blog and their Bulletin Board.
Hope this helped.
What does Pandora mean when referring to jewelry?
I know nothing about jewelry. My daughter mentioned she might like a charm bracelet for her birthday. In the description many of them say "Pandora." What does that mean?
Question answered by WorldExplorer
Pandora is a jewelry designer / manufacturer which mainly sells silver jewelry. You can find a list of retailers who carry the colelction. Also you can see different colllections on their web site.
Back in 1982, the jeweler’s shop that would one day become PANDORA was established by the goldsmith P. Enevoldsen and his wife in modest surroundings on Nørrebrogade in Copenhagen, Denmark. They often travelled to Thailand in search of jewelry for importing, and as demand for their wares increased, the company focus shifted to the wholesale business.
In 1987, after several highly successful years as wholesalers, the company discontinued its retail activities and moved to larger premises. After a few more years as wholesalers, Winnie and Per were inspired to open their own factory in Thailand. This was done as a means of ensuring, among other things, control of their own designs. Lone Frandsen was hired as a designer, and the company began to focus on creating a unique jewelry brand. In 1996, Lisbeth Larsen, goldsmith and designer, joined the company and, together with Lone, she has played a key role in defining PANDORA’s style.
1999 saw the launch of PANDORA’s ever-popular charm bracelet on the Danish market. Consumers quickly embraced the concept, and PANDORA grew hand in hand with the increase in demand. In foreign markets, interest in selling PANDORA jewelry has been in high demand, turning PANDORA into a global brand that is currently sold in 18 countries. PANDORA has gone from a two-man business 25 years ago, to a team of 35 at its head office in Copenhagen, a team of over 100 employees servicing North America, and 1,000 workers at PANDORA Productions, its factory in Thailand.
Do I have to pay business council tax if I run a business from home from my laptop at home?
I help run a letting agency from my residential home and reply to emails from my laptop plus do a little paperwork. The council have written to me to say I should pay business rates. Is this correct?
Thank you for your help in this.
Thank you so much for all your answers :-) I will fight this one :-) I have no passing trade at all.
Question answered by Robert J
If most of the building is a normal dwelling, eg. you just have one room as an office, and there is no passing or retail trade (people calling on foot in relation to the business), its not a business premises.
The only complication could be if you have any employees, who would be registered at the 'business address' even if they never set foot in the place.
Working from home is completely legal - and it's still Home, not business premises.