✌️ Although it is only a mini supermarket, the complexity of business relationships and sales of mini supermarkets is no less than that of large supermarkets. Because an average mini supermarket has from 2000 to 3000 items, each item has a different quantity, located in many different warehouses and counters.
That means you need to manage an inventory of up to several tens of thousands of products. Therefore, you need to have a scientific way of managing goods in the supermarket to best control the items.
In addition, these items have many different forms of payment, some items are consigned and then eaten as a percentage, and some are purchased and sold in bulk. When opening a mini supermarket, the source of goods is also provided by many different manufacturers and distributors. Goods are also sold in many different ways. ✍️🏆🚗💰
1. Use supermarket sales software
2. Prioritize the import of branded sources
3. Compare the prices of many agents
4. Ask for a full invoice
5. Check the goods carefully when importing
6. Check the goods carefully when importing
👉 1. Use supermarket sales software
When managing the source of goods, to avoid loss as well as errors when counting, you should use a supermarket sales software. All products are managed by barcode and inventory is automatically updated when a transaction occurs.
Any supermarket has dozens of different promotions: discounts for loyal customers; Discounts on the total purchase value, or the first 1,000 products sold are given gifts, etc. Supermarket managers need to understand the system of promotions, key promotional products for sales in the supermarket. Efficient, freeing inventory, close to the date.
Each mini-supermarket usually only has one, two or three payment counters, so it is impossible to make payment for transactions entirely by hand on promotional days or when crowded with customers. Then, managing hundreds of loyalty cards, updating bonus points, accumulating card points will also be very difficult if only done manually.
The larger the size and number of transactions, the more information is stored and the more time and effort it takes to manage the supermarket. Therefore, in order to control the huge workload, the mini supermarket manager should have a tool to support supermarket sales management.
In order for the sales in the supermarket to be effective, you need to hire a good supermarket manager to control all activities in the supermarket. The supermarket manager can use the system to manage the employees, from the date and time of the sale to the quantity of goods sold.
With the system, all employee information is fully stored in the data system. Any changes are quickly and easily synchronized to the data warehouse. Statistics on sales, sales profit of each employee are real-time statistics.
The supermarket manager will keep track of all the activities of the employees, the data will be changed right on the system and saved in the historical archive. Make it easy for you to know which employees are doing what, control the invoices each employee generates, thereby improving the sense and responsibility of sales staff.
A mini supermarket always has a lot of supply of goods, so how to control the list of suppliers, store information about goods, best-selling goods, and quality of goods? planning for the next import… is a problem that needs to be solved thoroughly.
You can view all detailed information about the manufacturer, including email, website, phone, address, etc., allowing partner statistics according to many different criteria to classify suppliers, thereby planning appropriate cooperation plan.
When using the software, the mini supermarket manager can easily categorize customers to deploy promotions to the right audience, supporting customers’ value-added services.
The system is used by many business people to help mini-marts closely monitor customer debt through the beginning and end of the period debt to quickly notify customers of the debt.
Proactively provide ways to adjust performance accordingly. With transaction history stored in the system, supermarket owners can easily classify customers according to many criteria such as retail customers, regular customers to bring reasonable incentives.
The system allows supermarket managers to closely monitor business activities according to standardized processes from importing goods, selling goods in the supermarket to customers buying, inventory management activities, and employee activities. as well as tracking debts, etc. from general to detailed accurately and quickly.
You can manage the supermarket in many different ways such as by store, by employee or department, by customer group or by specific customer or by group of goods, which is a way to manage goods in your store. efficient supermarket.
In order to meet the needs of flexibly changing sales strategies to increase efficiency in retail business, the system allows to issue price policy programs, promotional policies, or loyalty policies. diversified with a variety of other retail management support tools.
The system has the ability to adjust the promotion price by percentage or invoice value to build a promotion.
Any changes on the system are updated and stored in real time. Therefore, whenever required, the system will immediately output the report.
The report is presented in the form of vivid and easy-to-understand charts that give customers a comprehensive assessment of the performance of each business point, easy comparison between stores, points of sale and the efficiency of each employee. The report helps to track sales revenue over time, by salesperson at each store, point of sale.
👉 2. Prioritize the import of branded sources
The sources of goods for mini supermarkets are many and easy to access, but there are also a few notes for you to avoid taking risks when importing goods. These products should not be searched through agents, wholesale markets or traders when you are not really knowledgeable about the product. These products should be imported directly from the distributor because they can sell quickly and sell a lot, you can completely choose a large promotional rate. Even if you can’t get a big promotion, your price can be completely competitive with the supermarkets around.
👉 3. Compare the prices of many agents
If importing goods from an agent, you need to compare the prices of many agents. Usually, each agent has a different lead product line, this lead product line is always sold by the agent to lower the price compared to other agents. The agents are mostly the same in terms of products provided, but for each agent the price of each product is slightly different.
👉 4. Ask for a full invoice
Always ask for a full invoice: invoices and product certifications are often ignored when resellers supply groceries, but the law for minimarts is more stringent than for stores For groceries, in addition to finding cheap sources of goods, mini supermarkets need to have full documents proving the origin of products to avoid fines, confiscation of goods, even withdrawing business licenses.
👉 5. Check the goods carefully when importing
Check the goods carefully when importing: for any selection of sourcing for the mini supermarket, you also need to check the quantity and quality of the incoming goods in detail. Inspection immediately in the presence of delivery will help avoid unnecessary disputes later.
👉 6. Check the goods carefully when importing
Specifically, with fresh food items, parts such as ears, pork legs, loin, offal… all have different prices, so it is impossible to track the quantity of goods like packaged confectionery products.