The following list gives a thorough
description of the merchandise we carry in our stores:
Traditional dollar store merchandise consists of everyday products
along with a continually changing mix of products such as gift ware,
toys and seasonal products. This merchandise creates excitement as
customers return to the store to see what’s new.
Most of the changing merchandise relates to
the seasons and a majority of these items are categorized as impulse
items. We also make sure the latest hot items are carried in our
Everyday products consist of items such as:
- health and beauty products
- greeting cards and party supplies
- household, hardware and painting items
- electronics and accessories
- toys and games
- stationery supplies
- pet supplies
- novelty items
- confectionery (snack items), biscuits, teas
Everyday items includes other products that
are stocked on a regular basis throughout our chain of stores. Many
of these items are also considered to be consumables.
Impulse items are unplanned purchases where the merchandise, through
its presentation or location, entices the consumer to buy a product.
Impulse items are found throughout the store.
Current, stylish or trendy items. Generally these items are in the
marketplace for three to four months. It is our goal to be a leader
when it comes to stocking the newest hot items.
Consumables are products customers frequently buy and replenish on a
regular basis as the item is used. Examples of consumables include
cleaning supplies, food and shampoo. In our experience, a successful
store is fully stocked with these products at all times so customers
have the confidence that the products they want will always be
available for purchase.
Consumables are price sensitive. Selling them
at the lowest price in the market creates loyalty among customers
and even better, repeat visits to the store.
Food items in our stores consist of mainly non-perishable goods with
a focus on confectionery and impulse items such as chips and
Everyday fashionable adult and children’s clothes in a limited but
continually new selection are sold at extremely low prices. Apparel
items are treated like deals – when bought, they are priced to
Found in our larger format stores, linens include basic everyday
bath and kitchen essentials and accessories complemented by a larger
assortment of bedding products.
A deal item is any item we can buy and sell at prices lower than our
competitors. They help to create an environment of change throughout
the various departments of our stores.
We find deal items through opportunity buys.
Opportunity buys occur when:
- a retailer does not take delivery of a
shipment leaving a manufacturer with additional stock.
- a company changes its packaging and needs
to sell remaining inventory with the previous packaging.
- a manufacturer produces more merchandise
than it is able to sell.
Generally purchased to generate frequent
product turnover, when bought, merchandised and sold correctly,
these products can yield higher profit margins. Where consumables
draw repeat customers on price, deal items do the same by creating
excitement as they represent new items within the store everyday.
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120-1821 Wellington Ave.
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