School stores have numerous benefits. Here are just a few.
What better way to teach students than with hands-on learning?
A school store IS an educational resource for kids, no ifs, ands or buts. If you have kids working in your store, they are picking up valuable skills like:
- Making change
- Calculating percentages
- Counting and inventory
Not to mention gaining valuable experience in the areas of:
- Customer Service
Even if you don’t have kids working in your store, the experience of shopping at the store can help them learn similar skills, plus introduce them early to the retail environment. You can teach kids to be savvy shoppers while they learn to count out their coins!
Where better to sell school supplies than in a school?
Location is KEY! Students who forget their number two pencil on the day of the big test don’t have to stress any more. You can offer a valuable service exactly where it is needed most.
Why not raise money selling something everyone needs anyway?
Traditional, door-to-door selling as a fund-raising approach is quickly becoming a thing of the past. First, it’s not safe for kids. Second, many of the items chosen to sell are themselves becoming taboo. Combating childhood obesity is a daunting task when we’re asking kids to sell cookies and candy to make money for the school.
With a school store, you can simply mark up the items you’ve purchased to sell by a small percentage (we even have recommendations in our catalog) and you will have a steady stream of revenue all year.
And with Geddes, schools automatically get credit terms. You can buy what you need today and pay for it after you’ve had a chance to sell some items.