Dollar Stores

Dollar stores are one stop shops for the individuals who don't want to waste lot of time in doing shopping. These stores cover a variety of merchandise such as cleaning supplies, small tools, tape, personal supplies, kitchen, organizational, small office, electronic, home gardening supplies, outdated computer software, old movies and DVDs and also home décor novelties.

As dollar stores become so popular and profitable that one can enjoy the shopping by remaining at home on online dollar stores.

Online Dollar Store:

Online shopping is no longer new to everybody. The onset of high speed services attracts the customers in shopping online and led to the popularity of this phenomenon. There are several reasons why the customers want to do shopping online. One of the factors is the tremendous increase in petrol prices. When one uses his car to travel from one store to another he has to suffer a lot because of unusual traffic jams on the roads and in this lot of petrol as well as time is wasted. To avoid this situation, shopping on online dollar store is very effective.

To meet the demands of the consumers who seek inexpensive goods, online dollar stores are beneficial. These stores offer everything from cleaning products, toiletries, toys to canned food and candies and all this shopping can be done in $1. As online purchasing requires shipping and handling charges so it may cost more than $1. Nowadays opening of dollar store is very easy.

How to open a dollar store?
    1. To cover the costs of location and the products of good quality you should have enough money.
    2. Make sure of the area where your store will be located. Do not open the store in bad locations just because of a deal on lease.
    3. If there are potential customers in the area then it will be a profitable deal for the store.
    4. Your store should have unique as well as common household items of good quality.

Once you have a location and are fully stocked with merchandise then its time to advertise. This means that you have to give the advertisement of your store in local print ads, on TV or on radio commercials. At last the whole thing depends on the advertisement to attract the customers.

So when you drop by a dollar store, you will surely leave with shopping bags full of goodies.

99 cent stores:

A 99 cent store is a dollar store that sells inexpensive items for one dollar each. The store offers consumer items in staple product categories., such as food (frozen, refrigerated and produce items), beverages, health and beauty products, household products, hardware stationery bay products, plants and gardening, electronics and entertainment and it also carries brand name items as well as own private label items of good quality.

These stores also offer the discounts from the standard prices to the regular customers.

Dollar store items: Dollar stores are true source of inexpensive necessities of daily life. Many items sold in these stores are not of brand name but they are often of the same quality.

Dollar store includes items like:

Cleaning supplies: You can get cleaning items like sponges, sprays, scrubbers, cloths, bleach, and dustpans.

Kitchen supplies: You can get utensils, spatulas, peelers and dishes.

Gardening supplies: You can get seeds, decorated pots, tools and drippers.

Organizational supplies: You can get suction cups, crates and hangers.

Decorations: Easter eggs, Christmas ornaments are available at dollar stores.

Tools and electronics: Variety of candles, night bulbs, and extension cords are available at dollar stores. You can get electronic supplies such as TV cables, phone cords, and computer adapters. You can get tools like wrenches, screwdrivers, and flashlights.

Personal supplies: Combs, hairbrushes, razor, deodorants and shampoos are available at these stores.

Office supplies: Small office supplies such as pens, paper, rubber bands, and paper clips etc.

Food supplies: There are food items such as cookies, canned goods, soft drinks, and water. You can alsobuy old movies and DVDs.

Big Lots: Big lots require its suppliers and their contractors to conform to the standards for suppliers described below:

1. Compliance with applicable laws: All suppliers should abide the legal requirements under the national laws of the jurisdictions in which the suppliers are doing business.

2. Employment: Big lots expect its suppliers to meet the following terms and conditions of employment:

a. Compensation: Suppliers are fairly compensate their employees by providing wages and benefits which are consistent with the prevailing local standards in the jurisdictions in which the suppliers are doing business,

b. Hours of labor: The work hours of the employees should also be maintained by the suppliers. Employees shall not work more than 72 hours per 6 days. Big lots will not use the suppliers who, on a regularly scheduled basis require employees to work in excess.

c. Child labor: Big lots will not accept any kind of child labor for the manufacture of its products. Big lots will only recognize the minimum working age of 14 years.

d. Forced or prison labor: Big lots will not accept forced or prison labor. Suppliers shall maintain employment on voluntary basis.

e. Discrimination/ Human rights: Suppliers who have commitment to basic principles of human rights and who do not discriminate against their employees on any terms like gender, national origin, religion and disability should be preferred.

3. Workplace environment: Big lots expect its suppliers to maintain a safe, clean and healthy environment for its employees. Factory producing merchandise to be sold shall provide adequate medical facilities, safety equipment, clean restrooms and adequate living quarters where necessary.

4. Right of inspection: Big lots want to make sure that the standards for the suppliers are applied in the places where production occurs. They will take actions such as on-site inspection of the production facilities to implement and monitor these standards.

5. Confidentiality: Supplier should not have the right to disclose any kind of information such as designs, data, and know-how during or after the disclosure of the agreement.