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Your resource on modern convenience store management

Buying a gas station can be a great business opportunity, but knowing what to look out for and the right questions to ask can be the difference between a long, successful business and a short-sighted misstep.

Convenience stores are a place shoppers often go for daily essentials and even items they don’t know they need. With a customer base populated largely by people on the move, it can be difficult to pin down sales trends.

The gas station POS system you use has a huge effect on your operations, from the speed of serving customers to your ability to manage sales of different product categories.

Some products sell themselves, but more marketing and promotion can take your convenience store sales to the next level.

Cigarettes and other tobacco products are top earners for convenience stores, but there are risks associated with selling these products.

Gas station managers oversee the daily operations of gas stations and act as leaders for the station’s employees and the assistant managers who work under them. Gas station managers also set employee schedules, manage fuel/inventory shipments, hire/train/fire employees, create the station’s budget and coordinate with the station’s owner/corporate management.

Business owners always look to increase the number of customers in their stores and the average sales per-customer, but what are the best ways for gas stations to accomplish this?

Gas station service attendants are essential for running a successful gas station and convenience store.Proper training, guidance, and understanding of the position can lead to a seamless operation.

Opening a new store is exciting, but there’s a lot of work to do before your grand opening.

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