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Your resource on modern convenience store management

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.

The Holiday season often times means spending time with family, exchanging gifts, and enjoying delicious meals with loved ones. However, it’s also the perfect time to focus on gratitude and giving. Choosing to focus on doing good during this hectic time of year is a wonderful tradition to start for yourself, your family, or your company.

This year the CStorePro team raised $600 to purchase toys for the Fort Bend County Program, Casa de Esperanza's services for children. Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos strives to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect for at-risk infants, children and their families by providing comprehensive residential and family support programs that transform people and communities.

They will be distributing the toys to foster children they have in-house, and the children they feel that need them, that have worked with them throughout the years. The CStorePro team would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this effort, and a huge thank you to the employees at Fort Bend County Program for their committed work. Wishing all Happy Holidays and cheers to the New Year! 

If you'd like to learn more about how you can help, please visit Fort Bend County Program.

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