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Your resource on modern convenience store management

You’re running your gas station and convenience store. You’ve made a solid business strategy and have seen some noteworthy success. You may have even expanded to a number of stores. If you think you’ve done everything you could to build up your business, however, you’d be missing one vital step to your growth: joining a gas station and convenience store association.

The cashier will often be the first if not the only person to come into contact with customers when they enter your gas station, therefore you want to make sure that they are capable and confident to ensure a good experience for your customers.

With a little bit research, prospective gas station buyers will come to learn that most earnings in the business don’t come from gasoline sales.

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.

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