Fortunately, even with all the big retailers, discount stores, and franchises, the traditional corner stores owned by “mom and pop” still exist. In fact, these are some of the growing sectors of the retail industry. According to the National Grocers Association, independent grocers comprise 25% of retail grocery sales. This represented $131 billion annual sales and even 1% of the US GDP. Slingshot Distributors is a huge fan of small (and even not so small) corner stores. We enjoy helping small business owners, as they can be some of our most loyal clients. Feel free to contact us to see how we can help your store.
As a small storeowner, there are several ideas that you should take into consideration. You should consider which distributor is really suitable for your business. One idea to take in consideration is whom your competitors are using as their wholesaler. This is because the distributors that they use would know the industry, the products, and the merchandise necessary for small corners store to be profitable. You should also investigate a wholesaler’s product mix. You will be able to determine if their compatibility is similar to your store.
In this regard, Slingshot Distributors will exceed your expectations. This is because we often strive to supplement our clients’ needs and demands with our own product distribution. We do this because we truly understand the small business industry. We get that gas stations, convenience stores, and corners stores have different competitive advantages.
Furthermore, if you are seeking a reputable wholesaler, you should research their financial standing and how reliable their payment and credit histories are. You should also check with the Better Business Bureau to see if they have had any complaints lodged against them. It is important that the partnership between a small store and their distributor be based on trust. If that trust is ever broken because of a late payment, that trust is very difficult to re-establish.
Therefore, if you are a small corner store, you should know that you have a friend with Slingshot Distributors. We treat every client as special and equally important.