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Shopping For Super Bowl 54 at The Pharmacy

Posted by Karen Deckard on Fri, Jan 31, 2020 @ 11:34 AM

Millions of people will tune in to watch Super Bowl 54 on Sunday. This year, it's thought that 194 million people will watch the game, spending an average $88.65 each, according to the National Retail Federation.

That number accounts for food, drinks, party supplies, new TV's, team gear and even new furniture purchases spurred by Super Bowl party plans. But what it doesn't account for is all the self care items that people need after the game.

Yes, many people will be making a visit to their pharmacy on Monday (or maybe sooner) to recover from a Sunday packed with perhaps a little too much fun. The Monday after Super Bowl Sunday even has it's own set of statistics, with 17.5 million employees expected to miss out on work. You can bet at least some of those millions will need some help.

So why not get ahead of the rush and promote some things that your customers might desperately be in need of come Monday morning?

You can put items on sale, bundle them together, set up BOGO promotions through your POS system, promote private label products or offer bonuses to loyalty members. Or even just put key items on the counter for easy sales. Here are a few thoughts on items to include.

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Tags: customer loyalty, Pharmacy Profitability, pharmacy pos, community pharmacy

1 Week to Go. Gear Up For Small Business Saturday In your Pharmacy

Posted by Karen Deckard on Thu, Nov 21, 2019 @ 11:35 PM



Anyone else feel like this month has been a little weird? Black Friday and "Pre" Black Friday deals already plaster our news feeds. I haven't even pulled my Turkey out of the freezer to thaw. (I probably should do that).

While Holiday Shoppers have gotten a head start, Black Friday is still on the horizon, meaning the big shopping days are yet to come.

But outside of any deals you intend to nab for yourself, Black Friday won't likely matter too much to you from a business perspective. In fact, it might even be a bit slower than normal for retail pharmacies open on November 29th. Black Friday is a day for retail giants with huge marketing budgets and margins big enough that price slashing won't hurt their bottom line.

But black Friday isn't the be all, end all of holiday shopping. Instead, focus your efforts for making the most of the holiday shopping season on Small Business Saturday.

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Tags: customer loyalty, pharmacy pos, pharmacy gift cards, community pharmacy

6 Tips for a Successful Checkout Charity Program

Posted by Karen Deckard on Thu, Sep 12, 2019 @ 12:59 PM


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Tags: pharmacy point-of-sale, pharmacy pos, pharmacy checkout charity, community pharmacy

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