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Retail In The Gym Revisited

There are some principles that are true for all businesses, not just for small gyms or fitness centers. You need to find the right balance of service and retail merchandise sales. If you can fit retail into your gym business model it’s going to be a good insurance policy. It can complement your memberships, training and class sales. I’ve written before about retail sales and the pros and cons. I think it’s worth revisiting with a few updated thoughts on the subject. Turnover Counts When You Stock in Large Or Small Amounts The key is to move stock and get [...]

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Pros & Cons of Gym Retail Revenue

If you own a small gym, you probably know about taking on the heavy burden of capital investment and leasing your venue and equipment. It’ll keep you awake at night when you’re signing the checks, believe me! Like all small business owners, you really need to look at every possible way to bump up the value of foot traffic entering and leaving your gym. One effective way to do that is to sell retail items at the front desk or at a cash register in the foyer or lobby. What will people buy? It may take you some research and [...]

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