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Review robbery prevention & response policies with employees. Ask local police to share tips.
Take a good look at your carpet/flooring. The wear signs will tell you where no one goes.
Take down displays with less than 1/3 of their inventory and either restock or put items back on shelf.
Late day sun spotlights dust on the shelves and dirt on the windows. Take time to dust your shelves and clean them of any smudges or dirt.
Pull out of dates from the OTC Shelves and dust. Make sure all product has an accurate price sticker and shelf tag
Ask every patient if they have had their flu shot.
Assign someone on your pharmacy team to focus on forms, supplies, signs and how best to market and promote immunizations/Flu shots.
Get ready for walk in flu shots. Have an area for the shots stocked with supplies and update your intake form.
Add a question on your flu intake form to see if patients are up to date on Tetanus and pneumonia shots. Helps both patients and your revenue.
Train all staff on immunization procedures and assign responsibility for daily maintenance.
Rotate the check counter merchandise to freshen up. Add in immune boosters and lozenges. Also include a purse sized hand cream.
Look for slow movers in the pain relief department and consolidate. Add a “Save $$ with these Pharmacist-Recommended Products” sign
Its Healthy Skin Month. Create an end cap featuring lotions, vitamins, and natural products for healthy skin. Don’t forget signage!
Open enrollment ends Dec 15. Make sure you keep up with your patients who may need help selecting the best plan.
Post your hours for Thanksgiving in the store, on website, social media, voicemail and google.
Plan the staff picture and order your holiday card so cards can be signed and sent right after Thanksgiving
Create the staff holiday schedule to ensure coverage.
Holiday special signs should be the only signs in the window.
End Cap suggestion: Candles cross-merchandised with home sprays and plug ins.
Partner with local crafters and create an end-cap of products with a sign “Community Makes a Great Gift”
Add “Stocking Stuffer” shelf tags to 50+ items in the store. Be creative!
American Diabetes Month
Put a green dot on the shelf for all sugar-free OTC products.
Consider giving one pair of diabetic sicks to customers with diabetes.
Nov 21st is the Great American Smoke Out
Place a sign-“Time to be an Ex-Smoker”
Post “Tips for Quitting” on social media
Let customers know that you have products to help them quit.