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Tobacco Shop Name
1/14/2013 at 2:07 PM ET
We will be opening a Tobacco shop in one of our convience stores (gas station). We are looking for a name for the tobacco shop. We want to protray a value/low price message as cigarettes and tobbaco will be sold for much less here than at our other locations. We are located in right by a bridge that crosses over the Mississsppi River in West Quincy, MO. Even key words would give us a fun start.
1/14/2013 at 4:55 PM
You say "We want to protray a value/low price message as cigarettes and tobbaco will be sold for much less here than at our other locations."
so please, who is going to undercut you? It is the easiest way to undermine your own business from the start. I endorse this strategy as much as I endorse smoking.
My doctor asked me if I smoked - I said "yes".
"Diesel fumes". In our modern world there is enough pollution without adding to it by ourselves.
well, of course, that doesn't stop anybody, does it?
Apart from price, what would mean anybody stopping to buy from your store? If it is only money, believe me, you are walking on thin ice. Let's hear from you. M
1/14/2013 at 5:14 PM
We have a very unique situation. Since we are located across the river...just 2 miles from Illinois, taxes are much less expensive on cigarettes. Many customers already make the drive to purchase cigarettes from our gas station. We are now going to offer a much larger variety as we are completely remodeling our c-store. This location is a one stop shop for gas, food and tobacco. Also many consumers drive across the river to fill their gas tanks as the price per gallon is often times .07 less.
1/14/2013 at 5:43 PM
Fair do's. How long has this situation existed, how long will it continue to exist.
Because as soon as it doesn't, your business no longer exists.
What's more, you don't have any control over that.
So think about it.
I'm not saying don't do it, because people obviously want it. My point is not to rely on it. Make use of this opportunity to develop something that is really rock solid. Something state legislators can't torpedo with the stroke of a pen.
1/14/2013 at 5:52 PM
Thank you for your input. We are almost a billion dollar company with more than 100 retail locations. We have a sound business plan. I was just simply looking for a fun name for the tobacco shop.
1/14/2013 at 6:16 PM
There are many businesses who had turnovers of a billion or more a few years ago - and now do not.
I am sure you have what you consider a "solid business plan" - I wonder if it would pass my stringent terms.
You have been warned.
Now: the fun bit.
The Tobacco Hop [as in hop across the river]
The Other Side
1/14/2013 at 7:34 PM
Light Up, MO
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