Welcome To Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals

Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals is the LARGEST online community & discussion forum for professional sign-makers and graphic designers.

 


  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Question My first poll - retail store?

Discussion in 'Polls' started by Robert Armerding, Jun 22, 2020.

Tags:

Are you a retail sign shop?

  1. Yes - we have a retail sign shop

    13 vote(s)
    54.2%
  2. No - we are not retail

    9 vote(s)
    37.5%
  3. We are wholesale - no retail

    2 vote(s)
    8.3%
  4. We are designer - no retail

    1 vote(s)
    4.2%
  5. We are installer - no retail

    3 vote(s)
    12.5%
  6. None of the above - please add comment below

    1 vote(s)
    4.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Robert Armerding

    Robert Armerding Merchant Member

    338
    39
    28
    Mar 3, 2017
    San Jose, CA
    This is the first of several polls that I will be creating to help me better understand the audience here at Signs101. Any pointers or suggestions will be appreciated.
     
    Tags:
  2. peerlessdani

    peerlessdani Member

    58
    5
    8
    Jun 4, 2020
    missouri
    The company I work for recently bought a new Roland VG2-540, they threw me into it having zero experience so I am here to learn. We bought it to make our own 20x10 second surface window stickers and stickers for contractors that we partner with.
     
  3. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

    33,299
    2,325
    113
    Jun 7, 2006
    PA
    Wouldn't it be more effective if the second choice was more of a series of other possibilities, like wholesale or fabricator ??
     
  4. White Haus

    White Haus Formally known as RJPW..........

    568
    160
    43
    Apr 6, 2018
    Winnipeg
    What defines retail? Is it a storefront on a busy street with tons of walk-ins and tire-kickers? Or simply a shop that is open to the public?

    We operate out of a commercial shop/office but have VERY little random walk ins, thankfully. Would that be considered retail?

    Or are you referring more in terms of commercial building vs. home shop?
     
  5. Robert Armerding

    Robert Armerding Merchant Member

    338
    39
    28
    Mar 3, 2017
    San Jose, CA
    As I am looking at it, if the public can enter your shop and potential do business with you, then I would consider that retail. If you have a different perspective, I am open
     
  6. Robert Armerding

    Robert Armerding Merchant Member

    338
    39
    28
    Mar 3, 2017
    San Jose, CA
    Thank you for your input.
     
  7. Robert Armerding

    Robert Armerding Merchant Member

    338
    39
    28
    Mar 3, 2017
    San Jose, CA
    Good suggestion. I added a few more choices.
     
  8. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

    33,299
    2,325
    113
    Jun 7, 2006
    PA
    I always looked at it, as someone selling to the the end-user, from whatever device needed. Therefore, selling through a vending machine, outta your house, internet, brick & mortar building..... its endless the myriad of ways to sell goods or services. Even if you make it from start to finish or somewhere in between, if you're selling the end product, you are retail. If you have a fishing boat, a mine, a rubber plant or even a farm and send your stuff on to be processed or worked on, you are in production, not retail. Buildings and where your feet are planted does not necessarily indicate retail or not.
     
  9. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

    7,460
    640
    113
    Mar 12, 2005
    New England
    I agree, big difference between "storefront" retail and b2b retail.
     
  10. Robert Armerding

    Robert Armerding Merchant Member

    338
    39
    28
    Mar 3, 2017
    San Jose, CA
    Let me attempt to clarify what I am looking for.
    I think what Billct2 says about storefront retail is more what I am looking for.
    Even more specifically, I am preparing a video on how to claim your Google My Business listing. From one end of the spectrum to the other, some storefront sign shops might not even know if they are listed on Google. Others are at the other end of the spectrum and are very active. My first video will be for those who have not claimed their storefront listing.
    Feel free to ask more questions or add more suggestions.
     
  11. Z SIGNS

    Z SIGNS Very Active Member

    1,072
    144
    63
    Feb 14, 2009
    Trenton NJ
    Oh no not the dreaded google listing again.I get at least 3 calls a day about my google listing.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  12. Notarealsignguy

    Notarealsignguy Active Member

    966
    251
    63
    Feb 20, 2020
    Florida
    Are there even 100 active people here now? Some posts I was following disappeared over the last couple of days.....
     
Loading...
Similar Threads - poll retail store
  1. Robert Armerding
    Replies:
    5
    Views:
    1,192
  2. Robert Armerding
    Replies:
    32
    Views:
    1,560
  3. BFS
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    947

Share This Page

 


Loading...