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General Gift Shop Questions...

  • Sunday, May 04, 2014 4:19 PM
    Message # 1546913

    1. Who pays the gift shop salaries? Auxiliary or Hospital. Does it come out of the Gift Shop checking account?

    2. Do you have all paid staff or paid staff and volunteers?

    3. What are your hours of operation?

    4. What is your normal mark up on merchandise?

    5. How many times do you go to market and which market?

    Nancy Rogers

    Last modified: Sunday, May 04, 2014 4:20 PM | Anonymous
  • Monday, May 05, 2014 5:26 PM
    Reply # 1548980 on 1546913
    Deleted user

    Response to Nancy Rogers:

    1. Auxiliary pays the Gift Shop salaries.  It comes out of the Auxiliary checking account.

    2. We have paid staff in the evenings and weekends and volunteers M-F.

    3. Shop is open M-F 9am -7:00pm, Sat. 10am - 3pm, Sun. 12 - 4pm

    4. Mark up is usually keystone.

    5. We usually go to the Atlanta market in January and July.  This year it will be March and July.  We go one to two times a year.

    Cindy Fox

    Maury Regional Medical Center


  • Tuesday, May 13, 2014 12:16 PM
    Reply # 1552259 on 1546913

    We are an all volunteer shop - with a number of very talented former shop owners and retail chain employees leading us.

    No salaries

    Because of our location we are only open 8:30 - 4:30 during the week.  The shop is in a busy-traffic area during the week day but the location is lightly visited after-hours and on weekends.  There are security concerns for that reason.

    Normal mark-up is 2.2 however we actively look for items that will take more.

    Until last year we went to market twice a year however economic realities have cut it to once; we go to Dallas

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