Fixed Shop Retailers
The retailers who maintain permanent establishment to sell their goods are called Fixed Shop Retailers. They do not move from place to place to serve their customers. The fixed shop retailers can be classified into two types on the basis of the size of their operations. They are: a. Fixed Shop Small Retailers and b. Fixed Shop Large Retailers
Fixed shop small retailers are of the following categories:
These small shop-keepers are commonly found at street crossings or other busy street cornersattractfloatingcustomersanddealin cheap variety of goods like hosiery products, toys, soft drinks, etc. They get their supplies from local suppliers and wholesalers.
General Stores sell a wide variety of products under one roof, most commonly found in a local market and residential areas to satisfy the day-to-day needs of the customers residing in nearby localities. They remain open for long hours at convenient timings and often provide credit facilities to their regular customers. For example, a provision store deals in grocery, bread,butter, toothpaste, soaps, washing powder, soft drinks, confectionery, stationery, cosmetics, etc.
Single-line Stores are small shops which deal in a particular line of products such as garments, stationery, textiles, medicines, shoes, etc. They are generally situated in market places and deal in a variety of goods in that line of product.
Speciallity Stores deal in a particular type of product under one product line only.
For example, Sweets shop specialised in Tirunelveli Halwa, Bengali Sweets, etc.
These shops deal with second-hand goods or used articles in a low price such as books, furniture, utensils, clothes, automobiles, etc. and also new defective goods.