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I stopped doing Locksmith call out stuff some years ago , My Shop is in a high street & was wondering what might be a good retail products to get in . I already have a good range of locks & key cutting stuff . I was thinking Zippo , knives ?   cheers.

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We often have the same train of thought.

Zippo for us are ok, we sell at least couple a week, once you add a gift box and some engraving they are quite profitable. Yet i know a couple of other guys in shops who say they haven't sold one in ages?!

If you are going to order Zippo send me a PM, i might be able to save you a few ££ (i don't supply them btw)

Paul

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Home security products are a good line to stock, especially with it coming up to Summer.

Things like window restrictors etc. are good sellers.

We also find that shops seem to do really well with self adhesive door numbers too, as they can fit them on any surface including bins!

Check out https://www.citysafeuk.com/citysafe-retail-range.html

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23 minutes ago, CitySafe said:

Home security products are a good line to stock, especially with it coming up to Summer.

Things like window restrictors etc. are good sellers.

We also find that shops seem to do really well with self adhesive door numbers too, as they can fit them on any surface including bins!

Check out https://www.citysafeuk.com/citysafe-retail-range.html

I stock both  & hardly sell any ,people don't seem to priorities security down my way .  I'm thinking of none security related stuff .

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12 hours ago, CitySafe said:

Home security products are a good line to stock, especially with it coming up to Summer.

Things like window restrictors etc. are good sellers.

We also find that shops seem to do really well with self adhesive door numbers too, as they can fit them on any surface including bins!

Check out https://www.citysafeuk.com/citysafe-retail-range.html

I have had several reps tell me this over the years. Three years ago I bought three visi-packed upvc window restrictors and put them on prominent display, I still have one left (and I know for a fact a guy who bought one of them bought it for another use).

Maybe it's just reps selling stuff, y'know, doing their job, fair enough. Maybe it's just an area thing. I'm in the North East where upvc is everywhere but people would rather spend their spare pounds on pints and a Parmo rather than security.

But do window restrictors really sell so well?

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On 5/31/2018 at 3:26 PM, CitySafe said:

Home security products are a good line to stock, especially with it coming up to Summer.

Things like window restrictors etc. are good sellers.

We also find that shops seem to do really well with self adhesive door numbers too, as they can fit them on any surface including bins!

Check out https://www.citysafeuk.com/citysafe-retail-range.html

Some years ago I had this thought, but was showing them to a friend who said “stop. A one who wants one will not think of coming to a cobbler shop - first place they go is a hardware shop”

i think he is right diversify by all means- but think where do people usually go first.

Internet is effectively driving shops to close so think carefully every time 

 

 

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16 hours ago, k4mrc said:

Some years ago I had this thought, but was showing them to a friend who said “stop. A one who wants one will not think of coming to a cobbler shop - first place they go is a hardware shop”

i think he is right diversify by all means- but think where do people usually go first.

Internet is effectively driving shops to close so think carefully every time 

 

 

I think that is right to an extent, if someone decides they want a security product they will go to a hardware store.

However we have found that window restrictors and self adhesive door numerals are more impulse purchases which people buy just because they are there and are inexpensive.

The shop location and how / where the products are displayed will have a lot to do with sales. If you did decide to purchase the Citysafe branded products we would be more than happy to help with any marketing material to try and maximise the sales potential.

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