Here’s a Checklist You Can Use to Setup Your Retail Store

Checklist Before the Grand Opening

This is a checklist to help you get your store ready for business. It assumes you are ready to open soon, you have a plan in place, you have your inventory ready and most of your planning is complete. You just want to make sure you haven’t missed anything important.

Setting Up Shop Checklist:

  • Your electrical wiring is in place and has been tested.
  • Your air conditioner and heat are setup and working.
  • Your flooring is finished, treated, and clean.
  • You have set up shelving in a way that is convenient for customers.
  • Lighting is sufficient.
  • Your decor that complements your business theme along with necessary furniture is complete.
  • Your computer system and CRM system is tested and running.
  • Security System in place and has been tested.
  • You have the proper signs for your store, inside as well as outside.
  • The windows are clean.
  • Your cash register has been tested and is working.
  • Checklist Before the Grand Opening
  • You have your float (cash) ready.
  • You have bags ready for your customers.
  • Your staff is trained and ready.
  • Your shelves are stocked and items priced.
  • Your inventory is accurate and in the system.
  • Your store is certified and all safety regulations are in place.
  • Your place of business is up to code according to your municipality.
  • You have obtained all the proper permits for your business.
  • You have your policies in place and have made your staff aware of them
  • You have a grand opening plan in place


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