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Irving Patrick Freleigh
08-19-2006, 10:15 PM
The feces-flinging monkeys who design our planograms are at it again.

We have some rubbermaid-like totes that are colored red, green, yellow and blue. They are merchandises on the bottom shelf or the aisle.

However, the planogram designer thought it would make for a better presentation if the lids for the totes were placed on a shelf above the totes themselves.

But here's the kicker: After everything that above the toes and lids is put into the planogram, there is only about 3 or 4 inches between the shelf for the lids and the shelf above it. You can only fit 2 lids on this shelf. Plus, to fit everything, the shelf for the lids has to be placed so low that there's only room for 2 totes on the bottom shelf.

These totes come in cases of 8 and go on sale frequently, but don't sell very well because you only fit 2 out at a time and what if the customer wants more? They often will not ask somebody to get them more from the backroom.

If we would take out the lid shelf, we would be able to fit an entire case out at a time. But no, everything has to look pretty, regardless of whether or not we can actually put a decent quantity out on the shelf.

Ree
08-19-2006, 11:22 PM
I hate merchandising those things.
It's bad enough finding storage space for them in the warehouse.

I must admit, though, the lids are a problem.

Customers will grab two totes and only take one lid, or else take an extra lid.

Crosshair
08-20-2006, 03:44 AM
The thing I like about selling 5 gallon pails in hardware is that we sell the lids seperatly. That is how the totes should be sold. That or put them together in a box. I hate having a customer come to me with 3 totes that have no lids and expect me to find them.:(

Becks
08-20-2006, 03:34 PM
They often will not ask somebody to get them more from the backroom.


And here I thought that a lot of customers think that it's their unalienable right to be able to demand stuff from the backroom.

Irving Patrick Freleigh
08-20-2006, 06:23 PM
And here I thought that a lot of customers think that it's their unalienable right to be able to demand stuff from the backroom.

Well, according to the various memos and other rags we get from corporate, most customers will NOT ask someone to check the backroom for an item. They will just assume we don't have it and go someplace else to get it.

Bella_Vixen
08-20-2006, 06:52 PM
And here I thought that a lot of customers think that it's their unalienable right to be able to demand stuff from the backroom.

That sounds like a good siggy to me.