PPR - Retail Power Panel

Tuesday, November 5 from 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM « Back

Retail Power Panel

Designed especially for pool, spa and backyard retailers, we are proud to re-introduce this new feature to the 2019 Int’l Pool|Spa|Patio Expo bringing together the best forward-thinking minds in the industry. Join us as the most accomplished retail experts share their insights on the current state of the pool and spa retail industry, economic trends, issues facing the industry, future growth and more. Come prepared to listen, learn and ask the questions you need answers to. During this fast-paced, interactive session, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and hear the panel offers real solutions for tackling today’s toughest issues.

Moderator: Matt Gohlke, President at Gohlke Pools, TX, will lead the discussion with this distinguished group of experts:

• Jeff Brooks, Sales Manager at Aqua Quip, WA
• Josh Henderson, General Manager at Memphis Pools, TN
• Mallory Bjekich-Wachowski, Retail Operations Manager at DesRochers Backyard Pools and Spas, IL



How do you deal with Internet competition? 
Do you match prices?
What do you do to keep your margins up with the competition?

What marketing do you feel is the most effective for retail stores?
How do you use social media? 
Do you use FaceTime?

Tell us about your store décor philosophy and give us a few tips.

What software do you use?
What KPI’s do you use?
Do you sell hot tubs?  If so, what do you think of the future of hot tubs?
How do you compensate your retail store staff? (Hourly?/commission?/salary?/combination?)
How does your staff get everything done? 
Do they have a procedural manual? Checklists?
What does the future of retail look like?
How do you hire & train your staff?
Do you have an exit strategy?
What is the best decision that you have made?
What is the worst decision that you have made?
What one tip would you give someone just starting out in retail?
How have you dealt with the credit card security requirements?


Education Tracks: Retail, Special Events

Event Type: Conference Seminars > Session