Village Vendor Guidelines - By Skye MacLeod
At TUR Village, we believe that
customers value reliable and diverse stock, fair pricing,
courteous service, and interesting venues. By its very layout in
the Yew Wilderness, the Village promotes a sense of adventure and
community, rather than the convenient "quick-mart" or
strip shopping mall experience. If you are interested in
developing a merchant personality that can contribute to the
"fire blazing, apple cider in the air, wilderness
frontier" atmosphere, check with Outy or Skye to discuss the
availability of vendor locations throughout the Village.
Discuss your ideas for a vendor
with the owner of the Village facility. Never place a vendor
Before buying a contract for
employment from a Tavern or Innkeeper, assess your ability to
commit to running a vendor effectively. Vendor management is
time-consuming, demands significant investment on your part,
and requires consistent stocking and servicing.
If you are a first-time vendor
manager, acquaint yourself thoroughly with the excellent Vendor FAQ provided by Stratics.
When operating your vendor, aim
for a well-organized, easy-to-shop vendor pack:
- Label all not-for-sale
packs so that a shopper will know what's inside.
- Consider placing a sample
outside the sale container for an immediate visual
- Color-coding your bags
makes it easier for you and the returning customer!
(ie. Chairs are in the red pack, tables are in the
blue pack, verite armor is in the green pack.)
- Summon your creative
spirit in arranging your vendor display and avoid the
"I couldn't find the trash barrel, so I threw
this on my vendor" look.
TUR Village vendor managers are
expected to maintain their stock on a consistent basis. Our
reputation as a merchant community depends on this. If we
notice a vendor is not being serviced regularly, we reserve
the right to a) unfriend the vendor manager so that you may
remove your vendor when you next speak to them; or b) request
divine intervention and have them removed from the facility.
If you are planning to be away
from "our world" for an extended period of time,
leave a book on your vendor to inform your customers of your
expected return date. (If a customer clicks on an empty
vendor several times, chances are they won't bother knocking
on his or her pack again!)
Vendor managers are naturally
friended to the facilities in which they place a vendor.
Should you have access to a secure container within that
facility, remember the golden rule: "If you didn't put
it in there, don't take it outta there." Further, owners
of facilities must monitor item count and generally cannot
provide you with secure storage at this time.
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