Thursday, 5 June 2008

All the best tasks.

Today and for the rest of the week I have a task at work which won't be the most fun in the world. I have to draw up a plan with margin, cost, practicality and advantage of selling sanitary products in our stores. Great laugh! We currently have these things in the loos in vending machines; this makes no money for us and is prohibitively expensive service to provide, so I am suggesting we sell it instead as a convenience purchase in the store. It might not seem a logical listing for a garden centre but then again we sell a myriad of un-gardeny stuff! I am aiming to get the basic facts and then pass this on to a buying colleague. I don't want to sit in on a meeting with a supplier hearing all about the advantages and market share of one provider versus another - I don't want to know - eeeugh!

I am a chap of course and my opinion is absolutely second to the opinions and comfort of women so I did ask about, and indeed my boss is a woman as is our senior buyer and they each thought it had commercial merit.

Nice work if you can get it.


scargosun said... it would be an impulse type item, would it? You might as well sell them b/c the ones in the the little dispensers are usually really bad anyway. You have to be a very desparate gal to use one from there.

Suburbia said...

Perhaps they could double up as plant lables! The ones that stick on would be great for labeling pots and the tampons would be great to tie onto bushes and trees! Wahla ;)

BS5 Blogger said...

Hmmm, I am not sure about any of this at all, but thanks for your affectionate comments, both!

Love, BS5 :-) x

Suburbia said...

Well you did leave yourself wide open there for womanly incidentals that I'm sure you would rather not get aquainted with!

Good luck on sorting it all out is all that I can say!

BS5 Blogger said...

Thanks, Sub - always enjoy a risky nip into the unknown! :)

Are you back on an even BS9/Blog keel now, my lovely?

Suburbia said...

Not quite me babber. Though it does feel like I've never been away!

Susan said...

I am quite impressed with your task at hand and the fact that you are taking it in great strides. A friend of mine's daughter used them for bandaides and stuck them all over her body~so it can appeal to all age groups. A different friend's child found tampons and tried to launch them like cannons. Go figure!