Conquer Retail Madness: Prepare Your Pharmacy for the Holidays
The summer and fall have come and gone: Christmas is only a couple of weeks away! Believe it or not, the holiday season is upon us. If you’re stressing out about the retail madness to come, don’t.
We have five tips to make sure your pharmacy is prepared for the busiest time of the year:
1. Stock Up on Gift Cards
Promoting gift cards in your retail space is a great way to catch those last-minute shoppers picking up their medications. Make your pharmacy a one-stop shop!
2. Outline Holiday Hours
Make sure your signage clearly reflects your holiday hours. Look ahead and forecast prescriptions that may run out on days you will be closed.
3. Check Inventory
If you live in an area that may have inclement weather, check your inventory. Make sure you have enough supplies, such as Medicine-On-Time’s cards and labels, to get you through the season if shipping becomes a problem due to snow or ice.
4. Run Backup
Back up your software daily. If you lose power due to the weather, you won’t lose important data.
5. Check Your Backups
Check your computer battery backups. You should have enough backup to keep your software functioning long enough to finish a transaction.