Most retail stores are busiest during the Christmas holiday season, but that's a secondary busy time for a hardware store. May and June are the crunch months in the hardware business, especially for stores like ours that sell BBQ grills and gardening supplies. We get trucks every day with merchandise, with two big deliveries each week from True Value. Each of the True Value deliveries contains ten or more pallets of products, everything from mulch and soils to power tools, paint, light bulbs, and more.
It can be a challenge to store all the products, but our crew does a great job of moving items into our basement via a conveyor belt and our elevator. Many customers don't even know we have a full size basement full to the brim with product to backup the merchandise we have displayed on the sales floor. If you'd like to take a peek in the basement you can, just head down the stairs near the key machine and check out our display of BBQ grills, home beer making supplies, and beekeeping equipment.