Avatar photo A Day in the Life of a Retail Assistant #14

Hi everyone, I hope you’ve all had a great week, I know I have and we even had a visit from one of my fans.

Monday was a day filled with many pickings again, which took up most of my day! But once I finished them and after a lovely cup of coffee, I started to stock up all the humidors as Monday tends to take most of our stock. Tuesday once I finished picking I wrote my weekly article for the cigar library which is about different types of whisky, you can read that here. I’m still in the process of adding content onto the Turmeaus cigar library which is taking me longer than I wanted but we are so busy in the shop and the customer will always come first, but once it’s online you guys will love it!

I was off on Wednesday but Sharon was a busy bee and redesigned the displays from Valentines day to St Patrick’s Day and they look great, including the Alec Bradley Filthy Hooligan cigars and Teeling whiskey as well as Peterson for the pipe display. Make sure you come and have a look.

Thursday was a lovely day for me as one of my favourite customers came in, he’s new to the cigar world but is enjoying his journey and tries anything! He had ordered a click and collect the night before and we were talking about when it would be ready and when he could collect, I quickly looked up his order and noticed I had it in with my pickings so I swiftly picked them for him and he was over the moon! So much so that he left me and Sharon a lovely review on trustpilot! Later in the day another regular popped in who used to be a Cuban smoker only however he is trying out New World cigars and is vastly impressed by them! I think so far one of his favourites is the La Invicta Nicaraguan Robusto. He also said he will come to one of our cigar sampling events but wants to bring his backgammon board and challenged Sharon to a game, that would be worth the entry ticket alone! 

On friday I concentrated on updating the alcohol articles on the C.Gars cigar library to make the mobile friendly as previously on mobile the edge of pictures would cut off and look strange so it is a work in process situation but will be finished soon! One of our regulars came in and treated himself to 3 boxes of Regius Orchant Seleccion Hermosos, one of our favourite cigars in the shop and turns out one of his too.

Saturday is one of my favourite days to work as I get to do the jobs I can’t otherwise do as we have hourly pickings and deliveries constantly needing to be put away but on Saturday there is none of that. This Saturday I organised the New World humidor again and put a system in place so we know when boxes are open or not which will certainly help at stock take! I also served a lovely gentleman who is new to cigars and had £100 to spend so we went around and I was picking out my preferred cigars and he took them all to try (best way to get started if you ask me). My last customer was someone who just travelled to Great Yarmouth on holiday and his wife found us on Google! He was amazed with the amount of cigars we have and I think he spent more than he was expecting but he was happy which was the main thing!

Hope you have enjoyed reading this week’s goings on and i’ll see you all again soon and hopefully i’ll see you in our Norfolk shop very soon!

So long for now 

Oliver 🙂

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