Avatar photo A Day in the Life of a Retail Assistant #23

Hi Everyone, I hope you are ready for our third bank holiday weekend in a month! We have seen many familiar faces in store this week all getting their cigars ready for a great, hopefully sunny, three day weekend!

Monday as always was busy with online order pickings, with many people taking advantage of our 20% off all whisky offer that we had on Saturday, it’s safe to say our whisky cellar was looking a bit more empty by Tuesday! I also had a familiar face in the shop – This gentleman used to come in every Friday as he was doing work in the area and would purchase Ramon Allones Gigantes. However as time went on, and his project finished, we would see him less and less so it’s always great to see him! Recently he has ventured into New World cigars and has fallen in love with the Oliva brand, in particular the Serie V range. However he is still trying different brands so I recommended the Plasencia Orchant Seleccion Toro as it is an exceptional cigar for a great price and was rated 92/100 by Cigar Journal in 2022!

On Tuesday we found out that one of my favourite cigars, the Plasencia Reserva 1898, would be discontinued by Davidoff! So we purchased as many as we could to keep them in stock for as long as possible, be warned these cigars are extremely popular so you need to get them while you still can! I know I’ll be purchasing a few before they all go! After my pickings I started to write my article, I noticed while I was writing last weeks article on Oliva cigars that they also created Nub cigars and it had an interesting backstory, so after a bit more research I created an article all about Nub cigars which you can read here, I also spent some time taking the pictures for that article and I think they came out well if I do say so myself.

On Thursday I noticed that we had a new cigar in our humidor. Zino Nicaragua by Davidoff, these cigars are meant to symbolise Zino Davidoff’s life, he was an adventurer and these cigars send you on an adventure – Instantly I took a couple of pictures and a video for our marketing team as these cigars are really that good! It will definitely be my article for next week! I also started to organise the July New World Cigar Subscription. You really do get a great bargain with subscriptions as the box is worth more than what you pay and you get to try cigars that you wouldn’t have even thought about trying, and some of them may not even be available to purchase yet! 

On Friday I had many of my regular customers come in, all trying out our new Mitchellero Peru cigars. One of my regulars also came in for a specific cigar that I had recommended to him before, the Alec Bradley Filthy Hooligan 2023. It always gives me a sense of joy when a customer comes back to get more of the cigars you suggest. Another customer treated himself to a Colibri Rebel Jet Lighter, he said the two year warranty that Colibri have with all of their products is the reason he buys their items and I couldn’t agree more, if you have any issues with Colibri products at least you know you are in safe hands with their warranty. Later on Sharon and I completed the Cuban stock take as is tradition.

Saturday I spent most of my time re-arranging the New World humidor, I like to do this most Saturdays as it gives our apprentice Sarah a chance to serve the customers in the shop whilst I’m knee deep in cigar boxes. Towards the end of the day I took some pictures of our cigar subscriptions and sent them to our marketing team to advertise on Facebook.

As you can see I’m a very busy bee but I will always have time to serve all of our customers like yourselves, make sure when you pop in next to say hello!

So long for now

Oliver 🙂

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