Avatar photo A Day in the Life of a Retail Assistant #24

Hi everyone, I hope you enjoyed your bank holiday weekend! We were still open 12-5 to help you with your cigar needs and it was great to see some familiar faces as well as some holiday makers.

On bank holiday Monday I get the privilege of printing the orders and having to pick them all myself instead of having the usual team in. It is a tough task but someone has to do it, so I spend all day picking as many orders as I can. Meanwhile I had lovely customers come into the shop too – one gentleman brought his family to buy pretty much everything! They were on holiday here so it was their first visit to the shop but are regulars on the website. After purchasing some pipe tobacco and some Mitchellero Perus, they spent some time looking around our pipe room and were completely mesmerised by the amount we had! We also had one of our favourite customers come in the day before his birthday to treat himself to a birthday treat. I got to have the privilege of choosing him a gift on behalf of his partner and I treated him to the unbelievable Oliva Orchant Seleccion Skinny! A very popular cigar and I knew he hadn’t tried it so I hope he enjoyed it and Happy Birthday! I spent the rest of the day running around picking as many orders as I could ready for our packing team to go full throttle on Tuesday to get your orders out to you!

Tuesday was a great day in store with many customers coming to see us. It seemed like everyone wanted to try the Mitchellero Peru cigars and we were more than happy to oblige. We had one gentleman purchase himself a box of 10 Montecristo no. 4 as purchasing 10 worked out cheaper than buying singles. He also treated himself to some Mitchelleros and a bottle of our own Stalla Dhu Islay, A beautiful whisky and one of my favourites too.

I also helped out our packing team with packaging up the online orders. When I first started working at Turmeaus I started in the packing team and at one point set the record for the most packed in one day! So going back there was like a blast from the past, I’d like to think I helped them keep up with the orders.

On Wednesday our regular came in to spend his birthday money, he treated himself to many brilliant cigars including the tasty selection sampler – a great selection at a low price. He also mentioned that he liked the Oliva cigar that I suggested which gave me a sigh of relief. I also finished this week’s article about the new range of Zino cigars which you can read here

Thursday we had plenty of online orders to keep us busy as well as customers in the shop. It felt like me and Sharon didn’t stop! We had many customers wanting to try out the new Mitchellero Perus! So much so that we’ve had to order some more in just to keep up with demand! I was also working on our Cigar Library to make it more mobile friendly so hopefully you all will be seeing the effects of this now.

On Friday there was plenty more online orders to be picked, it seems like now the sun is out more and more people are enjoying their smokes. I also finalised the leaflets for July’s cigar subscription and this month I was a little cheeky and used a cigar which is currently unavailable to purchase as a single, this means my subscribers will get to try something they haven’t had before which is the beauty of cigar subscriptions. In the afternoon Me and Sharon did the traditional Cuban stock take.

Hope you have enjoyed reading this week’s blog. Come and see me in the store soon!

So long for now


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