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Health and Beauty Dollar Store Merchandise is Key to Success

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					?Starting a dollar store involves one critical decision after another. Make a mistake
and there will be consequences. That is especially true where your choice of dollar
store merchandise is concerned. After all, in today's economic times shoppers are on
the lookout for great bargains. They are also extremely well informed about the dollar
discount marketplace. They know the wholesale products available to you, and they
have grown to expect their core needs will be met every time they make a quick stop
at your store. One product category where this is absolutely true is health and beauty
products.

Hair care

Carry a good assortment of hair care products. When starting a dollar store you will
be amazed at just how well these products sell. Start with assorted shampoos and
conditioners, hair gel, hair spray, and hair coloring products. Don't forget to add a
good selection of combs, brushes, mirrors, as well as hair bands, hair rollers, and
other hair accessories.

Shaving products

While the assortment may have fewer products, be sure to provide a good assortment
of brands in the shaving line. Products to consider include razors, replacement blades,
shaving cream, pre-shave, and after shave. Provide a good assortment of these items.

Dental care

When starting a dollar store you will find dental care products sell. Toothbrushes,
toothpaste, denture cleanser, floss, floss swords, and mouthwash are all on the list.
Expect them to sell quickly, so be ready for replenishment orders.

Skin, nail and beauty products

Nail polish remover, cosmetic wedges, body wash, body powder, hand cream,
moisturizer, fragrances for women, fragrances for men, bubble bath, nail clippers,
manicure supplies, nail polish and cosmetics are the place to start.

Baby products

Baby wipes, diapers, baby shampoo, and baby powder are just the beginning. As
shoppers discover you carry these products they will begin to look to your store as a
source for more and more of their baby basics. Be ready to respond with safe products
ranging from baby diapers to gift sets and assorted baby toys.

First aid
Bandages, elastic wraps, hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol, tape, and first aid
ointments are all included.

All the basic accessories to support each of these categories.

The list of dollar store merchandise that can be added to health and beauty is almost
limitless. Other popular items to consider adding include assorted bar soap, liquid
soap, anti-bacterial liquid soap, anti-bacterial hand wipes, cotton swabs, cotton balls,
cotton puffs, pain patches, protective masks, wet wipes, feminine hygiene products,
pregnancy tests, shower caps, foot powder, assorted deodorants, nail clippers,
tweezers, eyelash curlers, cosmetic brushes, bath and shower sponges, and travel
cases. The list of possible dollar store merchandise to add to the selection offered goes
on from there.

There are many other products to consider if you are starting a dollar store. These
include vitamins and supplements, ointments and rubs, analgesics, antacids, eye drops
and more. All of these items are popular. As you begin to understand your specific
location and shopper needs, adjust the quantities and variety to match spending habits.
Always remember; your health and beauty department includes dollar store
merchandise that your customers need. They will come to your store time and again
for these items.

To your success when starting a dollar store!

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