Choosing the Right Location for Your Store

There is a lot to be considered when opening up a store, and one of the most important things to think about during the planning phase is the store’s location. Location counts for a lot, including the type of customers you wish to attract, how easily they will find you, and of course, how competitive the store environment will be.

For establishments in the South of Johannesburg, retail shopping malls in Meyersdal are an excellent bet, but there are still a few important things to consider when refining a location for a store.

Customer Attraction & Access Routes

The first thing you need to do is figure out your target market. Knowing who they are and where they come from will give you a few good clues as to where to set up. Beyond knowing where they are situated, you also need to pick a location that is easy for them to access, so take a look at the surrounding routes, consider traffic, and where the entrances to those roads are.

Competitive Neighbours

Competition is something to be factored into any business, and it will impact the ideal location as well. If there are already a few competitors in the area you are setting up in, you will have a difficult time breaking into the market; if there are none, do a bit of research, there might be a good reason for that.

Complimentary Neighbours

As you settle into your store, you will likely find that you become a part of a cohesive business community. If there are any neighbouring stores that can make your business more efficient, the area is worth looking at. This may include suppliers, marketers, a coffee-shop for meetings or just a place for staff to grab lunch. All of these things will have a positive impact on your store.

Contact Meyersdal Mall for your Next Business Venture

If you would like to know more about setting up shop in Meyersdal Mall, be sure to get into contact with one of our representatives, or visit our website for additional information on our offers.

Choosing a location for your business is one of the fundamental building blocks an entrepreneur has to make during the initial start-up of a business venture. The location of your business can affect many aspects of how your business operates , including your total sales and how much it costs to run your business. Even businesses that are run from home and online businesses can be affected by where they are situated.

Accessibility

Location is of the utmost importance for businesses that sell goods and or services directly to customers at a brick and mortar establishment. Location is a key influence in the way that a business markets itself to its customers. A business with a storefront in a busy mall is more likely to attract customers with signage and displays than a business that is not located in a busy mall.

Competition

A businesses location can affect the competition that you would face from other businesses that sell similar products and services. So starting a business in an area with few direct competitions can increase the likelihood of attracting customers and your business booming.

Operation expenses

Where your business is situated can directly influence the total cost of operation. Renting a store on a popular street or busy mall will be more expensive than opening a store in a small commercial district or residential area , but you will be paying for more foot traffic and potential customers. Sometimes it could be better for a business to open their doors in an area that is cheaper , even if that means that the total amount of customers and sales are less.

Taxes & regulations

The location of your business can affect the state and local taxes that you will have to pay and the regulations that you will have to follow. Income tax and sales tax vary from one area to another.

Set up shop with us

Contact a representative from Meyersdal Square today and find the new dream location for your business. We look forward to seeing you at the best shopping centre in the south of Johannesburg!

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Location is an important consideration to make when setting up a business that relies on clients coming in through the door to make purchases. It affects the level of your competition, who your clients are and where they are coming from, as well as the strength of your relationship with suppliers in your field. Because of this, many a business owner has whittled away hours of their time thinking about the perfect location for their stores, and for good reason. However when thinking about where to set up shop, there are a number of factors to consider if you want to get it right. Let’s take a look at a few of them here.

Where are Your Clients?

While your clients will more than likely to travel a bit of a way to visit your store, even they have their limits. And the simpler you make it for them (especially in this age of online shopping), the more likely they are to grace your premises and maybe even return. So think about where your target audience is likely to be concentrated and do research on their location. Then pick one that is not far off from them.

Where are Your Suppliers?

The location of your suppliers is an easy factor to overlook when deciding where to open up your store. As a service provider, it is easy to assume that they should come to you, no matter where they or you are. The truth is that this makes things difficult for them, and in some cases, may make them unavailable to you. So consider the location of your supplier carefully when selecting a location. While they might not need to be right next to you, they need to be able to make deliveries with relative ease, especially for deliveries that need to be made on short notice.

How Fierce is the Competition?

If there are hundreds of stores just like yours in retail shopping centres in Johannesburg South, but none on the East-Rand, then it makes sense not to set up shop right next door to your competitors. They certainly wouldn’t be happy about it and you will be vying for a limited market-share. By opening up where there is less competition, you will raise your chances of success substantially, since you won’t need to be competing for your clients’ business.

Contact Meyersdal Square for Details

Meyersdal Square provides an ideal and central location for businesses of all types. If you would like to learn more about conducting business with us, be sure to contact a representative of ours, or visit our website for further information

family connection
A surge in technology has created fewer face-to-face social interactions not just with friends, acquaintances and business partners, but within our own families. Family mealtimes used to be about sitting around the dinner table, talking about how the day went. Instead, the present picture in most homes displays scattered family members eating mindlessley whilst interacting with some form of technology.

 

We Are Constantly Distracted

Our cell phones have become like tiny dictators that follow us everywhere in our pockets. The minute they make a sound, anything we are currently focused on is usually dropped and our attentions diverted to our phones. Eating in front of the T.V has also done its fair share to erode family bonds and proper communication.

 

Being Present

For the sake of our sanity, stress levels and family bonds, it is imperative that we begin to be mindful of the company in our presence and how we are either contributing to or taking away from the communication channels that contribute to stronger family bonds. We need to learn to truly listen, instead of pretending to listen for the sake of getting back to our phones or T.Vs. It’s time to quite our minds and be present, for our families and for us.

Family Mealtimes

Throughout the ages, meals have been more than a form of sustenance; they have been crucial for conversations and family bonding time. If the distractions at home are hindering that, or if the thought of dishes piled up sends chills down your spine, then eating out once a week is a great way to get your family together in a stress-free and effective way – just be sure to leave cell phones at home.

Enjoy the Company. Enjoy the Food

For a great retail shopping centre in Johannesburg South with wonderful places to eat, affordable prices and a range of healthy options with perfect settings for family bonding, or if you have a passion for providing the aforementioned to others through your own restaurant, take a trip to Meyersdal Square or visit their website for more information.

Location is an important consideration to make when setting up a business that relies on clients coming in through the door to make purchases. It affects the level of your competition, who your clients are and where they are coming from, as well as the strength of your relationship with suppliers in your field. Because of this, many a business owner has whittled away hours of their time thinking about the perfect location for their stores, and for good reason. However when thinking about where to set up shop, there are a number of factors to consider if you want to get it right. Let’s take a look at a few of them here.

Where are Your Clients?

While your clients will more than likely to travel a bit of a way to visit your store, even they have their limits. And the simpler you make it for them (especially in this age of online shopping), the more likely they are to grace your premises and maybe even return. So think about where your target audience is likely to be concentrated and do research on their location. Then pick one that is not far off from them.

Where are Your Suppliers?

The location of your suppliers is an easy factor to overlook when deciding where to open up your store. As a service provider, it is easy to assume that they should come to you, no matter where they or you are. The truth is that this makes things difficult for them, and in some cases, may make them unavailable to you. So consider the location of your supplier carefully when selecting a location. While they might not need to be right next to you, they need to be able to make deliveries with relative ease, especially for deliveries that need to be made on short notice.

How Fierce is the Competition?

If there are hundreds of stores just like yours in retail shopping centres in Johannesburg South, but none on the East-Rand, then it makes sense not to set up shop right next door to your competitors. They certainly wouldn’t be happy about it and you will be vying for a limited market-share. By opening up where there is less competition, you will raise your chances of success substantially, since you won’t need to be competing for your clients’ business.

Contact Meyersdal Square for Details

Meyersdal Square provides an ideal and central location for businesses of all types. If you would like to learn more about conducting business with us, be sure to contact a representative of ours, or visit our website for further information

2018 has been a cracker for most of us; a busy year indeed. As we wind down to its end and the holiday season looms just around the corner, people’s attention is starting to turn towards the festive season; a time for giving, eating, relaxing and enjoying the company of others. Holiday shopping is the buzz-word for this time of the year, with everyone looking for bargains on Christmas presents, great places to eat and ways to entertain themselves.

Whatever it is you are looking for this holiday season, Meyersdal Square has something for you.

Getting Your Body Beach Ready

The year has been long and has likely taken its toll on your body, fitness and freshness. We can help you with that.

Get into shape and be ready for the beach with some summer training at our women’s gym, Curves. Curves is South Africa’s first fitness gym exclusively for women and offers a specialised fitness routine for women of all fitness levels.

Looking for supplements, vitamins, medication and beauty products? Visit Barry’s Pharmacy at our centre.

Looking good isn’t just about getting a great body. Meyersdal Square is also home to David Shannon Hairdressing, a stylist with a keen eye for perfection.

A Festive Bite to Eat

There are plenty of excellent restaurants at our square, with a little something delicious for everybody. If the festive season is the season for eating, then we have just what you need for the holidays.

Nando’s serves up one of the most iconic food-franchises in South Africa and is always a great place for the perfect meal.

We also have a Rock ‘n Sole serving up the freshest catches, exotic sushi dishes, mouth-watering deserts and astonishingly tasty breakfasts.

A Little Retail Therapy

Our centre also offers some shopping opportunity for the ideal gifts (either to yourself or your loved-ones).

Fashion is the word of the day and New Star Fashion does it wonderfully.

We also have electronics and gadgets for sale at DigiComm for all your electronic needs.

Visit Meyersdale Square this Festive Season

To find out more about what we have to offer at Meyersdal Square visit our website today.

If you are looking to break into the exciting world of running your own retail store, then you should know that achieving your dream is not going to be a particularly smooth ride. You can make things easier for yourself however by paving the route to success with a collection of knowledge on what it is that makes a small to medium retail store a success. We here at Meyersdal Square are here to help! These tips on how to achieve success with your retail store should give you a good head-start, and will put you in front of your up-start competitors.

Location is Everything

Brick and mortar stores all have one thing in common, the successful ones have chosen the ideal location. You’ll want to select a location, such as a shopping centre in Johannesburg South, that enjoys a lot of foot traffic, but that’s not all that should concern you about the location.

Consider too how many of your competitors are in the same area, since fewer would be ideal. You also need to consider the location of your ideal target market. If you are situated closely to them, you will have an easier time of attracting them to your store.

Managing In-Store Appearances

To some this may sound like a point not worth mentioning, but it can be easily overlooked. You should strive to foster and maintain a theme in your store that makes it easy to identify. Think of it as your corporate identity, but for retail. It should reflect your brand’s personality, values and the types of products and services that you offer.

Equally important is the need to stay on top of industry trends, and incorporating this in both your stock and in your theme. Your customers will put their trust in whichever store is ahead of the curve, so make sure it is you.

Working with Staff and Management

Employment at retail stores generally appeals to a younger crowd, which means that you may have some trouble filling those menial positions with people who have any degree of experience; which can be frustrating. Still, you should look for people who take an interest in the product you are selling. A vape enthusiast might not be the best fit for a sports store, for instance.

Management is a little more difficult, since you should opt for a second-in-command that has at least one year of experience. Finding this type of talent may require a more competitive payment package than for other employees, and you may find that, especially initially, this sits outside of your affordability range. Because of this, you will have to take a hands-on approach until such time that you can hire a manager.

Conducting Marketing

I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve seen someone adamantly deny a need for marketing, or express that it is just too expensive for them, only to later have their stores close due to a lack of customer interest. Marketing is, however, based on a return on investment, and what you put in, you should get out on multiple folds in sales and returns. Marketing is a key part of your business, even if you run a tiny store. Don’t make the mistake of ignoring it; because your most successful competitors won’t.

Contact Meyersdal Square for the Perfect Store

If you would like to know more about sourcing the ideal retail space for your store, in a mall that is both bustling and vibrant, contact a representative from Meyersdal Square today, or visit our website for further information.

Benefits Of Shopping Malls For Shoppers - Infographic

Benefits of Shopping Malls

The first malls were built in the 19th century in Paris Arcades. They instantly became popular destination for shoppers. Over time shopping malls have evolved to meet the needs of shoppers. Shopping malls are easily the preferred shopping areas of our time for shoppers across the globe.

 

The first shops in shopping centers were designed to catered to the elite but this is no longer the case. Nowadays, we have different shops in shopping malls which cater to a variety of budgets.

 

Shoppers prefer going to shopping malls or shopping centers instead of going to stand-alone shops for various reasons. Bellow we will look at a few benefits of shopping malls for shoppers;

 

  1. Shopping malls have a wide variety of products available in one space.
  2. Shopping malls have products from competing producers available under one roof. So, making it easier to compare and make purchases.
  3. Malls also have their own parking facility.
  4. Shopping malls have a variety of food courts with a wide variety of cuisine.
  5. Shopping malls tend to have movie theatres.
  6. Mall have gaming zones.

 

All these benefits of shopping malls make shopping a fun-filled and satisfying experience for shoppers. Now it is important to identify the benefits of shopping malls for business owners as well.

 

  1. It is very beneficial for a business owner to set up a store in a shopping mall because shopping centers are sought-after shopping destinations, which are usually located in prime and easily accessible locations. Therefore, it is beneficial for retail store owners to rent shop space in a mall.
  2. Renting retail space in a mall allows a business owner to attract clients of competitors who have shops in the same mall.
  3. A business owner does not have to spend time and effort towards the maintaining their shop in a mall. Which means there is more time to focus on running a successful business.
  4. Shopping malls are a popular location for pop-up stores as they are high traffic areas which is ideal for to attract customers to new products.

 

With all the benefits of shopping malls for shoppers as well as business owners we can conclude that shopping malls & shopping centers will only continue to rise in popularity over time.

Now that you know all about the benefits of shopping malls, head down to Meyersdale Square where you will find a variety of shops and restaurants for your convince.

 

Mall safety tips for your children

These tips will help you keep your children safe in public spaces or crowned malls. Shopping with children can be an overwhelming experience in the blink of an eye they could get lost in a crowd of people.

Police offer these tips to help you keep your children safe in crowds:

  • Have a talk with your kids before the outing. Enforce a rule that they should always be able to see you and you should always be able to see them. It sounds simple, but keep reminding them periodically. Especially if they get restless.
  • Use the “two giant steps” rule, it is a fun and easy way for your children to remember not to wonder off and your kids can never be more than two giant steps away from you.

 

  • Tell kids never to leave the store or mall to find you, no matter what anyone says. Make sure they know you would never leave until you are reunited.
  • Teach your kids that if you ever get separated, they should look for a “safe stranger” to help. Examples of a safe stranger are a person at the cash register or a mum with her kids. With older kids agree on a meeting place ahead of time, in case you get separated.
  • Make sure you remember what your kids are wearing. Dress them in bright colored clothes to make it easier to spot them.
  • Make a “check first” rule with older kids. They should always check with you before going anywhere in public spaces including the restroom, play area or another store.
  • Predators are known to look for unsupervised kids so don’t treat public spaces as “convenient babysitting”. Do not leave your kids alone in play areas, arcades, movie theaters or any other public spaces.
  • Always take young kids into the restroom with you
  • Finally make sure you teach your young kids your cellphone number.

Now that you are more prepared for a day at the mall with your children, head down to Meyersdale Square where you will find a variety of shops and restaurants for your convince.

Meyersdal Square- A new place to spend the day

A new place to spend the day

If you’re looking for a new place to hang out Meyersdal square might just be the place for you and your family. Meyersdal square has a wide variety of stores and things to do you won’t ever run out if options, as long as, you know where to look. Some of the options that you’re able to choose from vary from wining and dining to the arts and crafts side of things.

When you’re a bit hungry and in the mood for some pizza take a seat at Andiccio24. Here you can completely create your own pizza from start to finish. This restaurant is fun for the whole family and even your friends.

If the creative lifestyle of making your own pizza is not cut out for you, then there are many more options to pick from, for example, if you’re interested in having some fish. Then take a seat at the Rock ‘n sole where you’ll be able to order just about any fish dish your heart desires.

Even if you decide that pizza or fish is just not for you, then Meyersdal Square always has there trusted Nandos restaurant to go to. With a family friendly staff and dining area you can’t go wrong. When business calls while you’re shopping and enjoying this lovely place, there’s always, Café Chicago where you can sit down for a quick meeting or even just a light lunch.

Meyersdal Square has any remedy for a bad day. Whether you need some retail therapy or to get some new cloths and a different hairstyle look no further than this lovely little mall. For a full remedy fix up for your bad day try start by buying a whole new wardrobe at new star fashions, where they will have clothes for every occasion and function. Try to get your hair done at the amazing David Shannon hairdressers where they can do just about any hairstyle you want to improve your look with. After all that, you can do nails at the well known Planet Nails where you have hundreds, if not thousands of different colors and designs to chose from to suit all personalities and styles.

There are so many more shops to chose from that are located at Meyersdal Square, such as fitness, beauty, and finance and so much more not included on the list. For a great day out visit Meyersdal square, it’s your general one stop center if you live in Randharf/Alberton area and made to entertain everyone. Click here for more information.