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sales associate at local sporting goods store

Daily blog: Small, local sporting goods stores face stiff competition from large, national sporting goods chains and department stores. The competition makes it necessary to offer unique products and services. What could a sales associate at a local sporting goods store do to maintain positive relationships with the store's customers?

Small local sporting goods stores usually don't have much inventory and that's why we travel to bigger, national stores. Dick's Sporting Goods is the store that most athletes get their equipment and athletic clothing from but it's usually very expensive. One thing that a sales associate could do is make friends with all the customers and show good customer service so people will keep going back. When you go into a large corporation like Dick's, they usually don't have the best customer service. The smaller stores could also keep a larger inventory with cheaper prices so they get more business. 

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