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How to Design and Layout a Coffee Shop Or Espresso Bar

How to Design and Layout a Coffee Shop Or Espresso Bar

If you are planning to open an espresso bar/coffee shop, then developing an efficient store design and layout will be one of the most important factors in positioning your business for success.

Speed of service is critical to the profitability of a coffee business. An efficient ergonomic store design will allow you to maximize your sales by serving as many customers as possible during peak business periods. Even though your business may be open 12 to 16 hours a day, in reality, 80% of your sales will probably occur during 20% of those hours. Coffee is primarily a morning beverage, so your busy times of day (those times when you are most likely to have a line of waiting customers), may be from 6:30AM to 8:30AM, and then again around lunchtime. If you have a poor store layout, that does not provide a logical and efficient flow for customers and employees, then the speed of customer service and product preparation will be impaired.

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Why We Hate Paying for Delivery When We Shop Online

Why We Hate Paying for Delivery When We Shop Online

Though most shoppers still purchase products in brick and mortar stores, online shopping continues to grow by leaps and bounds. The ease and convenience of pointing and clicking for the things we want – of which there is seemingly an infinite supply on the net – is unmatched by any “real life” shopping experience. The deals aren’t bad, either.

But one of the more annoying aspects of shopping online is having to pay for delivery. For many people, paying for delivery costs is a deal breaker, one that prevents them from fully converting to online commerce.

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Mobile Phone Shop – Paradoxical Device Indeed

Mobile Phone Shop – Paradoxical Device Indeed

The mobile phone is a paradoxical device indeed. Seen as an anti-social device, its primary function is social. Go to the movies, parks, hotels or even in hospitals, there is no escape from the continuous beeps of the mobile phones, or from the meaningless tete-a-tete of their owners. According to a survey,mobiles are one instrument that 30% adults love to hate but cannot do without. So what makes the mobile so fascinating and so addictive?

The total number of mobile phone connections globally has gone past 2 billion, according to Wireless Intelligence. It took 20 years to reach the first billion but a mere three years to add the second billion. We are moving towards a generation where mobile devices are as commonplace as watches and are are considered by many as a prerequisite of modern day living. Be it a wealthy tycoon who uses the phone as an essential link for running his business or a teenager for his amusement, it is a must-have for everyone. Many mobile phone owners feel that the main advantage of owning it is the ability to contact family or friends when emergency arises. Added to it is the fact that that reduction in costs associated with owning and using mobile phones, means that more and more people are now able to afford them easily.

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Fun Things to Do in a Coffee Shop

Fun Things to Do in a Coffee Shop

Most towns and cities have plenty of great coffee shops. These local businesses are great little spots for those who love a good cup of coffee. When you are out and about, turn your mind to these thoughts. Where is a coffee shop, there are some fun things to do there, besides just sipping on your favorite espresso drink.

If you’re looking for a mellow atmosphere to relax and read a good book while sipping on a favorite blend of coffee, the coffee shop is the place to be, it gives you a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of the kids schedules so you can have some time to yourself.

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Why Do So Many People Shop Online?

Why Do So Many People Shop Online?

Millions of people go online every day to buy items. They may be something they need for themselves or their business. They may be looking around and find something that tickles their fancy so they buy it. Others are looking for the lowest possible price on something they really want. With the economy being in the mess it is today, more consumers are being very thrifty when it comes to what they actually purchase.

As a result of that though they have turned to the internet more and more. Many businesses found online have slashed their prices. They feel it is better to make some money at a lower price offer than it is to not get any sales at all due to people not being able to afford it. Another option is that many businesses found online now offer payment plans. It can be hard to swallow a big ticket item these days, but it is easier when it is broken down into smaller monthly payments.

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