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Store in Australia charging an "Entrance fee" bc too many "just looking" customers

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Store in Australia charging an "Entrance fee" bc too many "just looking" customers

ylsf | Mar 28, 2013 07:36 PM

Saw this posted on a local forum (redflagdeals), thought it was interesting:

http://www.ottawasun.com/2013/03/26/5...

Basic summary. A gluten-free/celiac store in Australia is finding that customers are coming in, browsing and not buying. The store owner things that they are coming in to find products they want and then shopping elsewhere. So, now you have to pay $5 to enter the store and you will get re-imbursed when you leave.

Definitely the store owners freedom to do what they want with their business but I could see this backfiring. Personally I wouldn't shop at this type of store. I think the better way to handle it is to make your products more attractive to customers, have better service/etc and have customers wanting to shop at your store vs. the competition (The owner says the price isn't the issue as they are "close").

(Link to original Reddit thread) - http://www.reddit.com/r/WTF/comments/...

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