Sunday Trading Has Started! Were you prepared?August 24, 2012
Sunday trading came into effect over the weekend, were we all prepared?
With the changes to the Retail Trading Hours Act 1987 department stores, major supermarkets and general retail shops can now trade on Sundays between 11am and 5pm. The changes took effect on Sunday, the 26th of August for all shops in the Perth metro area.
Many will have already made their decisions and plan to stick by them but I am sure there are some of you out there who are either still hesitant or are unsure they have made the right decision. If that is you then go back over your plans and take the following into consideration:
- Can I gain a competitive advantage over my competition by opening on Sundays?
- What marketing activities have I planned to let my customers know that we are open for business?
- What marketing activities have the shopping centre you belong to planned and how can I leverage off them?
- Determining a breakeven point just for the Sunday?
- How can I measure the success of opening on Sunday?
- How to maximise the staffing requirements that the new Awards Modernisation brings?
- Am I prepared to ‘give it a go’ and not just open for the first couple of weeks?
- What impact this may have on my family?
Remembering that the decision is yours as the business owner and that you will need to make that decision based on a sound business case and that the Commercial Tenancy (Retail Shops) Agreements Act 1985 protects retail tenants from being forced to open on Sundays.
For more information about the legislation changes see the Sunday Trading Factsheet released by the Department of Commerce, or if you are seeking advice you can contact Mark Fernandez on 0412 345 611.This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. ← ACCC WARNS ABOUT INFLATED FRANCHISE INCOME CLAIMS To refund? To repair? To replace? →