Sunday Retail Trading Hours in Western AustraliaJuly 26, 2012
With the changes to the Retail Trading Hours Act 1987 we will see department stores; major supermarkets and general retail shops have the ability to trade on Sundays between 11am and 5pm. The changes apply from Sunday 26th August for all shops in the Perth metro area.
So what does this mean for your business and have you started to look at whether or not you will be trading and what the effect it will have on your bottom line? Have you considered:
- 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.
The Department of Commerce has issued a Sunday-trading-factsheet which has important information for retail shops in the greater Perth Metropolitan area. I suggest that if you haven’t read it as yet you download it as it will assist you in determining whether or not Sunday trading is right for your business.
For further advice on whether or not you should open your doors on Sunday please phone Mark Fernandez on 0412 345 611 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.This entry was posted in Business Strategy, Finance, News. Bookmark the permalink. ← Exit Strategies For Baby Boomer Business Owners Centre of Perth is still in Perth Waters! →