Healthcare Items Your Family-Owned Convenience Store Should Stock And Why

Considering what to stock for your family-owned convenience store inventory can be difficult. You know you want the key items that everyone needs, but you may have some areas of the store that are hard to gauge. For example, your health and medical section may have some basics but be missing out on others. Here are a few of the healthcare and medical items that you may want to consider and why.

Apple Cider Vinegar

You may not think of something like apple cider vinegar when you think of medicine. The truth is, there are several health and beauty uses for this product. Many people use it in a drink mixture to help reduce acid reflux. There are some people who use it for weight loss as part of their weight loss program. As a beauty aide, it can be used as a toner and to help reduce pores. Having this on hand can meet several customers' needs and help bring in customers who may have issues finding the product.

Small First Aid Kits

Band-Aids, ointment, gauze, and headache medicine are the most commonly used over-the-counter healthcare items. By having these items available in small, easy-to-transport first aid kits, you can meet many of the needs your customers may have while traveling. In fact, some travelers keep these small kits in their cars or trucks to have on hand in case of emergency. Tourists or travelers coming through your town, who may stop at your family-owned convenience store, will also need these kits from your inventory. 

Travel Health and Beauty Bags

Travel health and beauty bags contain some items that are found in first aid kits and items such as deodorant, shampoo, and oral hygiene items. These kits are available for airline, bus, and long distance traveling. They offer an easy-to-pack bag that keeps all the items in one spot. Having these in your convenience store inventory can make it easy on customers who are planning long trips or may have forgotten items for their upcoming plane trip. 

These are just a few of the ideas you may want to keep in your family-owned convenience store inventory. Make sure to ask your customers if there is anything they would like to see that you don't keep in stock. Also, reach out to local businesses and artisans that may be able to help you with some beauty and natural health options. This can help promote other small businesses and get your customers the items they need.

Reach out to a professional like those at Instant Inventory Service for more ideas for your convenience store inventory.