Look around you. Be observant and walk around any store you choose to. It could even be one from which one of your rivals are operating, and this is a store you should take careful note of. Because if you are operating as a retail pharmacist, your rival could already have his business plugged in to customized software for pharmacies to run their businesses a lot more efficiently and profitably than before.
And certainly a lot more so if you’re what they might refer to as old school. Perhaps you are feeling it already as a single-minded sole store owner. Because you’ve been in the retail pharmacy business a lot longer than your peers, or your rivals, don’t assume that you know more than they do. This may take you by surprise. They’re a lot further than you in the way a retail pharmacy store should be run. Now is not the time to be complacent.
Old timers. Yes, listen to how they mock you. They can do that because of your stubbornness. This is why they are laughing at you. And if you’ve been receiving a fair share of final demand letters from your source suppliers, as well as the banks, you really only have yourself to blame. You see how it is. And you see how it has turned out. Talk about preparing yourself for unforeseen events. And no one, not even these smart millennials saw this one coming.
Or did they? Yes, folks, we’re talking about COVID-19 and how it has affected everyone. Your supply chain has certainly taken a hammering. And you may have also lost a fair share of what used to be your regular customers. Had you installed customized software by now, you could have been up to speed.