Optimize your business with Store Checks

Store checks are an important analytical method for evaluating the performance of stores and branches. This process involves the systematic review and assessment of various aspects that significantly influence the operation and success of a company.

Increased efficiency

Customer satisfaction

Quality control

Competitive advantage


What is a store check?

A store check is a structured process in which an expert or team of auditors analyze the various aspects of a store or branch to evaluate its performance and efficiency.

The primary aim of a store check is to evaluate the performance and efficiency of a store or branch and to identify and implement targeted improvements. This includes identifying inefficient business processes, optimizing inventory levels, increasing employee productivity and minimizing waste. At the same time, the Store Check aims to improve the customer experience by evaluating customer interactions and experiences. This helps to better understand customer concerns and wishes and to make appropriate adjustments.

In many cases, the store check also serves to ensure that stores comply with the standards and guidelines set by a company or brand. This is particularly important for franchises and chain stores. By analyzing sales strategies and tactics, store checks can also aim to increase sales and boost profitability. They help to effectively manage stock levels to avoid shortages or overstocking, resulting in cost savings.

In addition, store checks are used for quality control to ensure that products or services meet quality standards, which strengthens customer confidence and maintains brand integrity.

Store Checks help companies stand out from the competition and become more competitive in their market segment by enabling targeted optimization of business processes.

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Which companies benefit from a store check?

Store checks are beneficial for companies and organizations in almost every industry and size to increase efficiency, improve customer satisfaction and promote overall success. Not sure what type of audit is right for your business? Get in touch with us!


Advantages of store checks

A store check is a valuable tool to evaluate a store's performance, increase efficiency and improve customer satisfaction. This process offers companies the opportunity to optimize their processes and stay ahead of the competition.


How does a store check work?

The store check begins with planning and preparation. This includes defining the objectives and selecting the team that will carry out the check.

The auditors develop a checklist with the specific criteria and standards to be checked during the store check. These criteria may vary depending on the industry and type of business.

In many cases, the audit team arranges an appointment with the store owner or manager in advance to ensure that the store check can be carried out smoothly.

The inspectors visit the location and begin the comprehensive inspection. During the visit, they look at various aspects, including inventory and stock management, employee behavior, management and operations, customer interaction and visual merchandising.

During the store check, data and information is collected, whether through observation, interviews with employees or customer surveys. This data is crucial in order to derive specific recommendations.

The information and data collected is then evaluated and compared with the previously defined criteria and standards. The auditors prepare a detailed report summarizing the results of the store check. This report also contains recommendations for improving the identified deficiencies or weaknesses.

In many cases, the implementation of improvement measures is followed by a monitoring phase to ensure that the proposed measures are implemented effectively and that the desired improvements are achieved.

Store checks can be carried out as a recurring process to ensure that the improvements made are sustainable and that quality standards are maintained.


What does it cost to carry out store checks?

The cost of carrying out store checks depends on various factors, such as the number of audits, the scope and duration of the audit, the area of operation, etc. For these reasons, it is not possible to give a flat-rate cost. We invite you to request a tailor-made quotation, so that you know exactly what to expect.


Why DQS is the perfect partner for store checks

  • Worldwide network with experienced examiners
  • Comprehensive expertise
  • Competent contact persons
  • High customer focus and service quality beyond the audit
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