dtr Porirua celebrates one year in business - September 2012Mark Spring September 20, 2012 : 0
It’s not hard to believe that September marks the first birthday of dtr in Porirua. The store has been so busy that it’s made the year go by very quickly! Still this wasn’t going to stop Store Manager Barry Paterson and his staff from having some major celebrations to mark the occasion.
The party started with a VIP client day, where every special customer who bought something received a free gift. The day also included a shared meal and entertainment provided by some local bands.
For the rest of the week, the store had a new and different birthday deal every day and offered giveaways with every purchase – such as a fridge with a chest freezer, or a lounge with dining suite – which were very well received by customers! It might have been dtr’s birthday, but our customers got the presents!
Barry tells me they received some excellent feedback from customers during the week, which showed clearly the real sense of belonging that dtr has now within the community. One way they helped out was through hosting a sausage sizzle run by the local kindy, who were raising money for a new playground.
“While the added business we received from the celebrations certainly helped us hit some great sales figures, it genuinely took second place to the celebratory atmosphere that was created by the fun, vibrant events we held,” Barry says.
“I would like to acknowledge all staff who did an amazing job throughout the whole month and went above and beyond their normal duties. The whole birthday celebration was a lot of fun and of course, when work becomes fun, sales and targets take care of themselves!”
Great work Barry! Well done too to your staff, and all the best for year two!