Cool way to learn Retail concepts and Retail Technology

by Deepak Sharma on Monday, October 29, 2007

A company called Retail Hero recently released an online flash game to teach Retail and Retail Technology concepts. I tried the same (did not play all levels though) and it looks to be quite good, especially for beginners in retail space.

Retail Hero recently released a very special online game for retailers. The interactive game is designed to give retailers a better understanding of the foundations of retail management from the ground up. Starting out with a simple hot dog stand, the game teaches the principles of how adding technology can help to succeed in the retail business.

The game has five levels starting the player out as a hot dog vendor and gradually working up to a pawn shop retailer, then a grocery store, and onwards until you own a national franchise. As your store grows you have more opportunity to purchase technology (such as a POS system, barcode scanners, pin-pad's, weigh scales etc) all of which help to reduce your shrinkage and increase your revenues. But just as in real life there are obstacles to overcome. You might be selected for a random tax audit or you could be sued for selling a counterfeit item, all of which affect your bottom line. Also, you can borrow money and invest it in the technology that will help your retail business to succeed.

The colorful graphics and real-life sound effects all add to the authenticity of the game, which has been received enthusiastically by the retail sector. The only drawback to the game is that retail staff might become less productive if they have Internet access at the till.

The game is free to play and is available only from Retail Hero. So what are you waiting for? To find out if you have what it takes to succeed in the retail industry follow the link below and start playing!