To compete with the Internet it may be necessary to convert from massive inventory, to touchy feely samples of products on the floor, and all purchases via mail from "drop shipped" sources around the country, the same way that Amazon does business except with sales staff.
For immediate Purchase and delivery, higher price.
Inventory is minimal, store size is minimal and offers customer contact also.
Not saying I'm in favor of this, just an option to be more competitive.
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