A Textbook on Retail Selling

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Ginn, 1919 - Retail trade - 283 pages
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Page 260 - that every man is a debtor to his profession, from the which, as men do of course seek to receive countenance and profit, so ought they of duty to endeavour themselves, by way of amends, to be a help and ornament thereunto.
Page 86 - To do the right thing, at the right time, in the right way; to do some things better than they were ever done before; to eliminate errors; to know both sides of the question; to be courteous; to be an example; to work for...
Page 245 - Altgeld. so- fn» aLL works of taste must bear a price in proportion to the skill, taste, time, expense and risk attending their invention and manufacture. Those things called dear are, when justly estimated, the cheapest: they are attended with much less profit to the Artist than those which everybody calls cheap *»• *^ Beautiful forms and compositions are not made by chance, nor can they ever, in any material, be made at small expense.
Page 245 - LL works of quality must bear a price in proportion to the skill, time, expense, and risk attending their invention and manufacture. These things called dear are, when justly estimated, the cheapest ; they are attended with much less profit to the artist than those which everybody calls cheap.
Page 245 - All works of quality must bear a price in proportion to the skill, time, expense and risk attending their invention and manufacture. Those things called dear are when justly estimated the cheapest. They are attended with much less profit to the artist than those things which everybody calls cheap. Beautiful forms and compositions are not made by chance nor can they ever in any material be made at small expense.
Page 5 - Morton's large store, the fashionable family store of that day. " I had to go every morning to Vandewater Street for the keys, as my employers must have them in case of fire in the night. There was much ambition among the young men as to who should have his store opened first, and I used to be up soon after light, walk to Vandewater Street and then to the store very early. It was to be sprinkled with water, which I brought the evening before from the old pump at the corner of Peck Slip and Pearl...
Page 10 - ... limited itself to dry goods of the higher class, until the death of Mr. AT Stewart, when it took on lower classes of goods, and a wider, but still limited scope. That Centennial Exhibition in 1876 at Philadelphia, the principal manufacturing centre of the country, the first great exhibition in America, opened a new vision to the people of the United States. It was the cornerstone upon which manufacturers everywhere rebuilt their businesses to new fabrics, new fashions and more courageous undertakings...
Page 219 - ... or assertion of fact concerning the quantity, the quality, the method of production or manufacture, the cost of production, the cost to the advertiser, the present or former price, or the reason for the price...
Page 10 - Exposition of 1876 was, in my judgment, the moving cause of a departure toward general business by single ownership. The rising tide of popular desire to assemble under one roof articles used in every home and with freedom to purchase was a constant suggestion in 1876, not alone because of its convenience, but because to some degree it would form a permanent and useful exhibition.
Page 5 - Then came sprinkling the sidewalk and street, and sweeping to the center a heap for the dirt cart to remove. This done, one of the older clerks would come, and I would be permitted to go home for breakfast. In winter the wood was to be carried and piled in the cellar, fires were to be made, and lamps trimmed. I mention these particulars to show that junior clerks in those days did the work now done by the porters. There were comparatively very few carts used by...

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