GENESEO – From speciality soaps to jewellery there are cabinets of distinctive merchandise on the Not Dot Store in Geneseo. The shop just lately celebrated it’s tenth yr in enterprise.
“We promote lots of presents, jewellery, soaps and we additionally take particular orders,” mentioned proprietor Marcia Podhorecki.
The enterprise at 127 Primary St. is a consignment retailer that’s ladies owned and operated, although Podhorecki mentioned she didn’t plan it that means.
“We simply have ladies as a result of that’s who’ve requested us however we definitely do settle for males,” mentioned Podhorecki.
The Not Dot Store is just not your typical retailer. That, Podhorecki mentioned, is as a result of the 13 different ladies in some ways additionally take into account themselves to be homeowners on the enterprise.
“I don’t pay anybody hours. They’re required to work 4 shifts a month. They lease area and there’s a very small quantity of their gross sales taken for overhead,” mentioned Podhorecki.
The one requirement she mentioned for individuals who wish to place their merchandise on the consignment retailer is that there is no such thing as a competitors amongst members.
“Our aim is attempt to re-purpose issues as greatest as we will,” she mentioned.
“It has been great for the artistic individuals as a result of they’ve an outlet,” mentioned Podhorecki.
Along with proudly owning the Not Dot Store Podhorecki additionally runs an workplace furnishings retailer referred to as High quality Workplace Environments.
For her the success of the Not Dot Store has been a welcome shock.
“It’s great that we’ve made it this lengthy and I don’t see us not being right here in 10 years,” mentioned Podhorecki.
It’s not only a enterprise however in some ways Podhorecki mentioned a household with 4 of the unique members nonetheless remaining.
“We have now had some great individuals which have been with us and so they have by no means left as a result of they’ve been sad.
“They is likely to be doing their very own factor or moved to Florida to retire,” mentioned Podhorecki.
Not Dot Store supplies an excellent alternative, she mentioned, for people who find themselves contemplating working within the retail trade.
“They are surely accountable for stock and are held accountable for the accuracy of the gross sales. They are surely enterprise homeowners,” mentioned Podhorecki.
As homeowners and associates she mentioned they not simply work collectively however assist assist each other within the good occasions and the dangerous.
“We assist each other and are there for each other via the nice occasions and when tragedy strikes. We have now one member who has a son that took his personal life,” mentioned Podhorecki.
Along with supporting each other, Podhorecki mentioned working within the retailer has helped to construct confidence in her members.
“We’re like a household. Not solely have individuals been capable of make just a little cash however I’ve additionally made an entire bunch of recent associates,” mentioned Podhorecki.
These friendships, she mentioned, have additionally prolonged to college students at close by SUNY Geneseo. She mentioned typically occasions after a troublesome day of sophistication college students would are available to deal with themselves to the $3 pair of earrings.
“It’s only a nice treasure hunt for individuals. We have now had individuals say my daughter is leaving Geneseo and the one factor that I’m going to overlook most is the shop,” mentioned Podhorecki.
The few issues she mentioned they don’t promote are meals and clothes. The shop is open Wednesdays to Saturdays from 11 a.m. to five:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“It has been an excellent and surprising shock for me. The recognition of the shop and the success of the shop,” mentioned Podhorecki.