Index hide1 The sales value of the commercial establishments that are members of the National Association of Self-Service and Department Stores (ANTAD) in Mexico reached approximately 1.4 billion Mexican pesos in 2020.2 In Mexico, 33 self-service store chains operated at the end of 2020, according to the ANTAD annual report, with a total of 5,710 stores and a sales area of 15.1 million m2.
The sales value of the commercial establishments that are members of the National Association of Self-Service and Department Stores (ANTAD) in Mexico reached approximately 1.4 billion Mexican pesos in 2020.
In Mexico, 33 self-service store chains operated at the end of 2020, according to the ANTAD annual report, with a total of 5,710 stores and a sales area of 15.1 million m2.
An employee of these chains devised “donations” due to a shortage in her cash cut.
An image on the box cut of an employee went viral on social networks; the announced with great sadness expressed “I was missing 1000 pesos in my court. Can you help me please?” To which thousands of users reacted.
What is the box cut?
box cut is the activity of comparing the money that physically has the ATM in your box, against what you should have according to the operations recorded since the box opening until closing .
make a good box cut is essential for everyone businesses that carry out cash collection operations since it helps to control the daily circulation of money in the business.
This type of operation is very popular within self-service stores in Mexico.
Today it is common to find ourselves walking down the street at a self-service store, a department store or a shopping center, and access any of them to buy an item.
Megamarkets. They have an area of more than 10,000 m2 and sell all lines of merchandise, namely: edible and non-edible groceries, perishable products, clothing, footwear, furniture, gifts, wines and spirits, haberdashery, jewelry, hardware, household products, personal care and hygiene, toys, sports and luggage, washing machines and other household products, stationery, computer equipment, pet supplies and car accessories.
In addition, we offer, among other additional services (the existence of which varies according to the internal policies of each commercial chain) such as pharmacy, photographic development, optics, shoe repair, hairdressing or aesthetics, restaurant, mechanical workshop, travel agencies, insurance and banking services.
Hypermarkets. They have an area between 4,500 and 10 thousand m2; they handle almost all of the aforementioned lines of merchandise and also provide some services.
supermarkets. They can have from 500 to 4,500 m2. The products they handle are mainly groceries and perishables. In general, we only offer the service of pharmacy, photography, photographic development and some other.
Convenience stores. The surface is less than 500 m2; mainly sell food and beverages whose variety and assortment are limited . They work 24 hours a day and their success is based precisely on the fact that their schedule allows them to make purchases when required and the speed of purchase.
It was in the latter where an image has gone viral in TikTok and on Facebook where a presumed cashier of a self-service store made a small piggy bank so that customers can support her with a contribution because in her legend she writes:
“I was missing $1000 pesos in my court, would you help me please?”
And you, would you help her?