Opening Checklist

• Security
- Check the store for signs of forced entry
- Check all lighting, surveillance cameras, and alarm systems

• Strategy
- Conduct toolbox talk meeting

• Inventory
- Ensure shelves are stocked
- Count inventory and order as needed
- Verify incoming shipment

• Products
- Ensure all products on display are clean, damage free, and up to date

• Store equipment
- Ensure POS system, cash registers, printers, phones, are functioning properly

• Communication
- Check work e-mail/websites for the customer and corporate updates

• Cash management
- Verify previous night's deposits and set up registers

• Marketing
- Set up displays or boards with the daily sale or upsell items

• Employee management
- Ensure all employees wear appropriate uniform
- Plan daily breaks, set up sales or commendation boards

• Facilities
- Inspect the cleanliness and stock quality/appearance
- Set room temperature
- Ensure "open" sign was posted


Comments / Notes

Manager / Inspector's Full Name and Signature
Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.