This challenge is for Retail Store ONLY
: Starter Retail Challenge
BuyDeBug is your Friend in this, for Decor items that cost 0 simoleons
This challenge has a few twist to make it interesting! Well, we hope it does anyway!
You need to make a new sim, put her/him on the cheapest empty lot 20x15, cost 1,500
You have the option to either build your own store or download one from the gallery, but they can't cost any more than 17,000, and can not be re-uploaded if they don't belong to you!
The starter lot for your store can not be over 17,000. That gives you enough money to buy the lot to set it on and your residences lot! 20,000 is the allotted amount your sim can start with!
The allotted amount of money your sim can have to start is 20,000! They have to manage it well to have enough to get both lots and put a retail store on of the lots! Now the cheaper you make your store the more money you will have to buy a bigger lot! But no more than 20,000 to do all of it with! Once your Sim is on the residence lot they can not work or look for ways to make money to pay for the retail store! The retail store has to be bought right after placing your new sim on the residence lot! Out of the money, the sim has left after buying the residence lot!
The retail lot NEEDS some way for your Sim to eat, sleep and a bathroom at it! Your Sim will need to live there! (You can not live at your residence lot until you have met all the zoning requirements listed below!)
The residence lot CAN'T have anything on it to start! Your Sim will have no need to go back to that lot till they have made enough money from the retail store to build a house! This is if you want to build a house you don't have to build a house either you can continue to build an grow and expand your store instead or do both! But the money you get has to come from the retail lot only!
Before you can build on the residence lot you have to have made at least 17,000 simoleons from your store or the store's lot! Meaning you can have a garden to grow fruit to sell but it has to come from your retail store lot! Once you have made your first 17,000 simoleons you can start building your dream home if you wish! You can then continue to transfer money to your residence lot to continue building, (but only on Friday can transfer's of money be done!) You are also free to transfer your money back to your store if you so desire! But that can only be done on Friday as well!
You can only transfer money from your store to your residence on Friday! So each Friday you will need to transfer your money to your residence lot, so you can save up to start building your dream home! The twist here is you have to keep at least 1,000 in the retail store all the rest can be transferred to your residence, Once a sim week on Friday! Keep in mind you don't have to transfer at all if you don't want to, and you can upgrade your retail store lot as you get extra money! Upgrading your retail lot can be done at any time once your business has opened and as long as you have enough money to upgrade without using a cheat to get money!
We have lots you can use
The lots of Airis6962 and BreeMiles is right under 17,000 This leaves 3,000! You buy the residence lot for 1,500 and you place your build or our build on the next lot for 1,500 then purchase the retail lot after placing it! The retail lot should be 18,500 or lower to buy after placing your build on it!
Link To @Airis6962
Store Lot: Mobile Pastry Shop
Link To @BreeMiles
Store Lot: Mobile BookStore
But, I repeat, if you decide to make one, please share it with us. No need to be a mobile one, but always under 17,000 simoleons!
NOTE: Use: #StarterRetailChallenge
for this challenge so it will be easier for others to find your sim and lot in the gallery!
You can download Your home from the gallery (if you desire not to build one yourself,) as long as it's in the required price range and does not go over the amount you have made from your retail store! 17,000
Then buy the retail lot! remember you don't have much money left at this time! So the key is to make money using your retail lot! You can make extra money by planting a garden on your lot (retail lot Only!) No gardening, mining, catching frogs, searching logs, trash cans, or fishing sales, etc. allowed unless it comes from your retail lot! Nothing to do with earning money can come from the world it all has to come from your retail lot!
You can buy a bigger lot of your choosing when you have enough money made by your retail store, and you can place your store on a bigger lot at that time! (If you so desire)
Another Twist to the challenge
You have 5 mark up's to play for the retail lot! 5%, 15%, 25%, 50%, & 100%, you can use these but only on certain days!
Monday and Only Monday's You use the 5% Price Mark Up
Tuesday and Only Tuesday's You use the 15% Price Mark Up
Wednesday and Only Wednesday's You use the 25% Price Mark Up
Friday and Only Friday's You use the 50% Mark Up
Saturday and Only Saturday's You use the 100% Mark Up
Sunday you can take the day off and do what ever you, please!
Thursday, Here is the twist for Thursday's! You put the Open @ 50% mark up in for Thursday and put Closed Thursday and Randomize what mark up or close to use for Thursday off! You can only do this for Thursday's!
Add to Randomizer like this:
Then shuffle the randomizer to see what you are allowed to do for that Thursday! Do this each week for each Thursday! The first one that comes in first place is the one you have to do for Thursday.
Feel free to use our siggy
A seasonal twist! (Optional)
October = Spooky Week
Starting 10 days before plum Week which is October 31! Decor your store in spooky items and sale items that have something to do with spooky stuff! plum Week per say, bake spooky cookies, sale garlic breads, draw/or sale spooky paintings, sale plum day toys, and such! The markups will stay the same as they are now for the challenge! Just follow the original markup!
November = Giving Week
Starting 10 days before Giving Week this year is November 24! Decor your store with items the pertain to the Thanksgiving season and sale items that have something to do with the season! Per say, bake cakes that have fruits in them or vegetables, Paint painting of outdoor crops and such, sale in toy store toys that pertain to Giving Week! In the nursery store for plants an each of the other stores, sale items that have the seasonal colours in them such as Red, Orange, Yellow, and decor your store the same! The markups will stay the same as the original challenge!
December = Gift Week
Starting 10 days before Gift Day will be December 25! So decor your store for the Gift Week season and sale items that pertain to the season for this month, such as Christmas cookies, paintings of cider trees and outdoors, sale Christmas trees and sale Christmas toys and such! The markups for this season will be the same as the original challenge!
January = Great Sale Week
Starting on January 1, you will not need to decor your store in any special way, During the whole 10 days you will need to sale your original items with only 5% markups for each of the days, on January 11 your marks up will go back to being the same as the original challenge!
February = Love Week!
Starting 10 days before Love Day which is February 14 you need to decor your store for the season and only sell items that pertain to Love Day, such as heart-shaped cookies, paint pictures of sims in love or hearts or roses, sale nursery items such as rose vase and such, and sell toys such as teddy bears with hearts an so on! The markup for Love Day will stay the same as it is for the original challenge!
March = Easter Week
Starting 10 days before April 1, So decor your store for the Easter Week season and sale items that pertain to the season for this month, such as easter bunnys, eggs, and such! The markup will stay the same for Easter Week as the original challenge!
Note keep in your budget as best as you can and remember you can sale any kind of items that comes from your store lot!
, Note these items will replace the item placeholders you already have! So if you are already selling 10 items then place the 10 new items! If you are selling 8 items then place the 8 new items and so on! You can't sale both your items, the old and the new, this is why you will be placing the new items for the placeholders you already have!
If you have questions on what kind of items you can sale for the days I will try to give as many pointers as I can! I'm sure all our wonderful players now will also help out with ideas!
Now if you are new to The Retail Challenge you can make your store starting with this twist and for the ones already doing the challenge, If you had rather just make a new store for each season please fill free to do that! Just keep in mind you have to keep it in the 17,000 price range, and don't forget to use the #tags
for the challenge!
and please if you don't get to do each challenge for the whole 10 days because of Real Life its okay! I know we all get busy these times of year!