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Dexterra
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Retail in YN

Postby Dexterra » Thu Oct 07, 2021 12:46 pm

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Retail is an economic trade sector wherein people buy and sell various goods or services. You may commonly see it in the form of stores, online shopping or even door-to-door salespeople. For many, it is their bread and butter, while for others it is the bane of their existence. After Dexterra voters granted control of the economy to consumers under the framework of free market eco-socialism, the Dexter retail sector managed to flourish within a fiscal structure handcrafted to balance consumer rights with business goals, labor rights with ethical management and worker's wages with rewarding proportionality - each in ways that are one hundred percent reliant on clean energy. Like many multiversal nations, Dexter shoppers are now out and about bagging sweet retail therapy in shopping malls, mom and pop shops, holes-in-the-wall or digital markets, while entrepreneurs are salivating at the newest storefront opportunities, white markets and untapped industries.

Care to tell us a little bit about what retail is like in your nation? Shop you later!

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[spoiler=Retail in Nation]
[u]National Info[/u]

[b]Full name including pretitle[/b]:
[b]Your nation's economic system[/b]:
[b]Your nation's currency and symbol[/b]:

[u]Your Nation's Retail from a Customer's Perspective[/u]

[b]Are customers allowed to freely shop and buy wherever they desire?[/b]:
[b]Generally, how much money does the average customer spend at each store?[/b]:
[b]Generally, are prices in your nation considered low, average or high?[/b]:
[b]Generally, how satisfied are customers?[/b]:
[b]Are there any holidays or times of year that customers are more active?[/b]:

[b]Where do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply[/b]:
[ ] Brick-and-mortar stores
[ ] Dealerships
[ ] Gift shops
[ ] Individual sellers
[ ] Kiosks
[ ] Market stands
[ ] Online
[ ] Personal residences (yard sales, estate sales, etc.)
[ ] Portable shelters (tents, stalls, etc.)
[ ] Shopping centers (e.g., malls)
[ ] Telephone
[ ] Other (please specify):

[b]How do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply[/b]:
[ ] Barter
[ ] Cash
[ ] Checks/cheques
[ ] Credit/debit card
[ ] Cryptocurrency
[ ] Gift cards
[ ] Other (please specify):

[b]Which of the following trade sectors does your nation's retail include? Check all that apply[/b]:
[ ] Adult entertainment
[ ] Agriculture (farmer's markets, agritourism etc.)
[ ] Arts and crafts
[ ] Aviation
[ ] Beauty products and personal care
[ ] Books (new and used)
[ ] Breweries, bars and other white alcohol markets
[ ] Cannabis dispensaries and other white drug markets
[ ] Car and other personal vehicle dealerships/rentals
[ ] Children's toys and development
[ ] Clothing
[ ] Culinary
[ ] Engineering, science and technology
[ ] Film and television
[ ] Firearms and weaponry
[ ] Fireworks and pyrotechnics
[ ] Folklore and culture
[ ] Food and restaurant
[ ] Furniture
[ ] Galleries
[ ] Gardening and horticulture
[ ] General entertainment
[ ] General hobby
[ ] General stores/superstores
[ ] Healthcare and medicine
[ ] Home care, improvement and security
[ ] Holidays
[ ] Hospitality, tourism and travel
[ ] International items
[ ] Jewelry
[ ] Magazine and newsstands
[ ] Maternity and paternity
[ ] Military surplus
[ ] Museums and history
[ ] Music
[ ] Office supplies and paper products
[ ] Online general shopping
[ ] Parties
[ ] Pets and animal care
[ ] Real estate
[ ] Religious worship
[ ] School and education
[ ] Sports
[ ] Theaters (stage and screen)
[ ] Video games
[ ] Weddings
[ ] Other (please specify):

[b]Of the above sectors, which 3 are the largest in your nation's retail?[/b]:

[u]Your Nation's Retail from a Labor Perspective[/u]

[b]Are your citizens freely allowed to establish their own businesses?[/b]:
[b]Are your citizens freely allowed to work wherever they want?[/b]:
[b]Generally, how much does the average entry-level retail worker make per hour?[/b]:
[b]Generally, how much does the average retail manager make per hour?[/b]:
[b]Generally, how much does the average retailer (as in the business itself) make per year?[/b]:
[b]Generally, how happy are retail workers in your nation?[/b]:

[b]What types of retail jobs are available in your nation? Check all that apply[/b]:
[ ] Accountants and other financial services
[ ] Assets and inventory management
[ ] Assistant store managers
[ ] Buyers
[ ] Cashiers
[ ] Customer service
[ ] Consultants
[ ] Door-to-door salespeople
[ ] Entertainers
[ ] Food preparation
[ ] Human resources
[ ] Information technology
[ ] Lot attendants
[ ] Manufacturing
[ ] Mail delivery (in-house mail)
[ ] Maintenance and sanitation
[ ] Marketing and advertisements
[ ] Returns and merchandising
[ ] Sales associates
[ ] Secret shoppers
[ ] Security
[ ] Shift leads
[ ] Stockers
[ ] Store managers
[ ] Vehicle operators
[ ] Other (please specify):

[b]Which of the following are retail workers afforded in your nation? Check all that apply[/b]:
[ ] 15 minute breaks
[ ] 30 minute breaks (i.e. lunch breaks)
[ ] 45 minute breaks or longer
[ ] Disability accommodations
[ ] Career paths
[ ] Food, water, first aid and other basic necessities
[ ] Healthcare plans
[ ] Living wages
[ ] Mandatory justification for termination (non at-will employment)
[ ] Office parties/celebrations
[ ] Paid maternity/paternity leave
[ ] Paid sick leave
[ ] Religious exemptions for worship, holidays, etc.
[ ] Retirement plans
[ ] Seats/stools
[ ] Smoke breaks
[ ] Stock options
[ ] Unionization
[ ] Vacation time
[ ] Weekends and/or other regular days of rest
[ ] Other (please specify):

[u]Wrapping Up[/u]

[b]Do you have any questions, comments or concerns about this survey?[/b]
[b]Can this survey be improved anywhere?[/b][/spoiler]


National Info

Full name including pretitle: the United Peoples of Dexterra
Your nation's economic system: free market eco-socialism
Your nation's currency and symbol: eagleback, $EB

Your Nation's Retail from a Customer's Perspective

Are customers allowed to freely shop and buy wherever they desire?: Within reason
Generally, how much money does the average customer spend at each store?: $20-50
Generally, are prices in your nation considered low, average or high?: Average
Generally, how satisfied are customers?: Depending on the sector, average to high satisfaction
Are there any holidays or times of year that customers are more active?: Winter holidays, Independence Day, various holidays throughout the year

Where do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ✓ ] Brick-and-mortar stores
[ ✓ ] Dealerships
[ ✓ ] Gift shops
[ ✓ ] Individual sellers
[ ✓ ] Kiosks
[ ✓ ] Market stands
[ ✓ ] Online
[ ✓ ] Personal residences (yard sales, estate sales, etc.)
[ ✓ ] Portable shelters (tents, stalls, etc.)
[ ✓ ] Shopping centers (e.g., malls)
[ ✓ ] Telephone
[ ] Other (please specify):

How do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ✗ ] Barter
[ ✓ ] Cash
[ ✓ ] Checks/cheques
[ ✓ ] Credit/debit card
[ ✓ ] Cryptocurrency
[ ✓ ] Gift cards
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following trade sectors does your nation's retail include? Check all that apply:
[ ✓ ] Adult entertainment
[ ✓ ] Agriculture (farmer's markets, agritourism etc.)
[ ✓ ] Arts and crafts
[ ✓ ] Aviation
[ ✓ ] Beauty products and personal care
[ ✓ ] Books (new and used)
[ ✓ ] Breweries, bars and other white alcohol markets
[ ✓ ] Cannabis dispensaries and other white drug markets
[ ✓ ] Car and other personal vehicle dealerships/rentals
[ ✓ ] Children's toys and development
[ ✓ ] Clothing
[ ✓ ] Culinary
[ ✓ ] Engineering, science and technology
[ ✓ ] Film and television
[ ✗ ] Firearms and weaponry
[ ✓ ] Fireworks and pyrotechnics
[ ✓ ] Folklore and culture
[ ✓ ] Food and restaurant
[ ✓ ] Furniture
[ ✓ ] Galleries
[ ✓ ] Gardening and horticulture
[ ✓ ] General entertainment
[ ✓ ] General hobby
[ ✓ ] General stores/superstores
[ ✓ ] Healthcare and medicine
[ ✓ ] Home care, improvement and security
[ ✓ ] Holidays
[ ✓ ] Hospitality, tourism and travel
[ ✓ ] International items
[ ✓ ] Jewelry
[ ✓ ] Magazine and newsstands
[ ✓ ] Maternity and paternity
[ ✗ ] Military surplus
[ ✓ ] Museums and history
[ ✓ ] Music
[ ✓ ] Office supplies and paper products
[ ✓ ] Online general shopping
[ ✓ ] Parties
[ ✓ ] Pets and animal care
[ ✓ ] Real estate
[ ✓ ] Religious worship
[ ✓ ] School and education
[ ✓ ] Sports
[ ✓ ] Theaters (stage and screen)
[ ✓ ] Video games
[ ✓ ] Weddings
[ ] Other (please specify):

Of the above sectors, which 3 are the largest in your nation's retail?: 1. Cannabis dispensaries; 2. Hospitality, tourism and travel; 3. Engineering, science and technology

Your Nation's Retail from a Labor Perspective

Are your citizens freely allowed to establish their own businesses?: Generally, but is owned and financed by the local government
Are your citizens freely allowed to work wherever they want?: Yes
Generally, how much does the average entry-level retail worker make per hour?: $21
Generally, how much does the average retail manager make per hour?: $26
Generally, how much does the average retailer (as in the business itself) profit per year?: $100-500.000
Generally, how happy are retail workers in your nation?: Generally happy

What types of retail jobs are available in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ✗ ] Accountants and other financial services
[ ✓ ] Assets and inventory management
[ ✓ ] Assistant store managers
[ ✗ ] Buyers
[ ✓ ] Cashiers
[ ✓ ] Customer service
[ ✓ ] Consultants
[ ✗ ] Door-to-door salespeople
[ ✓ ] Entertainers
[ ✓ ] Food preparation
[ ✓ ] Human resources
[ ✓ ] Information technology
[ ✓ ] Lot attendants
[ ✓ ] Manufacturing
[ ✓ ] Mail delivery (in-house mail)
[ ✓ ] Maintenance and sanitation
[ ✓ ] Marketing and advertisements
[ ✓ ] Returns and merchandising
[ ✓ ] Sales associates
[ ✓ ] Secret shoppers
[ ✓ ] Security
[ ✓ ] Shift leads
[ ✓ ] Stockers
[ ✓ ] Store managers
[ ✓ ] Vehicle operators
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following are retail workers afforded in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ✓ ] 15 minute breaks
[ ✓ ] 30 minute breaks (i.e. lunch breaks)
[ ✓ ] 45 minute breaks or longer
[ ✓ ] Disability accommodations
[ ✓ ] Career paths
[ ✓ ] Food, water, first aid and other basic necessities
[ ✓ ] Healthcare plans
[ ✓ ] Living wages
[ ✓ ] Mandatory justification for termination (non at-will employment)
[ ✓ ] Office parties/celebrations
[ ✓ ] Paid maternity/paternity leave
[ ✓ ] Paid sick leave
[ ✓ ] Religious exemptions for worship, holidays, etc.
[ ✓ ] Retirement plans
[ ✓ ] Seats/stools
[ ✓ ] Smoke breaks
[ ✗ ] Stock options
[ ✓ ] Unionization
[ ✓ ] Vacation time
[ ✓ ] Weekends and/or other regular days of rest
[ ] Other (please specify):

Wrapping Up

Do you have any questions, comments or concerns about this survey?
Can this survey be improved anywhere?


EDIT HISTORY

1: 14 May 2022 own answers and survey - previous respondents unaffected
2: 16 May: header and survey - previous respondents unaffected
3: 17 May: header
4: 23 June 17:03: rewrote OP and added this log - thanks for feedback and please continue to let us know how this can be improved
Last edited by Dexterra on Thu Jun 23, 2022 2:04 pm, edited 18 times in total.
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Tangatarehua
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Postby Tangatarehua » Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:16 pm

National Info

Full name including pretitle: The Empire of Tangatarehua
Your nation's economic system: Mixed-market capitalism (bordering corporatism)
Your nation's currency and symbol: Kotahu (K)

Your Nation's Retail from a Customer's Perspective

Are customers allowed to freely shop and buy wherever they desire?: Yes
Generally, how much money does the average customer spend at each store?: It depends on the store and the customer but usually around 50-100 Kohutas
Generally, are prices in your nation considered low, average or high?: High. Inflation is a problem.
Generally, how satisfied are customers?: Consumer confidence remains relatively high as there are a lot of options nowadays
Are there any holidays or times of year that customers are more active?: During any of the festival seasons, especially spring and summer

Where do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[X] Brick-and-mortar stores
[X] Dealerships
[X] Gift shops
[X] Individual sellers
[X] Kiosks
[X] Market stands
[X] Online
[X] Personal residences (yard sales, estate sales, etc.)
[X] Portable shelters (tents, stalls, etc.)
[X] Shopping centers (e.g., malls)
[X] Telephone
[ ] Other (please specify):

How do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] Barter
[X] Cash
[ ] Checks/cheques
[X] Credit/debit card
[ ] Cryptocurrency
[X] Gift cards
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following trade sectors does your nation's retail include? Check all that apply:
[X] Adult entertainment
[X] Agriculture (farmer's markets, agritourism etc.)
[X] Arts and crafts
[X] Aviation
[X] Beauty products and personal care
[X] Books (new and used)
[X] Breweries, bars and other white alcohol markets
[X] Cannabis dispensaries and other white drug markets
[X] Car and other personal vehicle dealerships/rentals
[X] Children's toys and development
[X] Clothing
[X] Culinary
[X] Engineering, science and technology
[X] Film and television
[ ] Firearms and weaponry
[X] Fireworks and pyrotechnics
[X] Folklore and culture
[X] Food and restaurant
[X] Furniture
[X] Galleries
[X] Gardening and horticulture
[X] General entertainment
[X] General hobby
[X] General stores/superstores
[X] Healthcare and medicine
[X] Home care, improvement and security
[X] Holidays
[X] Hospitality, tourism and travel
[X] International items
[X] Jewelry
[X] Magazine and newsstands
[X] Maternity and paternity
[ ] Military surplus
[X] Museums and history
[X] Music
[X] Office supplies and paper products
[X] Online general shopping
[X] Parties
[X] Pets and animal care
[X] Real estate
[X] Religious worship
[X] School and education
[X] Sports
[X] Theaters (stage and screen)
[X] Video games
[X] Weddings
[ ] Other (please specify):

Of the above sectors, which 3 are the largest in your nation's retail?: Food, clothing (especially international fashion brands) and souvenir shops (usually tourists buying Rehuan souvenirs)

Your Nation's Retail from a Labor Perspective

Are your citizens freely allowed to establish their own businesses?: Yes
Are your citizens freely allowed to work wherever they want?: Yes
Generally, how much does the average entry-level retail worker make per hour?: Around 10 Kohutas per hour
Generally, how much does the average retail manager make per hour?: Around 25 Kohutas per hour
Generally, how much does the average retailer (as in the business itself) make per year?: Around 1 million Kohutas per year
Generally, how happy are retail workers in your nation?: They're fairly miserable.

What types of retail jobs are available in your nation? Check all that apply:
[X] Accountants and other financial services
[X] Assets and inventory management
[X] Assistant store managers
[X] Buyers
[X] Cashiers
[X] Customer service
[X] Consultants
[ ] Door-to-door salespeople
[X] Entertainers
[X] Food preparation
[X] Human resources
[X] Information technology
[X] Lot attendants
[X] Manufacturing
[X] Mail delivery (in-house mail)
[X] Maintenance and sanitation
[X] Marketing and advertisements
[X] Returns and merchandising
[X] Sales associates
[X] Secret shoppers
[X] Security
[X] Shift leads
[X] Stockers
[X] Store managers
[X] Vehicle operators
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following are retail workers afforded in your nation? Check all that apply:
[X] 15 minute breaks
[X] 30 minute breaks (i.e. lunch breaks)
[ ] 45 minute breaks or longer
[ ] Disability accommodations
[ ] Career paths
[ ] Food, water, first aid and other basic necessities
[ ] Healthcare plans
[ ] Living wages
[ ] Mandatory justification for termination (non at-will employment)
[ ] Office parties/celebrations
[X] Paid maternity/paternity leave
[X] Paid sick leave
[ ] Religious exemptions for worship, holidays, etc.
[ ] Retirement plans
[X] Seats/stools
[X] Smoke breaks
[ ] Stock options
[X] Unionization
[X] Vacation time
[X] Weekends and/or other regular days of rest
[ ] Other (please specify):

Wrapping Up

Do you have any questions, comments or concerns about this survey?
Can this survey be improved anywhere? Going through and having to put X in so many boxes got rather tedious to be honest.
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Postby Dexterra » Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:41 pm

Going through and having to put X in so many boxes got rather tedious to be honest


I put an 'all of the below' option before each box answer, does that help? Thanks :)
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The United Peoples of Dexterra
The Cultural Democracy of Schrack

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IN PROGRESS the United Commonwealth of Kelleran
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The Citizen's District of Petworth

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Postby Syndic Australia » Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:01 am

National Info

Full name including pretitle: The Commonwealth of Syndic Australia
Your nation's economic system: Syndicalism
Your nation's currency and symbol: Australic Decimal Pound (£ ADP

Your Nation's Retail from a Customer's Perspective

Are customers allowed to freely shop and buy wherever they desire?: Yes.
Generally, how much money does the average customer spend at each store?: This varies greatly depending on the good/s. Overall, the average Australic citizen spends 1/4 to 2/6 of their monthly net disposable income (gross income less tax and essential expenses) on retail; less than average expenditure on entertainment, travel, and dining.
Generally, are prices in your nation considered low, average or high?: For domestically produced goods, prices are considered low; for imports, some goods are markedly more expensive.
Generally, how satisfied are customers?: The vast majority of citizens have little to no complaints, and hold favourable opinions regarding our national retail services.
Are there any holidays or times of year that customers are more active?: The busiest parts of the year for retail are December-January and April-May.

Where do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] All of the below
[ ✓ ] Brick-and-mortar stores
[ ] Dealerships
[ ] Gift shops
[ ✓ ] Individual sellers
[ ✓ ] Kiosks
[ ✓ ] Market stands
[ ✓ ] Online
[ ✓ ] Personal residences (yard sales, estate sales, etc.)
[ ] Portable shelters (tents, stalls, etc.)
[ ✓] Shopping centers (e.g., malls)
[ ] Telephone
[ ] Other (please specify):

How do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] All of the below
[ ~ ] Barter
[ ✓ ] Cash
[ ✓ ] Checks/cheques
[ ] Credit/debit card
[ ] Cryptocurrency
[ ] Gift cards
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following trade sectors does your nation's retail include? Check all that apply:
[ ✓ ] All of the below (except ×)

[ ] Adult entertainment
[ ] Agriculture (farmer's markets, agritourism etc.)
[ ] Arts and crafts
[ ] Aviation
[ ] Beauty products and personal care
[ ] Books (new and used)
[ ] Breweries, bars and other white alcohol markets
[ ] Cannabis dispensaries and other white drug markets
[ ~ ] Car and other personal vehicle dealerships/rentals (Uncommon)
[ ] Children's toys and development
[ ] Clothing
[ ] Culinary
[ ] Engineering, science and technology
[ × ] Film and television (This is free)
[ ~ ] Firearms and weaponry (Generally free)
[ ] Fireworks and pyrotechnics
[ × ] Folklore and culture (Generally free)
[ ] Food and restaurant
[ ] Furniture
[ × ] Galleries (These are free)
[ ] Gardening and horticulture
[ ] General entertainment
[ ] General hobby
[ ] General stores/superstores
[ × ] Healthcare and medicine (This is free)
[ × ] Home care, improvement and security (generally subsidised)
[ ] Holidays
[ ] Hospitality, tourism and travel
[ ] International items
[ ] Jewelry
[ ] Magazine and newsstands
[ ] Maternity and paternity
[ ~ ] Military surplus (Uncommon)
[ × ] Museums and history (These are free)
[ ] Music
[ ] Office supplies and paper products
[ ] Online general shopping
[ ] Parties
[ ] Pets and animal care
[ × ] Real estate (All land is collectivised)
[ × ] Religious worship (This is free)
[ × ] School and education (This is free)
[ ~ ] Sports (Most sports is free to play/attend)
[ ] Theaters (stage and screen)
[ ] Video games
[ ] Weddings
[ ] Other (please specify):

Of the above sectors, which 3 are the largest in your nation's retail?: The three largest of the above retail sectors are the Travel, the Agriculture/Hospitality/Tourism/Food/Culinary/Restaurant, and the Theatre sectors.

Your Nation's Retail from a Labor Perspective

Are your citizens freely allowed to establish their own businesses?: Self employment and single-location family enterprise is allowed. All other businesses are collectivised.
Are your citizens freely allowed to work wherever they want?: Yes.
Generally, how much does the average entry-level retail worker make per hour?: The standard living wage is £4 an hour.
Generally, how much does the average retail manager make per hour?: The exact same; £4 an hour
Generally, how much does the average retailer (as in the business itself) make per year?: This varies greatly between sectors, but typically all profit is reinvested into the business/community and worker dividends.
Generally, how happy are retail workers in your nation?: They control their own labor and are free of coercive and exploitative capitalists; job satisfaction is remarkably high.

What types of retail jobs are available in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ✓ ] All of the below (except for ×)
[ × ] Accountants and other financial services (Retail banking is explicitly illegal, other services are free)
[ ] Assets and inventory management
[ ] Assistant store managers
[ × ] Buyers
[ ] Cashiers
[ ] Customer service
[ ] Consultants
[ × ] Door-to-door salespeople
[ ] Entertainers
[ ] Food preparation
[ × ] Human resources (such issues are handled externally by the relevant ombudsman, to avoid internal corruption).
[ ] Information technology
[ ] Lot attendants
[ ] Manufacturing
[ ] Mail delivery (in-house mail)
[ × ] Maintenance and sanitation (this is not a retail service, and is generally free)
[ ] Marketing and advertisements
[ ] Returns and merchandising
[ ] Sales associates
[ × ] Secret shoppers
[ × ] Security (Communal Militia handle all local security needs).
[ ] Shift leads
[ ] Stockers
[ ] Store managers
[ ] Vehicle operators
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following are retail workers afforded in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ✓ ] All of the below
[ ] 1 - 5 of the below (please specify):
[ ] 15 minute breaks
[ ] 30 minute breaks (i.e. lunch breaks)
[ ] 45 minute breaks or longer
[ ] Disability accommodations
[ ] Career paths
[ ] Food, water, first aid and other basic necessities
[ ] Healthcare plans (Healthcare is universal)
[ ] Living wages
[ ] Mandatory justification for termination (non at-will employment)
[ ] Office parties/celebrations
[ ] Paid maternity/paternity leave
[ ] Paid sick leave
[ ] Religious exemptions for worship, holidays, etc.
[ ] Retirement plans
[ ] Seats/stools
[ ] Smoke breaks
[ ] Stock options
[ ] Unionization
[ ] Vacation time
[ ] Weekends and/or other regular days of rest
[ ✓] Other (please specify): All workplaces are fully collectivised and thus all workers share ownership of their workplaces and its profits.

Wrapping Up

Do you have any questions, comments or concerns about this survey? No.
Can this survey be improved anywhere?
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Retail in Somiens-et-Haveras

Postby Somiens-et-Haveras » Fri Oct 08, 2021 5:30 am

National Info

Full name including pretitle: The Socialist Republic of Somiens-et-Haveras
Your nation's economic system: Hybrid Socialism (command economy with syndicalist and market socialist characteristics)
Your nation's currency and symbol: Somiénois-et-Haverasion Franc Rouge, commonly Franc, stylized SHF, Fr. or ₣

Your Nation's Retail from a Customer's Perspective

Are customers allowed to freely shop and buy wherever they desire?: Yes
Generally, how much money does the average customer spend at each store?: Between ₣150 and ₣200 (~17 to 23 USD).
Generally, are prices in your nation considered low, average or high?: Considered to be average, but it is widely acknowledged that they are lower that they should be considering the relative remoteness of the Somiénois-et-Haverasien islands.
Generally, how satisfied are customers?: Depends on the store. Most retailers offer an acceptable costumer experience, and prices are considered fair. However, Somiénois-et-Haverasiens are a famously dissatisfied people.
Are there any holidays or times of year that customers are more active?: The winter holidays and the summer tourist season generally see a pronounced increase in retail sales.

Where do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] All of the below
[X] Brick-and-mortar stores
[ ] Dealerships Franchised dealerships are an unlawful form of enterprise in Somiens-et-Haveras
[X] Gift shops
[/] Individual sellers Limited to one-time sales of personal items.
[X] Kiosks
[X] Market stands
[X] Online
[X] Personal residences (yard sales, estate sales, etc.) While singular sales of personal items are permitted in personal residences, there are heavy restrictions in place to prevent unregulated informal retailing. However, it is entirely possible to operate a properly licensed, legal enterprise out of a personal residence.
[X] Portable shelters (tents, stalls, etc.)
[X] Shopping centers (e.g., malls) Though these are fairly uncommon outside of the major cities.
[X] Telephone
[X] Other (please specify): Public distribution centers provide a number of basic goods and foodstuffs free of charge.

How do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] All of the below
[ ] Barter
[X] Cash
[X] Checks/cheques
[X] Credit/debit card
[ ] Cryptocurrency
[X] Gift cards
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following trade sectors does your nation's retail include? Check all that apply:
[ ] All of the below
[ ] 1 -5 of the below (please specify):
[X] Adult entertainment
[X] Agriculture (farmer's markets, agritourism etc.)
[X] Arts and crafts
[X] Aviation
[X] Beauty products and personal care
[X] Books (new and used)
[X] Breweries, bars and other white alcohol markets
[X] Cannabis dispensaries and other white drug markets
[/] Car and other personal vehicle dealerships/rentals As stated above, franchised dealerships are not legal, but cars are imported for sale by third party retailers unaffiliated with auto manufacturers.
[X] Children's toys and development
[X] Clothing
[X] Culinary
[X] Engineering, science and technology
[X] Film and television
[X] Firearms and weaponry
[X] Fireworks and pyrotechnics
[X] Folklore and culture
[X] Food and restaurant
[X] Furniture
[ ] Galleries Operated free of charge by the Ministry of Culture and Public Relations
[X] Gardening and horticulture
[X] General entertainment
[X] General hobby
[X] General stores/superstores
[ ] Healthcare and medicine Healthcare is provided free of charge
[/] Home care, improvement and security Homecare for the elderly and infirm is provided free of charge when necessary
[X] Holidays
[X] Hospitality, tourism and travel
[X] International items
[X] Jewelry
[X] Magazine and newsstands
[X] Maternity and paternity
[X] Military surplus
[ ] Museums and history All museums are operated by the Ministry of Culture and Public Relations, and charge no entry fee for access.
[X] Music
[X] Office supplies and paper products
[X] Online general shopping
[X] Parties
[X] Pets and animal care
[/] Real estate While it is legal to buy and sell land, the use and sale of land is heavily regulated to discourage profit-seeking behaviors and prevent landlordism.
[/] Religious worship While churches do have income from donations and tithe, religious institutions are restricted from retail activities.
[ ] School and education All education in Somiens-et-Haveras is state-funded and provided without expense.
[X] Sports
[ ] Theaters (stage and screen) Theaters are funded and operated by the Ministry of Culture of Public Relations, and do not charge admittance fees.
[X] Video games
[X] Weddings
[X] Other (please specify): Fishing, shipbuilding, and viticulture are all major industries in Somiens-et-Haveras with retail components.

Of the above sectors, which 3 are the largest in your nation's retail?: Engineering, science, and technology; Hospitality, tourism and travel; and Cannabis dispensaries and other white drug markets are the three largest sectors in order.

Your Nation's Retail from a Labor Perspective

Are your citizens freely allowed to establish their own businesses?: No, there are restrictions in place over which industries one can establish their own businesses in, as well as restrictions on the legal forms of enterprise. Almost all forms of privately owned businesses are outlawed. Most retailers are independent cooperatively worker owned and operated enterprises. Some larger industries are union-operated, and working in these industry requires that one join and work as part of the union. Other, more critical industries are operated by government, who enjoy a monopoly over these cases.
Are your citizens freely allowed to work wherever they want?: Yes
Generally, how much does the average entry-level retail worker make per hour?: Around ₣150, or ~17.5 USD
Generally, how much does the average retail manager make per hour?: Around ₣170, or ~20 USD
Generally, how much does the average retailer (as in the business itself) make per year?: Anywhere from ₣1 million to ₣50 million (110,000 to 5.8 million USD) and above depending on the size, number of locations, and industry. Difficult metric to quantify.
Generally, how happy are retail workers in your nation?: Fairly happy, and generally content.

What types of retail jobs are available in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] All of the below
[ ] 1-5 of the below (please specify):
[X] Accountants and other financial services
[X] Assets and inventory management
[/] Assistant store managers Generally, but not always, an elected position
[X] Buyers
[X] Cashiers
[X] Customer service
[X] Consultants
[ ] Door-to-door salespeople Illegal in Somiens-et-Haveras
[X] Entertainers
[X] Food preparation
[X] Human resources
[X] Information technology
[X] Lot attendants
[X] Manufacturing
[X] Mail delivery (in-house mail)
[X] Maintenance and sanitation
[X] Marketing and advertisements
[X] Returns and merchandising
[X] Sales associates
[X] Secret shoppers
[X] Security
[X] Shift leads
[X] Stockers
[/] Store managers Generally, but not always, an elected position
[X] Vehicle operators
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following are retail workers afforded in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] All of the below
[ ] 1 - 5 of the below (please specify):
[X] 15 minute breaks
[X] 30 minute breaks (i.e. lunch breaks)
[X] 45 minute breaks or longer
[X] Disability accommodations
[X] Career paths
[X] Food, water, first aid and other basic necessities
[ ] Healthcare plans Healthcare is a state-provided public service
[X] Living wages
[X] Mandatory justification for termination (non at-will employment)
[X] Office parties/celebrations
[X] Paid maternity/paternity leave
[X] Paid sick leave
[ ] Religious exemptions for worship, holidays, etc.
[X] Retirement plans
[X] Seats/stools
[X] Smoke breaks
[/] Stock options A minority of Somiénois-et-Haverasien enterprises are chartered corporations and state-owned enterprises operate which under a stock ownership model. In these instances stock options are provided to workers, but otherwise this is not applicable.
[X] Unionization Mandatory for government employees and union-operated industries.
[X] Vacation time Guaranteed 50 days paid vacation in addition to public holidays.
[X] Weekends and/or other regular days of rest
[ ] Other (please specify):

Wrapping Up

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Postby B o r o v a n » Fri Oct 08, 2021 8:52 am

National Info

Full name including pretitle:Monarchy of B o r o v a n
Your nation's economic system: Capitalism
Your nation's currency and symbol:Dollar $

Your Nation's Retail from a Customer's Perspective

Are customers allowed to freely shop and buy wherever they desire?: Yes
Generally, how much money does the average customer spend at each store?: $35-60
Generally, are prices in your nation considered low, average or high?: average
Generally, how satisfied are customers?: average to high
Are there any holidays or times of year that customers are more active?: September when children come back to school, December, summer months

Where do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[X] All of the below
[ ] Brick-and-mortar stores
[ ] Dealerships
[ ] Gift shops
[ ] Individual sellers
[ ] Kiosks
[ ] Market stands
[ ] Online
[ ] Personal residences (yard sales, estate sales, etc.)
[ ] Portable shelters (tents, stalls, etc.)
[ ] Shopping centers (e.g., malls)
[ ] Telephone
[ ] Other (please specify):

How do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[X ] All of the below
[ ] Barter
[ ] Cash
[ ] Checks/cheques
[ ] Credit/debit card
[ ] Cryptocurrency
[ ] Gift cards
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following trade sectors does your nation's retail include? Check all that apply:
[ ] All of the below
[ ] 1 -5 of the below (please specify):
[ ] Adult entertainment
[ ] Agriculture (farmer's markets, agritourism etc.)
[X] Arts and crafts
[ ] Aviation
[X] Beauty products and personal care
[X] Books (new and used)
[X] Breweries, bars and other white alcohol markets
[ ] Cannabis dispensaries and other white drug markets
[X] Car and other personal vehicle dealerships/rentals
[X] Children's toys and development
[X] Clothing
[X] Culinary
[X] Engineering, science and technology
[X] Film and television
[X] Firearms and weaponry
[ ] Fireworks and pyrotechnics
[ ] Folklore and culture
[X] Food and restaurant
[X] Furniture
[ ] Galleries
[X] Gardening and horticulture
[X ] General entertainment
[X] General hobby
[X ] General stores/superstores
[X ] Healthcare and medicine
[X] Home care, improvement and security
[X] Holidays
[X] Hospitality, tourism and travel
[ ] International items
[X ] Jewelry
[X ] Magazine and newsstands
[X ] Maternity and paternity
[ ] Military surplus
[X ] Museums and history
[X ] Music
[X ] Office supplies and paper products
[X ] Online general shopping
[X ] Parties
[X] Pets and animal care
[X ] Real estate
[X] Religious worship
[X] School and education
[X ] Sports
[X] Theaters (stage and screen)
[X ] Video games
[X ] Weddings
[ ] Other (please specify):

Of the above sectors, which 3 are the largest in your nation's retail?: 1. Clothing 2. Jewelry 3. Food and Restaurant

Your Nation's Retail from a Labor Perspective

Are your citizens freely allowed to establish their own businesses?: Yes
Are your citizens freely allowed to work wherever they want?: Yes
Generally, how much does the average entry-level retail worker make per hour?: $18
Generally, how much does the average retail manager make per hour?: $25
Generally, how much does the average retailer (as in the business itself) make per year?: $50,000-200,000
Generally, how happy are retail workers in your nation?: Happy

What types of retail jobs are available in your nation? Check all that apply:
[X] All of the below
[ ] 1-5 of the below (please specify):
[ ] Accountants and other financial services
[ ] Assets and inventory management
[ ] Assistant store managers
[ ] Buyers
[ ] Cashiers
[ ] Customer service
[ ] Consultants
[ ] Door-to-door salespeople
[ ] Entertainers
[ ] Food preparation
[ ] Human resources
[ ] Information technology
[ ] Lot attendants
[ ] Manufacturing
[ ] Mail delivery (in-house mail)
[ ] Maintenance and sanitation
[ ] Marketing and advertisements
[ ] Returns and merchandising
[ ] Sales associates
[ ] Secret shoppers
[ ] Security
[ ] Shift leads
[ ] Stockers
[ ] Store managers
[ ] Vehicle operators
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following are retail workers afforded in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] All of the below
[ ] 1 - 5 of the below (please specify):
[ ] 15 minute breaks
[X] 30 minute breaks (i.e. lunch breaks)
[ ] 45 minute breaks or longer
[X] Disability accommodations
[X] Career paths
[X] Food, water, first aid and other basic necessities
[X] Healthcare plans
[X] Living wages
[X] Mandatory justification for termination (non at-will employment)
[X] Office parties/celebrations
[X] Paid maternity/paternity leave
[X] Paid sick leave
[X] Religious exemptions for worship, holidays, etc.
[ ] Retirement plans
[X] Seats/stools
[ ] Smoke breaks
[X] Stock options
[ ] Unionization
[X] Vacation time
[X] Weekends and/or other regular days of rest
[ ] Other (please specify):

Wrapping Up

Do you have any questions, comments or concerns about this survey? No
Can this survey be improved anywhere?
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Postby Caleonia » Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:12 am

National Info

Full name including pretitle: The Greater Federal Republic of Caleon
Your nation's economic system: Social market economy, better known as Social capitalism
Your nation's currency and symbol: Figma, ₣, and Euro, €.

Your Nation's Retail from a Customer's Perspective

Are customers allowed to freely shop and buy wherever they desire?: Most certainly, as internet connection is a guarantee and brick-and-mortar stores outside of sporting arenas and schools have been removed in favor of virtual shopping.
Generally, how much money does the average customer spend at each store?: It varies, but when they spend, a full cart is usually around 6₣, or 300€.
Generally, are prices in your nation considered low, average or high?: Somewhere in between low and average. Shipping costs are very low as the Caleon government takes a lot of the cost out of it due to a high income tax rate.
Generally, how satisfied are customers?: Since customer service is available 24/7, customers generally report high satisfaction. Caleonian websites are required to ship to any country that a customer purchases from.
Are there any holidays or times of year that customers are more active?: Usually around the time just before Boxing Day and Golden Week (August 27-September 3)

Where do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] All of the below
[ ] Brick-and-mortar stores
[ ] Dealerships
[X] Gift shops
[ ] Individual sellers
[X] Kiosks
[ ] Market stands
[X] Online
[ ] Personal residences (yard sales, estate sales, etc.)
[ ] Portable shelters (tents, stalls, etc.)
[ ] Shopping centers (e.g., malls)
[X] Telephone
[ ] Other (please specify):

How do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] All of the below
[ ] Barter
[X] Cash (Kiosks and gift shops only)
[X] Checks/cheques (Kiosks and gift shops only)
[X] Credit/debit card
[X] Cryptocurrency
[ ] Gift cards
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following trade sectors does your nation's retail include? Check all that apply:
[X] All of the below
[ ] 1 -5 of the below (please specify):
[ ] Adult entertainment
[ ] Agriculture (farmer's markets, agritourism etc.)
[ ] Arts and crafts
[ ] Aviation
[ ] Beauty products and personal care
[ ] Books (new and used)
[ ] Breweries, bars and other white alcohol markets
[ ] Cannabis dispensaries and other white drug markets
[ ] Car and other personal vehicle dealerships/rentals
[ ] Children's toys and development
[ ] Clothing
[ ] Culinary
[ ] Engineering, science and technology
[ ] Film and television
[ ] Firearms and weaponry
[ ] Fireworks and pyrotechnics
[ ] Folklore and culture
[ ] Food and restaurant
[ ] Furniture
[ ] Galleries
[ ] Gardening and horticulture
[ ] General entertainment
[ ] General hobby
[ ] General stores/superstores
[ ] Healthcare and medicine
[ ] Home care, improvement and security
[ ] Holidays
[ ] Hospitality, tourism and travel
[ ] International items
[ ] Jewelry
[ ] Magazine and newsstands
[ ] Maternity and paternity
[ ] Military surplus
[ ] Museums and history
[ ] Music
[ ] Office supplies and paper products
[ ] Online general shopping
[ ] Parties
[ ] Pets and animal care
[ ] Real estate
[ ] Religious worship
[ ] School and education
[ ] Sports
[ ] Theaters (stage and screen)
[ ] Video games
[ ] Weddings
[ ] Other (please specify):

Of the above sectors, which 3 are the largest in your nation's retail?:
Sports, Music, and International Items

Your Nation's Retail from a Labor Perspective

Are your citizens freely allowed to establish their own businesses?: Yes
Are your citizens freely allowed to work wherever they want?: Yes
Generally, how much does the average entry-level retail worker make per hour?: €15/hour
Generally, how much does the average retail manager make per hour?: €21/hour
Generally, how much does the average retailer (as in the business itself) make per year?: ₣10000 (€50000)
Generally, how happy are retail workers in your nation?: On a scale of 1-10? Studies report a 8.5.

What types of retail jobs are available in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] All of the below
[ ] 1-5 of the below (please specify):
[X] Accountants and other financial services
[X] Assets and inventory management
[ ] Assistant store managers
[X] Buyers
[ ] Cashiers
[X] Customer service
[ ] Consultants
[ ] Door-to-door salespeople
[X] Entertainers
[X] Food preparation
[X] Human Resources
[X] Information technology
[ ] Lot attendants
[X] Manufacturing
[X] Mail delivery (in-house mail)
[X] Maintenance and sanitation
[X] Marketing and advertisements
[X] Returns and merchandising
[ ] Sales associates
[ ] Secret shoppers
[X] Security
[ ] Shift leads
[X] Stockers
[X] Store managers
[X] Vehicle operators
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following are retail workers afforded in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] All of the below
[ ] 1 - 5 of the below (please specify):
[X] 15 minute breaks
[X] 30 minute breaks (i.e. lunch breaks)
[X] 45 minute breaks or longer
[X] Disability accommodations
[X] Career paths
[X] Food, water, first aid and other basic necessities
[X] Healthcare plans (the Federation covers this)
[X] Living wages
[X] Mandatory justification for termination (non at-will employment)
[X] Office parties/celebrations
[X] Paid maternity/paternity leave
[X] Paid sick leave
[X] Religious exemptions for worship, holidays, etc.
[X] Retirement plans
[X] Seats/stools
[ ] Smoke breaks (Smoking is universally illegal in Caleon)
[X] Stock options
[X] Unionization
[X] Vacation time
[X] Weekends and/or other regular days of rest
[ ] Other (please specify):

Wrapping Up

Do you have any questions, comments or concerns about this survey? no
Can this survey be improved anywhere? no
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Postby Bigpipstan » Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:34 pm

National Info

Full name including pretitle: Anocratic empire of Bigpipstan
Your nation's economic system: Moneyless decentraly planned socialism
Your nation's currency and symbol: (formaly) Bit B

Your Nation's Retail from a Customer's Perspective

Are customers allowed to freely shop and buy wherever they desire?: yes
Generally, how much money does the average customer spend at each store?:let's go with 8% of income
Generally, are prices in your nation considered low, average or high?: low
Generally, how satisfied are customers?: average
Are there any holidays or times of year that customers are more active?: Heart's warming eve

Where do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] All of the below
[X] Brick-and-mortar stores
[ ] Dealerships
[X] Gift shops
[X] Individual sellers
[ ] Kiosks
[ ] Market stands
[ ] Online
[X] Personal residences (yard sales, estate sales, etc.)
[X] Portable shelters (tents, stalls, etc.)
[X] Shopping centers (e.g., malls)
[ ] Telephone
[ ] Other (please specify):

How do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] All of the below
[X] Barter
[ ] Cash
[ ] Checks/cheques
[ ] Credit/debit card
[ ] Cryptocurrency
[ ] Gift cards
[X] Other (please specify): vouchers

Which of the following trade sectors does your nation's retail include? Check all that apply:
[ ] All of the below
[ ] 1 -5 of the below (please specify):
[X] Adult entertainment
[X] Agriculture (farmer's markets, agritourism etc.)
[X] Arts and crafts
[ ] Aviation
[X] Beauty products and personal care
[X] Books (new and used)
[X] Breweries, bars and other white alcohol markets
[X] Cannabis dispensaries and other white drug markets
[ ] Car and other personal vehicle dealerships/rentals
[X] Children's toys and development
[X] Clothing
[X] Culinary
[X] Engineering, science and technology
[X] Film and television
[ ] Firearms and weaponry
[ ] Fireworks and pyrotechnics
[X] Folklore and culture
[X] Food and restaurant
[X] Furniture
[X] Galleries
[X] Gardening and horticulture
[X] General entertainment
[X] General hobby
[X] General stores/superstores
[X] Healthcare and medicine
[ ] Home care, improvement and security
[X] Holidays
[ ] Hospitality, tourism and travel
[ ] International items
[X] Jewelry
[X] Magazine and newsstands
[X] Maternity and paternity
[ ] Military surplus
[X] Museums and history
[X] Music
[X] Office supplies and paper products
[ ] Online general shopping
[X] Parties
[ ] Pets and animal care
[ ] Real estate
[ ] Religious worship
[X] School and education
[X] Sports
[X] Theaters (stage and screen)
[X] Video games
[X] Weddings
[ ] Other (please specify):

Of the above sectors, which 3 are the largest in your nation's retail?:Agriculture, Arts and crafts, General entertainment

Your Nation's Retail from a Labor Perspective

Are your citizens freely allowed to establish their own businesses?: Yes, but they must be a worker cooperative
Are your citizens freely allowed to work wherever they want?: yes
Generally, how much does the average entry-level retail worker make per hour?: they are paid by labor done rather then by hours spend.
Generally, how much does the average retail manager make per hour?: they are paid by labor done rather then by hours spend.
Generally, how much does the average retailer (as in the business itself) make per year?: businesses do not make profit.
Generally, how happy are retail workers in your nation?: average

What types of retail jobs are available in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] All of the below
[ ] 1-5 of the below (please specify):
[ ] Accountants and other financial services
[ ] Assets and inventory management
[ ] Assistant store managers
[ ] Buyers
[ ] Cashiers
[X] Customer service
[ ] Consultants
[ ] Door-to-door salespeople
[X] Entertainers
[X] Food preparation
[ ] Human resources
[X] Information technology
[ ] Lot attendants
[X] Manufacturing
[X] Mail delivery (in-house mail)
[X] Maintenance and sanitation
[ ] Marketing and advertisements
[ ] Returns and merchandising
[ ] Sales associates
[ ] Secret shoppers
[ ] Security
[ ] Shift leads
[X] Stockers
[ ] Store managers
[X] Vehicle operators
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following are retail workers afforded in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] All of the below
[ ] 1 - 5 of the below (please specify):
[X] 15 minute breaks
[X] 30 minute breaks (i.e. lunch breaks)
[X] 45 minute breaks or longer
[X] Disability accommodations
[X] Career paths
[X] Food, water, first aid and other basic necessities
[X] Healthcare plans
[X] Living wages
[X] Mandatory justification for termination (non at-will employment)
[X] Office parties/celebrations
[X] Paid maternity/paternity leave
[X] Paid sick leave
[ ] Religious exemptions for worship, holidays, etc.
[ ] Retirement plans
[X] Seats/stools
[X] Smoke breaks
[ ] Stock options
[X] Unionization
[X] Vacation time
[ ] Weekends and/or other regular days of rest
[ ] Other (please specify):

Wrapping Up

Do you have any questions, comments or concerns about this survey? none
Can this survey be improved anywhere? don't see where to improve.
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Postby The Imagination Animals » Sat Oct 09, 2021 6:56 am

National Info

Full name including pretitle: Republic of Crossoveria
Your nation's economic system: State Capitalism
Your nation's currency and symbol: Crossoverian Rial ¥

Your Nation's Retail from a Customer's Perspective

Are customers allowed to freely shop and buy wherever they desire?: Yes (mostly)
Generally, how much money does the average customer spend at each store?: $50
Generally, are prices in your nation considered low, average or high?: low (this is so that the lower class can afford them as well)
Generally, how satisfied are customers?: Very satisfied
Are there any holidays or times of year that customers are more active?: Yes. It is traditional for September 23 in the Crossoverian calendar to be a day of nonstop shopping.

Where do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] All of the below
[*] Brick-and-mortar stores
[ ] Dealerships
[*] Gift shops
[*] Individual sellers
[*] Kiosks
[*] Market stands
[*] Online
[*] Personal residences (yard sales, estate sales, etc.)
[*] Portable shelters (tents, stalls, etc.)
[*] Shopping centers (e.g., malls)
[*] Telephone
[ ] Other (please specify):

How do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] All of the below
[ ] Barter
[*] Cash
[*] Checks/cheques
[*] Credit/debit card
[ ] Cryptocurrency
[+] Gift cards
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following trade sectors does your nation's retail include? Check all that apply:
[ ] All of the below
[ ] 1 -5 of the below (please specify):
[*] Adult entertainment (this material is forbidden in certain Crossoverian provinces)
[*] Agriculture (farmer's markets, agritourism etc.)
[*] Arts and crafts
[*] Aviation
[*] Beauty products and personal care
[*] Books (new and used)
[ ] Breweries, bars and other white alcohol markets
[ ] Cannabis dispensaries and other white drug markets
[*] Car and other personal vehicle dealerships/rentals
[*] Children's toys and development
[*] Clothing
[*] Culinary
[*] Engineering, science and technology
[*] Film and television
[ ] Firearms and weaponry
[ ] Fireworks and pyrotechnics
[*] Folklore and culture
[*] Food and restaurant
[*] Furniture
[*] Galleries
[*] Gardening and horticulture
[*] General entertainment
[*] General hobby
[*] General stores/superstores
[*] Healthcare and medicine
[*] Home care, improvement and security
[*] Holidays
[*] Hospitality, tourism and travel
[*] International items (unless if from certain areas)
[*] Jewelry
[*] Magazine and newsstands
[*] Maternity and paternity
[ ] Military surplus
[*] Museums and history
[*] Music
[*] Office supplies and paper products
[*] Online general shopping
[*] Parties
[*] Pets and animal care
[*] Real estate
[*] Religious worship
[*] School and education
[*] Sports
[*] Theaters (stage and screen)
[*] Video games
[*] Weddings
[ ] Other (please specify):

Of the above sectors, which 3 are the largest in your nation's retail?: Folklore and Culture, Museums and history, children’s toys and development

Your Nation's Retail from a Labor Perspective

Are your citizens freely allowed to establish their own businesses?: Yes
Are your citizens freely allowed to work wherever they want?: Yes
Generally, how much does the average entry-level retail worker make per hour?: $30
Generally, how much does the average retail manager make per hour?: $75
Generally, how much does the average retailer (as in the business itself) make per year?: $50
Generally, how happy are retail workers in your nation?: Very happy

What types of retail jobs are available in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] All of the below
[ ] 1-5 of the below (please specify):
[*] Accountants and other financial services
[*] Assets and inventory management
[*] Assistant store managers
[*] Buyers
[*] Cashiers
[*] Customer service
[*] Consultants
[*] Door-to-door salespeople
[*] Entertainers
[*] Food preparation
[*] Human resources
[*] Information technology
[*] Lot attendants
[*] Manufacturing
[*] Mail delivery (in-house mail)
[*] Maintenance and sanitation
[*] Marketing and advertisements
[*] Returns and merchandising
[*] Sales associates
[ ] Secret shoppers
[*] Security
[ ] Shift leads
[*] Stockers
[*] Store managers
[*] Vehicle operators
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following are retail workers afforded in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] All of the below
[ ] 1 - 5 of the below (please specify):
[ ] 15 minute breaks
[*] 30 minute breaks (i.e. lunch breaks)
[ ] 45 minute breaks or longer
[*] Disability accommodations
[ ] Career paths
[*] Food, water, first aid and other basic necessities
[*] Healthcare plans
[*] Living wages
[*] Mandatory justification for termination (non at-will employment)
[*] Office parties/celebrations
[*] Paid maternity/paternity leave
[*] Paid sick leave
[*] Religious exemptions for worship, holidays, etc.
[*] Retirement plans
[*] Seats/stools
[*] Smoke breaks (marijuana is the only legal drug in Crossoveria)
[ ] Stock options
[*] Unionization
[*] Vacation time
[*] Weekends and/or other regular days of rest
[ ] Other (please specify):

Wrapping Up

Do you have any questions, comments or concerns about this survey? No
Can this survey be improved anywhere? Doesn't have to
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Difinbelk
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Posts: 25
Founded: Nov 29, 2020
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Postby Difinbelk » Sun Oct 10, 2021 5:05 am

National Info

Full name including pretitle: The Eclectic Republic of Difinbelk
Your nation's economic system: Ordoliberal Mixed Economics
Your nation's currency and symbol: The Kepin (symbol: kn)

Your Nation's Retail from a Customer's Perspective

Are customers allowed to freely shop and buy wherever they desire?: Yes.
Generally, how much money does the average customer spend at each store?: 40kn
Generally, are prices in your nation considered low, average or high?: Average-high
Generally, how satisfied are customers?: Very
Are there any holidays or times of year that customers are more active?: The Gardening/Horticulture industry booms in spring, and there's a marginal increase in Book sales near winter

Where do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] All of the below
[X] Brick-and-mortar stores
[ ] Dealerships
[X] Gift shops
[X] Individual sellers
[ ] Kiosks
[ ] Market stands
[X] Online
[X] Personal residences (yard sales, estate sales, etc.)
[X] Portable shelters (tents, stalls, etc.)
[X] Shopping centers (e.g., malls)
[ ] Telephone
[ ] Other (please specify):

How do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] All of the below
[X] Barter
[X] Cash
[ ] Checks/cheques
[X] Credit/debit card
[X] Cryptocurrency
[X} Gift cards
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following trade sectors does your nation's retail include? Check all that apply:
[ ] All of the below
[ ] 1 -5 of the below (please specify):
[X] Adult entertainment
[X] Agriculture (farmer's markets, agritourism etc.)
[X] Arts and crafts
[X] Aviation
[ ] Beauty products and personal care
[X] Books (new and used)
[X] Breweries, bars and other white alcohol markets
[X] Cannabis dispensaries and other white drug markets
[X] Car and other personal vehicle dealerships/rentals
[X] Children's toys and development
[X] Clothing
[X] Culinary
[X] Engineering, science and technology
[X] Film and television
[X] Firearms and weaponry
[ ] Fireworks and pyrotechnics
[X] Folklore and culture
[X] Food and restaurant
[X] Furniture
[X] Galleries
[X] Gardening and horticulture
[X] General entertainment
[X] General hobby
[ ] General stores/superstores
[X] Healthcare and medicine
[X] Home care, improvement and security
[X] Holidays
[X] Hospitality, tourism and travel
[X] International items
[ ] Jewelry
[X] Magazine and newsstands
[X] Maternity and paternity
[ ] Military surplus
[X] Museums and history
[X] Music
[X] Office supplies and paper products
[X] Online general shopping
[X] Parties
[X] Pets and animal care
[X] Real estate
[X] Religious worship
[X] School and education
[x] Sports
[X] Theaters (stage and screen)
[X] Video games
[ ] Weddings
[ ] Other (please specify):

Of the above sectors, which 3 are the largest in your nation's retail?: Gardening/Horticulture, STEM, and Books.

Your Nation's Retail from a Labor Perspective

Are your citizens freely allowed to establish their own businesses?: Yes, (with notice)
Are your citizens freely allowed to work wherever they want?: Yes.
Generally, how much does the average entry-level retail worker make per hour?: 12kn
Generally, how much does the average retail manager make per hour?: 38kn
Generally, how much does the average retailer (as in the business itself) make per year?: 192000kn (businesses are usually really localized)
Generally, how happy are retail workers in your nation?: Fairly

What types of retail jobs are available in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] All of the below
[ ] 1-5 of the below (please specify):
[X] Accountants and other financial services
[X] Assets and inventory management
[X] Assistant store managers
[X] Buyers
[X] Cashiers
[X] Customer service
[ ] Consultants
[X] Door-to-door salespeople
[ ] Entertainers
[X] Food preparation
[X] Human resources
[X] Information technology
[X] Lot attendants
[X] Manufacturing
[X] Mail delivery (in-house mail)
[X] Maintenance and sanitation
[ ] Marketing and advertisements
[X] Returns and merchandising
[X] Sales associates
[ ] Secret shoppers
[X] Security
[ ] Shift leads
[X] Stockers
[X] Store managers
[X] Vehicle operators
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following are retail workers afforded in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] All of the below
[ ] 1 - 5 of the below (please specify):
[X] 15 minute breaks
[X] 30 minute breaks (i.e. lunch breaks)
[ ] 45 minute breaks or longer
[X] Disability accommodations
[X] Career paths
[X] Food, water, first aid and other basic necessities
[X] Healthcare plans
[X] Living wages
[X] Mandatory justification for termination (non at-will employment)
[X] Office parties/celebrations
[X] Paid maternity/paternity leave
[X] Paid sick leave
[X] Religious exemptions for worship, holidays, etc.
[X] Retirement plans
[X] Seats/stools
[X] Smoke breaks
[ ] Stock options
[X] Unionization
[X] Vacation time
[X] Weekends and/or other regular days of rest
[ ] Other (please specify):

Wrapping Up

Do you have any questions, comments or concerns about this survey?
Can this survey be improved anywhere?
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Thermodolia
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Posts: 72524
Founded: Oct 07, 2011
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Postby Thermodolia » Sun Oct 10, 2021 11:32 am

National Info

Full name including pretitle: The National Republic of Thermodolia
Your nation's economic system: Mixed Market Capitalism
Your nation's currency and symbol: Therma (T)

Your Nation's Retail from a Customer's Perspective

Are customers allowed to freely shop and buy wherever they desire?: As long as it’s not illegal
Generally, how much money does the average customer spend at each store?: around 100T
Generally, are prices in your nation considered low, average or high?: Average
Generally, how satisfied are customers?: Pretty satisfied though many don’t like the high taxes
Are there any holidays or times of year that customers are more active?: During the Christmas season and during the summer holidays

Where do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[X] All of the below
[ ] Brick-and-mortar stores
[ ] Dealerships
[ ] Gift shops
[ ] Individual sellers
[ ] Kiosks
[ ] Market stands
[ ] Online
[ ] Personal residences (yard sales, estate sales, etc.)
[ ] Portable shelters (tents, stalls, etc.)
[ ] Shopping centers (e.g., malls)
[ ] Telephone
[ ] Other (please specify):

How do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] All of the below
[ ] Barter
[X] Cash
[X] Checks/cheques
[X] Credit/debit card
[ ] Cryptocurrency
[X] Gift cards
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following trade sectors does your nation's retail include? Check all that apply:
[X] All of the below
[ ] 1 -5 of the below (please specify):
[ ] Adult entertainment
[ ] Agriculture (farmer's markets, agritourism etc.)
[ ] Arts and crafts
[ ] Aviation
[ ] Beauty products and personal care
[ ] Books (new and used)
[ ] Breweries, bars and other white alcohol markets
[ ] Cannabis dispensaries and other white drug markets
[ ] Car and other personal vehicle dealerships/rentals
[ ] Children's toys and development
[ ] Clothing
[ ] Culinary
[ ] Engineering, science and technology
[ ] Film and television
[ ] Firearms and weaponry
[ ] Fireworks and pyrotechnics
[ ] Folklore and culture
[ ] Food and restaurant
[ ] Furniture
[ ] Galleries
[ ] Gardening and horticulture
[ ] General entertainment
[ ] General hobby
[ ] General stores/superstores
[ ] Healthcare and medicine
[ ] Home care, improvement and security
[ ] Holidays
[ ] Hospitality, tourism and travel
[ ] International items
[ ] Jewelry
[ ] Magazine and newsstands
[ ] Maternity and paternity
[ ] Military surplus
[ ] Museums and history
[ ] Music
[ ] Office supplies and paper products
[ ] Online general shopping
[ ] Parties
[ ] Pets and animal care
[ ] Real estate
[ ] Religious worship
[ ] School and education
[ ] Sports
[ ] Theaters (stage and screen)
[ ] Video games
[ ] Weddings
[ ] Other (please specify):

Of the above sectors, which 3 are the largest in your nation's retail?: Clothing, Food, entertainment

Your Nation's Retail from a Labor Perspective

Are your citizens freely allowed to establish their own businesses?: Yes
Are your citizens freely allowed to work wherever they want?: Yes
Generally, how much does the average entry-level retail worker make per hour?: 15T, minimum wage is 12T
Generally, how much does the average retail manager make per hour?: 25T
Generally, how much does the average retailer (as in the business itself) make per year?: 10 millionT
Generally, how happy are retail workers in your nation?: Ok but life could be better. At least it’s not the US.

What types of retail jobs are available in your nation? Check all that apply:
[X] All of the below
[ ] 1-5 of the below (please specify):
[ ] Accountants and other financial services
[ ] Assets and inventory management
[ ] Assistant store managers
[ ] Buyers
[ ] Cashiers
[ ] Customer service
[ ] Consultants
[ ] Door-to-door salespeople
[ ] Entertainers
[ ] Food preparation
[ ] Human resources
[ ] Information technology
[ ] Lot attendants
[ ] Manufacturing
[ ] Mail delivery (in-house mail)
[ ] Maintenance and sanitation
[ ] Marketing and advertisements
[ ] Returns and merchandising
[ ] Sales associates
[ ] Secret shoppers
[ ] Security
[ ] Shift leads
[ ] Stockers
[ ] Store managers
[ ] Vehicle operators
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following are retail workers afforded in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] All of the below
[ ] 1 - 5 of the below (please specify):
[X] 15 minute breaks
[ ] 30 minute breaks (i.e. lunch breaks)
[X] 45 minute breaks or longer (All lunch breaks are federally required to be a paid hour)
[X] Disability accommodations
[ ] Career paths
[X] Food, water, first aid and other basic necessities
[X] Healthcare plans
[ ] Living wages
[X] Mandatory justification for termination (non at-will employment)
[ ] Office parties/celebrations
[X] Paid maternity/paternity leave (12 weeks minimum)
[X] Paid sick leave
[ ] Religious exemptions for worship, holidays, etc.
[X] Retirement plans
[X] Seats/stools
[ ] Smoke breaks (Smoking is illegal in Thermodolia)
[ ] Stock options
[X] Unionization
[X] Vacation time (Federal law requires that employees at a minimum gain one vacation day for every 2 weeks worked)
[X] Weekends and/or other regular days of rest (Federal law requires that employees have at least one day of rest for every five days worked)
[ ] Other (please specify):

Wrapping Up

Do you have any questions, comments or concerns about this survey?
Can this survey be improved anywhere?
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Saint Arsenio
Envoy
 
Posts: 268
Founded: Jul 19, 2018
Democratic Socialists

Postby Saint Arsenio » Sun Oct 10, 2021 5:19 pm

National Info

Full name including pretitle: Kingdom of Saint Arsenio
Your nation's economic system: Mixed Market
Your nation's currency and symbol: Arsenian Dollar ($ - A$ is typically used outside of Saint Arsenio)

Your Nation's Retail from a Customer's Perspective

Are customers allowed to freely shop and buy wherever they desire?: Yes, with age restrictions for some sectors
Generally, how much money does the average customer spend at each store?: $145
Generally, are prices in your nation considered low, average or high?: High
Generally, how satisfied are customers?: Very Satisfied
Are there any holidays or times of year that customers are more active?: Saint Arsenian Independence Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Year's Day

Where do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[X] All of the below
[ ] Brick-and-mortar stores
[ ] Dealerships
[ ] Gift shops
[ ] Individual sellers
[ ] Kiosks
[ ] Market stands
[ ] Online
[ ] Personal residences (yard sales, estate sales, etc.)
[ ] Portable shelters (tents, stalls, etc.)
[ ] Shopping centers (e.g., malls)
[ ] Telephone
[ ] Other (please specify):

How do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] All of the below
[ ] Barter
[X] Cash
[X] Checks/cheques
[X] Credit/debit card
[] Cryptocurrency
[X] Gift cards
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following trade sectors does your nation's retail include? Check all that apply:
[X] All of the below
[ ] 1 -5 of the below (please specify):
[ ] Adult entertainment
[ ] Agriculture (farmer's markets, agritourism etc.)
[ ] Arts and crafts
[ ] Aviation
[ ] Beauty products and personal care
[ ] Books (new and used)
[ ] Breweries, bars and other white alcohol markets
[ ] Cannabis dispensaries and other white drug markets
[ ] Car and other personal vehicle dealerships/rentals
[ ] Children's toys and development
[ ] Clothing
[ ] Culinary
[ ] Engineering, science and technology
[ ] Film and television
[ ] Firearms and weaponry
[ ] Fireworks and pyrotechnics
[ ] Folklore and culture
[ ] Food and restaurant
[ ] Furniture
[ ] Galleries
[ ] Gardening and horticulture
[ ] General entertainment
[ ] General hobby
[ ] General stores/superstores
[ ] Healthcare and medicine
[ ] Home care, improvement and security
[ ] Holidays
[ ] Hospitality, tourism and travel
[ ] International items
[ ] Jewelry
[ ] Magazine and newsstands
[ ] Maternity and paternity
[ ] Military surplus
[ ] Museums and history
[ ] Music
[ ] Office supplies and paper products
[ ] Online general shopping
[ ] Parties
[ ] Pets and animal care
[ ] Real estate
[ ] Religious worship
[ ] School and education
[ ] Sports
[ ] Theaters (stage and screen)
[ ] Video games
[ ] Weddings
[ ] Other (please specify):

Of the above sectors, which 3 are the largest in your nation's retail?: Clothing, Vehicle Dealerships/rentals, and food and restaurant

Your Nation's Retail from a Labor Perspective

Are your citizens freely allowed to establish their own businesses?: Yes
Are your citizens freely allowed to work wherever they want?: Yes, with age restrictions
Generally, how much does the average entry-level retail worker make per hour?: $16 (minimum wage is $13)
Generally, how much does the average retail manager make per hour?: $22
Generally, how much does the average retailer (as in the business itself) make per year?: at least $865,000 for smaller-medium sized businesses, and anywhere from $1,000,000 to 1,800,000 for larger businesses
Generally, how happy are retail workers in your nation?: Very Happy

What types of retail jobs are available in your nation? Check all that apply:
[X] All of the below
[ ] 1-5 of the below (please specify):
[ ] Accountants and other financial services
[ ] Assets and inventory management
[ ] Assistant store managers
[ ] Buyers
[ ] Cashiers
[ ] Customer service
[ ] Consultants
[ ] Door-to-door salespeople
[ ] Entertainers
[ ] Food preparation
[ ] Human resources
[ ] Information technology
[ ] Lot attendants
[ ] Manufacturing
[ ] Mail delivery (in-house mail)
[ ] Maintenance and sanitation
[ ] Marketing and advertisements
[ ] Returns and merchandising
[ ] Sales associates
[ ] Secret shoppers
[ ] Security
[ ] Shift leads
[ ] Stockers
[ ] Store managers
[ ] Vehicle operators
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following are retail workers afforded in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] All of the below
[ ] 1 - 5 of the below (please specify):
[ ] 15 minute breaks
[ ] 30 minute breaks (i.e. lunch breaks)
[X] 45 minute breaks or longer
[X] Disability accommodations
[X] Career paths
[X] Food, water, first aid and other basic necessities
[X] Healthcare plans
[X] Living wages
[X] Mandatory justification for termination (non at-will employment)
[ ] Office parties/celebrations
[X] Paid maternity/paternity leave
[X] Paid sick leave
[X] Religious exemptions for worship, holidays, etc.
[X] Retirement plans
[X] Seats/stools
[ ] Smoke breaks
[ ] Stock options
[X] Unionization
[X] Vacation time
[X] Weekends and/or other regular days of rest
[ ] Other (please specify):

Wrapping Up

Do you have any questions, comments or concerns about this survey? No.
Can this survey be improved anywhere? No.
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Amaurita
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Posts: 192
Founded: Apr 23, 2017
Capitalizt

Postby Amaurita » Sat May 14, 2022 5:31 pm

National Info

Full name including pretitle: The United States of Amaurita
Your nation's economic system: Capitalist
Your nation's currency and symbol: United States Thaller (UST)

Your Nation's Retail from a Customer's Perspective

Are customers allowed to freely shop and buy wherever they desire?: Yes
Generally, how much money does the average customer spend at each store?: 50 UST
Generally, are prices in your nation considered low, average or high?: Generally average, there are higher end areas where prices can be more expensive (such as downtown Alderney or Columbia).
Generally, how satisfied are customers?: Mostly Satisfied.
Are there any holidays or times of year that customers are more active?: Yes.

Where do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[X] All of the below
[ ] Brick-and-mortar stores
[ ] Dealerships
[ ] Gift shops
[ ] Individual sellers
[ ] Kiosks
[ ] Market stands
[ ] Online
[ ] Personal residences (yard sales, estate sales, etc.)
[ ] Portable shelters (tents, stalls, etc.)
[ ] Shopping centers (e.g., malls)
[ ] Telephone
[ ] Other (please specify):

How do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] All of the below
[ ] Barter
[X] Cash
[X] Checks/cheques
[X] Credit/debit card
[X] Cryptocurrency
[X] Gift cards
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following trade sectors does your nation's retail include? Check all that apply:
[X] All of the below
[ ] 1 -5 of the below (please specify):
[ ] Adult entertainment
[ ] Agriculture (farmer's markets, agritourism etc.)
[ ] Arts and crafts
[ ] Aviation
[ ] Beauty products and personal care
[ ] Books (new and used)
[ ] Breweries, bars and other white alcohol markets
[ ] Cannabis dispensaries and other white drug markets
[ ] Car and other personal vehicle dealerships/rentals
[ ] Children's toys and development
[ ] Clothing
[ ] Culinary
[ ] Engineering, science and technology
[ ] Film and television
[ ] Firearms and weaponry
[ ] Fireworks and pyrotechnics
[ ] Folklore and culture
[ ] Food and restaurant
[ ] Furniture
[ ] Galleries
[ ] Gardening and horticulture
[ ] General entertainment
[ ] General hobby
[ ] General stores/superstores
[ ] Healthcare and medicine
[ ] Home care, improvement and security
[ ] Holidays
[ ] Hospitality, tourism and travel
[ ] International items
[ ] Jewelry
[ ] Magazine and newsstands
[ ] Maternity and paternity
[ ] Military surplus
[ ] Museums and history
[ ] Music
[ ] Office supplies and paper products
[ ] Online general shopping
[ ] Parties
[ ] Pets and animal care
[ ] Real estate
[ ] Religious worship
[ ] School and education
[ ] Sports
[ ] Theaters (stage and screen)
[ ] Video games
[ ] Weddings
[ ] Other (please specify):

Of the above sectors, which 3 are the largest in your nation's retail?: Food, General entertainment, and general stores.

Your Nation's Retail from a Labor Perspective

Are your citizens freely allowed to establish their own businesses?: Yes
Are your citizens freely allowed to work wherever they want?: Yes
Generally, how much does the average entry-level retail worker make per hour?: Averages range from 40,000 UST to 60,000 UST, depending on the region.
Generally, how much does the average retail manager make per hour?: Averages range from 60,000 UST to 80,000 UST, depending on the region.
Generally, how much does the average retailer (as in the business itself) make per year?: 1,000,000 UST annually after taxes and expenses.
Generally, how happy are retail workers in your nation?: Somewhat satisfied. The biggest concern many retailers have is the threat of losing retail jobs to automation.

What types of retail jobs are available in your nation? Check all that apply:
[X] All of the below
[ ] 1-5 of the below (please specify):
[ ] Accountants and other financial services
[ ] Assets and inventory management
[ ] Assistant store managers
[ ] Buyers
[ ] Cashiers
[ ] Customer service
[ ] Consultants
[ ] Door-to-door salespeople
[ ] Entertainers
[ ] Food preparation
[ ] Human resources
[ ] Information technology
[ ] Lot attendants
[ ] Manufacturing
[ ] Mail delivery (in-house mail)
[ ] Maintenance and sanitation
[ ] Marketing and advertisements
[ ] Returns and merchandising
[ ] Sales associates
[ ] Secret shoppers
[ ] Security
[ ] Shift leads
[ ] Stockers
[ ] Store managers
[ ] Vehicle operators
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following are retail workers afforded in your nation? Check all that apply:
[X] All of the below
[ ] 1 - 5 of the below (please specify):
[ ] 15 minute breaks
[ ] 30 minute breaks (i.e. lunch breaks)
[ ] 45 minute breaks or longer
[ ] Disability accommodations
[ ] Career paths
[ ] Food, water, first aid and other basic necessities
[ ] Healthcare plans
[ ] Living wages
[ ] Mandatory justification for termination (non at-will employment)
[ ] Office parties/celebrations
[ ] Paid maternity/paternity leave
[ ] Paid sick leave
[ ] Religious exemptions for worship, holidays, etc.
[ ] Retirement plans
[ ] Seats/stools
[ ] Smoke breaks
[ ] Stock options
[ ] Unionization
[ ] Vacation time
[ ] Weekends and/or other regular days of rest
[ ] Other (please specify):

Wrapping Up

Do you have any questions, comments or concerns about this survey? Nope
Can this survey be improved anywhere? Not that I can think of.
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Kahekordne Union of Spib
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Posts: 93
Founded: Jan 17, 2022
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Kahekordne Union of Spib » Sat May 14, 2022 7:02 pm

National Info

Full name including pretitle: The Republic of the Kahekordne Union of Spib
Your nation's economic system: Capitalist Welfare state
Your nation's currency and symbol: Spibean Snailer (SPS)

Your Nation's Retail from a Customer's Perspective

Are customers allowed to freely shop and buy wherever they desire?: Yes
Generally, how much money does the average customer spend at each store?: 50 to 200 Snailers
Generally, are prices in your nation considered low, average or high?: Average
Generally, how satisfied are customers?: Fairly
Are there any holidays or times of year that customers are more active?: Typically around standard religious holidays

Where do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] All of the below
[√] Brick-and-mortar stores
[√] Dealerships
[√] Gift shops
[√] Individual sellers
[√] Kiosks
[ ] Market stands
[√] Online
[√] Personal residences (yard sales, estate sales, etc.)
[ ] Portable shelters (tents, stalls, etc.)
[√] Shopping centers (e.g., malls)
[√] Telephone
[ ] Other (please specify):

How do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] All of the below
[ ] Barter
[√] Cash
[√] Checks/cheques
[√] Credit/debit card
[ ] Cryptocurrency
[√] Gift cards
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following trade sectors does your nation's retail include? Check all that apply:
[ ] All of the below
[ ] 1 -5 of the below (please specify):
[ ] Adult entertainment
[ ] Agriculture (farmer's markets, agritourism etc.)
[√] Arts and crafts
[√] Aviation
[√] Beauty products and personal care
[√] Books (new and used)
[√] Breweries, bars and other white alcohol markets
[√] Cannabis dispensaries and other white drug markets
[√] Car and other personal vehicle dealerships/rentals
[√] Children's toys and development
[√] Clothing
[√] Culinary
[√] Engineering, science and technology
[√] Film and television
[ ] Firearms and weaponry
[ ] Fireworks and pyrotechnics
[ ] Folklore and culture
[√] Food and restaurant
[√] Furniture
[ ] Galleries
[ ] Gardening and horticulture
[√] General entertainment
[√] General hobby
[√] General stores/superstores
[ ] Healthcare and medicine
[√] Home care, improvement and security
[ ] Holidays
[√] Hospitality, tourism and travel
[√] International items
[√] Jewelry
[ ] Magazine and newsstands
[ ] Maternity and paternity
[√] Military surplus
[√] Museums and history
[ ] Music
[ ] Office supplies and paper products
[ ] Online general shopping
[ ] Parties
[ ] Pets and animal care
[ ] Real estate
[ ] Religious worship
[√] School and education
[ ] Sports
[ ] Theaters (stage and screen)
[√] Video games
[ ] Weddings
[ ] Other (please specify):

Of the above sectors, which 3 are the largest in your nation's retail?: Science and technology, tourism, healthcare and medicine

Your Nation's Retail from a Labor Perspective

Are your citizens freely allowed to establish their own businesses?: Yes
Are your citizens freely allowed to work wherever they want?: Yes
Generally, how much does the average entry-level retail worker make per hour?: 17 snailers
Generally, how much does the average retail manager make per hour?: 26 snailers
Generally, how much does the average retailer (as in the business itself) make per year?: 900,000 snailers
Generally, how happy are retail workers in your nation?: Moderately happy

What types of retail jobs are available in your nation? Check all that apply:
[√] All of the below
[ ] 1-5 of the below (please specify):
[ ] Accountants and other financial services
[ ] Assets and inventory management
[ ] Assistant store managers
[ ] Buyers
[ ] Cashiers
[ ] Customer service
[ ] Consultants
[ ] Door-to-door salespeople
[ ] Entertainers
[ ] Food preparation
[ ] Human resources
[ ] Information technology
[ ] Lot attendants
[ ] Manufacturing
[ ] Mail delivery (in-house mail)
[ ] Maintenance and sanitation
[ ] Marketing and advertisements
[ ] Returns and merchandising
[ ] Sales associates
[ ] Secret shoppers
[ ] Security
[ ] Shift leads
[ ] Stockers
[ ] Store managers
[ ] Vehicle operators
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following are retail workers afforded in your nation? Check all that apply:
[√] All of the below
[ ] 1 - 5 of the below (please specify):
[ ] 15 minute breaks
[ ] 30 minute breaks (i.e. lunch breaks)
[ ] 45 minute breaks or longer
[ ] Disability accommodations
[ ] Career paths
[ ] Food, water, first aid and other basic necessities
[ ] Healthcare plans
[ ] Living wages
[ ] Mandatory justification for termination (non at-will employment)
[ ] Office parties/celebrations
[ ] Paid maternity/paternity leave
[ ] Paid sick leave
[ ] Religious exemptions for worship, holidays, etc.
[ ] Retirement plans
[ ] Seats/stools
[ ] Smoke breaks
[ ] Stock options
[ ] Unionization
[ ] Vacation time
[ ] Weekends and/or other regular days of rest
[ ] Other (please specify):

Wrapping Up

Do you have any questions, comments or concerns about this survey?
Can this survey be improved anywhere?
The flatworm will give an orange
for he is the true ruler
F**k you Israel you are unique again
Hegemony over Gabon and Ghana is good right?
(NS Stats are canon unless otherwise noted)
Informal name: Vesespib
Capital: Rukola
Largest City: Urbo Heights
Location: Western Europe/Northern Atlantic
Government: Federal Semipresidential Constitutional Monarchy
Ideology: Center to center left. A capitalist welfare state using social markets. Has enough influence to make Italy sh*t its pants
ok idrk what to put in here but I'll say I'm a human who lives in a country. Huge shocker. Mangos are pretty cool

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Union of Nobelia
Envoy
 
Posts: 239
Founded: May 31, 2019
Democratic Socialists

Postby Union of Nobelia » Sat May 14, 2022 7:12 pm

National Info

Full name including pretitle: The Parlamentary Republic of the Union of Nobelia.
Your nation's economic system: Liberal corporate socialism, trade union socialism.
Your nation's currency and symbol: E-Reyes (in english E-Kings) o Reyes Electrónico (♚). (It is digital currency, due to the abolition of the currency in 2021).

Your Nation's Retail from a Customer's Perspective

Are customers allowed to freely shop and buy wherever they desire?: Yes, due to the recent economic reform.
Generally, how much money does the average customer spend at each store?: Depending on the good or service that is being bought or rented, taking into account the price regulation in the country.
Generally, are prices in your nation considered low, average or high?:They remain low, due to the regulation law and consumer prices by the central government.
Generally, how satisfied are customers?: The rate of confidence in the consumer is 106%, it is explained that it far exceeds the expectations of the consumer (be it a national or private product).
Are there any holidays or times of year that customers are more active?: During the months of December and early January is the season that more trade occurs. The most active holidays are February 27 (the anniversary of the founding of the nation) and May 29 (Family day).

Where do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[X] Brick-and-mortar stores
[X] Dealerships
[X] Gift shops
[X] Individual sellers
[X] Kiosks
[X] Market stands
[X] Online
[X] Personal residences (yard sales, estate sales, etc.) (Legal, from the economic reform)
[X] Portable shelters (tents, stalls, etc.) (Legal, from the economic reform)
[X] Shopping centers (e.g., malls)
[X] Telephone
[X] Other (please specify): Mobile stalls (in car, mobile stall, among others), by digital and physical catalog, wellness fairs.

How do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] Barter
[ ] Cash (Abolished in the year of 2021)
[X] Checks/cheques
[X] Credit/debit card (Only debit, credits are illegal)
[X] Cryptocurrency (The currency approved by the central government is called Nobeliacoin)
[X] Gift cards (They can be physical or digital)
[X] Other (please specify):Bar codes for subcutaneous skin, personalized digital or physical card of the citizen, and and payments for smartphone applications.

Which of the following trade sectors does your nation's retail include? Check all that apply:
[X] Adult entertainment
[X] Agriculture (farmer's markets, agritourism etc.)
[X] Arts and crafts
[-] Aviation (The transport of the country is free, therefore there are no payments)
[X] Beauty products and personal care
[X] Books (new and used)
[X] Breweries, bars and other white alcohol markets
[X] Cannabis dispensaries and other white drug markets
[X] Car and other personal vehicle dealerships/rentals
[X] Children's toys and development
[X] Clothing
[X] Culinary
[X] Engineering, science and technology
[X] Film and television
[X] Firearms and weaponry
[X] Fireworks and pyrotechnics
[-] Folklore and culture (There are many high-quality free events in the country)
[X] Food and restaurant
[X] Furniture
[ ] Galleries (The sale of works of art is illegal)
[X] Gardening and horticulture
[X] General entertainment
[X] General hobby
[X] General stores/superstores
[X] Healthcare and medicine
[X] Home care, improvement and security
[X] Holidays
[X] Hospitality, tourism and travel
[X] International items
[X] Jewelry (Legal, from the economic reform)
[X] Magazine and newsstands
[X] Maternity and paternity
[X] Military surplus
[X] Museums and history (Gift shop exclusively, as these venues are free)
[X] Music
[X] Office supplies and paper products
[X] Online general shopping
[X] Parties
[X] Pets and animal care
[ ] Real estate (Real estate is run by the central government)
[X] Religious worship (
[X] School and education
[X] Sports
[X] Theaters (stage and screen)
[X] Video games
[X] Weddings
[X] Other (please specify): Express parcel.

Of the above sectors, which 3 are the largest in your nation's retail?: Engineering, science and technology; Agriculture (farmer's markets, agritourism etc.) and Books (new and used).

Your Nation's Retail from a Labor Perspective

Are your citizens freely allowed to establish their own businesses?: As of the economic reform approved on May 13, 2022, it is legal.
Are your citizens freely allowed to work wherever they want?: As of the economic reform approved on May 13, 2022, it is legal.
Generally, how much does the average entry-level retail worker make per hour?: General minimum wage 13.41 E-Kings/hour ($74.43 USD/hour)
Generally, how much does the average retail manager make per hour?: Executive General Minimum Wage 20.21 E-Kings/hour ($112.16 USD/hour)
Generally, how much does the average retailer (as in the business itself) make per year?: Before the reform, an average national retailer earned an approximate of $1,500,000.00 E-Kings (that is, $8,325,000.00 USD)
Generally, how happy are retail workers in your nation?: The employee enthusiasm rate is 107% satisfaction.

What types of retail jobs are available in your nation? Check all that apply:
[X] Accountants and other financial services
[X] Assets and inventory management
[X] Assistant store managers
[X] Buyers
[X] Cashiers
[X] Customer service
[X] Consultants
[X] Door-to-door salespeople
[X] Entertainers
[X] Food preparation
[X] Human resources
[X] Information technology
[X] Lot attendants
[X] Manufacturing
[X] Mail delivery (in-house mail)
[X] Maintenance and sanitation
[X] Marketing and advertisements
[X] Returns and merchandising
[X] Sales associates
[X] Secret shoppers
[X] Security
[X] Shift leads
[X] Stockers
[X] Store managers
[X] Vehicle operators
[X] Other (please specify): General employees or specialties required by the company (for example, supervisors, department heads, among others), artificial intelligence employee service.

Which of the following are retail workers afforded in your nation? Check all that apply:
[X] All of the below
[ ] 15 minute breaks
[ ] 30 minute breaks (i.e. lunch breaks)
[ ] 45 minute breaks or longer
[ ] Disability accommodations
[ ] Career paths
[ ] Food, water, first aid and other basic necessities
[ ] Healthcare plans
[ ] Living wages
[ ] Mandatory justification for termination (non at-will employment)
[ ] Office parties/celebrations
[ ] Paid maternity/paternity leave
[ ] Paid sick leave
[ ] Religious exemptions for worship, holidays, etc.
[ ] Retirement plans
[ ] Seats/stools
[ ] Smoke breaks
[ ] Stock options
[ ] Unionization
[ ] Vacation time
[ ] Weekends and/or other regular days of rest
[X] Other (please specify): Labor rights are final and must be fulfilled without objection or private excuse; right to protest and create sit-ins or strikes without having to notify the executive, artificial intelligence citizens are attached to these labor rights.

Wrapping Up

Do you have any questions, comments or concerns about this survey? None, specify in detail some questions that are not included in the survey.
Can this survey be improved anywhere? None.

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Frostland
Bureaucrat
 
Posts: 45
Founded: Jun 11, 2018
Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Frostland » Sat May 14, 2022 9:00 pm

The Pluricontinental Union of Frostland embraces Capitalism as an economic system, though the current government is heavily Regulating this system.
Your nation's currency and symbol: Frosten (F)

Your Nation's Retail from a Customer's Perspective

Are customers allowed to freely shop and buy wherever they desire?: Shopping areas are legally allowed, and often required if certain circumstances apply, to filter customers by demographics such as age and race (the latter being controversial but widely accepted in Frostland regardless).
Generally, how much money does the average customer spend at each store?: Frostlanders are generally conscious of spending, and the government has enacted punitive measures to prevent AND deter non-essential spending.
Generally, are prices in your nation considered low, average or high?: High due to the previous government's inflation, though the current government is mitigating the issue.
Generally, how satisfied are customers?: Generally discontented.
Are there any holidays or times of year that customers are more active?: Formerly, there were several, especially Christmas and Easter. However, the current government, being more critical of capitalism, has stamped out such holiday shopping seasons as morally disgraceful on the holidays themselves.

Where do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[X] Brick-and-mortar stores
[X] Dealerships
[-] Gift shops
[X] Individual sellers
[-] Kiosks
[X] Market stands
[X] Online
[X] Personal residences (yard sales, estate sales, etc.)
[-] Portable shelters (tents, stalls, etc.)
[X] Shopping centers (e.g., malls)
[X] Telephone
[-] Other (please specify):

How do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[-] Barter
[X] Cash
[-] Checks/cheques
[-] Credit/debit card
[Z] Cryptocurrency
[-] Gift cards
[-] Other (please specify):

Which of the following trade sectors does your nation's retail include? Check all that apply:
[-] Adult entertainment
[X] Agriculture
[X] Arts and crafts
[X] Aviation
[-] Beauty products and personal care
[X] Books
[-] Breweries, bars and other white alcohol markets
[-] Cannabis dispensaries and other white drug markets
[X] Car and other personal vehicle dealerships/rentals
[-] Children's toys and development
[X] Clothing
[X] Culinary
[-] Engineering, science and technology
[-] Film and television
[X] Firearms and weaponry
[-] Fireworks and pyrotechnics
[X] Folklore and culture
[X] Food and restaurant
[X] Furniture
[X] Galleries
[X] Gardening and horticulture
[-] General entertainment
[-] General hobby
[X] General stores/superstores
[X] Healthcare and medicine
[X] Home care, improvement and security
[-] Holidays
[X] Hospitality, tourism and travel
[-] International items
[-] Jewelry
[X] Magazine and newsstands
[-] Maternity and paternity
[X] Military surplus
[X] Museums and history
[-] Music
[X] Office supplies and paper products
[-] Online general shopping
[-] Parties
[-] Pets and animal care
[X] Real estate
[X] Religious worship
[X] School and education
[X] Sports
[X] Theaters (stage and screen)
[-] Video games
[-] Weddings
[-] Other (please specify):

Of the above sectors, Agriculture, Books, and Cars are the 3 largest in Frostland's retail.

Your Nation's Retail from a Labor Perspective

Are your citizens freely allowed to establish their own businesses?: Yes
Are your citizens freely allowed to work wherever they want?: Workplaces are regulated by demographics.
Generally, how much does the average entry-level retail worker make per hour?: F2,000
Generally, how much does the average retail manager make per hour?: F16,000
Generally, how much does the average retailer make per year?: F400,000,000
Generally, how happy are retail workers in your nation?:Marginally unsatisfied

What types of retail jobs are available in your nation? Check all that apply:
[X] Accountants and other financial services
[X] Assets and inventory management
[X] Assistant store managers
[X] Buyers
[X] Cashiers
[X] Customer service
[X] Consultants
[X] Door-to-door salespeople
[-] Entertainers
[X] Food preparation
[X] Human resources
[X] Information technology
[X] Lot attendants
[X] Manufacturing
[X] Mail delivery
[X] Maintenance and sanitation
[X] Marketing and advertisements
[X] Returns and merchandising
[X] Sales associates
[-] Secret shoppers
[X] Security
[X] Shift leads
[X] Stockers
[X] Store managers
[X] Vehicle operators
[-] Other (please specify):

Which of the following are retail workers afforded in your nation? Check all that apply: Most of these are only guaranteed for employees of the dominant ethnicity Directly by the national government
[-] 15 minute breaks
[X] 30 minute breaks
[-] 45 minute breaks or longer
[Varies by state] Disability accommodations
[X] Career paths
[X] Food, water, first aid and other basic necessities
[X] Healthcare plans
[X] Living wages
[X] Mandatory justification for termination
[-] Office parties/celebrations
[X] Paid maternity/paternity leave
[X] Paid sick leave
[X] Religious exemptions for worship, holidays, etc.
[X] Pensions
[-] Seats/stools
[-] Smoke breaks
[X] Stock options
[X] Unionization
[X] Vacation time
[X] Weekends and/or other regular days of rest
[-] Other (please specify):

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Nova Universo
Attaché
 
Posts: 74
Founded: Mar 01, 2022
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Retail in YN

Postby Nova Universo » Sun May 15, 2022 3:08 am

National Info

Full name including pretitle: The Free Land (Entity) of Nova Universo
Your nation's economic system: Regulated social market economy
Your nation's currency and symbol: Valuto (V/NUV)

Your Nation's Retail from a Customer's Perspective

Are customers allowed to freely shop and buy wherever they desire?:
Mostly. Customers can buy almost everything. However, there are a few goods which are unavailable or only sold from specialist stores.
Generally, how much money does the average customer spend at each store?:
The Entity's Economic Office estimate is that an average Nova Universoan spends about NUV 1.250 (NSD 425) for basic needs each month. They also spend about NUV 835 (NSD 280) for discretionary spending each month.
Generally, are prices in your nation considered low, average or high?:
The prices in the nation are slightly lower than the world average.
Generally, how satisfied are customers?:
Customers are generally satisfied. The Entity's Economic Office requires that a minimum 85% of customers are satisfied with the service they receive.
Are there any holidays or times of year that customers are more active?:
Retail sales volumes peak from late May to early September and from late November to early March.

Where do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[×] Brick-and-mortar stores
[×] Dealerships
[×] Gift shops
[×] Individual sellers
[×] Kiosks
[×] Market stands
[×] Online
[×] Personal residences (yard sales, estate sales, etc.)
[×] Portable shelters (tents, stalls, etc.)
[×] Shopping centers (e.g., malls)
[×] Telephone
[ ] Other (please specify):

How do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] Barter
[×] Cash
[×] Checks/cheques
[×] Credit/debit card
[- ] Cryptocurrency (some retailers accept cryptocurrencies as payment, the Economic Office discourages this practice)
[×] Gift card
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following trade sectors does your nation's retail include? Check all that apply:
[×] Adult entertainment
[×] Agriculture (farmer's markets, agritourism etc.)
[×] Arts and crafts
[×] Aviation
[×] Beauty products and personal care
[×] Books (new and used)
[×] Breweries, bars and other white alcohol markets
[×] Cannabis dispensaries and other white drug markets
[ ] Car and other personal vehicle dealerships/rentals (Personal vehicles are banned in the Entity)
[×] Children's toys and development
[×] Clothing
[×] Culinary
[×] Engineering, science and technology
[×] Film and television
[ ] Firearms and weaponry (firearms are only available to security forces)
[ ] Fireworks and pyrotechnics (fireworks are only available to security forces)
[×] Folklore and culture
[×] Food and restaurant
[×] Furniture
[×] Galleries
[×] Gardening and horticulture
[×] General entertainment
[×] General hobby
[×] General stores/superstores
[×] Healthcare and medicine
[×] Home care, improvement and security
[×] Holidays
[×] Hospitality, tourism and travel
[×] International items
[×] Jewelry
[×] Magazine and newsstands
[×] Maternity and paternity
[ ] Military surplus (there is no military service in the Entity)
[×] Museums and history
[×] Music
[×] Office supplies and paper products
[×] Online general shopping
[×] Parties
[×] Pets and animal care
[×] Real estate
[×] Religious worship
[ ] School and education (fee-paying educational establishments are banned from the Entity)
[×] Sports
[×] Theaters (stage and screen)
[×] Video games
[×] Weddings
[ ] Other (please specify):

Of the above sectors, which 3 are the largest in your nation's retail?:
Food and restaurant, folklore and culture and general stores.

Your Nation's Retail from a Labor Perspective

Are your citizens freely allowed to establish their own businesses?:
Yes. The Entity allows people to establish their own businesses
Are your citizens freely allowed to work wherever they want?:
Yes. The Entity allows people to apply and work wherever they prefer.
Generally, how much does the average entry-level retail worker make per hour?:
The average entry-level retail worker earns about NUV 60 (NSD 20) per hour.
Generally, how much does the average retail manager make per hour?:
The average retail manager earns about NUV 120 (NSD 40) per hour.
Generally, how much does the average retailer (as in the business itself) make per year?:
The average retail business earns about NUV 2,7M (NSD 900K) a year.
Generally, how happy are retail workers in your nation?:
Retail employee satisfaction is 60%, lower than the average employee satisfaction rate of 85%. The sector is beset with difficult clients, long hours, confusing regulations and high levels of employee turnover.

What types of retail jobs are available in your nation? Check all that apply:
[×] Accountants and other financial services
[×] Assets and inventory management
[×] Assistant store managers
[×] Buyers
[×] Cashiers
[×] Customer service
[×] Consultants
[×] Door-to-door salespeople
[×] Entertainers
[×] Food preparation
[×] Human resources
[×] Information technology
[×] Lot attendants
[ ] Manufacturing (there are no factories in the Entity)
[×] Mail delivery (in-house mail)
[×] Maintenance and sanitation
[×] Marketing and advertisements
[×] Returns and merchandising
[×] Sales associates
[×] Secret shoppers
[×] Security
[×] Shift leads
[×] Stockers
[×] Store managers
[×] Vehicle operators
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following are retail workers afforded in your nation? Check all that apply:
[×] 15 minute breaks
[×] 30 minute breaks (i.e. lunch breaks)
[×] 45 minute breaks or longer
[×] Disability accommodations
[×] Career paths
[×] Food, water, first aid and other basic necessities
[×] Healthcare plans
[×] Living wages
[×] Mandatory justification for termination (non at-will employment)
[ ] Office parties/celebrations (parties in workplaces are forbidden in the Entity)
[×] Paid maternity/paternity leave
[×] Paid sick leave
[×] Religious exemptions for worship, holidays, etc.
[×] Retirement plans
[×] Seats/stools
[×] Smoke breaks
[×] Stock options
[×] Unionization
[×] Vacation time
[×] Weekends and/or other regular days of rest
[×] Other (please specify):

Wrapping Up

Do you have any questions, comments or concerns about this survey?
None.
Can this survey be improved anywhere?
Maybe. I can't think about improvements to this though.

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The Chosen Peoples
Secretary
 
Posts: 31
Founded: Apr 30, 2022
Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby The Chosen Peoples » Mon May 16, 2022 11:11 am

National Info

Full name including pretitle:
Your nation's economic system:
Your nation's currency and symbol:

Your Nation's Retail from a Customer's Perspective

Are customers allowed to freely shop and buy wherever they desire?:
Generally, how much money does the average customer spend at each store?:
Generally, are prices in your nation considered low, average or high?:
Generally, how satisfied are customers?:
Are there any holidays or times of year that customers are more active?:

Where do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[X] Brick-and-mortar stores
[X] Dealerships
[X] Gift shops
[ ] Individual sellers
[ ] Kiosks
[ ] Market stands
[X] Online
[ ] Personal residences (yard sales, estate sales, etc.)
[ ] Portable shelters (tents, stalls, etc.)
[X] Shopping centers (e.g., malls)
[ ] Telephone
[ ] Other (please specify):

How do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] Barter
[X] Cash
[X] Checks/cheques
[X] Credit/debit card
[ ] Cryptocurrency
[X] Gift cards
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following trade sectors does your nation's retail include? Check all that apply:
[X] Adult entertainment
[X] Agriculture (farmer's markets, agritourism etc.)
[X] Arts and crafts
[X] Aviation
[X] Beauty products and personal care
[X] Books (new and used)
[X] Breweries, bars and other white alcohol markets
[ ] Cannabis dispensaries and other white drug markets
[X] Car and other personal vehicle dealerships/rentals
[X] Children's toys and development
[X] Clothing
[X] Culinary
[X] Engineering, science and technology
[X] Film and television
[X] Firearms and weaponry
[X] Fireworks and pyrotechnics
[X] Folklore and culture
[X] Food and restaurant
[X] Furniture
[X] Galleries
[ ] Gardening and horticulture
[X] General entertainment
[X] General hobby
[X] General stores/superstores
[X] Healthcare and medicine
[X] Home care, improvement and security
[ ] Holidays
[X] Hospitality, tourism and travel
[X] International items
[X] Jewelry
[ ] Magazine and newsstands
[ ] Maternity and paternity
[X] Military surplus
[X] Museums and history
[X] Music
[X] Office supplies and paper products
[X] Online general shopping
[X] Parties
[ ] Pets and animal care
[X] Real estate
[X] Religious worship
[X] School and education
[X] Sports
[X] Theaters (stage and screen)
[X] Video games
[X] Weddings
[ ] Other (please specify):

Of the above sectors, which 3 are the largest in your nation's retail?:

Firearms and weaponry
Religious worship
Military surplus

Your Nation's Retail from a Labor Perspective

Are your citizens freely allowed to establish their own businesses?: They must apply for permission, if not granted it's illigal
Are your citizens freely allowed to work wherever they want?: No, they may be limited for various reason
Generally, how much does the average entry-level retail worker make per hour?: $10
Generally, how much does the average retail manager make per hour?: $20
Generally, how much does the average retailer (as in the business itself) make per year?: $75,000
Generally, how happy are retail workers in your nation?: Not thrilled

What types of retail jobs are available in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] Accountants and other financial services (this is government run)
[X] Assets and inventory management
[X] Assistant store managers
[X] Buyers
[X] Cashiers
[X] Customer service
[ ] Consultants (this is government run)
[ ] Door-to-door salespeople
[X] Entertainers
[X] Food preparation (must be government approved)
[X] Human resources
[X] Information technology
[X] Lot attendants
[X] Manufacturing
[ ] Mail delivery (in-house mail)
[X] Maintenance and sanitation (this is government run)
[ ] Marketing and advertisements (this is government run)
[X] Returns and merchandising
[X] Sales associates
[ ] Secret shoppers
[X] Security (must be government approved)
[X] Shift leads
[X] Stockers
[X] Store managers (must be government approved)
[X] Vehicle operators
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following are retail workers afforded in your nation? Check all that apply:
[X] 15 minute breaks
[ ] 30 minute breaks (i.e. lunch breaks)
[ ] 45 minute breaks or longer
[X] Disability accommodations
[ ] Career paths
[X] Food, water, first aid and other basic necessities
[ ] Healthcare plans
[ ] Living wages
[ ] Mandatory justification for termination (non at-will employment)
[X] Office parties/celebrations
[X] Paid maternity/paternity leave
[X] Paid sick leave
[X] Religious exemptions for worship, holidays, etc.
[X] Retirement plans
[X] Seats/stools
[ ] Smoke breaks
[ ] Stock options
[ ] Unionization
[X] Vacation time
[ ] Weekends and/or other regular days of rest
[ ] Other (please specify):

Wrapping Up

Do you have any questions, comments or concerns about this survey?
Can this survey be improved anywhere?

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Karazicu
Spokesperson
 
Posts: 107
Founded: Feb 08, 2022
Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Karazicu » Mon May 16, 2022 5:48 pm

National Info

Full name including pretitle: The Armed Junta of Karazicu
Your nation's economic system: Socialism, small-scale regulated capitalism permitted
Your nation's currency and symbol: Karazi Credit (CR)

Your Nation's Retail from a Customer's Perspective

Are customers allowed to freely shop and buy wherever they desire?: Indeed.
Generally, how much money does the average customer spend at each store?: About 100-200CR at each store.
Generally, are prices in your nation considered low, average or high?: Prices are considered to be average.
Generally, how satisfied are customers?: Customers are rather satisfied.
Are there any holidays or times of year that customers are more active?: There is Christmas and Easter, but that's about it; the rest of the year customer activity is just about the same.

Where do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[X] Brick-and-mortar stores
[X] Dealerships
[ ] Gift shops
[X] Individual sellers
[ ] Kiosks
[X] Market stands
[X] Online; not very common
[X] Personal residences (yard sales, estate sales, etc.)
[ ] Portable shelters (tents, stalls, etc.)
[X] Shopping centers (e.g., malls)
[X] Telephone
[X] Other (please specify): State-sanctioned distribution depots

How do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] Barter
[X] Cash
[X] Checks/cheques
[X] Credit/debit card
[ ] Cryptocurrency
[ ] Gift cards
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following trade sectors does your nation's retail include? Check all that apply:
[X] Adult entertainment; not found in state-sanctioned distribution depots
[X] Agriculture (farmer's markets, agritourism etc.)
[X] Arts and crafts; not found in state-sanctioned distribution depots
[ ] Aviation
[X] Beauty products and personal care
[X] Books (new and used)
[X] Breweries, bars and other white alcohol markets
[X] Cannabis dispensaries and other white drug markets; state-sanctioned distribution depots only
[X] Car and other personal vehicle dealerships/rentals
[X] Children's toys and development
[X] Clothing
[X] Culinary
[X] Engineering, science and technology
[X] Film and television
[X] Firearms and weaponry; state-sanctioned distribution depots only, only .22 caliber
[X] Fireworks and pyrotechnics; state-sanctioned distribution depots only
[X] Folklore and culture
[X] Food and restaurant
[X] Furniture
[ ] Galleries
[ ] Gardening and horticulture
[X] General entertainment
[X] General hobby
[X] General stores/superstores
[X] Healthcare and medicine
[X] Home care, improvement and security
[X] Holidays
[ ] Hospitality, tourism and travel
[ ] International items
[X] Jewelry; not found in state-sanctioned distribution depots
[X] Magazine and newsstands
[X] Maternity and paternity
[ ] Military surplus
[X] Museums and history
[X] Music
[X] Office supplies and paper products
[X] Online general shopping
[X] Parties
[X] Pets and animal care
[X] Real estate
[ ] Religious worship
[X] School and education
[X] Sports
[X] Theaters (stage and screen)
[X] Video games
[X] Weddings
[ ] Other (please specify):

Of the above sectors, which 3 are the largest in your nation's retail?: Breweries, home improvement, furniture

Your Nation's Retail from a Labor Perspective

Are your citizens freely allowed to establish their own businesses?: Yes, although they will be quite regulated.
Are your citizens freely allowed to work wherever they want?: Yes.
Generally, how much does the average entry-level retail worker make per hour?: 20CR
Generally, how much does the average retail manager make per hour?: 25CR
Generally, how much does the average retailer (as in the business itself) make per year?: 250,000CR
Generally, how happy are retail workers in your nation?: Most have no strong feelings one way or the other.

What types of retail jobs are available in your nation? Check all that apply:
[X] Accountants and other financial services
[X] Assets and inventory management
[X] Assistant store managers
[X] Buyers
[X] Cashiers
[X] Customer service
[X] Consultants
[X] Door-to-door salespeople
[X] Entertainers
[X] Food preparation
[X] Human resources
[X] Information technology
[X] Lot attendants
[X] Manufacturing
[X] Mail delivery (in-house mail)
[X] Maintenance and sanitation
[X] Marketing and advertisements
[X] Returns and merchandising
[X] Sales associates
[ ] Secret shoppers
[X] Security
[X] Shift leads
[X] Stockers
[X] Store managers
[X] Vehicle operators
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following are retail workers afforded in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] 15 minute breaks
[X] 30 minute breaks (i.e. lunch breaks)
[ ] 45 minute breaks or longer
[X] Disability accommodations
[ ] Career paths
[ ] Food, water, first aid and other basic necessities
[ ] Healthcare plans
[X] Living wages
[ ] Mandatory justification for termination (non at-will employment)
[ ] Office parties/celebrations
[X] Paid maternity/paternity leave
[X] Paid sick leave
[X] Religious exemptions for worship, holidays, etc.
[X] Retirement plans
[ ] Seats/stools
[ ] Smoke breaks
[ ] Stock options
[ ] Unionization
[X] Vacation time
[X] Weekends and/or other regular days of rest (saturdays only)
[ ] Other (please specify):

Wrapping Up

Do you have any questions, comments or concerns about this survey? This is a little too large, and could use spoiler tags.
Can this survey be improved anywhere? It would help to put the survey in spoiler tags.
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The Milipol Junta: To control, secure, and [CENSORED]
From the ruins of a state in anarchy, the military & police fused up and formed a junta on a Mediterranean island, seeking to create a highly orderly society to avoid they went through in the State of Anarchy.
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Torisakia
Post Marshal
 
Posts: 16154
Founded: Jun 04, 2011
Anarchy

Postby Torisakia » Mon May 16, 2022 9:20 pm

National Info

Full name including pretitle: The Federal Democratic Republic of Torisakia
Your nation's economic system: Free market, Social market capitalism
Your nation's currency and symbol: Torisakian Dollars (T$)

Your Nation's Retail from a Customer's Perspective

Are customers allowed to freely shop and buy wherever they desire?: Yes
Generally, how much money does the average customer spend at each store?: T$55
Generally, are prices in your nation considered low, average or high?: Average
Generally, how satisfied are customers?: Fairly satisfied
Are there any holidays or times of year that customers are more active?: Yes, namely Independence Day and Christmas.

Where do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[X] Brick-and-mortar stores
[X] Dealerships
[X] Gift shops
[X] Individual sellers
[X] Kiosks
[X] Market stands
[X] Online
[X] Personal residences (yard sales, estate sales, etc.)
[X] Portable shelters (tents, stalls, etc.)
[X] Shopping centers (e.g., malls)
[X] Telephone
[ ] Other (please specify):

How do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] Barter
[X] Cash
[X] Checks/cheques
[X] Credit/debit card
[X] Cryptocurrency
[X] Gift cards
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following trade sectors does your nation's retail include? Check all that apply:
[X] Adult entertainment
[X] Agriculture (farmer's markets, agritourism etc.)
[X] Arts and crafts
[X] Aviation
[X] Beauty products and personal care
[X] Books (new and used)
[X] Breweries, bars and other white alcohol markets
[X] Cannabis dispensaries and other white drug markets
[X] Car and other personal vehicle dealerships/rentals
[X] Children's toys and development
[X] Clothing
[X] Culinary
[X] Engineering, science and technology
[X] Film and television
[X] Firearms and weaponry
[X] Fireworks and pyrotechnics
[X] Folklore and culture
[X] Food and restaurant
[X] Furniture
[X] Galleries
[X] Gardening and horticulture
[X] General entertainment
[X] General hobby
[X] General stores/superstores
[X] Healthcare and medicine
[X] Home care, improvement and security
[X] Holidays
[X] Hospitality, tourism and travel
[X] International items
[X] Jewelry
[X] Magazine and newsstands
[X] Maternity and paternity
[X] Military surplus
[X] Museums and history
[X] Music
[X] Office supplies and paper products
[X] Online general shopping
[X] Parties
[X] Pets and animal care
[X] Real estate
[X] Religious worship
[X] School and education
[X] Sports
[X] Theaters (stage and screen)
[X] Video games
[X] Weddings
[ ] Other (please specify):

Of the above sectors, which 3 are the largest in your nation's retail?: General stores/superstores, Sports, and Online general shopping

Your Nation's Retail from a Labor Perspective

Are your citizens freely allowed to establish their own businesses?: Yes
Are your citizens freely allowed to work wherever they want?: Yes
Generally, how much does the average entry-level retail worker make per hour?: T$40.75 an hour
Generally, how much does the average retail manager make per hour?: T$58.25 an hour
Generally, how much does the average retailer (as in the business itself) make per year?: T$1,205,000 per year
Generally, how happy are retail workers in your nation?: About average

What types of retail jobs are available in your nation? Check all that apply:
[X] Accountants and other financial services
[X] Assets and inventory management
[X] Assistant store managers
[X] Buyers
[X] Cashiers
[X] Customer service
[X] Consultants
[X] Door-to-door salespeople
[X] Entertainers
[X] Food preparation
[X] Human resources
[X] Information technology
[X] Lot attendants
[X] Manufacturing
[X] Mail delivery (in-house mail)
[X] Maintenance and sanitation
[X] Marketing and advertisements
[X] Returns and merchandising
[X] Sales associates
[X] Secret shoppers
[X] Security
[X] Shift leads
[X] Stockers
[X] Store managers
[X] Vehicle operators
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following are retail workers afforded in your nation? Check all that apply:
[X] 15 minute breaks
[X] 30 minute breaks (i.e. lunch breaks)
[X] 45 minute breaks or longer (depends of the business. Some give employees 30 minute lunch breaks while others give 1 hour)
[X] Disability accommodations
[X] Career paths
[X] Food, water, first aid and other basic necessities
[ ] Healthcare plans (All Torisakians have access to free healthcare)
[X] Living wages
[ ] Mandatory justification for termination (non at-will employment)
[ ] Office parties/celebrations
[X] Paid maternity/paternity leave
[X] Paid sick leave
[X] Religious exemptions for worship, holidays, etc.
[X] Retirement plans
[X] Seats/stools
[ ] Smoke breaks
[X] Stock options
[X] Unionization
[X] Vacation time
[X] Weekends and/or other regular days of rest
[ ] Other (please specify):

Wrapping Up

Do you have any questions, comments or concerns about this survey? No
Can this survey be improved anywhere?Maybe
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Oronia
Bureaucrat
 
Posts: 60
Founded: Jul 17, 2013
Moralistic Democracy

Postby Oronia » Mon May 16, 2022 9:35 pm

National Info

Full name including pretitle: United Realms of Oronia
Your nation's economic system: Mixed Capitalist
Your nation's currency and symbol: Orolo ($, ORL)

Your Nation's Retail from a Customer's Perspective

Are customers allowed to freely shop and buy wherever they desire?: Yes
Generally, how much money does the average customer spend at each store?: About $400 is spent on basic needs each month, with about $250 on discretionary spending each month.
Generally, are prices in your nation considered low, average or high?: Prices in the United Realms are slightly lower than the world average.
Generally, how satisfied are customers?: Customers are generally satisfied.
Are there any holidays or times of year that customers are more active?: Late June to August, late December to January

Where do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[X] Brick-and-mortar stores
[X] Dealerships
[X] Gift shops
[X] Individual sellers
[X] Kiosks
[X] Market stands
[X] Online
[X] Personal residences (yard sales, estate sales, etc.)
[X] Portable shelters (tents, stalls, etc.)
[X] Shopping centers (e.g., malls)
[X] Telephone
[ ] Other (please specify):

How do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[X] Barter
[X] Cash
[X] Checks/cheques
[X] Credit/debit card
[-] Cryptocurrency (some retailers accept cryptocurrency, although the government discourages the practice)
[X] Gift cards
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following trade sectors does your nation's retail include? Check all that apply:
[X] Adult entertainment
[X] Agriculture (farmer's markets, agritourism etc.)
[X] Arts and crafts
[X] Aviation
[X] Beauty products and personal care
[X] Books (new and used)
[X] Breweries, bars and other white alcohol markets
[X] Cannabis dispensaries and other white drug markets
[X] Car and other personal vehicle dealerships/rentals
[X] Children's toys and development
[X] Clothing
[X] Culinary
[X] Engineering, science and technology
[X] Film and television
[-] Firearms and weaponry (citizens are not able to purchase firearms as only law enforcement and military personnel are allowed to possess them; other weapons can be purchased)
[X] Fireworks and pyrotechnics
[X] Folklore and culture
[X] Food and restaurant
[X] Furniture
[X] Galleries
[X] Gardening and horticulture
[X] General entertainment
[X] General hobby
[X] General stores/superstores
[X] Healthcare and medicine
[X] Home care, improvement and security
[X] Holidays
[X] Hospitality, tourism and travel
[X] International items
[X] Jewelry
[X] Magazine and newsstands
[X] Maternity and paternity
[-] Military surplus (this is only available to law enforcement and military personnel)
[X] Museums and history
[X] Music
[X] Office supplies and paper products
[X] Online general shopping
[X] Parties
[X] Pets and animal care
[X] Real estate
[X] Religious worship
[X] School and education
[X] Sports
[X] Theaters (stage and screen)
[X] Video games
[X] Weddings
[ ] Other (please specify):

Of the above sectors, which 3 are the largest in your nation's retail?:

Your Nation's Retail from a Labor Perspective

Are your citizens freely allowed to establish their own businesses?: Yes
Are your citizens freely allowed to work wherever they want?: Yes, unless certain certificates are required.
Generally, how much does the average entry-level retail worker make per hour?: $12-$18.
Generally, how much does the average retail manager make per hour?: $22-$28.
Generally, how much does the average retailer (as in the business itself) make per year?: $98,000-$150,000
Generally, how happy are retail workers in your nation?: They are generally happy due to the pay and benefits lobbied for by the Retail Workers' Union (Spanish: Sindicato de Trabajadores Minoristas).

What types of retail jobs are available in your nation? Check all that apply:
[X] Accountants and other financial services
[X] Assets and inventory management
[X] Assistant store managers
[X] Buyers
[X] Cashiers
[X] Customer service
[X] Consultants
[X] Door-to-door salespeople
[X] Entertainers
[X] Food preparation
[X] Human resources
[X] Information technology
[X] Lot attendants
[X] Manufacturing
[X] Mail delivery (in-house mail)
[X] Maintenance and sanitation
[X] Marketing and advertisements
[X] Returns and merchandising
[X] Sales associates
[X] Secret shoppers
[X] Security
[X] Shift leads
[X] Stockers
[X] Store managers
[X] Vehicle operators
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following are retail workers afforded in your nation? Check all that apply:
[X] 15 minute breaks
[X] 30 minute breaks (i.e. lunch breaks)
[X] 45 minute breaks or longer
[X] Disability accommodations
[X] Career paths
[X] Food, water, first aid and other basic necessities
[X] Healthcare plans
[X] Living wages
[X] Mandatory justification for termination (non at-will employment)
[X] Office parties/celebrations
[X] Paid maternity/paternity leave
[X] Paid sick leave
[X] Religious exemptions for worship, holidays, etc.
[X] Retirement plans
[X] Seats/stools
[X] Smoke breaks
[X] Stock options
[X] Unionization
[X] Vacation time
[X] Weekends and/or other regular days of rest
[ ] Other (please specify):

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Northern Seleucia
Minister
 
Posts: 2517
Founded: Aug 29, 2020
Capitalist Paradise

Postby Northern Seleucia » Wed May 18, 2022 5:09 am

National Info

Full name including pretitle: The Federal Republic of Northern Seleucia
Your nation's economic system: Laissez-Faire Capitalism
Your nation's currency and symbol: Northern Seleucian Dollar ($)

Your Nation's Retail from a Customer's Perspective

Are customers allowed to freely shop and buy wherever they desire?: Yes
Generally, how much money does the average customer spend at each store?: $48.24
Generally, are prices in your nation considered low, average or high?: Low, especially with more production and the recent signing of a free trade agreement.
Generally, how satisfied are customers?: Very, ever since the Free Trade Agreement commenced.
Are there any holidays or times of year that customers are more active?: Christmas, Independence Day, Thanksgiving and Black Friday

Where do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[X] Brick-and-mortar stores
[X] Dealerships
[X] Gift shops
[X] Individual sellers
[X] Kiosks
[X] Market stands
[X] Online
[X] Personal residences (yard sales, estate sales, etc.)
[X] Portable shelters (tents, stalls, etc.)
[X] Shopping centers (e.g., malls)
[X] Telephone
[ ] Other (please specify):

How do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] Barter
[X] Cash
[X] Checks/cheques
[X] Credit/debit card
[X] Cryptocurrency
[X] Gift cards
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following trade sectors does your nation's retail include? Check all that apply:
[X] Adult entertainment
[X] Agriculture (farmer's markets, agritourism etc.)
[X] Arts and crafts
[X] Aviation
[X] Beauty products and personal care
[X] Books (new and used)
[X] Breweries, bars and other white alcohol markets
[X] Cannabis dispensaries and other white drug markets
[X] Car and other personal vehicle dealerships/rentals
[X] Children's toys and development
[X] Clothing
[X] Culinary
[X] Engineering, science and technology
[X] Film and television
[X] Firearms and weaponry
[X] Fireworks and pyrotechnics
[X] Folklore and culture
[X] Food and restaurant
[X] Furniture
[X] Galleries
[X] Gardening and horticulture
[X] General entertainment
[X] General hobby
[X] General stores/superstores
[X] Healthcare and medicine
[X] Home care, improvement and security
[X] Holidays
[X] Hospitality, tourism and travel
[X] International items
[X] Jewelry
[X] Magazine and newsstands
[X] Maternity and paternity
[X] Military surplus
[X] Museums and history
[X] Music
[X] Office supplies and paper products
[X] Online general shopping
[X] Parties
[X] Pets and animal care
[X] Real estate
[X] Religious worship
[X] School and education
[X] Sports
[X] Theaters (stage and screen)
[X] Video games
[X] Weddings
[ ] Other (please specify):

Of the above sectors, which 3 are the largest in your nation's retail?:
Firearms, Military Surplus, General Stores

Your Nation's Retail from a Labor Perspective

Are your citizens freely allowed to establish their own businesses?: Yes, it is encouraged and subsidized.
Are your citizens freely allowed to work wherever they want?: Yes
Generally, how much does the average entry-level retail worker make per hour?: $9.21/hr
Generally, how much does the average retail manager make per hour?: $15.98/hr
Generally, how much does the average retailer (as in the business itself) make per year?: $1.2 million/year
Generally, how happy are retail workers in your nation?: Very Happy, especially with government subsidies

What types of retail jobs are available in your nation? Check all that apply:
[X] Accountants and other financial services
[X] Assets and inventory management
[X] Assistant store managers
[X] Buyers
[X] Cashiers
[X] Customer service
[X] Consultants
[X] Door-to-door salespeople
[X] Entertainers
[X] Food preparation
[X] Human resources
[X] Information technology
[X] Lot attendants
[X] Manufacturing
[X] Mail delivery (in-house mail)
[X] Maintenance and sanitation
[X] Marketing and advertisements
[X] Returns and merchandising
[X] Sales associates
[X] Secret shoppers
[X] Security
[X] Shift leads
[X] Stockers
[X] Store managers
[X] Vehicle operators
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following are retail workers afforded in your nation? Check all that apply:
[X] 15 minute breaks
[X] 30 minute breaks (i.e. lunch breaks)
[X] 45 minute breaks or longer
[X] Disability accommodations
[X] Career paths
[X] Food, water, first aid and other basic necessities
[X] Healthcare plans
[X] Living wages
[X] Mandatory justification for termination (non at-will employment)
[X] Office parties/celebrations
[X] Paid maternity/paternity leave
[X] Paid sick leave
[X] Religious exemptions for worship, holidays, etc.
[X] Retirement plans
[X] Seats/stools
[X] Smoke breaks
[X] Stock options
[X] Unionization
[X] Vacation time
[X] Weekends and/or other regular days of rest
[ ] Other (please specify):

Wrapping Up

Do you have any questions, comments or concerns about this survey?
Good job, I like it.
Can this survey be improved anywhere?
Nah, bruh, you good.
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Rho Ophiuchi
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Posts: 76
Founded: Apr 26, 2021
Benevolent Dictatorship

Postby Rho Ophiuchi » Tue Jun 14, 2022 11:08 am

Hello All,

My responses are shown below.

National Info

Full name including pretitle: The City-State of Rho Ophiuchi
Your nation's economic system: Laissez-faire capitalism
Your nation's currency and symbol: Kilogram of iron equivalent (kgFeEq.)

Your Nation's Retail from a Customer's Perspective

Are customers allowed to freely shop and buy wherever they desire?: Yes.
Generally, how much money does the average customer spend at each store?: On average, customers are fairly wealthy compared to the general population, so 3500 kgFeEq. (or 315.46 NSD) would be about average for a single trip.
Generally, are prices in your nation considered low, average or high?: They are considered very low, due to the cheap labour, lack of safety or environmental regulations, and proximity of the industrial plants to the retail outlets.
Generally, how satisfied are customers?: Generally, customers are satisfied with their shopping trips.
Are there any holidays or times of year that customers are more active?: Yes - Christmas typically sees a lot of activity since a plurality of the population is christian. In addition, during slow seasons a holiday will sometimes be entirely fabricated by the news to convince everyone to go buy stuff, though this happens largely randomly.

Where do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ X] Brick-and-mortar stores
[ X] Dealerships
[ X] Gift shops
[ X] Individual sellers
[ ] Kiosks
[ X] Market stands
[ ] Online
[ ] Personal residences (yard sales, estate sales, etc.)
[ X] Portable shelters (tents, stalls, etc.)
[ X] Shopping centers (e.g., malls)
[ X] Telephone
[ ] Other (please specify):

How do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ X] Barter
[ X] Cash
[ X] Checks/cheques
[ X] Credit/debit card
[ ] Cryptocurrency
[ ] Gift cards
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following trade sectors does your nation's retail include? Check all that apply:
[ X] Adult entertainment
[ X] Agriculture (farmer's markets, agritourism etc.)
[ X] Arts and crafts
[ X] Aviation
[ X] Beauty products and personal care
[ X] Books (new and used)
[ X] Breweries, bars and other white alcohol markets
[ X] Cannabis dispensaries and other white drug markets
[ X] Car and other personal vehicle dealerships/rentals
[ X] Children's toys and development
[ X] Clothing
[ X] Culinary
[ X] Engineering, science and technology
[ X] Film and television
[ X] Firearms and weaponry
[ X] Fireworks and pyrotechnics
[ X] Folklore and culture
[ X] Food and restaurant
[ X] Furniture
[ X] Galleries
[ X] Gardening and horticulture
[ X] General entertainment
[ X] General hobby
[ X] General stores/superstores
[ X] Healthcare and medicine
quick note - while there is a national health service available that provides healthcare for free, this healthcare is generally of low quality, so the wealthy usually use private health providers that compete with the government
[ X] Home care, improvement and security
[ X] Holidays
[ X] Hospitality, tourism and travel
[ X] International items
[ X] Jewelry
[ X] Magazine and newsstands
[ X] Maternity and paternity
[ ] Military surplus
There is no military, but large stockpiles of WWII surplus items exist in the country's corporate militaries, criminal organizations, and militias. So everything that would normally be military surplus can still be bought.
[ X] Museums and history
[ X] Music
[ X] Office supplies and paper products
[ ] Online general shopping
[ X] Parties
[ X] Pets and animal care
[ X] Real estate
[ X] Religious worship
[ X] School and education
[ X] Sports
[ X] Theaters (stage and screen)
[ X] Video games
[ X] Weddings
[X] Other (please specify):
[ X] Hard drugs
[ X] Radioactive materials
[ X] Poison gas

Of the above sectors, which 3 are the largest in your nation's retail?:

Automobiles, agriculture (for the city's hydroponics systems), and real estate. International items occupy a close fourth.

Your Nation's Retail from a Labor Perspective

Are your citizens freely allowed to establish their own businesses?: Yes.
Are your citizens freely allowed to work wherever they want?: Yes, as long as the potential employer consents to hire them.
Generally, how much does the average entry-level retail worker make per hour?: Entry-level retail workers make on the order of 12 kgFeEq. per hour, or around 1.08 NSD per hour.
Generally, how much does the average retail manager make per hour?: Retail managers typically make around 150 kgFeEq. per hour, or around 13.52 NSD per hour.
Generally, how much does the average retailer (as in the business itself) make per year?: The average retail owner usually makes around 600,000 kgFeEq per employee, or around 54,078 NSD per employee per year.
Generally, how happy are retail workers in your nation?: Usually quite unhappy, though exceptions certainly exist.

What types of retail jobs are available in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ X] Accountants and other financial services
[ X] Assets and inventory management
[ X] Assistant store managers
[ X] Buyers
[ X] Cashiers
[ X] Customer service
[ X] Consultants
[ X] Door-to-door salespeople
These people usually drive vans filled with empty boxes, and pretend to be delivering the (empty) boxes to be let into one's house.
[ X] Entertainers
[ X] Food preparation
[ X] Human resources
[ X] Information technology
[ X] Lot attendants
[ X] Manufacturing
[ X] Mail delivery (in-house mail)
[ X] Maintenance and sanitation
[ X] Marketing and advertisements
[ X] Returns and merchandising
[ X] Sales associates
[ X] Secret shoppers
[ X] Security
[ X] Shift leads
[ X] Stockers
[ X] Store managers
[ X] Vehicle operators
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following are retail workers afforded in your nation? Check all that apply:

As a quick note, since many different businesses exist, I will be using a new scheme here. Blank will mean that retail workers are never afforded something, X will mean that it is mandated, and a score from 1-9 will be used for things that are done sometimes, but not mandated. 1 will mean that it is rarely done, and 9 that it is near-universally done.

[ 3] 15 minute breaks
[ 8] 30 minute breaks (i.e. lunch breaks)
[ 2] 45 minute breaks or longer
[ 1] Disability accommodations
[ 4] Career paths
[ 2] Food, water, first aid and other basic necessities
This is rarely given by the employer, but most retail workers make enough money to live, and some use hydroponics to keep themselves fed.
[ 1] Healthcare plans
[ 3] Living wages
Note that subsistence wages are near-universal for entry-level personnel.
[ ] Mandatory justification for termination (non at-will employment)
[ 7] Office parties/celebrations
[ 1] Paid maternity/paternity leave
[ 3] Paid sick leave
[ 3] Religious exemptions for worship, holidays, etc.
[ 2] Retirement plans
[ 5] Seats/stools
[ 6] Smoke breaks
[ 1] Stock options
[ 1] Unionization
Workers can usually form "unions," but retailers block employment of union members near-universally.
[ 2] Vacation time
[ 8] Weekends and/or other regular days of rest
[ ] Other (please specify):

Wrapping Up

Do you have any questions, comments or concerns about this survey? No.
Can this survey be improved anywhere? I think the survey could be improved by noting the difference between living and subsistance wages, and querying both.
Sincerely,
Rho Ophiuchi
WA puppet: Toaster Head Nation
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Magnolis
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Founded: Dec 10, 2021
Democratic Socialists

Postby Magnolis » Tue Jun 14, 2022 7:50 pm

National Info

Full name including pretitle: Democratic People's Republic of Magnolis
Your nation's economic system: Socialism
Your nation's currency and symbol: Magnolis Dollar, $

Your Nation's Retail from a Customer's Perspective

Are customers allowed to freely shop and buy wherever they desire?: Yes
Generally, how much money does the average customer spend at each store?: The average grocery trip costs about $120 to feed a family of four for a week.
Generally, are prices in your nation considered low, average or high?: Grocery prices are low, but luxury goods can be more expensive.
Generally, how satisfied are customers?: Mostly satisfied
Are there any holidays or times of year that customers are more active?: Black Friday, Independence Day, the Slavery Revolt Day, Victory over Fascism Day, Winter Holidays (Solstice, Christmas, New Years, etc), and Valentine's Day are the most active shopping days.

Where do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[X] Brick-and-mortar stores
[X] Dealerships
[X] Gift shops
[X] Individual sellers
[X] Kiosks
[X] Market stands
[X] Online
[X] Personal residences (yard sales, estate sales, etc.)
[X] Portable shelters (tents, stalls, etc.)
[X] Shopping centers (e.g., malls)
[ ] Telephone
[ ] Other (please specify):

How do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] Barter
[X] Cash
[X] Checks/cheques
[X] Credit/debit card
[ ] Cryptocurrency
[X] Gift cards
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following trade sectors does your nation's retail include? Check all that apply:
[X] Adult entertainment
[X] Agriculture (farmer's markets, agritourism etc.)
[X] Arts and crafts
[ ] Aviation
[X] Beauty products and personal care
[X] Books (new and used)
[X] Breweries, bars and other white alcohol markets
[X] Cannabis dispensaries and other white drug markets
[X] Car and other personal vehicle dealerships/rentals
[X] Children's toys and development
[X] Clothing
[X] Culinary
[X] Engineering, science and technology
[X] Film and television
[ ] Firearms and weaponry
[ ] Fireworks and pyrotechnics
[X] Folklore and culture
[X] Food and restaurant
[X] Furniture
[X] Galleries
[X] Gardening and horticulture
[X] General entertainment
[X] General hobby
[X] General stores/superstores
[X] Healthcare and medicine
[X] Home care, improvement and security
[X] Holidays
[X] Hospitality, tourism and travel
[X] International items
[X] Jewelry
[X] Magazine and newsstands
[X] Maternity and paternity
[ ] Military surplus
[ ] Museums and history
[X] Music
[X] Office supplies and paper products
[X] Online general shopping
[X] Parties
[X] Pets and animal care
[ ] Real estate
[X] Religious worship - Residents can usually purchase religious items such as prayer rugs, rosaries, scripture, and more at private shops.
[X] School and education
[X] Sports
[X] Theaters (stage and screen)
[X] Video games
[X] Weddings
[ ] Other (please specify):

Of the above sectors, which 3 are the largest in your nation's retail?: Agriculture/food, hospitality, and music.

Your Nation's Retail from a Labor Perspective

Are your citizens freely allowed to establish their own businesses?: Somewhat, business owners are sometimes scrutinized by the government. It is easier to set up co-operative businesses.
Are your citizens freely allowed to work wherever they want?: Yes
Generally, how much does the average entry-level retail worker make per hour?: $16/hour
Generally, how much does the average retail manager make per hour?: $20/hour
Generally, how much does the average retailer (as in the business itself) make per year?: This information is hard to measure or not made public as a trade secret.
Generally, how happy are retail workers in your nation?: Unionized workers and co-operative workers tend to report higher satisfaction than non-union and non-cooperative workers.

What types of retail jobs are available in your nation? Check all that apply:
[X] Accountants and other financial services
[X] Assets and inventory management
[X] Assistant store managers
[ ] Buyers
[X] Cashiers
[X] Customer service
[ ] Consultants
[ ] Door-to-door salespeople
[X] Entertainers
[X] Food preparation
[X] Human resources
[X] Information technology
[ ] Lot attendants
[X] Manufacturing
[X] Mail delivery (in-house mail)
[X] Maintenance and sanitation
[X] Marketing and advertisements
[X] Returns and merchandising
[X] Sales associates
[ ] Secret shoppers
[X] Security
[X] Shift leads
[ ] Stockers
[X] Store managers
[ ] Vehicle operators
[ ] Other (please specify):

Which of the following are retail workers afforded in your nation? Check all that apply:
[X] 15 minute breaks
[X] 30 minute breaks (i.e. lunch breaks)
[ ] 45 minute breaks or longer
[X] Disability accommodations
[X] Career paths
[X] Food, water, first aid and other basic necessities
[X] Healthcare plans
[X] Living wages
[ ] Mandatory justification for termination (non at-will employment) - This is usually covered in union contracts, but not as a matter of law.
[X] Office parties/celebrations
[X] Paid maternity/paternity leave
[X] Paid sick leave
[X] Religious exemptions for worship, holidays, etc.
[X] Retirement plans
[X] Seats/stools
[X] Smoke breaks
[ ] Stock options - Usually offered in union contracts
[X] Unionization
[X] Vacation time
[X] Weekends and/or other regular days of rest
[ ] Other (please specify):

Wrapping Up

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Coconut Palm Island
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Founded: Feb 16, 2018
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

Postby Coconut Palm Island » Tue Jun 14, 2022 8:38 pm

National Info

Full name including pretitle: The Kingdom of Coconut Palm Island
Your nation's economic system: Mixed Economy-- capitalist with socialist features
Your nation's currency and symbol: 1 Sand Dollar (SD) (equivalent to 2 NSD/USD)

Your Nation's Retail from a Customer's Perspective

Are customers allowed to freely shop and buy wherever they desire?: Yes
Generally, how much money does the average customer spend at each store?: Around 30SD (60NSD/USD)
Generally, are prices in your nation considered low, average or high?: Essential items are cheap due to no sales tax and government interventions, but non-essential items are fairly expensive, due to a high non-essential item sales tax, and our status as an Island nation making it difficult to import items cheaply
Generally, how satisfied are customers?: Fairly satisfied-- the largest concern is that, as an Island, we lack the variety of items available that the mainland has, unless a person is fine with longer shipping times, but this is slowly being overcome (e.g., a citizen could probably find a pair of shoes from the brand they like, but if they want a very specific pair, they may have to order them and wait on delivery)
Are there any holidays or times of year that customers are more active?: Around Christmas (as a mostly-Christian nation) and other gift-giving religious holidays; also on June 1 (Election Day every year) and July 1 (when the newly-elected Senate is seated each year)

Where do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[X ] Brick-and-mortar stores
[X ] Dealerships
[X ] Gift shops
[X ] Individual sellers (less common)
[X ] Kiosks
[X ] Market stands
[X ] Online (quickly increasing in popularity)
[X ] Personal residences (yard sales, estate sales, etc.)
[X ] Portable shelters (tents, stalls, etc.) (allowed, but rarely used)
[X ] Shopping centers (e.g., malls)
[X ] Telephone
[X ] Other (please specify): the Government sometimes buys items in bulk and re-sells them to citizens at a cheap rate to secure a bulk discount, so citizens sometimes shop at government warehouses

How do customers shop in your nation? Check all that apply:
[ ] Barter (technically illegal, although no one would ever be ticketed under this law)
[X ] Cash
[X ] Checks/cheques
[X ] Credit/debit card
[ ] Cryptocurrency (heavily regulated)
[X ] Gift cards
[X ] Other (please specify): Citizens' national IDs can have microchips, matched to their fingerprint for security, which are directly linked to their bank accounts (this is optional and privacy-concerned citizens can opt out)

Which of the following trade sectors does your nation's retail include? Check all that apply:
[X ] Adult entertainment
[X ] Agriculture (farmer's markets, agritourism etc.)
[X ] Arts and crafts
[X ] Aviation
[X ] Beauty products and personal care
[X ] Books (new and used) (mostly e-books)
[X ] Breweries, bars and other white alcohol markets
[X ] Cannabis dispensaries and other white drug markets (all drugs are legal in Coconut Palm Island
[X ] Car and other personal vehicle dealerships/rentals
[X ] Children's toys and development
[X ] Clothing
[X ] Culinary
[X ] Engineering, science and technology
[X ] Film and television
[X ] Firearms and weaponry (most citizens have the right to bear arms, but it is heavily regulated)
[X ] Fireworks and pyrotechnics (heavily regulated)
[X ] Folklore and culture
[X ] Food and restaurant
[X ] Furniture
[X ] Galleries
[X ] Gardening and horticulture
[X ] General entertainment
[X ] General hobby
[X ] General stores/superstores
[X ] Healthcare and medicine (well, technically this is paid for by the government in most cases)
[X ] Home care, improvement and security
[X ] Holidays
[X ] Hospitality, tourism and travel (tourism is the nation's largest industry)
[X ] International items
[X ] Jewelry
[X ] Magazine and newsstands
[X ] Maternity and paternity
[X ] Military surplus
[X ] Museums and history
[X ] Music
[ ] Office supplies and paper products (except for those with medical needs or in special circumstances, citizens are highly encouraged to use technlogy rather than paper and office supplies)
[X ] Online general shopping
[X ] Parties
[X ] Pets and animal care
[X ] Real estate
[X ] Religious worship
[X ] School and education
[X ] Sports
[X ] Theaters (stage and screen)
[X ] Video games
[X ] Weddings
[ ] Other (please specify):

Of the above sectors, which 3 are the largest in your nation's retail?:
1) Hospitality, tourism, and travel
2) Healthcare and medicine (the Island manufactures and exports quite a bit of medicine and medical equipment
3) Legalized drug markets (cannabis and all other drugs)-- often goes hand in hand with tourism

Your Nation's Retail from a Labor Perspective

Are your citizens freely allowed to establish their own businesses?: Yes, subject to government approval, a fee, and completion of an online business ethics course
Are your citizens freely allowed to work wherever they want?: Yes
Generally, how much does the average entry-level retail worker make per hour?: An entry-level worker might make minimum wage, 10 SD (=20 NSD/USD), or slightly more (15 SD/hr is competitive for entry-level). This is possible because executive salaries are limited as a proportion of the lowest-paid workers in the company-- to give the CEO a raise beyond that point, you have to pay the lowest-paid workers more, too
Generally, how much does the average retail manager make per hour?:
Generally, how much does the average retailer (as in the business itself) make per year?: Varies widely
Generally, how happy are retail workers in your nation?: Generally, very happy, because unions are extremely strong, and the King and the Senate are very pro-union. While our workplaces still resemble those in other nations, we strive to treat our workers better, and create more egalitarian workplaces.

What types of retail jobs are available in your nation? Check all that apply:
[X ] Accountants and other financial services
[X ] Assets and inventory management
[X ] Assistant store managers
[X ] Buyers
[X ] Cashiers
[X ] Customer service
[X ] Consultants
[ ] Door-to-door salespeople (typically prohibited)
[X ] Entertainers
[X ] Food preparation
[X] Human resources
[X ] Information technology
[ ] Lot attendants (typically not used)
[X ] Manufacturing
[X ] Mail delivery (in-house mail)
[X ] Maintenance and sanitation
[X ] Marketing and advertisements
[X ] Returns and merchandising
[X ] Sales associates
[ ] Secret shoppers (typically not used)
[X ] Security (by law, only honorably-discharged military members, or retired (not fired) police officers can work security in certain settings)
[X ] Shift leads
[X ] Stockers
[X ] Store managers
[X ] Vehicle operators
[X ] Other (please specify): Worker's advocate (required by law in companies with over 250 employees, usually a leader in the union)

Which of the following are retail workers afforded in your nation? Check all that apply:
[X ] 15 minute breaks (Employees must have a 15-minute break every 2.5 hours of work, plus any required meal break)
[ ] 30 minute breaks (i.e. lunch breaks)
[X ] 45 minute breaks or longer (Workers working more than 6 hours are entitled to a 45 minute lunch break, which increases to 60 minutes if they are working at least 8 hours. In most workplaces, an hour for lunch is typical, with the exception of fast food restaurants where food is readily available).
[X ] Disability accommodations (discrimination on the basis of disability is a serious offense, sometimes even a criminal one, in Coconut Palm Island)
[X ] Career paths (depends on the company)
[X ] Food, water, first aid and other basic necessities (Mandated by law)
[N/A-- universal healthcare] Healthcare plans
[X ] Living wages-- if you consider 10SD, the equivalent of 20 NSD or USD to be living
[X ] Mandatory justification for termination (non at-will employment) (companies can choose not to provide a reason if they're willing to pay a rather generous severance package-- as long as the reason isn't illegal, such as discrimination)
[X ] Office parties/celebrations (believe it or not, union contract negotiations led to companies being mandated to throw each employee a small celebration on their birthday, of at least 20 minutes, and with cake or similar)
[X ] Paid maternity/paternity leave (the government mandates at least 6 months per parent, but unions routinely negotiate more)
[X ] Paid sick leave
[X ] Religious exemptions for worship, holidays, etc. (within reason, as negotiated by employers and unions)
[X ] Retirement plans (Not really applicable, as retirees are given monthly stipends by the government, and that is enough for most people to retire on
[X ] Seats/stools (Forcing a worker to stand when it is not necessary for their job is actually a criminal offense)
[X ] Smoke breaks (There is no formal rule about this, but it is understood)
[ ] Stock options (Rare for retail workers)
[X ] Unionization (Required by law for all labor forces of more than 25 workers)
[X ] Vacation time (Required by the government)
[X ] Weekends and/or other regular days of rest
[X ] Other (please specify): The ability to request arbitration to resolve conflicts over working conditions

Wrapping Up

Do you have any questions, comments or concerns about this survey?
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King of Coconut Palm Island
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