With enough brass the goods store can be purchased by interacting with the ledger sitting on the shop counter.
Once purchased the previous owner will leave, gifting you any items that were in stock at the time.
Interact with the sign outside to open and close your store. The store will automatically close if you leave the region and have no worker employed
The important thing about running the goods store is to keep the shelves stocked. As people buy items, stock will be depleted and its your job to replace it with items you've harvested or crafted.
Secondary to that you must price up each item you sell. Too low and you'll find it hard to turn a profit but you'll get a great reputation with the locals. Too high and the locals will will be slow to boost your reputation but you'll earn a profit significantly faster.
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The ledger on your counter has tabs with various helpful pages for running your business
Check you profit and loss on a weekly/yearly level, and look at your previous transaction and Rep gains
You can hire workers from here. You can change their pay and see their stamina.
To regain stamina, give them breaks or gift them food. A tired worker has their stats affected.
You can also see a worker's happiness level. Pay and stamina can affect this, as well as friendship level.
An unhappy worker is amore discourteous to customers, affecting service reputation and will not gain exp.
This page also allows you to fire an employee.
The employees' hours may be set here, and who works on which day
You will gain reputation when a customer is pleased with service and price.
This fills in for the current region you are in and will give you a perk point when full.
Any further reputation will keep adding up and will spill into the next region. This means that customers will start to appear from that region as they have heard about your shop.
Once that region's Rep has been filled, you again get a perk point, and the Rep spills into the next region.
Any perk points gained can be spent on perks within the ledger. Every perk comes with a small description and many have multiple stages to upgrade.
Your earned shop Rep adds onto your Grandmaster total, building up your Renown levels.
Once you have unlocked them with the Tinker in Tir Na Nog, you can specialise your shop which brings new perks. This page lets you view and unlock those perks.
Each NPC has 10 stats, and 4 of these come into play when working in the goods store.
- Barter: Their bartering skill level
- Charm: Offsets and negative Rep from slow service or overpricing
- Speed: Affects the speed of service. Customer's have a limited patience so the quicker you serve, the better
- Stamina: How long they can work before tiredness affects their other stats.
The worker stats are affected by age but additionally gain experience to level up the stats used in their current job.
Certain recipes and items may also increase (or decrease) the worker's stats.
Customers have a theshold on what they will pay for items. Too expensive, and they may buy it but be unhappy, affectiong Rep.
Customers love things way cheaper than the base price though. It is worth watching their comments for guidance.
As your rep grows, so does the threshold before they become unhappy.
There is a 50/50 chance that a customer may want to haggle.
To serve a customer, stand behind your counter and interact.
If the barter wheel appears, press the relevant button to stop the pointer in the green zone.
Win, and you can eke out some extra brass without affecting Rep.
Stock & Storage
The cupboard in the top left becomes your stock cupboard when you own a store. Here you can store items for workers to us
After opening the stock cupboard you'll be able to see the items you currently have in storage as well as the items in your inventory.
Along the top of the stock cupboard are the various categories you can tab through. Each category holds a different type of item, helping to keep your storage organised.
To change tabs:
- Mouse: Click on the tab
- Keyboard: Use the tab keys
- Gamepad: Left and right bumper
Your storage space is limited for each of the categories. Once its full you can't add any more items to that section of the stock cupboard.
To add items to the stock cupboard:
- Mouse: Left click to move one item. Right click to move a stack
- Keyboard: E key to move one item
- Gamepad: A button to move one item. X button to move a stack
If you're short on stock you can order more.
Pick what items you wish to order from the list and wait until the delivery day. The items will be dropped off into storage, unless you have staff working that day, then they may distribuite them for sale.
The more expensive the box you order, the higher the quality of the items inside.