|shop = variety_store|
|A variety store or price-point retailer is a retail store that sells inexpensive items|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: De facto|
|Tools for this tag|
A variety store or price-point retailer is a retail store that sells inexpensive items, usually with a single price point for all items in the store. Typical merchandise includes cleaning supplies, toys, and confectionery.
Other names include "dollar store", "discount store", "bargain store", "bargain basement". Common franchise/brand names in the UK: poundstretcher, poundland, everything's a pound, 99p store (and many more). Common Brands/chains of these in the USA include Dollar Tree, Dollar General, Family Dollar, and Ollie's. In Canada, Dollarama is the largest dollar store chain.
How to map
As with other types of shops, place the shop=variety_store tag on a node at the centre point of the building, or draw an area around the building outline.
Roughly equivalent values
The following values for key:shop are in use as of January 2013; these have roughly the same meaning as tag:shop=variety_store and could, pending individual tag instance review, be replaced or consolidated to tag:shop=variety_store:
- dollar, dollar_store, dollar store, Dollar Store
- shop=department_store - Can be similar, but generally higher quality goods. Less compact shelves and might not have aisles with trolleys/shopping carts.
- shop=supermarket - aisles with trolleys/carts, but tends be a lot more about food including perishable foods.
- shop=hardware - Some overlap, with product types, particularly kitchenware & homewares, but hardware is more typically about nuts and bolts and tools etc.
- shop=gift - shop selling gifts / greetings cards
Related terms: ‹ variety store ›