AIWON Mall Isekai Store, Grand Opening Today! - Chapter 44
“Yesterday’s sales were 203,000 yen. In order to exceed monthly sales of one billion yen, we still need to take further measures.”
“You’re aiming to set a new record! So, what’s your plan, Naoya?”
It was the ninth day since I became the manager of the Aion Mall Otherworldy Store.
Our new offerings, cutlets, hamburgers, and beef stew, launched since yesterday, were well-received in the food court.
With 81 customers and sales of 203,000 yen, it seemed to be a record for the Aion Mall Otherworldy Store since its opening. It’s too little.
…Even though it’s Aion! It’s the Aion Mall, you know, where the spacious parking lot becomes full and the surrounding roads get congested on weekends!
Well, this is a different world, and there are no cars here.
“The methods for boosting sales have already been decided. Let’s start by 4P!”
“F- 4P…?! D-don’t tell me… Naoya, are you not satisfied with just one person?! Are you planning to attack me with two other men?! Will the three of you toy with me and defile me…? Kuuh, kill me!”
“Not that kind of 4 P. By the way, it’s impressive that you understood the meaning in the context of a 4 P. This translation ring is amazing. And where did the two men come from?”
“4 P… Naoya-san, Chloe-san, myself, and Barbera-chan make exactly four people. It’s my first time, so please be gentle… No, even if you treat me roughly, I can resurrect, so if Naoya-san desires it…”
“Chloe, is Anna-san, right? Please calm down. I don’t have any perverted desires, so I’m not attracted even if you appeal with undead-specific play.”
“…What does 4 P mean?”
“I want Barbera to remain pure. I don’t want these two adults to teach her weird things. Even though Barbera is the oldest among us.”
I stroke Barbera’s head as she looks up at me.
Barbera squints her eyes as if ticklish.
…Ah, it’s healing.
“Come back, Chloe. And you too, Anna-san.”
I clap my hands and shake the two who were lost in their fantasies, bringing them back to reality.
“N-Naoya, when are we going to have a 4P? Where are we going to have a 4P? I need to prepare for it too, you know.”
“Chloe, just stay quiet. I’m not talking about that kind of 4P. I mean the four Ps of marketing basics.”
I swallow the words “disqualified elf” that I shouldn’t casually spoke.
Anna-san must have realized that the 4P she imagined is different because her usually pale face is now bright red.
“Product refers to the food, but it’s easier to understand if I say ‘product.’ Price is about the pricing, Place refers to the location, and Promotion is about advertising and sales promotion.”
“Huh? Naoya, are you suddenly being serious?”
“I’ve been serious from the beginning, you clumsy knight. In short, let’s review these four things.”
“Oh, right, Naoya! I never thought for a moment that your beastly desires were overflowing since morning!”
Ignoring Chloe, who insists while avoiding eye contact, I continue speaking.
“4P is a fundamental framework, but another well-known one is the 3C.”
“Wh-What? I’m one of the three?! Naoya, I still can’t use the clone technique!”
“I see, Chloe starts with C. It’s weird that alphabets work in a different world. The ring translation is dangerous. What is this, Nacchan? Hey, wait, Chloe, what do you mean by ‘still’? Will you be able to use the clone technique eventually?” (Nacchan is like a beverage product in JP when I searched it on google)
“T-Then, does 3C mean the number of times?! M-Me, three times?! Ugh, are people from another world beasts?!”
“For goodness’ sake, get your mind out of the gutter, you pervert. I’m telling you it’s something different.”
I sigh and hold my head as Chloe continues to let her imagination run wild even in the early morning before the store opens.
The conversation isn’t progressing.
I asked her to come in early today because there’s something I want to do before opening.
“Ah, well, I’ll explain the 3C another time. Based on yesterday’s feedback, the pricing for the prepared food seems fine as it is. I think having a special sale is a good idea, but in that case, we should focus on sales and promotion.”
Chloe finally starts to listen quietly.
Anna-san nods approvingly.
Barbera is standing with her eyes closed. She seems completely uninterested… Well, she’s a dragon, after all. Even though she’s the oldest in terms of actual age!
“Regarding the product, I have an idea, so let me handle it.”
“Naoya, then what should I do? I’ll do anything to avoid being called a clumsy knight! I’ll do anything as a Holy Knight! I swear!”
“You said ‘anything,’ didn’t you?”
“N-Naoya? W-What’s with that smile? Hah! So, it is an attack from the three of you after all! To trap me, Chloe, the Holy Knight! What a cunning strategist you are!”
“…Seems like you’d fall for a goblin trap too.”
“Naoya-san, I’ll help too. The remaining P is Promotion, which is about advertising and sales promotion, right?”
“Indeed, Anna-san, you’re smart. Even though Chloe used to be the former store manager.”
“…I’ll do my best.”
I managed to get a confession out of Chloe, and Anna-san and Barbera showed her enthusiasm as well.
I haven’t said anything yet, nor have I conveyed what I want them to do, but they’re already willing to do it.
“Kukuku. Well then, just wait here for a moment, all three of you.”
Leaving those words behind, I headed towards the back yard of the Aion Mall Otherwordly store.
With a smile hidden from the view of the three.
Oh, I made eye contact with a ghost, and it quickly escaped as if it had seen something dangerous.
“Na-Na-Naoya! What is this? What in the world is this?!”
“What’s wrong, Chloe?”
“It’s as Chloe said! What’s this, Naoya-san? What is this?!”
“…A piece of cloth?”
Chloe approaches me, her face red.
Not just Chloe, Anna-san’s face is also flushed.
Barbera pinches her shoulder and tilts her head in curiosity.
“What do you mean, ‘What is this’? It’s a swim-suit, you know?”
“A swimsuit, this is a swimsuit! W-What’s this? It’s just underwear!”
“Uhm, Chloe is wearing a bikini. As expected of an elf, she has a great figure. Her style is…”
“Aww, Naoya, you’re complimenting me! Thank you, Naoya!”
“She calmed down easily and she’s too simple-minded. And she hasn’t noticed the ‘is-‘ yet.”
“Naoya-san, I won’t be fooled! My underwear is drawers, so this is the most obscene one! What is this?”
“Anna-san, yours is a one-piece swimsuit. Moreover, it’s the type that is open from the cleavage to around the navel. It’s very sexy.”
“S-Sexy? M-Me, sexy? Th-, that’s the first time I’ve been called that.”
“Oh, Barbera’s is a school swimsuit. I never thought that the designated swimsuit sold at the nearby school would be brought here to the Kasugano store. It looks good on you, Barbera.”
I pat Barbera’s head, and she looks happy to receive the compliment.
I wasn’t sure how things would turn out, but for now, I succeeded in getting them to wear the swimsuits.
“Alright! Now, hold this and stand together, all three of you! Barbera, who is shorter, should be in the front, and Chloe and Anna-san should be behind her! Come on, get closer!”
To push through this, I give loud instructions.
Driven by my momentum, the three of them line up in their swimsuits.
“Alright! Let’s take the picture! All three of you, look at this ca-me-ra!”
Before they can question it, I keep giving instructions energetically.
One of the four Ps, Promotion.
Advertising and sales promotion require photographs.
…The meaning of swimsuit attire?
I-I didn’t dress them in swimsuits because I wanted to see them or anything!
Well, there are many merchants and adventurers passing by on the street, and it’s mostly men!
I intend to take pictures of them properly dressed as well!
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