PRICES TO OTHER MILITARY
Nonexcess salable stock items of ships store
are sold at cost price to other military activities
except as follows:
Sales to the commanding officer of ships
store stock for recreational purposes must be
made at the retail price.
Sales to ships not operating ships stores
must be made at the retail price when the
transferring ship provides a composite recreation
fund. What this basically means is the requesting
ship shares in the profits of the supporting ship;
for example, SSNs supported by an AS.
Authorized cigar messes.
Merchant ships and foreign governments.
A markdown is a reduction of a previously
established price. It is used to stimulate sales of
slow-moving merchandise or damaged goods.
Markdowns are done only on the authority of a
Retail Price Change, NAVSUP Form 983,
approved by the ships store officer.
When a markdown is necessary, it is best to
mark down a substantial amount, rather than a
small amount one day and a little more a couple
of days later. Make a markdown large enough to
stimulate the sale now, rather than have the
customers try to wait until you have reached your
lowest point of reduction. Initial markdowns of
25 percent or 50 percent are not uncommon in
the retail trade and should be taken when
necessary to stimulate sale of the item.
All markdowns should be prominently
displayed so that the customers may notice the
Standard clothing items are
on a NAVSUP Form 983, but
Report of Survey, DD Form
cedures are covered elsewhere
A ships store must display
not marked down
are reduced on a
200. These pro-
in this manual.
its prices for each
article so that customers can see the prices. Some
articles do not lend themselves to individual price
marking. These include beef pepperoni sticks,
belts, books, candy, chewing gum, cigarettes,
combs, flint lighters, greeting cards, handker-
chiefs, key rings/chains, magazines, matches,
postcards, rating badges, ship photographs,
shoelaces, shower shoes, soaps, toothbrush
holders, and wick lighters. The selling price for
these items should be plainly marked on the bin
or shelf holding these items by use of signs or price
The ROM system will generate shelf labels that
identify the stock number and price. The ROM
Terminal Users Guide (TUG) provides
instructions on how to produce these labels that
can be used for all items in the retail store, but
you should make sure all items not mentioned
previously are also marked with the price
individually. This will help you in selling,
merchandising, inventorying, while at the same
time prevent price manipulation. A standardized
price marker and price tags should be used.
Information on these items is available in the
Ships Store Afloat Basic Display and Signing
Requirement, NAVRESSO VM SUP.
When you receive merchandise into the retail
store or snack bar, you will price the merchandise
using the retail price list on the Intra-Store
Transfer Data, NAVSUP Form 973. When you
are using the price marker, attach the price tickets
to each item without damaging the product or
product container itself. You should also attach
tickets uniformly on similar items so they can be
easily seen when you are ringing the prices up on
the cash register. Never use crayons or grease
pencils to mark merchandise because the price can
be easily altered. Never re-mark any merchandise
unless you have a Retail Price Change, NAVSUP
Form 983, approved by the ships store officer.
Always have a price list available in the retail
store near the cash register so you can check
prices when you are not sure. You should use a
copy of the Ships Store Inventory Count Sheet,
NAVSUP Form 238, for this purpose and make
changes to this price list as required in
HANDLING CASH FROM SALES
The sales outlet operator is responsible to the
ships store officer for the proper handling of all