In 1993, The first JOB LOT Open with the idea of operating a low overhead, self service retail store. Joe Ben believed he could offer his customers a variety of high-quality, good value merchandise for under $1. Because he had grown up in his family’s retail store, he understood value, quality and customer satisfaction.
In October 1993, The first Job Lot store Opened in Jamica Queens, New York, and was Right from the start big Success, Job Lot had a well developed philosophy of what Good Service would be and how it would operate, a philosophy from which “the customers are the boss, and you need to keep them happy.”
He created a general floorplan that he used in each of his stores that allowed customers to easily shop for their favorite products in any Job Lot store. With the stores uniformly laid out and stocked, store managers were able to focus on providing good customer service. This concept for a self serve, cash and carry neighborhood discount store in low to middle income neighborhoods proved so successful that today Job Lot is The Best Neighborhood Store!