As an acupuncturist, your primary focus is on the health of your patients, but you should never lose focus on the health of your practice. By offering post-treatment retail products that benefit your patients, you can also increase your practice’s revenue by $500-5000 per month per practitioner. Along with carrying well-known brands of products, an additional option is white labeling products under your own brand name. There are options available for white-labeling herbal supplements and topical products that allow you to offer your own branded products without any additional effort. In fact, the product margins are higher, the relative investment in inventory is low, and patients ultimately have to repurchase through you versus an online retailer. If you are not yet carrying retail-including white-label products, your practice is likely missing a key income driver that will contribute to the health of your practice.
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