Thrillers, Fillers and Spillers.

Thrillers, Fillers and Spillers. Ideas To Reduce Markdowns That Deserve Your Undivided Attention – Right Now Before Your Sales Start! Gardening really isn’t my thing.  How about you?  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE being surrounded by the beauty that flowers provide. You also know that I love numbers and processes.  I was ecstatic to learn that there was a … Read More

One Way To Make Your Life Easier

One Way To Make Your Life Easier   My goal is always to make your job easier and point out ways that you can do something once and re-use it! I know how many hats you wear and how much you have to do.  I like to call this a “Rinse and Repeat”. Who doesn’t love that?  Let’s dig in! … Read More

Merchandising Your Point of Sale Area…To Make You Money

By Nicole Rehyle Have you ever thought about those valuable minutes when a customer is standing in front of you ready to make a purchase? There are many ways to view this scenario. You can be grateful, happy and excited that you are making a sale. Who doesn’t like that? But you can also still be in “sales” mode without … Read More

Q and A Time

You all asked such great questions after the “Avoid A Holidaze” webinar I decided to answer some more here. There were some from last year that I included because they were good! Thanks so much for joining us. It means the world to me to be able to support you– and it was fun to give out those prizes! How … Read More

My team is making me crazy…

Dear Cathy, Do you allow other employees to do markdowns (or be in charge of them and make them)? How do you handle delegating that job (one specific employee)? Also, is it okay (wise, smart…..not sure of the right word to use here) to make a rule that NO MARKDOWNS are to be taken without my approval? Any reason this … Read More

How Not To Lead Your Team

When we start working with clients, big changes happen. They completely change the way they look at their inventory. It becomes clear that EVERY buying decision is a decision of investment. We specifically show them how to balance inventory they own. This makes sure that they have exactly the right amount of inventory in the right areas (or classes) of … Read More

Do This BEFORE You Go To Your Next Trade Show – Or Stay Home

It is trade show time again. It’s time to start placing orders for the next season. It is a time filled with hope and possibility. Buying is the reason you opened your store in the first place, right? There is one thing that you must do before you go. In fact, if you don’t do it – you shouldn’t waste … Read More

You MUST Ignore Your Best Customers Now

What I know for certain is that there are 3 different customers that shop in your store. A. B. C. You have to treat them differently at different times of the year. The ‘A’ customer is your best customer. They represent the 20% of your customers that generate 80% of your sales. Check it out. It happens every single time. … Read More