And now just a little of that human touch (Part 3 of 3)

First, pat yourself on the back. I know that looking at reports can be confusing …. and frustrating. There is no shortage of numbers and data to access, the problem is knowing what to do with it. By completing the RETAILMavens Richer Retailer Vendor Scorecard you are taking action towards a successful season, and improved cash flow, and THAT sets … Read More

A powerful report you are probably NOT evaluating (Part 1 of 3)

To make the best decisions possible when going to market or placing orders for an upcoming season, you need to come prepared. Of course you’ll want to have your Open To Buy plan (OTB) which tells you how much you should be spending on new inventory, based on your sales history and projections. But your OTB plan is only one … Read More

Should You Buy From That Vendor Again? How To Know For Sure!

As an indie retailer, doesn’t it seem like you are always buying? I get asked so often, “How do I know for certain how a vendor is performing for me?” It is easier than you think to measure vendor performance. There are 5 steps to take. They can make all the difference. Every time I have clients do this exercise, … Read More

The Secrets To Receiving VIP Treatment From Vendors

Do you want to get the VIP treatment from your vendors? I have great tips from insiders to get better deals and terms than you would have before! Clients are always asking me how to work best with vendors – and I have seen how some stores get better treatment than others. I wanted to find out the secrets to … Read More