As we get ready for Turkey Day and Black Friday, we’re thankful and excited about all the great tips we have to offer you!

Tips: One of the best times to go on sale is the week immediately following Christmas. Don’t wait until January when everyone else is running clearance sales. Many shoppers receive cash for the holidays, and they want to spend it wisely. If you go on sale right after Christmas, you can do some incredible volume.

Another tip: one of the most successful ‘sleeper’ sales we have seen stores do is a Super Bowl sale. Especially good for women’s boutiques.

We predict this shopping season is going to be on the upswing!


Retail Smart Guys is a consulting firm, specializing in assisting retail stores with their inventory planning and open to buy. The firm was started by Dan Jablons, who has 30 years of experience working in and consulting with retail companies, from single-store mom-and-pop operations to major retail chains. He has also worked extensively with point-of-sale systems, including Retail Pro, QuickBooks Point of Sale, and Microsoft Dynamics.

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Retail Smart Guys is an affiliate of Management One, which provides planning and services for retailers around the country.