Does any of this sound familiar?
“I feel I have to markdown everything in order to sell it”
“My sales volume is increasing, but I don’t have any cash!”
You have more month than you have money.
“How much is enough?”
Your inventory becomes wall paper. You see it every day; it does not change.
“I bought too many of those shorts.”
Your salary is sitting on the shelf instead in your bank account.
The accountant says you need to grow your business, but does not say how to do it.
Shall I go on? You get the point.
There are so many factors and conditions in a retail store that you cannot predict or control, such as consumer brand loyalty, the competition, and the economy. So, it becomes imperative that the store owner take control of the things that he can such as, excellent demand forecasting, measurement that help manage the business for profit and growth and investing your inventory dollars so you get the highest return on your investment. Here’s where I can help.
My name is Audrey Watson and I have been in the business of helping independent specialty retailers for many years. I am a consultant with Retail Smart Guys and we work with retailers like you to provide the analytical part of successful retailing. We take your data and turn it into the information you need to make better purchasing decisions, ensure a more positive cash flow and generate more profit.
When our customers begin working with us very often they learn things about their retail store they did not know, they have more useful information at their disposal which results in discovering opportunities quickly so they can react fast to either capitalize on an emerging trend or by taking action to prevent a newly discovered problem from worsening.
What does all of this mean to you, the store owner? It means you will have help. It means you will have someone in your corner that is listening to you and helping you solve the problems you face day in and day out. It means you will have someone on your side who is as interested in your success as you are. And lastly, it means you will have a team who will provide YOU with information, advice and direction, which when acted upon, will get your retail store producing the results you have been hoping for.