As a retailer, you realize that no matter how many hours you put into your store each day, when it’s time to go to bed, there are too many issues competing for your attention to allow you to sleep. You have issues with your staff, with the city, with your advertising, with your displays, with your vendors, with merchandise growing older, and on and on and on.
You can’t wait to finally get out of bed in the morning, have your coffee and get working on the issues that kept you awake last night. But sadly they will still be there tonight. So what can you do?
Working from the top down, your biggest issue is always going to be your merchandise. If you can take that off the table, the rest will fall into line because you’ll have the time during the day to deal with them. There’s only one way to eliminate merchandising as the main issue keeping you awake at night and that is by using a solid open to buy plan. Open to buy will develop a buying plan so that you receive the right amount of merchandise in each category for each month for the next 12 months. When your buying supports your sales and takes into account the rise and fall of the months and the turn rates you desire, the biggest issue in your store is resolved leaving time and energy for all of the other issues.
Think about it – if you’re not concerned with bloated inventories, excess invoices, increasing markdowns and cash flow problems, how great would your life be and how well would you sleep at night? So, there’s an answer to a good night’s sleep – open to buy planning. But all systems are not created equally and so you need to consider the one that is well priced, easy to use, accurate, accessible from any device, supported 10 hours every day, does not require a contract and is guaranteed to improve your buying inventory position and cash flow or we’ll refund your payments.
That system is myotbplan.com and it’s the only one you need to consider if you’re looking to get a good night’s sleep – every night!