Since I devised my first open to buy system back in 1970 to salvage a retail store with growing sales, but inventory that was growing faster, I have been talking to all that would listen about the benefits of a properly constructed open to buy system. My first, rough system took me a year to put together, but it literally changed my life.

I was able to reduce my inventory by 75% (yes, you read that right) while continuing to grow my sales. My turnover went from a two to an eight. My bank account was never happier. Many years later, I refined the system and began marketing it to other retailers. First as a paper based system, then software, and then dozens of revisions and enhancements until today it’s online and the best ever.

I’m excited to talk to retailers about open to buy, my system, or anything else about retail. I truly want to help anyone and everyone whether you are or become a subscriber or not. The most fun I have during any day is talking to retailers since I know when we are done, they will know more than when we started.

Of course, I want every retailer to subscribe to myotbplan because it’s cheap and it will only help. You can’t do this in your head – I couldn’t and I was good. But without a retail dollar buying plan based on anticipated sales and desired turn rates, you’ll never get it right. There are too many reps, choices, seasons, months, categories and decisions to deal with, and without a plan to guide you, you’re going to create problems.

And your plan must be reactive. When trends are forming, you must be able to see them and change your plan to accommodate them. Of course, myotbplan does this monthly and keeps you right on target for the next 12 months.

I have the most important merchandising tool in retailing and offer it at a low price, support it 7 days a week, and guarantee it’s performance (or I’ll refund your payments). Of course I’m a fanatic!

Subscription Information

By filling out the form below, you are merely indicating your interest in becoming a subscriber to The cost per store is $150 / month and includes 30 departments. Additional departments are available at 10 departments for $25/month.

We will call you (if you are in the US) or email you with additional information and ask for your credit card information as the subscription cost is charged to your credit card automatically every 30 days.

There is no contract and every subscriber is covered by our Performance Guarantee. The system is supported from 9AM to 7PM PST 365 days a year and you are encouraged to call as often as you have questions.

You will be required to read our general instructions before you begin filling in your data and there is detailed information about each screen on the screen you're working by simply clicking the Help icon at the top.

The program is easy to use, accurate, affordable, accessible, supported and guaranteed. It's simply the best open to buy plan available. We will contact you as soon as we received your information. Please be complete.

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