But your crazy, busy season will be ending all too soon and it will be time to – once again – think ahead to the coming seasons to be sure your incoming merchandise will be right to support your expected sales and give you the turnover that will enable you to keep your markdowns to a minimum and your profits at a maximum.
So, even though you’re busy, don’t be too busy to take a few minutes with your coffee and begin the planning process with an open to buy system. A few minutes here and a few minutes there are all that’s required to get set up and ready with your plan for the next 12 months that will show you where your current inventory and future orders are out of balance.
Soon it will be past this great opportunity to work down your excessive inventory, so don’t put this off. In addition, you have probably already placed your spring and some summer orders and now would be the perfect time to make sure they are correct. If you just allow excess merchandise to roll in, it immediately puts you in a financial hole and you’ll spend all of your time trying to dig out of it rather than being creative.
You can look through our web site in a few minutes and call with your questions. We can have you set up and working on the program as quickly as you like. The results will set you on a path to make 2019 your best year ever. We’re ready to help when you call.
So, even though sales are paramount, give some thought to open to buy. You’ll be smiling all the way to the bank.