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retail forecasting

4 Things to Forecast for Better Retail Planning

Every retailer struggles with accurate forecasting. How many of a particular product should you order? How much should you spend on merchandising for a particular season? Which trends will dominate next year? These are...

apparel retail inventory management

5 Inventory Management Musts for Apparel Retailers

The apparel industry is very competitive is built around trends. What’s popular this year may not be popular next year. On top of that, the trends are seasonal. So apparel retailers have to be...

web order fulfillment

6 Keys to Successful Web Order Fulfillment

Every retailer today knows that e-commerce is here to stay, but how important is web order fulfillment? If you don’t get this right, your e-commerce strategy will fail. ChainDrive offers these six keys to...

warehouse managers

6 Practical Ways to Support Retail Warehouse Managers

Retail warehouse managers have a tough job. They aren’t just transferring product from the warehouse to your stores. They are also receiving orders, stocking it in the warehouse as it awaits movement, and managing...

retail product life cycle

Understanding the Retail Product Life Cycle

Retail chain operations managers can make their stores and chains more profitable simply by understanding the retail product life cycle better. In general, there are five distinct life cycles for any retail product. Below...

eyewear retailing

How Eyewear Retailers Can Retain 20/20 Vision

Eyewear retailers have a special relationship with their customers. Once a person needs glasses, they’ll require them for the rest of their lives. If you take care of your customers, you’ll keep them for...

clienteling

7 Things Every Retailer Should Know About Their Customers

Understanding your customers is one of the most important aspects of retailing. No matter which sector of retailing you’re in, you should know the following seven things bout your customers–at a minimum. How much...

retail merchandising operations

5 Ways To Improve Your Merchandising

Retail merchandising is both an art and a science. There’s not just one way to do it. There are plenty of successful paths to the end goal, but there are general principles that will...

home decor retail

6 Home Decor Retail Details You Can Manage Better

Home decor retailers have special challenges that can be addressed with a centralized retail operations management solution. Here are six management challenges that any home decor retailer can address to increase profits, customer retention,...

retail operations

5 Operational Statistics Retailers Must Get a Handle On

Retail operations managers must be able to look at hard data, analyze, and evaluate the chain operations to ensure efficiency, profitability, and effectiveness. To ensure your retail chain is operating at max capacity, you...

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