The Art of Retail Buying: An Insider’s Guide to the Best Practices from the Industry – eBook PDF
This easy-to-read guide is written in a brief & pictorial style with colorful images that allow you to follow step-by-step each function of a buyer. The Art of Retail Buying, (PDF) will inspire you, motivate you, and encourage you towards merchandising excellence!
Buying for retail is a challenging and demanding job that needs a creative flair, a strong awareness of fashion trends, life trends in addition to good interpersonal and team working skills. Buyers and merchandisers have to make sure that the right merchandise is being sent to the right stores, at the right time, inaccurate quantities. This takes a combination of forward planning and rapid response to consumer demands. In arrangement with the other areas of the business, success comes from maximizing profit, which is attained through anticipating customer needs and responding rapidly to instantaneous issues. It includes complex data analysis, liaison with the store’s operation teams, and balancing store stock levels.
To manage the complexity of data and to enable you to contribute effectively in the critical role of a buyer, you need the correct skill-sets and the right mindset. Both of which can be learned in The Art of Retail Buying.
To excel as a professional buyer, you will need strong analytical and numerical skills, interest and understanding of consumer demands, and good commercial awareness. You also require to have an ability to understand and select issues quickly and efficiently. Progression into the Merchandising function also includes the ability to manage change. The better equipped you are in your buying function the better you will be able to adjust to these changes. The best change of all is to graduate from a good buyer to a remarkable one!
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