Retail Dogma


Clearance Sale

Clearance sale is a markdown event that retailers use to clear the remaining merchandise at very low prices. Sometimes the price levels at this stage of markdown can be even below the cost price of the product. What is The Difference Between Sale & Clearance? Clearance is a type of sale event with a further …

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Size Run

A size run is all the sizes a particular product is being manufactured in. For example, a fashion item could have a size run from S to XL; a footwear item could have a size run from 36 to 40, and a bra could have a size run from 34A to 42F. When you say …

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Visual Merchandising: Definition, Elements & Importance

Visual Merchandising (VM) is the art of using a retailer’s products and combining it with other visual elements (props, lighting, materials, artwork,..etc) to create an appealing visual display of the merchandise offered for sale. The main goal of visual merchandising is to maximize sales through creative display of merchandise. History of Visual Merchandising The concept …

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Broken Sizes in Fashion Retail

Broken sizes is a term used by fashion retailers to describe an assortment that does not have full size range anymore, due to the sell out of some sizes. When a retailer launches a line of clothing it initially launches in full size range. After a while of displaying it on the floor and selling …

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Inventory Allocation in Retail

Inventory allocation is the process of assigning specific products, in specific quantities to be delivered to store locations, where they will be displayed and sold. Inventory allocation is typically done by the merchandiser or the inventory controller, and is uploaded on the retail merchandising system to be seen and actioned by the warehouse team. When …

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Replenishment Systems in Retail

Replenishment systems in retail are systems that are set in place to ensure every product that gets sold at the store is restocked, so that the store does not get into an out-of-stock situation while the products are available at the warehouse. Note: We are not talking here about purchasing or retail buying. This process …

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