MERCHANDISE  MANAGEMENT

A L T E R E D  S P A C E S
can help your company achieve higher profits through better management and evaluation of your merchandising programs.

Our areas of expertise are in Merchandise Planning and Evaluation as well as Visual Display . Key areas that we consult on are:

  • Creation of Written Merchandise Plans by Product Type, Style and Price
  • Product Flow
  • GMROI…Gross Margin Return on Investment
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Development of Tools for Merchandise Evaluation that allow merchants to make more informed decisions
  • Visual presentation and product adjacency plans designed to deliver sales and profits
  • Communication Tools designed to keep Sales Staff informed concerning merchandise programs

We are familiar with the current databases used by many furniture dealers. We can garner information from your database about past performance. By evaluating this data, we will be able to recommend future steps to continue the growth of your company.

We develop tools using simple spreadsheets and common computer software products that can be easily used by merchants and executives of your company.

Many companies make the mistake of thinking more is better. Over-crowded displays add to confusion. If your employees are not super stars who can make sense of a confused merchandise assortment, then the customer is not well-served. Inventories that are loaded with slow-selling products plague our industry.

  • First, there must be a plan.
  • Then there must be tools for the plan's evaluation.
  • Finally, procedures to constantly make adjustments.

Our extensive experience allows us to present fresh ideas about performance and customer perception of your merchandise plan. Whether you need a basic consultation or a thorough statistical analysis, an engagement with an ALTERED SPACES Consultant will:

  • HELP YOU GAIN CONTROL OF YOUR INVENTORY
  • PRESENT A MORE CUSTOMER-DRIVEN ASSORTMENT
  • IMPROVE SELL-THROUGH RATES
  • INCREASE PROFITS