Micro-Merchandising for Retailers

Perfectly match your in-store assortment to local demand – at every location

Areas where micro-merchandising helps retailers:

What is micro-merchandising?

In simplest terms, micro-merchandising is the process of ensuring that every retail location and channel carries an assortment matched to their local demand.

 

This is very impactful because every location has its own geo-demographic profile, including: 

 

  • Weather
  • Seasonality
  • Income levels
  • Education levels
  • Ages
  • Cultural backgrounds

 

These are all factors that impact spending habits and preferences. When retailers bring the same assortment to every location, they face overstock and lost sales at the same time – as some products that do well in one location may sit unsold in another.

Hard Rock International- Customer Story

 

Danny Leadbeater, Sr. Director of Planning & Allocation

Retalon rose above everyone else with the science behind their forecast. We were able to trust the forecast they came up with 99.9% of the time.

Benefits of micro-merchandising

 

By building location-specific assortment, retailers will see…

Increased Sales

Minimize product cannibalization and ensure locally popular products are always in stock.

Decreased Inventories

Only allocate inventory that is likely to sell in any given location and eliminate unnecessary stock.

Reduced Markdowns

Stocking more location-specific inventory ensures that fewer items will need to go on markdown.

Higher Inventory Turns

Maximize availability of the top-selling products in every location, and minimize deadstock.

Maximum GMROI

Higher sales at lower inventory costs will improve your overall margins

Delighted Customers

Ensure your customers can find what they want, when they want it, and where they want it

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How AI makes micro-merchandising possible

 

Micro-merchandising isn’t just an interesting theory. Through the power of retail AI, it has become a reality.

Accurate Demand Prediction

AI can account for dozens of factors (pricing, seasonality, cannibalization, etc.) and calculate demand on the fly for every SKU at every location.

Dynamic Clustering

AI can help you create store and product clusters using hard data, as well as automatically adjust them as new data comes in.

Learning Your Business

With the help of machine learning and simple business rules, micro-merchandising AI can learn your unique business and its constraints.

Simons – Customer Story

 

Gary Craig, VP, Information Technology

Retalon has given us the ability to reduce the time we spend on replenishment and automate it. We're getting the right product at the right store at the right time without much buyer involvement.

Improve customer service levels and your bottom line at the same time

With massive changes coming to the economy and consumer behavior, it’s more important than ever to keep your customers happy while optimizing your margins. One can’t come at the cost of the other.

 

This is what makes micro-merchandising so powerful.

 

By truly accounting (and optimizing) for the geo-demographic differences within your customer base, you can:

 

  • Eliminate waste
  • Reduce operational costs
  • Maintain high in-stock percentages

 

Micro-merchandising allows you to bring your products closer to the people that want them – without making any changes to your supply chain.

See the power of micro-merchandising in action. Book your demo today.