Category: Planning (Open-to-Buy)

Are You Using The Right Data For Retail Planning?

Retail planning is an important part of retail management, for without planned goals, how do you know you succeeded? But planning has to be based on reality or the plan is only a daydream....

Picture Your Retail Planning With ChainDrive OTB

Open-to-Buy (OTB) is an important part of retail planning, as are the many other factors that make up the analysis and creation of a roadmap for the future of the business. But not everyone...

retail planning

Successful Retail Planning Needs 2 Things

ChainDrive’s Planning Open-To-Buy(OTB) provides the tools that retailers have consistently requested in a professional retail management software suite. Because everything is completely integrated to the centralized database, all the information for a comprehensive, accurate...

Why Planning Software Makes Retailers Successful All Year Long

People shop for different things at different times of the year, so retailers need to plan at the seasonal level. But planning is done beforehand, so retailers need to see all the seasons of...

retail planning

How Big Do Retailers Need To Be Before They Need Software?

Some people think a smaller retail business doesn’t need the same kind of tools that the huge chains must use to keep on top of things. But that isn’t the truth! In order to...

chaindrive services

Planning for Profitability

Profitable retail businesses don’t just happen. They are planned. But in the dynamic forces of today’s consumer buying habits, flexible planning is the surest way to ensure profitability across every channel of your business....

retail planning

The Keys to Proper Retail Chain Planning

Retail planning begins with the right information. It doesn’t end there. Of course, your merchandise buying decisions depend on accurate information collected from the right sources. That’s why ChainDrive created a software module just...

chaindrive services

Protect Your Profit With OTB

You can protect your profit by establishing a safety margin of budgeted resources with Retail Planning (Open-To-Buy) Software. The way you plan your OTB safety margin is up to you. This customization is essential because...

wholesale operations

Why Do Retailers Need OTB Planning?

OTB — Open To Buy — should be part of every retailer’s planning no matter what size their operation is. Small retailers don’t have a lot of margin for error when it comes to...

What Is The Christmas Fad Of 2015?

By now, retailers have spent hours poring over the available data, hoping to have correctly predicted which Christmas 2015 fad will be flying off the shelves and leaving stores scrambling to restock.  Retail planning...