Seasonal Planning with ChainDrive
Planning for success is a fundamental aspect of running a business of any kind. In addition to that, most businesses work on some sort of seasonal or otherwise cyclical schedule. There are ups and downs in spending and customer interest based on anything from the economy to government regulations, the weather, in-season products and services, and so on. ChainDrive offers retail businesses in particular a software support solution that includes a Seasonal Planning tool.
The Seasonal Planning module is designed to let you set strategies, goals, performance indicators, prices, and more, based on the time of year. Using this tool effectively lets you plan far ahead and project success based on advanced formulas and metrics. It can be applied to businesses of all kinds – take a look at some examples of businesses and how they can benefit from effective seasonal planning.
- Apparel stores: The clothes we need vary greatly based on the time of year. Warm weather requires lighter clothes, and cold weather makes us bulk up and purchase heavier items to protect ourselves from the elements. Certain clothes and accessories will phase in and out throughout the year, and with Seasonal Planning you can prepare appropriately for just that.
- Footwear stores: Just like clothes, the shoes we wear depend on the time of year. Boots, sandals, heels, sneakers, and other shoe types depend on when and how often they can be used. Seasonal Planning lets you control their stock levels and prices dynamically in advance.
- Sporting Goods stores: Sports are also a highly seasonal activity, and the products that accompany them are only going to be popular at certain times of year. Sell your hockey gear in the cold weather and baseball gear in the spring. ChainDrive gives you the flexibility to do this with ease.
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