Elevate your merchandising career to the next level.

Intensive virtual training for the modern merchandiser.

Maximise your time at home with a series of intensive virtual workshops developed for the busy individual. Upskill with like-minded individuals in engaging one-day workshops facilitated by merchandising specialists from the comfort of your home.

Derived from units out of the Diploma of Retail Merchandise Management (SIRR50317), learn best practice for key areas of the product life cycle that the best retail buyers and merchandise planners in Australia know.

 

Join the league and step up your own merchandising career

Live instructor-led virtual classes

Learn from merchandising specialists

Attend class from anywhere

Access exclusive templates and tools

This course has been developed by the ARA Retail Institute - the leading training organisation specialising in quality retail qualifications, skills workshops and resources.

SHORT COURSES

 

      Retail Buying: The Essentials

Every savvy retail buyer knows the importance of thoroughly understanding their sales data and building a sensible and logical merchandising financial plan to pave the way for success. Using your sales data and an accurate product range, you’ll develop the right skills to analyse what happened and what could have happened to make well-informed decisions that will impact on the overall profitability and performance of your business.  

 

This short course will give any aspiring retail buyer the skills to understand their products and to hit the ground running in a merchandising function.  

 

Conduct a Post Trade Analysis

Post trade analysis is that critical step of teasing apart the merchandise performance so planners are in a well-informed position to make sensible and logical planning decisions.

 

Key learnings:
• Collecting post-seasonal data
• Analysing what happened
• Analysing what could have happened

Duration: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Cost: $450 + GST

Develop a Merchandise Financial Plan

Possess the knowledge that underpins how financial decisions are made in your business and the implications of the merchandise funciton on the overall profitability and performance.

Key learnings:
• Review business financial information
• Developing a merchandise financial plan
• Review and re-plan merchandise financial plan

Duration: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Cost: $450 + GST

Develop a Merchandise Product Range

Merchandise planning uses financial information based on history and targets in terms of product mix, target costs, profitability, balance of range and space allocation. This becomes the buyer’s sourcing strategy.

Key learnings:
• Determine range requirements
• Generate options for merchandise range
• Buy merchandise
• Plan merchandise range sourcing

Duration: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Cost: $450 + GST

Plan Product Development

Innovation and planning are key when undergoing the product development phase. The ability to generate product ideas suitable for a defined marketing place and finally preparing a design brief for production.

Key learnings:
• Researching product development opportunities
• Develop product concepts
• Plan produce development and review performance

Duration: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Cost: $450 + GST

Retail Buying: The Essentials Complete Course 

$1,500 +GST  (save $300)

    Retail Planning: The Essentials

Any competent merchandise planners will know how critical it is to understand and manipulate sales data with the right retail mathematical formula. With these fundamental skills, you’ll be developing extensive merchandise financial plans and category financials plans to make well-informed decisions which will impact the overall profitability and performance of your business. 

 

This short course will give any aspiring merchandise planner the strategic skills to use financial information in a merchandising function.  

 

Conduct a Post Trade Analysis

Post trade analysis is that critical step of teasing apart the merchandise performance so planners are in a well-informed position to make sensible and logical planning decisions.

 

Key learnings:
• Collecting post-seasonal data
• Analysing what happened
• Analysing what could have happened

Duration: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Cost: $450 + GST

Develop a Merchandise Financial Plan

Possess the knowledge that underpins how financial decisions are made in your business and the implications of the merchandise funciton on the overall profitability and performance.

Key learnings:
• Review business financial information
• Developing a merchandise financial plan
• Review and re-plan merchandise financial plan

Duration: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Cost: $450 + GST

Develop a Category Financial Plan

Devloping category financial plans are the core activity of merchandising planning. We discuss the retail equation which connects stock, sales, markdowns and purchases.

Key learnings:
• Determining category planning requirements
• Developing category financal plans
• Developing range plans
• Reacting to trade

Duration: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Cost: $450 + GST

Retail Planning: The Essentials Complete Course 

$1,500 +GST  (save $300)

 
 

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