Merchandise management is both an art and a science.

The Buyer in a retail operation provides the art: taste and judgment in selecting product. The fun part!


And now, this Retailer's Open-to-Buy Center from The Retail Owners Institute® makes the science of merchandise management - "How much inventory?" "When?" - available to any retailer, anywhere, 24/7. For as little as 41¢ a day!


Controlling your inventory is job Number One.  This Open-to-Buy Center includes all the training and calculators you'll ever need. Let's get cracking!


Retailers cannot work harder. But you can work smarter! The Retailer's Open-to-Buy Center is dedicated to making this happen!  


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All the training you'll need

All the calculators and training you'll ever need!

Want to better understand Open-to-Buys and inventory control?

You are in the right place! 


Whether you need a quick refresher on the basic 4-part formula for Open-to-Buy, want a better understanding of why turnover rate matters, or want to put the power of GMROI to work in your stores, this is the place for you! 


The Retailer's Open-to-Buy Center includes a collection from The Retail Owners Institute® of The ROI's most popular resources and tools on inventory control. 


No matter which Open-to-Buy Calculator you choose – the SPEEDY Open-to-Buy Calculator version or the more advanced MULTI-DEPARTMENT OTB Calculator with GMROI – you also get access to a specialized inventory control How-To Kit. 

Perfect for refreshing yourself on the basics. 

Or, helping you train your people. 


From lively webinars to helpful how-to articles and online training courses, you'll have all the training you need to take full advantage!


All this exclusively about Open-to-Buy. And all with the promise that "Everyone will 'get it!'"


 

DELUXE Access Plan

Online Open-to-Buy Calculator

Online Calculator for Inventory Buying Plans - By month. By department. By YOU!

MULTI-DEPARTMENT Open-to-Buy Calculator with GMROI


How-To Articles

Explanatory How-To Articles - Used and loved by retailers worldwide!

Getting Through the Retail Maze with GMROI

The Diamond of Doom: The Costs of Excess Inventory

Merchandise Planning: Back to the Basics

Manage Turnover to Keep Inventory In Shape

How to Cut Inventory – FAST!

Basics of Turnover and Open-to-Buy Plans


Explanatory Webinars from Outcalt & Johnson

Webinars from The Co-Founders - Lively and empowering!

Multi-Department Open-to-Buy Planning

The Power of GMROI


Online Training Course, Open-to-Buy Planning

Online, Self-Paced eLearning Courses - Learn it once. Use it forever!

GMROI – The #1 Measure of Inventory Productivity

Projecting Inventory Buys


Short How-To Videos

Short How-To Video - See it in action!

How to Use SPEEDY Open-to-Buy Calculator


FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

MULTI-Dept. Calculator with GMROI

Available with DELUXE ACCESS Plan


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SPECIAL Access Plan

Online Open-to-Buy Calculator

Online Calculator for Inventory Buying Plans - Automagically!

SPEEDY Open-to-Buy Calculator

 

How-To Articles, Open-to-Buy Plans

Explanatory How-To Articles - Used and loved by retailers worldwide!

Merchandise Planning: Back to the Basics

Manage Turnover to Keep Inventory In Shape

How to Cut Inventory – FAST!


Explanatory Webinars from Outcalt & Johnson

Webinar from The Co-Founders - Lively and empowering!

Basics of Turnover and Open-to-Buy Plans

 

Online Training Course on Open-to-Buy Planning

Online, Self-Paced eLearning Course - Learn it once. Use it forever!

Projecting Inventory Buys

 

Short How-To Videos

Short How-To Video - See it in action!

How to Use SPEEDY Open-to-Buy Calculator


FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions 



SPEEDY Open-to-Buy Calculator

Available with SPECIAL ACCESS Plan


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