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Fashion Buying ; Merchandising: Merchandising Techniques

London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London
Course summary
3 days
375 GBP
Next available date: Contact for dates - London

Course description

Fashion Buying & Merchandising: Merchandising Techniques:

The merchandiser or planner within a fashion retailer, is responsible for getting products in the right store, at the right time and in the right quantities. This requires working closely with the buying teams, so they can accurately forecast sales, manage budgets, plan stock levels and monitor performance. This course is an ideal follow on from our ‘Fashion Buying’ and will give you the tools you need to follow the merchandising pathway in your career. It will also be suitable for those who have already started in the role, but want to understand best practice.

The course will include:

  • The role of the 'Merchandiser'
  • Preparation pre planning
  • SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) preparation
  • Research Methods
  • Identifying demand
  • Creating Budgets
  • Applying Budgets
  • Sales analysis
  • Planning, stock control & stock turn
  • Detailed Profitability
  • KPIs (Key Performance Indicators)
  • WSSI (Weekly Stock & Sales Intake)
  • OTB (Open to Buy)
  • Allocating & Stock Replenishment
  • Profit & margin control
  • Supply chain & distribution

The projects you'll be asked to undertake involve mathematical formulae therefore it's essential you have an understanding of maths to GCSE level C or equivalent.

This course is one of the second in the series of our 'Fashion Buying & Merchandising' short courses. Once you've completed this course you might consider moving onto'Fashion Buying & Merchandising: Buying Techniques'.


Intermediate. You should have completed the beginners level course or have equivalent experience.

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Suitability - Who should attend?

Learners should have completed the beginners level course or have equivalent experience.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Certificate of Attendance

About provider

London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London

London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London

We believe in using the subject of fashion, together with its industrial importance, to shape lives and drive economic and social transformation. Our College is a total fashion ecology where we examine the past in order to build a sustainable...

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Contact info

London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London

20 John Prince's Street
W1G 0BJ London

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Hi, I am from Bangladesh, and I have 10 years of merchandising experience, currently I am working in Li & Fung Bangladesh office as a Merchandiser. I have studied about the course Fashion Buying ; Merchandising: Merchandising techniques. i am interested to do this course. so need your help regarding the course fee, timing and what is the pr...
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