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Merchandise Financial Planning & Open-to-Buy (OTB) Management Template
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Welcome to Toolio's Merchandise Financial & Open to Buy (OTB) Planner!
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This worksheet contains pre-made, user friendly templates for you to monitor and plan your sales, receipts and inventory.
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Overview of Sheets
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Inputs
The data entry sheet with color coded areas to input your last year's numbers, this year's plan and monthly actualizations.
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Open-to-Buy
Your command center to review and understand your merchandise plan. This is a locked sheet as all the necessary data is seeded from the Inputs sheet.
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*Notes*
Both sheets use the 4-5-4 Feb-Jan retail calendar.
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Instructions
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1. Input Sheet
Fill in last year numbers in the grey section
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2. Input Sheet
Fill in this year target metrics in the yellow section
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3. OTB Sheet
Review your full year plan. Make any target metric adjustments as desired.
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4. Input Sheet
Fill in monthly actual numbers in the red section
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5. OTB Sheet
Review monthly and consider appropropriate changes to future receipt, marketing and markdown plans.
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6. Input Sheet
Fill in monthly receipt adjustments based on OTB analysis in the red section
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How to Benefit and Leverage
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- Have a centralized source of truth for your business.
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- Review and share the upcoming year's plan before finalizing.
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- Have a receipt plan to meet desired inventory levels.
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- Measure actual performance against last year and current year forecasts.
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- Decide on how to tweak marketing, markdown and inventory purchase adjustments, based on current performance.
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Learn More
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If you have suggestions on these templates and/or want to learn more about how to improve your merchandise planning, reach out to us at hello@toolio.com
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