Whether a large retail chain, or a small independent gift shop, we can help you source commercial product for your business. Not all businesses want to employ a full time member of staff to have on their books, and so we offer our skills and experience on a freelance basis, to cover all areas of the buying process. This can cover both seasonal projects e.g. Mothers Day, Easter or Christmas, as well as all year round ranges for Autumn/Winter or Spring/Summer.
It may not be full ranges you are looking to source, instead just individual products. Our services include the full buying process from sourcing and negotiating, through to working out fills for the space you have designated and submitting listings to you, to allow you to place orders. However, we can also offer individual steps of the buying process, dependant on what your needs are. It could just be product ideas you are looking for, or commercial suggestions you are seeking, or merchandising solutions, to help drive sales within your business.
Ever wondered what a SWOT analysis of your business would look like? This is something many of our customers ask for to establish what their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats are. As an ‘outsider’ with a fresh set of eyes we can prepare this for you as an initial step, to establish how to best proceed.
Another service we offer is competitive shopping, otherwise known as comp shopping – observing how your competitors merchandise stock, or looking at ranges that you may potentially be interested in ranging, is key in giving your business credibility within the market.
We also have experience of developing own label ranges – what better way to establish yourselves with your customers, than to show your knowledge and confidence in own label products?
Our specialist areas are home fragrance & spa, gifting, home decor and cookshop. We have also worked within gardening and the houseplant sector. We welcome the opportunity to also work within other fields, and our various trade show visits throughout the year give us the inside scoop to what’s going to be hot next season!
We also offer the service to book into supplier showrooms based on your request, in order to select ranges. Your business can be as involved as much, or as little in this process as you wish – it really is up to you.
We can help you identify who your target customer is, and work with you to establish your company strategy. Based on that, we source a full range of products to suit your retail model that are commercial and will drive sales within your business.
All negotiating of terms, including costs and route to market, are included in our services. This can include ‘off the shelf’ products, as well as own label development. No job is too big or too small, and we are happy to discuss more specific requirements of each individual project.
Do you dream of having an online shop, that allows you to advertise your retail business and all products for sale? If so, we can help you! As part of our list of services we offer, we can register your domain name, and then build your website ready for launch (further T&C’s apply). This allows your brand and business to reach a wider audience and establish yourselves within the industry. Again, no job is too big or too small, and we would be happy to discuss this with you further.
If this sounds like something you could benefit from, then please do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss your requirements and how my background and experience can add value to your business. Please also refer to our FAQ page to hopefully show you some answers to some frequently asked questions.