Tag Archives: Inventory

Budgeting for Inventory: Part Two

Last week we covered how to budget for inventory with funds you have. (Remember, if your inventory account is empty, don’t buy more inventory!) In part two of our budgeting for inventory series, we cover what inventory to stock and how to avoid supplier marketing schemes. Buy with your customers in mind First, know who […]

Budgeting for Inventory

Are you spending money you don’t have for inventory? Continue reading to learn how to avoid this financial situation. Budgeting To avoid overspending set aside a portion of every sale in a separate account to be used specifically for inventory. If the account is empty, do not order inventory (even if a calendar reminder is […]

Retail Merchandising

Psychology plays a huge role in retail merchandising. Read on for ways to display your merchandise to turn inventory faster. Simple tricks There are many ways to arrange your merchandise to increase sales, but let’s start with the 2-finger rule. Simply put, there should be a two finger space in between your product and the […]

Optimize Your Website

Businesses should leave an impression. These days, most first-impressions are made by websites. Read on to discover how you can optimize this essential online-tool. Websites: Where to start Making a website is just like making a quilt — it can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be. The first place […]

Jazz Up Your Fabric Displays

In honor of the upcoming AQR Academy workshop on April 7 – “Jazz Up Your Fabric Displays!” – we’re covering how to display one of the best parts of owning a quilt store: the fabric! Fabric Focal Point When you walk into any fabric store what is the first thing you notice? The fabric bolt […]

AQR Academy Upcoming Events

There’s a lot going on at American Quilt Retailer, so we wanted to set the record straight. Check out the details below for all upcoming AQR Academy events. Upcoming March AQR Academy Workshop To kick things off, our next AQR Academy workshop is taking place next Wednesday, March 9 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. CST. […]