Our retail consulting services serve as “training wheels” to help ease the transition with new direct retailer/manufacturer relationships on a short-term basis. This makes products offered to retailers more valuable than the same/similar product offered by competing factories without this support. The consulting services provide return on investment and reduce barriers to entry in beginning new vendor relationships with Canadian retailers.
Retail consulting services include support for proposal strategies, including preparation for buyer introductions, market/product analysis, involvement in initial meetings with retail buyers, and negotiation facilitation. When clients become a new vendor for a Canadian retailer, they may elect additional support services including coaching on retail buyer schedules, process requirements, general communication and assistance with completing new vendor paperwork including product contracts.