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Stu Jordan

New Zealand

Simply put, I help Retailers make more profit! You will NOT hear me talk about excessive stock control mechanisms, specialized POS software, or sales training. Instead, I am available to answer questions relating to retail fundamentals - the art of buying and selling - and making a healthy profit along the way. Areas of specialty include: - CASHFLOW - how to keep your business in the black (or get it out of the red!) - PRICING - strategies, margin, mark-up, wholesale to retail, etc - PRODUCTS - what to buy, what to avoid - PRESENTATION - the science of product placement! - SALES - how to grow these fast, and keep the cash register ringing - AGED STOCK - a silent profit killer! How to manage this area of your business - SUPPLIERS - leveraging these relationships so you get more from them! - MARGIN EROSION - and how to prevent it If you have any general or specialized retail issue, I am happy to help you out. Also happy to talk to manufacturer/wholesalers who are looking for advice on breaking their products into the retail market. Follow me on Twitter @retailguru, or check out my blog for other useful advice (free!) retailprosperity.com

Experience in the area

15+ years experience in the Retail industry - unlike many experts, I have made my money from my own retail ventures, not from selling my advice! Over ten years of my retail life was as a troubleshooter - my job was to fix the messes! I have worked with a huge variety of retailers to turn their struggling businesses around, and have found there are a number of principles that apply to all types of retail businesses, from luxury boutiques through to 2nd hand stores. I own a successful retail business in New Zealand, which has recently been franchised. My success comes in retail from the same strategies I am happy to share with you. I am also the author of The Retail Prosperity System - a handbook for Retailers who want to make more money from their retail businesses. This outlines the strategies I have developed and used in retail myself.


A number of Retail Associations, including NZRA, BNI (you would be amazed how networking can improve your revenues!), EMA, New Zealand Franchise Association


Author of The Retail Prosperity System, various forums and blogs, including www.retailprosperity.com


Studied Law at Otago University, and let's be honest - nothing beats 15 years real experience in the retail world, including building my own successful retail chain from scratch!

Awards and Honors

Finalist - New Zealand TOP SHOP 2010.= for my own retail business.

What do you like about this subject?

No matter how hopeless it looks for a retail business, the majority of the time there is a way to make the business profitable. I enjoy finding this way!

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2013-05-30 Opening a retail store near another similar store:

Hi Michelle    Glad my earlier answers were of some assistance.    Before you decide to open close to a competitor, you must first understand more about that competitor. A detailed competitor analysis

2010-03-25 Purchasing Fiber Mill Equip.:

Hi Sally,    My expertise is in running a retail business, so I must admit that textile companies are out of my area of expertise.    I think the company you are looking for can be found here: http://www

2009-09-12 suppliers:

Hello Jeff,    Finding information in the land of Google can be a challenge.  What you are looking for is a wholesaler, distributor, or manufacturer.  I am not sure who the major players are in the distribution


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