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I can answer most questions related to B2B and B2C retail/wholesale operations; both online and offline. Very knowledgeable in merchandising, buying, planning and allocation, store operations, e-commerce (set up and logistics of operations). For more information visit my website at http://cirkularsolutions.com/

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OVER 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

Retail merchandising, E-commerce, operations, planning and allocation. Wholesale product development, sourcing, sales and marketing.

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I've spent the last 30 years working in both the retail and wholesale channels and have performed almost every possible task necessary to develop and operate a business. I've built multiple retail organizations, including one from 2 stores to 37 stores across 15 states. I've also designed, developed, implemented, and managed multiple ecommerce sites for both B2B and B2C. University of Maryland BA, Radio, Television & Film August 1976 May 1980 Minor in Business Marketing

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Recent Answers from Arthur Viente

2014-02-19 Vision for my own beanie hat brand:

Dana,    Probably the best way to proceed is find a supplier through a local company that creates promotional products (t-shirts, apparel, hats. etc. - look for screen printers) and work on your product

2013-10-28 adidas/nike products wholesale:

If you have a retail business, you should be able to connect directly with any wholesale company; but that doesn't mean you'll be able to purchase from them. Many companies limit their distribution, so

2012-10-03 sourcing in China:

First thing you should probably consider is you get what you pay for, especially in sourcing product off shore; so, a reputable sourcing agent will get a fee. Whether or not you pay it separately or is

2012-09-09 wholesale costs:

I suggest you isolate your first cost as your COG and only include costs associated with getting the product to the US (if importing); so that would include duty, broker's fees, freight, etc., but I would

2012-09-09 wholesale costs:

I'd suggest you be careful when budgeting as percent to sales, as this is normally a variable and dynamic cost. So if it were me, I'd consider budgeting a Gross Margin or COG (cost of goods sold) percent

 

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