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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

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


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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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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