Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) March 03, 2012
Retail Dimensions, Inc. (RDi), ), the leading provider of e-commerce, plug-ins and applications for Retail Pro and other retail inventory management systems and Retail Smart Guys, a consulting firm specializing in assisting independent retail stores and boutiques with inventory planning, marketing, and systems, announced a partnership today. RDi now provides consulting services to specialty retailers in the Pacific Northwest including the Portland and Seattle metro areas.
“I’ve been working with RDi for more than 8 years, and I look forward to continuing the great collaboration we’ve had through the years with this new partnership,” said Dan Jablons, founder of Retail Smart Guys. “RDi has an incredible background working with retailers to improve processes and profitability. This experience, coupled with the services we provide, is exactly what will help the independent Pacific Northwest store to thrive.”
RDi has provided products and services to over six hundred retailers in the Retail Pro channel since 2003. The retailers include a wide variety from the mom and pop’s, to chains of 100 stores to fortune 500 companies. Whether it is helping retailers open new channels like e-commerce or improving efficiencies and processes, RDi is excited to add inventory planning and budgeting to its extensive tool kit.
Retail Smart Guys is dedicated to helping retailers grow their businesses, even in difficult times like these. The firm provides solid inventory planning and budgets to retailers, enabling them to lower their inventory investment, which has become even more critical in this economy. Additionally, the firm offers retail consulting in marketing as well as retail operations, rounding out a complete suite of consulting services for retailers.
“Our partnership with Retail Smart Guys enables us to give the kind of help and guidance to retailers that I know will help them improve their bottom line,” said Kurt Beeken, President and co-founder of Retail Dimensions. “Through our extensive work with retailers around the country we frequently hear planning and budgeting are key areas of concern. We are excited to join Management One® and Retail Smart Guys to bring to the table the highest quality planning available in the market today.”
Both Jablons and Beeken agree that their consulting takes them deep into the retail organizations, as the action planning often points up additional business inefficiencies. Often, the two find themselves assisting in sales training, vendor negotiations, financial planning, information technology, hiring/firing, and payroll analysis. Retailers typically find a return on investment of up to 15 times in the first year.
“There really isn’t an area of the retail business that we can’t help with,” said Jablons. “We’ll put our best efforts forth to help our customers. And if they need help in an area that we don’t know about, we know ten people we can bring in to help solve the problem.”
For more information visit http://www.retaildimensions.com or http://www.retailsmartguys.com. Contact Kurt Beeken directly at 503-644-5301.
ABOUT RETAIL SMART GUYS
Retail Smart Guys is a consulting firm, specializing in assisting retail stores with their inventory planning and open to buy. Dan Jablons founded the firm with 30 years of experience working in and consulting with retail companies, from single-store mom-and-pop operations to major retail chains. He has also worked extensively with point-of-sale systems, including Retail Pro, QuickBooks Point of Sale, and Microsoft Dynamics. For more information, contact Retail Smart Guys at 818-720-2585 or visit http://www.retailsmartguys.com. Retail Smart Guys is an affiliate of Management One®, which provides planning and services for retailers around the country.
ABOUT RETAIL DIMENSIONS, INC.
Retail Dimensions, Inc. (RDi) has provided products and services for over six hundred members of the retail community over 8 years. RDi has built and integrated 100’s of e-commerce sites, delivered dozens of plug-ins and custom integrations and consulting services. RDi works principally with Retail Pro Versions 8 & 9, CounterPoint and Teamwork Retail. For more information, contact Retail Dimensions at 503-644-5301 or visit http://www.retaildimensions.com. Retail Dimensions, Inc. is a partner of Retail Smart Guys and an affiliate of Management One®, which provides planning and services for retailers around the country.