Feburary 2014 Buyer's Suite Seminars

Feburary 2014 Buyer's Suite Seminars

Thursday, December 18 2014

From the Welcome New Stores Seminar to Your Top 8 Accessories Questions – Finally Answered, WWDMAGIC’S Buyer’s Suite Seminars provide information and education to promote growth and expansion – in both your knowledge and your business.


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17


9:00 AM-10:00 AM  
LVCC, NORTH HALL, WWDMAGIC BUYER’S SUITE
SHOW-FLOOR ABCS…WELCOME NEW STORES
An introductory workshop provides all the insider information needed to ensure a successful shopping experience, including show-floor layout, time maximization tips, new brands, suggested vendor questions and other buying advice.
SPEAKERS:
Mercedes Gonzales, Global Purchasing Companies
Sandy Shapiro, Retail Relations Specialist, MAGIC

1:00 PM-2:00 PM  
LVCC, NORTH HALL, WWDMAGIC BUYER’S SUITE
PSYCHOLOGY OF PRICE: THE MARKUP AND MARKDOWN GAME
How much product is marked up initially will directly affect how profitable your retail business can be! What are acceptable, necessary and healthy markdowns? How can you avoid unacceptable and excessive markdowns in your store? Understand the 8 truths of markdowns to improve your bottom line.
SPEAKER:
Paul Erikson, VP Client Services, RMSA

3:00 PM-4:00 PM  
LVCC, NORTH HALL, WWDMAGIC BUYER’S SUITE
HOW TO OPEN AND RUN A SUCCESSFUL RETAIL STORE
Derived from the eight-hour workshop, a one-hour crash course details the most important factors retailers didn’t know they needed to know, while helping stores sidestep the stumbling blocks that cause nine out of ten new retailers to fold within the first year.
SPEAKER:
Mercedes Gonzalez., Global Purchasing Companies 


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18


9:00 AM-10:00 AM  
LVCC, NORTH HALL, WWDMAGIC BUYER’S SUITE
INVENTORY IS YOUR RETAIL HEART, IS IT HEALTHY?
With inventory being the heart of a retail business, RMA’s Paul Erickson starts with the basics, sharing alternative concepts, techniques and formulas to improve inventory turnover, cash flow and gross margin.
SPEAKERS:
Paul Erikson, VP Client Services, RMSA

11:00 AM-12:00 AM  
LVCC, NORTH HALL, WWDMAGIC BUYER’S SUITE
NEW CUSTOMERS: HOW TO ATTRACT, RETAIN AND ENGAGE!
This new seminar is a must if you own a Retail store! Ron castes will speak about attracting, and engaging new customers. An in depth exciting discussion with valuable strategies for any store.
SPEAKERS:
Ron Cates, Constant Contact

1:00 PM-2:00 PM  
LVCC, NORTH HALL, WWDMAGIC BUYER’S SUITE
WOW CUSTOMER SERVICE
What does it take to keep your customers returning to your store? This new workshop is designed to show you how to maintain the best customer service and keep your most important customers coming back to your store. Incredible idea’s for sales staff and anyone that works in your store!
SPEAKER:
Mercedes Gonzales, Global Purchasing Companies


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19


9:00 AM-10:00 AM  
LVCC, NORTH HALL, WWDMAGIC BUYER’S SUITE
GROWING YOUR BUSINESS WITH EMAIL AND SOCIAL MEDIA
Presented by industry powerhouse Ron Cates of Constant Contact, this is a straight forward and comprehensive workshop on the incredible benefits of email and social media.  Learn all the important strategies to enhance your store’s name.
SPEAKERS:
Ron Cates, Constant Contact

11:00 AM-12:00 AM  
LVCC, NORTH HALL, WWDMAGIC BUYER’S SUITE
THE SALES AND PROMOTION GAME
Create exciting sales while maintaining your margins and train your customers to “wait for the sale”.
SPEAKERS:
Mercedes Gonzalez, Global Purchasing Companies

1:00 PM-2:00 PM  
LVCC, NORTH HALL, WWDMAGIC BUYER’S SUITE
TOP 8 ACCESSORIES QUESTIONS FINALLY ANSWERED!
Just a few of the most important questions that will be discussed in this exciting seminar: What to do with scarves? What are the Jewelry box basics? How do I create a pulled together look for my customers? What does your customer need to add to her current wardrobe to be up to date?
SPEAKERS: 
Karen Giberson, Accessories Council
 

All WWDMAGIC Buyer's Suite seminars are held in the Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Buyer’s Suite. 

Click here for a complete list of the MAGIC Seminar Series.