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Retail Starter Kit

Eight years of selling Clean Undies has given us some excellent information regarding our customers. These seven years of experience will help you open your new store using a minimum level of inventory while providing your customers with a maximum of style selections and sizing.

The apparel industry refers to the sizing inventory for our Clean Undies customers as a 1–2–2–1 (one small size – two medium size – two large size – and one extra large size). This means you should carry and order your inventory based on this formula. In other words, if you order 24 units of the 901 Ladies Bikini Brief, you should be ordering 4 units of small 901, 8 units of medium 901, 8 units of large 901 and 4 units of extra large 901. Your inventory would reflect the sizing requirements of Clean Undies customers. Since you now know the sizing pattern of the customers you can move to the next question how many units of each style should you order? Once you have placed your first order you should consider carrying additional sizes like the XXS, XS, and XXL. Below is our suggestion for placing your first order:

Clean Undies for boys and girls is available in children's sizes 4, 5, 6, S, M, L, XL and XXL.

Our recommendation is designed to provide you with a best combination of inventory of size and style while keeping your cash in your pocket. For our top selling stores find that this stock amount is good for a 1 to 3 month turnover. For specialty boutiques or new businesses, adjustments can be tailored to your needs.

We look forward to working with you and thank you for supporting the growing organic market.

Jon Cloud

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