How to Guides

Retailtoolbox How to Guides are designed to save you time and money by delivering easy step by step instructions, solutions and information on how to better manage your business.

The guides cover a wide range of business disciplines from tried and true basics to advanced concepts. You will find the information relevant to most, if not all retail sectors, from food to fashion and beyond.

If you have any questions or would like information on a topic we haven’t covered, please post the question or suggestion on our Retail Conversations blog and we will endeavour to publish relevant guides.


  • Maximise Product Performance
    Managing the quantity, and ebb and flow of your merchandise is one of the most crucial aspects of running any retail business. It is the place where you have usually invested most of your money (capital) and can mean the success or failure of your business.
  • Look after the $’s
    Financial planning is simply the business term for “looking after your dollars”. The important aspect of running a business is to understand the financial implications of your decisions ensuring you are optimising your investment, managing your cash flow and making money!
  • VM that SELLS
    Do you want to attract more customers to your store? Your store’s Visual Merchandising plays a crucial part in convincing new customers to walk into your store; keeping your existing customers returning; and making more sales.
  • Get More Customers
    Retailtoolbox’s philosophy on marketing is one of common sense. Our practical “How to Guides” are designed to give you realistic marketing solutions and processes that you can do yourself, easily and quickly to get more customers and keep the ones you’ve already got.
  • Manage & Plan Better
    Is your business taking over your life? Successful business people manage their business; they do not let the business manage them. Also eight out of ten successful businesses plan ahead. What’s happening in your business?