What you will learn

  • Why stores are grouped for planning purposes
  • How space can be used to drive out stock and inventory requirements
  • How to determine range width and depth through option and quantity planning
  • How to create the optimum range through manipulating assortment planning levers
  • The purpose of the range sign-off meeting

Assortment Planning & Range Building

$400.00 excl GST

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The skills and techniques needed to assortment plan, balance range width and depth and range build are fundamentally important. They require a deep understanding of the multiple levers which blend together to achieve optimum results. This series of comprehensive seven online modules equips you to create an option-based framework, that supports a balanced customer-focused omni-channel range.


  • SAVE $50 when you combine any 2 buying & merchandise planning courses
  • SAVE $100 when you combine any 3 buying & merchandise planning courses
  • Discount applied at checkout

Modules in more detail

Introduction & overview – the assortment planning and range building process

Space planning – how to plan, measure and use space

Planning options – using sales plans to determine options and buy quantities

Grouping stores – the benefits of grouping stores for assortment planning

The assortment plan – how sales, space, options and quantities come together to create an assortment plan

Range building – populating the range framework with actual products; considering sourcing and supplier options

Sign off – how to hold an effective range sign off meeting

Who is this course for

  • Entry or intermediate buying or merchandise planning roles involved with the creation of ranges and range plans; particularly assistant/trainee levels new to this responsibility
  • Anybody wishing to refresh and validate their assortment planning skills and knowledge

At a glance...

  • Seven online modules
  • Total learning time = 2 hours
  • Gamified self-led learning
  • Works across PC, tablet and phone
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Video and eLearning format
  • Digital activities, quizzes and action plans
  • Practical application of best practice
  • Full access for 6 months
  • Developed by retail buying & planning professionals
  • Digital certificate on completion