Reliant Merchandise Design, LLC.

Today’s retail business is a tough place to be with competition from chain stores and on-line retailers, not to mention changing consumer habits. So how does an independent retailer or non-profit site stay relevant, with products on trend, meeting your inventory and sales goals and stay on message with telling your unique story as no one else can?

With 20+ years’ in product development and buying, and past management with small to big-box retail, I offer you my experiences and connections to help your business with targeted creative product solutions to grow your business with fresh and distinctive products in your stores.

What We Do…

  • Analyze

Retail Business Analysis sounds boring, but trust us, it’s not just numbers!

Review sales and inventory for a clear understanding of the business, looking for patterns and opportunities.

  • Research

Branding & Licensing Opportunity Research, do you have a recognizable brand, property or designs that can be used to partner with manufacturers to support your non-profit? 

Partnering with manufacturers, with national sales opportunities, gives licensing income that can support a non-profit for years to come.

  • Present

Branding & Licensing Opportunity Research, do you have a recognizable brand, property or designs that can be used to partner with manufacturers to support your non-profit? 

Partnering with manufacturers, with national sales opportunities, gives licensing income that can support a non-profit for years to come.

  • Recommend

Vendor Sourcing, oh so many vendors, who do you go to, where do you go? 

You have a plan in mind for next season and cannot seem to find what you are looking for, or maybe you are fresh from a market and are overwhelmed with choices. Been there! Reliant can help you narrow down those choices or find new sources.

  • Introduce

Merchandise planning and training, you have the goods, now what? 

You are not alone! Product training, vendor events, and creating store sets are all possible.

Pricing…

Although our services are not free beyond the initial consultation, we believe strongly that our services will speak for themselves…

We have several different options for you and your company to consider when utilizing Reliant Merchandise Design LLC. Long term or short term, there are options that can suit your needs. Below are some example pricing structures. Specific contracts will differ, and are negotiable.

Retail Business Analysis

$60per hour and up
  • Two Hour Minimum

Product Research

$375minimum
  • Duration Varies

Sourcing Recommendations

$180minimum
  • Duration Varies

What Others Have To Say…

Our company has worked with Susan for more than 15 years. During that time, Susan helped to develop hundreds of custom products with multiple vendors. These products included those for the Williamsburg Catalog, Williamsburg Retail Stores and for special events held by the Foundation. Many of the products are still best sellers today in Colonial Williamsburg. If you are looking for someone with extensive product development experience and expertise in integrating that product into a profitable business plan, I highly recommend Susan.

Rod Campbell, President, R. Campbell & Associates, Inc.

I worked with Susan Hoffman while I was at Peking Handicraft for 13 years. Susan was one of the greatest buyers I ever worked with in my career. She is a very talented, creative person and certainly knows so much about history. I truly enjoyed working with her in product development. She is a wonderful person to work with.

Jeffrey Muljadi, Director of Marketing, CYM Industrial Corp.

We have worked with Susan for many years. She has passion and vision. She gets our recommendation!

Sue Skinner, SJ Pottery LLC