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One Step Retail Consulting

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For over 30 years, One Step has been working with specialty retailers to help successfully optimize their businesses through the use of cutting-edge technology and industry best practices. As traditional retail continues to evolve at a rapid pace, driven largely by the influence of E-Commerce and Omni-Channel, savvy business owners are looking for a competitive advantage at every turn. That’s where we can help!
One Step Retail Solutions is much more than a POS reseller. We are retail industry experts with the combined knowledge, experience, and insight necessary to help your business remain competitive and profitable in the decades to come. Our qualified retail consultants work with companies of all sizes to develop customized strategies that leverage resources, control costs and build long-term growth.



Inventory is at the center of any retail business. However, while inventory may be your biggest asset, it can also be your biggest expense! Knowing what to buy, how much and when can be a frustrating endeavor if you don’t plan strategically and objectively. Buying decisions are often driven by emotion rather than logic, leaving retailers wondering why that “hot” item they bought too much of is sitting on the sale rack. So why leave success to chance? One Step’s Inventory Planning solution provides retailers with the tools, knowledge, and support to make better purchasing decisions, all while helping:
Improve Cash Flow
Increase Revenue
Reduce Inventory
Reduce Markdowns

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With One Step’s Inventory Planning Solution, you can feel confident you are purchasing the right product, in the right categories, at the right time.

Inventory Planning Includes:

  • Expert Consulting
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Inventory Planning / Open to Buy
  • Purchasing Strategy
  • Inventory Best Practices
  • Proven Tools such as RetailOrbit

Optimize Your Inventory with One Step Retail Solutions- Schedule a complimentary inventory analysis with one of our friendly retail consultants and find out how you can reduce risk, increase profits and drive growth by managing your inventory more effectively. Your complimentary inventory analysis includes an inventory diagnosis that will help answer the following questions:
How can you better manage your inventory?
How can you generate more cash flow?
Which classes/departments can you grow or optimize?

and so much more!


Doug Arvanite

Doug Arvanites

Doug has over 32 years of retail and management experience in all phases of store retailing and as a retail consultant. He was a senior merchandising executive with national retail chains like Burlington Stores, Neiman Marcus, PacSun, Lord & Taylor and May Dept. Stores.
In 2009, drawing from his years of retail experience, Doug began consulting for the retail and apparel industries. He has helped retailers strengthen their business and create more cash flow by better managing their inventory, their brand, and, most importantly, their customers.
Today, Doug shares his passion for retailing with Management One and us… One Step Retail.


Gord Peters

Gord Peters

Gord is a savvy business consultant with over 25 years of management experience. After launching his own manufacturing menswear business, Gord established a successful consulting practice. His primary concentration was on inventory and cash management in the retail sector.
His varied retail experience has allowed him to help clients streamline their business. They have seen improvement in the areas of cash flow, inventory management, finance, and merchandise and assortment planning.
In addition to consulting, Gord enjoys sharing his retail knowledge with students at Toronto’s Centennial College.


David Downard

David Downard

Modern retailers face many challenges while managing their retail business, but foremost is cash management and the ability to achieve profit goals. Dave will work with our clients to build an effective hierarchy of actionable data that can be used to make key buying and performance decisions to maximize the profit potential of your merchandise.
Dave brings more than 30 years of retail experience to our team, with previous roles as a Senior Merchandising Analyst & Consultant and VP of Sales & Marketing for RMSA. He started his retail career with some of the most highly respected retailers in the industry including Bullucks, Robinsons, and Dayton (now Target Corporation).
Dave’s range of knowledge and management experience will help our customers identify their unique buying patterns and interpret information to make informed decisions that lead to a successful business.


To learn more about our Inventory Planning Services, download our Inventory Planning Sales Sheet


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