Advanced Retail Strategies Services for Retailers

Advanced Retail Strategies provide retailers with outsourced solutions for forecasting and planning. The Company, founded by Ritchie Sayner, is solely focused on helping retailers improve their financial and operational profile.

The fundamental drivers of the service are sales and inventory forecasting and open-to-buy planning. Our forecasts are built using proprietary business analytics, algorithms, and databases. Advanced Retail Strategies builds location-specific plans, forecasts, and recommendations based on data collected directly at the store level. These plans aid the retailer in making decisions on inventory levels, buying, open-to-buy, markdown strategies, and pricing.

Each client has an assigned team that assists the retailer in collecting data, analyzing store operations, and making recommendations for improving retail performance. These team members have deep retail experience and are specialists in using our system to improve the growth and profitability of our clients.

Advanced Retail Strategies provides an outsourced solution for planning and forecasting. There is no large up-front expenditure for new software or systems. Aside from a reasonable one-time programming charge there are no annual support fees. Our services are billed monthly and there are no contractual obligations.


Ritchie Sayner has been an invaluable resource to us over the life of our business. We are entering our 11th year at Heyday and we are proud to report that we have increased our revenue by over 20% each year. We attribute these increases to the meticulous inventory planning offered by Ritchie and Advanced Retail Strategies.”

- Lisa Rickenbaugh