Basic Fashion Merchandise Buying

Online Short Course Fashion Business

Use the various techniques and concepts in the Fashion Retail buying to enhance your skills of buying merchandise for retail.

This module provides knowledge and skills of the various techniques and concepts in the Fashion Retail buying. It is designed to enhance skills of buying merchandise for retail. You will learn to apply retail buying strategy, how to read and apply OTB plan to appeal to your customers.

The Details


    Registered Title: (Basic Fashion Merchandise Buying (Classroom & Asynchronous))

    TPGateway Code:TGS-2022015247

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Course Duration

SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:18:00 Trainer Facilitated Hours (On Campus/Virtual):13:00 Self-Directed E-learning Hours:03:00 Assessment Hours:02:00
  • Understand how to track daily sales by: Category, Brand, Sub Class & SKU as per organisational policies and procedures
  • Apply sales data analysis to create weekly reports as per organisational policies and procedures
  • Understand how consumer profiling & consumer demographics create foundation for the product matrix as per industry norms
  • Interpret how retail seasonal budgets, category planners and assortment planners are created to determine the product matrix as per organisational policies and procedures
  • Interpret OTB Planning skill to assist supervisor in managing repeat orders and forward planning
Key Learning Areas
  • Retail formats
  • Role and responsibility of fashion buying related jobs
  • Key performance indicators
  • Analysis of POS system and sales data
  • Central buying system
  • Retail price computations
  • Open to buy monthly plans
  • Consumer profiling and demographics
  • Retailer USP & Customer Service
Upon successful completion of the course, student will be awarded the Statement of Attainment (SOA) for WSQ Merchandise Buying-3. WSQ Certification is nationally endorsed and recognised by industry partners.
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Items Required For Class

You will need a laptop OR computer OR tablet*, whichever you prefer, for viewing your E-books and E-Learning.
*Devices need to have a working camera and a microphone.


We highly discourage you from missing any classes since the entire program is designed to be hands-on intensive. There is also a minimum attendance requirement of 75% of training hours for Singaporean and PRs, and 90% of training hours for international students. If you do not meet the 75% attendance requirement, you will not be eligible to enjoy subsidies nor to sit for the assessment. Make sure you block off your time during your training with us or find an intake option that will ensure you do not miss any classes. You will only wish that you had more time in the class!

Yes! You can use any SkillsFuture Credits you have to pay for course fees.

We do not offer any make-up or replacement classes.

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