Merchandising errors

In the context of retail management this refers to one of the possible errors that may be committed by a retailer, which may affect the markdown. These errors occur when a retailer keeps the seasonal or fashion merchandise and hope to sell them in the next merchandise season and fails. Many times new merchandise is not shown to the consumers and consumers do not able to know the new one. Another merchandising error is the improper handling of the merchandise by the sales staff or ineffective visual presentation of the merchandise. These errors can be quite costly and affect the markdown percentage of the retailer substantially