Month: September 2018

Average Initial Inventory at Retail (AIR)

The average initial inventory at retail price (AIR) measures the beginning inventory (BOP) valuation at full price. The AIR is usually measured at the start of a fiscal period or at the start of a fashion season. This price is used to determine if the assortment for the period/season is sufficient to meet the financial objectives in the buy sheets or the merchandise plan.

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Average Units Per Transaction (AUT)

The average units per transaction, or AUT, is a primary Key Performance Indicator (KPI) that measures the average number of units purchased in a typical transaction value. The AUT is used as a lever to increase or decrease sales and margin.

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