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If you plan something important for an entire year, of course you are going to make lemonade out of lemons ... what choice do you have?
If your merchandising team made a mistake and "ruined the new item assortment for 2019", well, it's your job to make lemonade out of those lemons.
- Promote the new items that worked best via email, home page, landing pages, and Instagram. Promote the living daylights out of the "best of" the assortment.
- Offer discounts on only the items that aren't working ... don't taint the entire assortment because a portion of the assortment isn't working.
- Segment your customer file into bargain hunters and full-price fanatics ... offer the junk at a discounted price to your bargain hunters.
This stuff doesn't have to be rocket science ... use good judgment and make lemonade out of lemons!