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Markdown optimization with AI

So long, spreadsheets. Get SKU-level markdown recommendations that empower merchandisers to make great pricing and discounting decisions.

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How can AI help with your markdown strategy?

Markdown planning is time consuming for retail teams. Most have a markdown schedule, with every SKU discounted by a blanket X%, which increases as the sale period progresses. An AI-powered markdown optimization tool lets you…

  • Execute individual markdown strategies for every product: taking into account the effect of price changes on predicted demand and optimizing business objectives
  • Markdowns simulation: simulate the effect of different markdown strategies across all your products
  • Increase sell through: clear stock within season and maintain margins that guarantee profitability
  • Leverage all your data, instantly: make great markdown pricing decisions without spending hours combing through spreadsheets!

    Your competition are using this technology today. Watch the demo now to see our application in action and see the new era of markdown strategy.

  • Peak and AWS, stronger together

    The Markdown application is an AI application from Peak to help companies deal with complex markdown optimization techniques. Peak are recognised as an AWS Retail Competency Partner. This means that Peak provide innovative technology offerings that accelerate retailers’ modernization and innovation journey across all areas in the enterprise

    This application is available to AWS customers via the Marketplace portal, along with the 12 other AWS endorsed applications Peak offer…

    Try Peak in AWS Marketplace today

    Success story

    This leading multi-channel retailer used Peak’s markdown optimization software and identified an additional $3m in margin (on only 15% of its stock file) with AI. That’s equivalent to 1% of its overall turnover!

    Demand Intelligence | Retail

    Retail markdown optimization

    Identifying an opportunity to drive $3m in additional margin.

    These brands are winning with AI

    Leading retailers are using Peak's technology to make great commercial decisions and add value across their businesses.

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    Solve your biggest retail markdown strategy challenges with Peak



    Stop discounting some items too heavily so that profit is given up unnecessarily



    Avoid being left with too much stock and having to heavily discount to clear it



    Free up time spent generating all the spreadsheets needed to make markdown decisions

    Benefits of AI solutions for markdown optimization in retail

    • Higher margin

      Avoid blanket discounts that erode margin, and take a SKU-level approach to markdown

    • More time for merchandisers

      Optimize your merchandisers' time and productivity with an AI-powered markdown strategy

    • Budget control

      Regain control of your markdown budget, maintain brand equity and stability over your markdown schedule and reduce unplanned, flash sales

    • Targeted approach

      Retail pricing software calculates markdown at a granular level that suits your business, including SKU, country level or store level)

    What could our markdown application do for you?

    Watch our free demo to see how we can improve your price markdown planning