Toolio Retail Calendar uses the NRF 4-5-4 Calendar by default. This is what most retailers use as their default calendar. However, every business is different and Toolio Retail Calendar can be configured to accommodate the calendaring schemes for different businesses.
Configuration is accessed by clicking the menu icon on the top left
Once the configuration section is available, you can select a Custom calendar configuration, which will give you the following options:
As you can see above, you will be able to configure:
Week Grouping: You can select 4-4-5, 4-5-4, and 5-4-4, which are the main combinations for retail calendar.
Last day of the week
Last month of the year
Last Week Calculation: This option determines how to calculate year boundaries, i.e. how to determine the last week falling into a particular year. Please feel free to test the options out here. The options are:
Last Day Before End of Month: A year always ends with the last full week falling into a year. In this case, if Saturday is on Jan 2nd 2021, it will fall into 2021.
Last Day Nearest End of Month: A year always ends with the last full week ending closest to the year boundary. In this case, if Saturday is on Jan 2nd 2021, it will still fall into 2020.
First Week of the Year: A year always starts with the first full week falling into the year.
Last Day Before End of Month Except Leap Year: A year always ends with the last full week falling into a year, except in the leap year, when the year can end with a week falling into the next year.
Restated: This indicates whether the calendar should be restated on the years with 53 weeks. A retail calendar has 53 weeks once every 6 years or so, to be able to catch up on the 1 missing day it has compared to a regular calendar. When that happens, a retailer might either have 53 weeks where 1 week is not comparable to the year prior or after, since other years are 52 weeks. Alternatively, that week can be restated and ignored for comparison purposes. Restated has that functionality.
You can also configure which country's holidays you would like to see on the retail calendar. It defaults to the United Sates. To change the country, simply select the appropriate country under the View Settings.
These should cover all your configuration needs. Once you have configured the calendar for your business make sure to bookmark the URL, so that you can access it with ease moving forward and can share it with your colleagues.