In basic terms, "floor-ready merchandise" refers to merchandise that is preticketed and pre-tagged with all the details that are required in the retail store - before it reaches the store. The merchandise can also be packaged, or hung on hangers if required, in the same form as it would be displayed in-store. It can also include security tags that protect it from theft. This report discusses the development of floor-ready merchandise practices and processes, and how they might impact retail and supplier organisations.