When manufacturing apparel and footwear it can be easy to fall short of customer demands without proper visibility. A leading footwear manufacturer with over 1,200 stores across the globe was experiencing slow speed-to-market.
This year’s group of 26 Apparel Innovator Award winners is pushing the barriers when it comes to satisfying consumer demand. Read on to learn about a wide range of innovations ranging from unique product offerings to smart uses of technology.
Apparel lifestyle brands must be able to fulfill orders through many different channels. An integrated software system can automate much of the behind-the-scenes work required to be an omnichannel fashion success.
If done correctly, ship-from-store fulfillment not only addresses rising customer expectations, but also helps retailers avoid markdowns and lost sales, decrease fulfillment costs and increase full-price sales.
Each year, stores see an influx of returns after the holidays. In fact, in 2017, U.S. customers returned about $351 billion worth of items. This is more than the Gross Domestic Product of Israel for that year!