Finishing Touches: Getting Your Garments in Order With VAS

You work hard to keep your apparel business running full speed ahead, and you don’t want to let little details slow you down. One way to save time and streamline garment preparation is by outsourcing some jobs to a third-party logistics (3PL) company that offers value added services (VAS). What are VAS exactly, and how can outsourcing them benefit you?

What Are Value Added Services?

VAS include all the finishing touches that need to happen before you ship your products to vendors. For example, some VAS are:

  • Garment inspection. Inspection cuts down on the number of defective items that leave the warehouse, leading to fewer returns and more satisfied customers.
  • Price ticket changes and re-ticketing. Whether you need to change the vendor name on a tag or adjust prices because of a shortage of material, outsourcing these small tasks will save you time and stress.
  • Application of apparel security tags. Vendors may request a specific type of security tag, and you want the application process to be as quick and simple as possible.
  • Apparel packaging. Expert packers can prepare your garments for shipping, so they arrive at their destination in the best shape possible.
  • Embroidery and heat transfer. Perhaps you are shipping a large load of T-shirts for a special event, or maybe you want to add a fun logo or design to some of your items. VAS through The Apparel Logistics Group can help in either case, and the final products will turn out both beautiful and durable.
  • Polybag application. This will help keep garments clean and protected during the shipping process.
  • Apparel returns processing. The VAS team will quickly accept and process returns, so you do not end up with a burdensome backlog of work.


How Do You Benefit From VAS?

While it is true that you can take care of all of the above-listed tasks in-house, outsourcing them through your 3PL partner may be the wiser move. Why? Consider four reasons:

  • A need for price changes or re-ticketing may arise suddenly, and your in-house team may not have the time or the manpower to meet necessary deadlines.
  • Buying things such as security tags and packaging supplies means you have more things to keep track of and less time to focus on coming up with innovative solutions to grow your business.
  • Embroidery and heat transfer services from your 3PL partner gives you the power to offer customized garments and may open up a new target audience.
  • The Apparel Logistics Group is flexible and scalable, so you can adjust the services you purchase at any time.

Where Can You Start?

Start by analyzing your business’s needs, goals, and budget. Have that information in hand when you participate in a consultation with The Apparel Logistics Group. The 3PL specialists will help you choose the services that will most benefit your business now, and you can start a relationship that will grow in trust and functionality as your business expands.

Outsourcing VAS can simplify your business procedures and help you increase customer satisfaction. Whether your garments need inspections, security tags, embroidery, or any other finishing touches, The Apparel Logistics Group can provide the solution.

Posted: 7/20/2015 10:50:57 AM by Global Administrator | with 0 comments

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