Adding Value to the Supply Chain

It wasn't that long ago that companies didn't have much control over the features of their supply chains. The retail industry has changed dramatically since then. Today, retailers have to keep up with what their customers demand. That often means choosing services that add value to their supply chains.

You can choose between several features that add value to your supply chain. The Apparel Logistics Group (TALG) has seen numerous retail companies benefit from these three aspects.

Apparel Returns Processing

Studies show that customers return about 30 percent of their e-commerce purchases during the holiday shopping season. While the percentage is undoubtedly lower during other times of the year, returns still pose a serious problem for retail companies, especially those that sell clothing and other merchandise online.

Adding apparel returns processing to your supply chain won't necessarily lower the number of items sent back by customers, but it will prevent you from dealing with the problem directly. Instead of spending time processing them on your own, you can let your supplier do it for you.

Garment Inspection

TALG works hard to make sure you get high-quality apparel your customers will love. Still, it's always possible for mistakes to slip through. Personalized garment inspection makes sure your customers only receive products that have passed a review. This reduces the number of returns you get and helps you build a reputable brand.

Embroidery and Heat Transfers

Embroidery and heat transfers are two of the most effective ways to add value to your products. By adding your logo to shirts and other clothing, you identify products as items you are proud to sell. Plus, you get extra exposure when customers wear them around their friends, family members, and colleagues.

You may also want to use custom embroidery and heat transfers developed by your customers. This makes it possible for your customers to buy customized clothing they might want for promoting their brands, sports teams, clubs, and other organizations.

Apparel Security Tags

Loss of inventory, mostly through theft, costs retail stores about $44 billion per year. Adding apparel security tags can deter theft by alerting your employees when someone tries to steal items from your inventory. Even if you don't have a security system that detects the tags, many thieves will stay away from your store when they see enhanced security items. They'd rather move on to an easier target than take chances with you.

Polybag Application

Shipping apparel in polybags helps protect them during transit. Polybags can also make your products look more professional to customers. Since larger companies use them, it makes sense for you to follow their lead, especially if it makes customers feel that they are getting more for their money.

With polybag application, you don't have to spend time and effort bagging clothes at your business. You can let your supplier do the job for a nominal fee.

TALG offers a wide range of services that can help your retail business thrive. Request a consultation to learn more about how TALG can help your company thrive. 

Posted: 6/23/2016 11:30:14 AM by Global Administrator | with 0 comments

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