"Customs” is practically a 4-letter word in the apparel industry. When Customs holds up your shipment, it can be your worst nightmare. Nagging questions keep you awake at night: Will your shipment arrive in time for the sales promotion? Will the delay impact revenue targets?
In the apparel industry, some items are small and easy to manage. Wallets and wristlets come to mind. Other items – such as bulky winter coats – require significant square footage. Plus, the sheer bulk makes it challenging to process the goods and pack shipments. Thankfully, at Darn It! Distribution, we have plenty of space in our Apparel Warehouse and highly trained employees who provide value-added services.
An online retailer planned to sell 7,000 baseball caps, at $35 each, to residents in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. To comply with international laws, all information on the labels must be in three languages: English, French, and Spanish.
In the world of apparel, back-to-school shopping isn’t just about kids. Mom will often outfit herself while outfitting her young students. This is a brief, critical selling season that no apparel retailer can afford to miss.
Imagine being the distribution center manager and finding this: Boxes of Navy rain jackets sporting bright-yellow snaps instead of matching Navy snaps. With such an outlandish color scheme, this jacket would NEVER fly off the shelves. In fact, the only place the jacket would sell like hot cakes would be the University of Michigan. Unfortunately, this retailer was based in Seattle.
Our President and Owner, Jeff Glassman, did slip and fall this summer and broke his wrist. After successful surgery, and two months of physical therapy, he should have full use of his arm and wrist. It’s just going to be a painful recovery. These types of situations are always unfortunate and unexpected. Unexpected issues pop up every day in the retail and wholesale world. Especially during peak inbound season which is upon us. There are ways to minimize the pain and shorten the recovery period. Look below at ways to protect yourself as fall is approaching.
A vital link in the apparel supply chain: Third-party refurbishers help to get first-quality condition garments to market
The apparel industry’s supply chain crisscrosses the globe. In concept, that’s pretty exciting. In reality, it’s fraught with complications. Your supply chain can be interrupted due to all kinds of…
For apparel e-retailers, a third-party refurbisher is a key member of your virtual team – and a lifesaver when things go wrong
Imagine this scenario: Black Friday is just a few weeks away. A critical shipment of garments you’re promoting has arrived on time, however, the units do not meet specifications. Now…
Kitting Merchandise: 5 Creative Specialty Packaging Ideas To Spark Your Imagination (And Increase Sales)
Q: How can you perk up sales? A: Specialty promotional packages. Our customers – large general merchandise/apparel distributors and retailers – regularly ask Darn It! to kit specialty promotional packages…
Busting at the seams! When you can’t stay on top of returns processing, unsold goods take up space – and don’t bring “ka-ching”
Whew! A peak season has passed. But now you walk into your Distribution Center and realize your hardworking team simply can’t catch up. Piles of returned items need to be inspected, refolded, and repackaged.