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.
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.
Unless an apparel manufacturer is completely automated, the only way to set a pocket or mark for new buttons, or to sew any item onto a specific place on a garment is with a disappearing marking pen or pencil. They have used them for years and years.
Reverse Logistics Magazine: Why recondition your merchandise? Focusing on 2 steps in the reverse logistics process
Product comes back to your distribution center in many forms, including individual customer returns and consolidations/recalls. While you have a process to complete the financial transaction, is it challenging to process all the merchandise with the fluctuating volumes? More to the point, are you getting the most revenue possible for this merchandise?
What if the patches on 3,200 jeans were coming off? What if these jeans were high fashion (i.e. “cool”) jeans with very trendy patches that were peeling off? And to top it off, what if these jeans were on the home page of your website starting in two weeks?
We are very excited to announce the 20th anniversary of Darn It! Inc. It's hard to believe that it has been 20 years since we started a new venture Inspecting and Repairing Garments. Over the years, we have evolved from a cut and sew manufacturing operation into a full service Quality Inspection and Warehouse / Distribution business.
We got a frantic call from one of our customers last year asking us for help. The cartons were crushed and the pants were soaked in two containers. We requested samples immediately and once we reviewed them, it was determined that we could help.