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Omnichannel is the magic word

“We want it all. We want it now.”

If the rock band Queen had been singing in those days about the shopping behavior of today’s fashion customers, they would probably have had to add to the text: “We want it anywhere. And we want an experience.”

Because shopping today is not just about shopping. Seamless commerce and the customer experience are extremely popular. It is important to fulfill customer requests and create harmonious brand experiences using every possible product channel. Join us in exploring the world of omni-channel fashion retail.

Find out what it is that makes fashion customers tick, the challenges it involves, and how our solutions can help you create a seamless experience for your customers that stands above the rest.

Fashion customers are plugged in

Today’s modern fashion customer finds out about the latest fashions from their Instagram feed. Just a click on the outfit takes them to the online store. Thanks to digital consultancy, size recommendations and online reviews, what is ordered is often available the next day – whether for home delivery, in-store pickup, or collection from a chosen pickup station. It’s so easy that it’s become the new normal. And what if the ordered goods don’t fit or you don’t like them? No problem, simply send them back free of charge or return them to the store. This is fashion shopping today.

Your customers are probably not even aware that they use several channels in a single shopping trip. But how is this seamless user experience created, the connection between the virtual and physical shopping worlds? The recipe calls for brand consistency across all channels, from product presentation, to purchase, to exchange. It doesn’t matter whether fashion is found in the store or online.

Flexible solutions for flexible shopping

Combining the requirements of digital business models with those of brick and mortar retail is crucial. JR White talks about the complex demands of omnichannel fashion retail.

“Fashion Retail today is undergoing profound change. Companies that aren’t keeping up with the rapid advance of e-commerce and adapting to the changing customer requirements are really struggling in this environment. We gear our technologies to providing omni-channel solutions for our customers. They allow picking from the same inventory for retail, wholesale and e-commerce, and make goods available for in-store pickup, home delivery or collection from a centralized location. This allows the end customer to create their preferred shopping experience.”

Successful omni-channel strategy

As our experts explain, it is important to us to offer our customers the best possible support when it comes to omni-channel commerce. Our forward-thinking system solutions have the agility to respond to new requirements, transforming the business models of tomorrow. We are proud that our efforts really make a difference for our customers and we can look back on a successful omni-channel strategy.

Sainsbury’s, a long-term customer and one of the leading supermarkets in the UK, offers its fashion brand Tu not just in stores, but also online. The UK company has witnessed the benefit of automation, which helped them exceed last year’s peak online figures during the COVID-19 lockdown, as their popular Tu clothing range can either be delivered directly to customers’ home addresses or to the store for click and collect

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