Welcome to the inaugural edition of Ready to Share! What is Ready to Share, you ask? Simple – it’s a collection of weekly links worth sharing for apparel industry insiders. You can expect to see plenty of info around our core concerns of solving sizing and reducing returns, along with breaking news and opinion from across the wider online apparel industry.
In this week’s instalment, we’re keeping one eye fixed firmly on the future, checking in on Berlin events, and giving some long overdue link love to our friends the arthropods. Let’s start with a look ahead! Continue reading “Ready to Share #1: Super Spiders and the Road Ahead for Online Apparel in 2017”
As part of our preparations for Retail’s BIG Show this year, we’re putting together our pick of conference events of particular interest to all those from the world of fashion and online apparel.
In a previous post, we focused on highlights to expect from the main NRF conference keynotes. This time around, attention switches to sessions scattered across its series of carefully considered content tracks.
If you’re attending the NRF BIG Show this year and want to connect around any of the topics below, or discuss opportunities around solving sizing for your customers, please feel free to get in touch directly to arrange a meeting. Continue reading “2017 NRF Retail’s BIG Show Preview: Best of the Breakouts”
For anyone involved in online apparel or e-commerce generally, the National Retail Federation’s annual convention and EXPO in New York is one of the highlights of the year, and January 2017’s event looks set to be another blockbuster affair. As ever, we’ll be there in person at Retail’s BIG Show to liaise with current partners, explore new opportunities, and get a feel for what’s coming down the track in online retail for 2017 and beyond. If you’re in the area and looking to discuss solving sizing and slashing returns, feel free to get in touch to arrange a meeting!
Even by BIG Show standards, this year’s full event calendar is a jam-packed one, and it’ll be a struggle to catch all the great events over three days. With that in mind, we’ve put together a quick roundup of key points across the schedule we’re particularly looking forward to – starting with the main keynote events which have caught our eye. Continue reading “2017 NRF Retail’s BIG Show Preview: Our Pick of the Keynotes”
Though Amazon’s server empire has been taking centre stage over the last few years, the company remains true to its roots and committed to pushing online retail forward across several fronts. It seems like hardly a quarter goes by without some kind of potentially transformative initiative being announced.
Admittedly, several of these projects are still very much at the exploratory stage of development. To take just one example, Amazon’s ambitious drone programme is not going to be rolling out to major metropolitan areas anytime soon. Make no mistake, however, that day will come. The arrival of one-hour delivery in markets such as New York shows the company is fully focused on doing whatever it takes to make the last-mile problem disappear. Continue reading “What Amazon’s Brick and Mortar Retail Revolution Means for Fashion’s Future”
With the dust still settling on one of the biggest shocks in U.S. political history, many inside fashion are starting to think deeply about what a Trump presidency could mean for online apparel sales and the industry as a whole.
As pundits found out to their cost during the election itself, it’s notoriously difficult to predict which approach Trump will eventually settle on in any given situation. The President-elect has, however, more or less set his stall out on a host of issues at this stage, and we can at least start filling in some of the blanks around what to expect post-Inauguration.
Let’s start with the good news. Continue reading “What a Trump Presidency Could Mean for Online Apparel”
Even in a year of shocks and surprises worldwide, the British public’s vote to narrowly back Brexit stands out as one of the biggest. For anyone in the U.K. involved in selling apparel online or off, it’s a decision that’s going to have enormous implications for at least the next decade.
Thanks to the peculiarities of mechanisms such as Article 50, however, what some of those implications might actually be is very much still up in the air. Both industry leaders and the general public are looking at a minimum of two years before we have a full picture of what shape a British exit from the European Union will actually assume.
Fit Analytics is a company with strong European roots, and we’re proud to help a host of major British brands and retailers solve sizing and boost their bottom lines. Naturally enough, we’ve been keeping a pretty close eye on Brexit-related events throughout the year! Continue reading “With Britain Braced for Brexit, What Next for UK Fashion?”