If you are someone who works in the apparel industry, you know the complications that come with dealing with large amounts of products that are similar, yet need to be tracked separately. Things can get off to a great start and very quickly go off the rails as your company grows and more inventory needs to be managed and different product lines begin to pop up. This is where ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software comes in and can make your life a lot easier. Blue Link ERP has a unique, purpose-built apparel software matrix, which automates and streamlines the management of products and orders, which is exactly what you need in apparel software.
In 2016 in the United States alone, store-based retail apparel was valued at approximately 292 billion dollars, and by 2025 is estimated to grow to a staggering 390 billion dollars. This is massive growth, and one that would be impossible to manage without the proper procedures in place. Imagine tracking that much inventory by hand, or with outdated software based on MS-DOS. You’d be pulling your hair out after the first hour. So, with highly sophisticated ERP software like Blue Link, the process is a lot simpler.
Product generation functionality is a vital piece of apparel inventory software and can save a lot of time when defining new products. Typically, users define a base part number with variations in the product ID to account for size and colour. Replicating this information manually across dozens of variations can be both time-consuming and prone to error. With Blue Link ERP and the built-in apparel software matrix, this process gets automated and simplified, providing ultimate flexibility for entering orders and quotes – plus, you always have the option of switching back and forth between the grid and traditional order entry modes.
Worldwide retail eCommerce sales are expected to reach just over four trillion dollars in 2020, with no signs of slowing down. If you are a company that has yet to transition to eCommerce or take eCommerce seriously, then unfortunately you are behind on the times, but it’s not too late to make a change. With Blue Link’s eCommerce integration guide, we show you how easy it is to get started, and make sure your apparel software integrates with your eCommerce channels. This will enable you to take a great leap forward, and represent your company in the online space, allowing you access to a wider audience and a greater customer base. This is incredibly important because if we take a look at the kind of numbers that eCommerce produces, we can see that in 2017, eCommerce was responsible for around 2.3 trillion dollars in sales, and this number is expected to grow to around 4.5 trillion dollars by 2021 – astronomical growth. If you’re not making your offerings available in this space, you need to.
When using Blue Link ERP, not only do you get access to personalized in-house support, but you also receive a powerful all-in-one system that handles both wholesale and distribution, plus features for retail and eCommerce operations. Blue Link eliminates the need to manage multiple, standalone solutions, which removes the need to enter information more than once, helping your business to run as efficiently as possible. This allows your company to grow at a manageable pace while improving sales and keeping everything running as smoothly as possible.
You may be left wondering what you should be looking for when it comes to apparel inventory software – well, Blue Link ERP has you covered with that. We have a free guide that makes that process much simpler for you, and gives you the right information without any filler.
“Blue Link is a unique environment in terms of you have to be ready to embrace it, but if you’re willing to really make that effort from a company standpoint and you really get your staff on board, it’s pretty phenomenal.”
– Tal Dehtiar, Owner, Oliberté