Tag: fashion

News & Trends

Size Matters: How the Retail Industry Loses $1 Trillion a Year on Inaccurate Sizing

July 7, 2023

Via: RetailWire

Size matters, especially for fashion brands. In fact, it matters so much that retailers are losing a whopping trillion dollars a year due to messed-up size availability. Let’s talk about how we can fix this colossal problem, and no, there […]

E-payment & Data Security, Tech

New Look partners with digital payments firm Primer

December 14, 2022

Via: Charged

Fashion retailer New Look has partnered with digital payments firm Primer, to enhance its ecommerce operations. Founded by alums of Braintree and PayPal, the payments company provides a drag and drop framework for merchants to build online payment stacks. The […]

Retail Types, Stores

Amazon opens second Style store in the US despite slowing down physical retail strategy

October 19, 2022

Via: Charged

Amazon has opened its second Amazon Style store in the US, aiming to merge physical and digital retail into a bricks-and-mortar space. The new phygital store has opened at Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio. Amazon debuted its first instalment […]

E-commerce, Retail Types

Zara to begin charging for online returns

May 11, 2022

Via: Charged

Zara has started charging customers to return products they have purchased online. Since the beginning of May, Zara customers have been charged £1.95 to return items, with the fee deducted from their total refund, according to The Industry.Fashion. However, items […]

Others, Tech

How AI is helping the fashion industry make better choices

April 22, 2022

Via: Charged

The market for AI in retail is estimated to grow from $4.8 billion in 2021 to $31.2 billion by 2028, according to research from Peltarion. But also, there are so many use cases for AI in the industry from knowledge, […]

News & Trends

What Recommerce can Teach Retailers About New Consumer Behaviors and Future-Proofing Sales

January 4, 2022

Via: Retail TouchPoints

As retailers have struggled to navigate changes in consumer behavior and economic uncertainty brought on by the pandemic, one area has seen continued growth: recommerce. This trend involves brands reselling previously owned products at a discount — and it’s caught […]

E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Fashion retailers see huge spike in fraud as pandemic provides “veritable petri dish” for online abuse

April 20, 2021

Via: Charged

Fashion retailers have seen a stark rise in nearly all types of fraud thanks to the rise in ecommerce shopping during the pandemic. Fraud detection specialist Ravelin found that over half (54 per cent) of all fashion retailers have seen […]

News & Trends

Online retail sales soar 167% breaking new records in “positive signs” for retail

March 5, 2021

Via: Charged

Online retail sales hit new records once again in February, growing 167.3 per cent as “positive signs” emerge for the sector. The online sales surge was driven by growing demand for fashion and homeware products as rapid vaccine rollout began […]

News & Trends

Retailers need to provide proof of sustainability claims as shoppers “no longer willing to take them at face value”

October 23, 2020

Via: Charged

Fashion retailers claiming to prioritise sustainability will have to start providing evidence to convince consumers who are “no longer willing to take green efforts at face value”. According to leading data and analytics company GlobalData, consumers increasingly “want proof” from […]


Fashion and Retail—What Will the Future Hold?

May 11, 2020

Via: Natalie Dunn

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, department stores everywhere are struggling to survive. Since most of them were already losing ground to new digital rivals, they are expected to come out of the crisis on even weaker positions in […]

E-commerce, Retail Types

Online sales see “Black Friday” levels of growth thanks to fashion boost

April 17, 2020

Via: Charged

Online retail sales are growing at levels usually seen during Black Friday as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dramatically change the retail landscape. Last week online sales grew by 38 per cent according to the latest figures from IMRG-Capgemini’s sales […]

News & Trends

The Real Impact Of Retailer Stock Cancellations – A Million Jobs Lost Already

April 6, 2020

Via: Forbes

Over the last two weeks, Fashion retailers have – in response to government to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic – been forced to shutter their physical stores and for many also their warehouse operations, bringing the industry to […]

Retail Types, Stores

Why are fashion supply chains so wasteful?

August 1, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Camille Diane Tagle spent the first decade of her career designing for brands across the fashion spectrum, from the highest luxury to mass market. The amount of waste her operations alone generated was enough to make her question her career […]

News & Trends

Mobile powers 76% of large fashion retailers’ web visits

February 25, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Visits to social media sites don’t directly result in high sales conversions for fashion retailers, demonstrating the importance of an omnichannel focus on physical, web and mobile channels to boost conversion. Shoppers rely on their mobile devices to browse for […]

Customer Experience, Point of Purchase

Walmart debuts size-inclusive jeans online

February 7, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

The “plus size” era may be over, but women of all body types are steadily gaining new places to shop, thanks to brands’ emerging willingness to offer apparel in a wide range of sizes. “Everyone’s body is different. Every body […]