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4 Ways Your Glove Company Can Help You Prosper in An OmniChannel World

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Nov 17, 2014 10:17:00 AM

omnichannel_1-304694-editedLately I’ve been thinking about how to help our retail and brand partners succeed in an omnichannel world.

I started by taking a look in the mirror:

  • Yesterday, I saw a nice scarf in a store window. I bought it online -- from my phone, on a train I ran to catch -- but not before adding a $12 pair of socks to my order, to qualify for free shipping. 

    (And if I don’t like it, I’ll return it to the store...).

  • Last week, I read that on November 11, also known as singles day, in China – Alibaba sold $2 billion in the first HOUR. 

  • Checking sales of our own direct-to-consumer glove brand last month, I saw more evidence of this remarkable trend  -- Olympia Gloves' online sales have tripled in less than a year. 

The data is stunning. Today’s consumer shops the way they want, when they want, where they want. 

This means visiting the mall ... or avoiding the hassle of parking and expense of gas, and shopping on a tablet while watching The Voice, or on a mobile device from a train.

Are you ready for this?

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Topics: Private Label Supply Chain, omnichannel retail, ecommerce

10 Ways Your Glove Company Can Help You Achieve Market Success

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Jul 8, 2014 1:18:00 PM

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We saw this saying recently, and it made us laugh.

<= "If you think it's expensive to hire a professional, wait until you hire an amateur".

It's funny ... but also true!

In our industry, stories of contract factories that promise low cost and deliver little in the way of real value are legend.

Instead of promising pennies, a true manufacturing partner should help you make better decisions, get better product in less time -- and that in turn will enable more sales.

On the other hand, a "penny wise, pound foolish" supplier may causing "hidden costs" to add up.

Do you know how to recognize the difference?

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Topics: Private Label Costs/Pricing, Private Label Supply Chain

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