What Footwear Do Your Customers Buy?
A lot of shoppers can come into a footwear store and leave in frustration. Why? Because even though they were willing to try on many pairs of shoes with the goal of buying some shoes, the store did not carry shoes that fit their needs.
This aspect of footwear leaves many retailers frustrated, too. Why? Because even though they try to stock the right sizes and styles, they usually can’t stock every single size in every single style. This is where the multichannel retailers of today have an advantage over the retailers of the past.
ChainDrive Helps You Have It When They Want It
With ChainDrive’s integrated retail management solution, information is available from every channel in the business, end-to-end. A small store can offer inventory from another store in the chain or the website because real-time product look-up and automated transfers make it happen quickly. The customer can order the shoes they want, in the size and style they want, and have it delivered to their home or the store. An easy pickup at the store can be arranged so the shoes can be tried on before the final decision is made.
Because inventory can be easily located across the channels, it doesn’t have to be stockpiled and siloed. Individual stores don’t need to have a separated, duplicate inventory on location. Individual customers don’t need to be sent across town to see if the shoes they want are at another store.
Meet The Footwear Challenge
The challenge of footwear is it’s multidimensional complexities. Style, color, and size need to be accurate throughout the allocation process. The reality of footwear retail includes mismatches, single shoes, and size variance within a pair.
ChainDrive’s software for footwear retailers is designed to meet the challenge. Intelligent size analysis, multi-formula replenishment methods, and other industry-specific features provide the tools to keep the footwear your customers want to buy in stock when they want it.