ChainDrive Gives Footwear Retailers The Sneaky Advantage
The retailer who sells footwear needs to be sneaky about some things, but not in a bad way. One of the reasons that rubber-soled shoes were called “sneakers” is that the sole let you walk quietly, or “sneak” around unobtrusively. Retail management software should work quietly too, by getting the job done without a fuss. That’s the type of “sneaky” that gives you an advantage.
The footwear industry is highly competitive. Footwear retailers who can offer a wide selection of styles and sizes in multiple channels are able to compete profitably. From the customer’s standpoint, being able to comparison shop online and read reviews is nice but nothing replaces actually putting on the shoe to see if it fits.
When the purchase is made online, return policies often make the difference between buying from one retailer instead of another. Being able to return at a store and potentially find the right size immediately is a powerful incentive for purchase. The customer doesn’t think about all that goes into providing a wide inventory of shoes because they don’t see the process. The customer does notice when a footwear retailer is inefficient, though, and rarely comes back.
ChainDrive is an integrated retail management software suite that has been designed specifically to give retailers the advantage of unobtrusive efficiency and streamlined functionality. ChainDrive’s footwear retailing software contains the tools that you need to operate in multiple channels without difficulty. The complexities of footwear retailing need tools that enable these functions:
- Purchase and distribute by pre-pack
- Allocate style, color, and size accurately
- Mismatch management
- Intelligent size analysis
- Multi-formula replenishment
- True size performance monitoring
- Seasonal assortment management
Tools like these help footwear retailers be sneaky about the complicated dynamics of their business because it functions smoothly. For example, the inventory doesn’t need to be duplicated for each channel because it is centralized for access by the website, any store in the chain, and any presence in a web marketplace. Customers don’t realize all that goes on behind the scenes but they appreciate the results of streamlined functionality and unobtrusive efficiency.
ChainDrive’s professional management software for footwear retailers is the perfect way to gain the competitive edge on your market. Take advantage of the power of ChainDrive and sneak into the lead.