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Epos Now logo
 
Epos Now is a retail management system for small to mid-sized businesses. In addition to its Point of Sale module, the solution also offers integrated Inventory Management, Customer Management, and Retail Accounting, including general... Read More
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Epos Now is a retail management system for small to mid-sized businesses. In addition to its Point of Sale module, the solution also offers integrated Inventory Management, Customer Management, and Retail Accounting, including general... Read More
 
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Multiple stores and inventories can be organized and consolidated using the stock features within Lightspeed POS. Additionally supports store transfers, item lookups, intra-store reporting, and returns on an OS X platform.
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Multiple stores and inventories can be organized and consolidated using the stock features within Lightspeed POS. Additionally supports store transfers, item lookups, intra-store reporting, and returns on an OS X platform.
 
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Inventory features like photo attachment for SKUs, custom attribute creation, and multi-store inventory tracking in AmberPOS are great tools for apparel retailers. Also includes a CRM module to market to specific demographics.
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Inventory features like photo attachment for SKUs, custom attribute creation, and multi-store inventory tracking in AmberPOS are great tools for apparel retailers. Also includes a CRM module to market to specific demographics.
 
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COMCASH ERP is a complete retail management system ideally suited for multi-channel and multi-location retailers. The software is cloud-based, allowing access to the administrative functions from anywhere on any device. The Point... Read More
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COMCASH ERP is a complete retail management system ideally suited for multi-channel and multi-location retailers. The software is cloud-based, allowing access to the administrative functions from anywhere on any device. The Point... Read More
 
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Revel is a cloud-based business platform that integrates operations and customer channels with point-of-sale (POS) functionality in a single dashboard. It is suitable for stores and restaurants of all sizes and provides users with... Read More
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Revel is a cloud-based business platform that integrates operations and customer channels with point-of-sale (POS) functionality in a single dashboard. It is suitable for stores and restaurants of all sizes and provides users with... Read More

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Springboard Retail logo
 
Springboard’s fully-integrated POS and retail management system is well-suited for small and mid-sized apparel retailers. Features include customer history, special orders, time-limited specials, discounts, hold items and more.
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Springboard’s fully-integrated POS and retail management system is well-suited for small and mid-sized apparel retailers. Features include customer history, special orders, time-limited specials, discounts, hold items and more.
 
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This system integrates retail and supply chain operations to uncover the most effective inventory management levels. Netsuite is an online solution we recommend to mid-sized grocery stores with multiple locations.
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This system integrates retail and supply chain operations to uncover the most effective inventory management levels. Netsuite is an online solution we recommend to mid-sized grocery stores with multiple locations.
 
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Quetzal is an integrated cloud-based, mobile point of sale (POS) solution that’s primarily deployed on iPad, but can operate offline if necessary. It’s suited for operators of apparel and footwear boutiques, but can also service... Read More
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Quetzal is an integrated cloud-based, mobile point of sale (POS) solution that’s primarily deployed on iPad, but can operate offline if necessary. It’s suited for operators of apparel and footwear boutiques, but can also service... Read More
 
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Includes an inventory matrix, inventory management, purchase order management, loss prevention, and layaway program management to assist apparel retailers manage the point of sale, reduce shrink, and maintain peak inventory.
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Includes an inventory matrix, inventory management, purchase order management, loss prevention, and layaway program management to assist apparel retailers manage the point of sale, reduce shrink, and maintain peak inventory.
 
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Clothing-specific features such as a style/color/size inventory matrix, as well as internal/external clothing transfer capabilities are great assets for apparel retailers looking for an integrated POS and inventory solution.
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Clothing-specific features such as a style/color/size inventory matrix, as well as internal/external clothing transfer capabilities are great assets for apparel retailers looking for an integrated POS and inventory solution.

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Talech Register is a retail solution that offers point of sale, inventory and customer management, and analytics. All data is stored in the cloud, and can be accessed from a computer or iPad in real time. The iPad point of sale allows... Read More
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Talech Register is a retail solution that offers point of sale, inventory and customer management, and analytics. All data is stored in the cloud, and can be accessed from a computer or iPad in real time. The iPad point of sale allows... Read More
 
Cybex Enterprise Retail Suite logo
 
Founded in 1986, the retail software suite from Cybex includes point of sale, inventory management, distribution and replenishment, warehouse management, CRM, and e-commerce. The Cybex Enterprise Retail Suite focuses on information... Read More
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Founded in 1986, the retail software suite from Cybex includes point of sale, inventory management, distribution and replenishment, warehouse management, CRM, and e-commerce. The Cybex Enterprise Retail Suite focuses on information... Read More
 
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Offering a suite of applications to help streamline workflow and improve the sales process in retail, eCommerce, wholesale, and distribution, Agiliron can manage both in-store and mobile Point-of-Sale, scale easily to multi-stores,... Read More
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Offering a suite of applications to help streamline workflow and improve the sales process in retail, eCommerce, wholesale, and distribution, Agiliron can manage both in-store and mobile Point-of-Sale, scale easily to multi-stores,... Read More
 
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CORESense is a cloud-based POS system that is ideal for apparel retailers both online and in-store. Set up e-commerce shopping carts and websites, track inventory across multiple stores, special order for customers and more.
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CORESense is a cloud-based POS system that is ideal for apparel retailers both online and in-store. Set up e-commerce shopping carts and websites, track inventory across multiple stores, special order for customers and more.
 
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iVend Retail is an end-to-end omnichannel retail management solution that covers everything from point-of-sale (POS) to back office to head office operations. Setup can range from a single outlet to a multi-geography store environment,... Read More
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iVend Retail is an end-to-end omnichannel retail management solution that covers everything from point-of-sale (POS) to back office to head office operations. Setup can range from a single outlet to a multi-geography store environment,... Read More

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Celerant Command Retail logo
 
Celerant offers an on-premise retail suite that we recommend to resellers. In addition to its core POS features, integrated e-commerce and in-store management modules are included in this system. Great for speciality stores.
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Celerant offers an on-premise retail suite that we recommend to resellers. In addition to its core POS features, integrated e-commerce and in-store management modules are included in this system. Great for speciality stores.
 
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ERPLY is a cloud-based retail solution built for small and midsize businesses. Key features include point of sale (POS), customer database and inventory management. The solution can run independent from web access and data is auto-synced... Read More
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ERPLY is a cloud-based retail solution built for small and midsize businesses. Key features include point of sale (POS), customer database and inventory management. The solution can run independent from web access and data is auto-synced... Read More
 
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Cegid is one of the premier providers of clothing store software, the choice of companies like Lacoste and Hermes. Includes POS, TMS, and inventory functionality. Cegid offers both an on-premise and hosted-software option.
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Cegid is one of the premier providers of clothing store software, the choice of companies like Lacoste and Hermes. Includes POS, TMS, and inventory functionality. Cegid offers both an on-premise and hosted-software option.
 
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GiftLogic offers retailers a complete point of sale solution from initial transaction to reporting and analysis. Retailers can choose from basic and pro packages available in GiftLogic in order to build a POS system that meets their... Read More
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GiftLogic offers retailers a complete point of sale solution from initial transaction to reporting and analysis. Retailers can choose from basic and pro packages available in GiftLogic in order to build a POS system that meets their... Read More
 
RetailPoint Point of Sale logo
 
RetailPoint Point of Sale is a cloud-based retail management system that helps users manage the daily operations of a single store or multiple locations in real time. In addition to the standard platform, it can also be accessed on... Read More
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RetailPoint Point of Sale is a cloud-based retail management system that helps users manage the daily operations of a single store or multiple locations in real time. In addition to the standard platform, it can also be accessed on... Read More
 

Buyer's Guide

by Justin Guinn,
Market Research Associate
Last Updated: June 17, 2017


Apparel shops have a unique problem with inventory. Stock is not only segmented by item and color, but by size as well. If a dress is stocked in all sizes from 0 to 16 and in four colors, that is 32 different versions of the same item. Even a men’s shirt in small, medium and large in white, ecru and blue is nine stock keeping units (SKUs). To further complicate the issue, many fashions have accessories—for example, a hat and gloves that match a coat. Apparel inventory software needs to not only track what is in stock and in which color and size, but the matching accessories. All of this information must be available to the point of sale (POS) system. For a chain store, in-system transfers is an important feature.

Customer relationship management (CRM) is also a primary concern. In addition to names, phone numbers and email addresses, the CRM system should track favorite designers and important dates such as weddings, mitzvahs and proms. Combined with sales history, the CRM should also provide a loyalty program using email, text messages and social media networks such as Facebook.

Accounts receivable is standard but should include layaway. Payroll is standard except that some stores have commissions, sales quotas, or both. General ledger and accounts payable are standard. Most stores use on-premises systems, but cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) options are available and offer an attractive alternative accounting platform for clothing and fashion stores.

Common Features of Apparel POS & Inventory Software

In addition to core business functions, retailers should evaluate the following functions to meet their unique requirements of a clothing POS solution:

Layaway The POS system should allow customers to put products on layaway and identify the item as such in the inventory system. The layaway payments should be treated as deposits in the general ledger.
Holds The clothing store POS system should allow merchandise to be placed on hold, and identify it as such in the inventory. The hold should automatically expire after a defined time if the item is not purchased or placed on layaway by the customer.
Store transfer If the store is part of a chain, the inventory system should have up-to-date information on inventory in all of the stores. If a customer needs an item that is not in stock at a particular store, the system should check all other stores. The customer should have the option to hold the item for pick up at another store or have it transferred to a store of the customer’s choice.
Inventory matrix The key to a successful apparel inventory system is a matrix of modifiers. The general description is entered once, and the sizes and colors are listed as modifiers to the basic description. The inventory must track each item as a separate SKU and maintain a separate reorder point.
Customer relationship management Because of competition from online stores, warehouse stores and department stores, these retailers have aggressively adopted CRM. In particular, they are adopting social networking by establishing Facebook pages and tweeting coupons to registered customers. The system should also track color, style and designer preferences to notify customers when new shipments are due. It is important to track special dates for targeted, personalized sale opportunities.
Customer loyalty program As part of CRM and to further solidify customer relations, many stores have customer loyalty programs. The store system should track sales history and monitor loyalty program points awarded and redeemed.
Seasonal planning Fashions and accessories change from season to season. The inventory should make recommendations for new orders. In addition, it should track existing inventory and make sales-versus-storage recommendations.
Accessory coordination Many clothing manufactures provide matching accessories, such as belts. In other cases, different manufacturers make accessories to “coordinate” with outfits. The inventory and POS system should list matching accessories on hand and available as special orders.
Split tender The system must be able to accept payment over several different methods. For example, a customer may want to pay with cash and two different credit cards. The system must properly apply the split payments to the correct ledger accounts.

Online Customers and Apparel Retailers

Apparel is one of the fastest growing ecommerce segments. Online research firm eMarketer predicts revenue around $40.9 billion in 2012, a 20 percent increase in growth over 2011. There are a number of reasons for this, including greater sophistication of online tools for shopping and a growing number of traditional retail clothing chains moving to online retail.

To be successful today, apparel shops owners can react by investing in one of the following strategies:

Produce an online storefront. Store owners can enter the online shopping game themselves. Some apparel management software vendors offer ecommerce and shopping cart integration with their system. Other software vendors, like Volusion and 3dcart, offer third-party shopping cart solutions. Retailers can then build out and optimize their website for local, regional or national customers. In this scenario, it may be worthwhile to invest in online marketing services, like consulting firms that specialize in pay-per click advertising, to gain visibility.

Improve the customer experience. Another option for retailers is to focus on differentiating from online apparel websites and improving the in-store experience. A number of POS vendors offer clothing inventory software that works on tablets and smartphones to help associates answer customers’ questions and look-up apparel options from the floor. Some mobile apparel store software can even process payments from the device. One national apparel retailer—Nordstrom—is moving to a mobile point-of-sale solution in all of its stores. Another option is to improve the experience for customers through improved signage, a more open and inviting store layout and better-trained associates.

Customer attainment is also an important consideration for these retailers. As customers transition to websites and social media to find promotions and deals, smaller clothing retailers should meet these consumers online to offer similar promotions and store information.

Market Trends to Understand

  • CRM-enabled POS. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) functionality is increasingly integrated with traditional POS systems. More and more apparel retailers are finding they’re able to fulfill their CRM and POS requirements with a single system. (Some of the benefits of integrated systems are discussed in the first section above.)
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  • Internet of Things. While the IoT is very much still a nascent technology, some of its more compelling use cases are in the realm of retail. Inventory management, for example, can be improved—and to a degree automated— with peripherals such as RFID tags and scanners. Expect these systems to be more tightly integrated with other retail technologies, including POS systems, as a larger variety of stores begin exploring their use.

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