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NetSuite for Retail is a cloud-based multi-channel retail management solution for retailers that combines e-commerce, POS, and order management functionalities. The software provides a unified retail system with back office management... Read More
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NetSuite for Retail is a cloud-based multi-channel retail management solution for retailers that combines e-commerce, POS, and order management functionalities. The software provides a unified retail system with back office management... 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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Lightspeed Retail is platform-agnostic, point of sale solution that can be accessed anywhere, at anytime. Lightspeed OnSite is a server-based, retail management solution exclusively for Mac and iOS. Both allow retailers to unify inventory,... Read More
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Lightspeed Retail is platform-agnostic, point of sale solution that can be accessed anywhere, at anytime. Lightspeed OnSite is a server-based, retail management solution exclusively for Mac and iOS. Both allow retailers to unify inventory,... 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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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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Pacific Amber’s AmberPOS offers a point of sale software solutions to a variety of retail specialties, ranging from small to midsized, in the United States and Canada. In addition to point of sale functionality, AmberPOS includes... Read More
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Pacific Amber’s AmberPOS offers a point of sale software solutions to a variety of retail specialties, ranging from small to midsized, in the United States and Canada. In addition to point of sale functionality, AmberPOS includes... Read More

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Springboard Retail is a web-based retail solution designed for multi-channel and multi-store retailers. Springboard’s point of sale system is fully accessible through any modern web browser on any device. The solution is designed... Read More
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Springboard Retail is a web-based retail solution designed for multi-channel and multi-store retailers. Springboard’s point of sale system is fully accessible through any modern web browser on any device. The solution is designed... 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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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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RetailSTAR POS Software by CAM is an on-premise POS solution for specialty retail shops such as clothing stores, shoe stores, sporting goods retailers, gift and hobby shops, and health food stores. RetailSTAR targets small to midsize... Read More
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RetailSTAR POS Software by CAM is an on-premise POS solution for specialty retail shops such as clothing stores, shoe stores, sporting goods retailers, gift and hobby shops, and health food stores. RetailSTAR targets small to midsize... Read More
 
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The NCR Counterpoint solution includes an e-mail marketing tool, integrated e-commerce, mobile alerting, built-in gift card and customer loyalty programs and hardware specifically designed for the retail environment. The NCR Counterpoint... Read More
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The NCR Counterpoint solution includes an e-mail marketing tool, integrated e-commerce, mobile alerting, built-in gift card and customer loyalty programs and hardware specifically designed for the retail environment. The NCR Counterpoint... 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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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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QuickBooks POS is a retail point of sale system suitable for various small businesses such as clothing and shoe stores, small franchises, sporting goods stores and gift shops. It offers inventory and customer management tools, merchandise... Read More
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QuickBooks POS is a retail point of sale system suitable for various small businesses such as clothing and shoe stores, small franchises, sporting goods stores and gift shops. It offers inventory and customer management tools, merchandise... 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
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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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Agiliron cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) solution is designed to serve both in-store and mobile businesses as well as online sales channels. The system offers a host of features that work in tandem with the point-of-sale solution,... Read More
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Agiliron cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) solution is designed to serve both in-store and mobile businesses as well as online sales channels. The system offers a host of features that work in tandem with the point-of-sale solution,... Read More
 
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MultiFlex RMS Fashion & Apparel Software is both a front-end retail POS Software and a back-end financial and inventory management system that integrates and manages both physical and eCommerce operations and can be used to handle... Read More
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MultiFlex RMS Fashion & Apparel Software is both a front-end retail POS Software and a back-end financial and inventory management system that integrates and manages both physical and eCommerce operations and can be used to handle... Read More
 
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Celerant’s provides tools for point of sale (POS), inventory and order management, enterprise resource management (ERP), e-commerce, business intelligence, marketplace integrations (Amazon, eBay, Walmart, etc) and ongoing digital... Read More
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Celerant’s provides tools for point of sale (POS), inventory and order management, enterprise resource management (ERP), e-commerce, business intelligence, marketplace integrations (Amazon, eBay, Walmart, etc) and ongoing digital... Read More

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CORESense is an end-to-end, cloud-based Point of Sale and Retail Management System designed to address the specific needs of small to mid-size retailers. CORESense has been providing robust software solutions for more than 10 years,... Read More
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CORESense is an end-to-end, cloud-based Point of Sale and Retail Management System designed to address the specific needs of small to mid-size retailers. CORESense has been providing robust software solutions for more than 10 years,... 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
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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
 
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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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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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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

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Buyer's Guide

by Justin Guinn,
Market Research Associate
Last Updated: September 23, 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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