Tag: RFID

3 Ways Industry 4.0 Will Impact Retail- PTC

via ptc.com 3 Ways Industry 4.0 Will Impact Retail by Greg Kaminsky As Industry 4.0 unfolds into the rise of smart, advanced manufacturing, many industries will be forever changed by new technologies that help to further optimize business operations. When we think of retail and fast fashion, images of shopping, trendy styles, and social media…

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Fashion That Fits- ApparelNews

via Fashion That Fits by Jerry Inman Fashion has a fit problem, and it’s a $62 billion–plus apparel- and footwear-return problem annually and growing, according to the Franklin, Tenn.–based global research and advisory IHL Group. A staggering 70 percent of all returned apparel online is fit related. As an industry, let’s be honest—“universal sizing” does…

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How Sephora is leveraging AR and AI to transform retail and help customers buy cosmetics- TechRepublic

via techrepublic.com How Sephora is leveraging AR and AI to transform retail and help customers buy cosmetics By Alison DeNisco Rayome Beauty retailer Sephora followed customer technology trends to command the cosmetic industry worldwide. Here’s an inside look at its successful digital transformation. In San Francisco’s Dogpatch district, a research laboratory explores new products that…

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Blockchain technology: the future aspiration for Retail & Luxury- FTA Milan

via ftaccelerator.it Blockchain technology: the future aspiration for Retail & Luxury Some of you may have heard about “blockchain”, a technology that was initially used for digital currency, such as bitcoin. However, are you aware of the definition? Don & Alex Tapscott in Blockchain Revolution (2016) defined blockchain as “an incorruptible digital ledger of economic…

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What the Internet of Things means for Fashion- WhichPLM

via What the Internet of Things means for Fashion In their second guest piece for WhichPLM this year, Dassault Systèmes explores the Internet of Things in our industry, discussing RFID, smart technology, and PLM. Dassault Systèmes – or, the 3DEXPERIENCE company – is a French multinational business that specializes in 3D design, 3D digital mock-up,…

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Inside Stitch Fix’s experiment to design clothing with an algorithm- Glossy

via glossy.co Inside Stitch Fix’s experiment to design clothing with an algorithm by Hilary Milnes The sudden influx of cold-shoulder tops — blouses with cutouts that expose part, or all, of the shoulder — found on racks everywhere from Macy’s to Zara, can be chalked up to the same pattern found in nature that gave…

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Apparel Magazine: Zara and Burberry’s Digital Strategies Show How to Recapture Gross Margin in a Discount-Driven World

via edgl.com written by Bill Lewis and Solomon Kane, Capgemini Consulting Zara and Burberry’s Digital Strategies Show How to Recapture Gross Margin in a Discount-Driven World For many apparel retailers, the traditional ways of buying and selling are not aligned with consumer behavior in our ever-changing digital world. And the speed of innovation is causing…

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Opinion. Nordstrom’s magic foot sizer

Nordstrom’s magic foot sizer Laser measurements are far more advanced than the shoe industry. But it will give Nordstrom’s shoppers a reason to believe the customer service magic. Technology gadgets won’t help a retailer if they don’t have good customer service. RFID and NFC won’t bring Walmart customers back—or increase their average basket size—if the…

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