All posts by Sayli Achrekar

Contactless shopping: Sustainable Choice for Retail Industry

With the new normal where people are staying indoors and are used to operate all the necessities from the indoors, the contactless shopping experience with a virtual trial room gives customers perk the shopping experience and try out the limitless outfits at go.


Gone are the days when the physical trial room used to be the only trial medium used by shoppers. With the innovations in technology, and the fashion & retail industry augmented reality is making its own space with new situations. The main concern of the shoppers will be trying out outfits without touching it physically.

Virtual Trial Room

How is contactless shopping the new normal?

The trend is no different in a world where everyone is staying indoors and trying to cope with the situations as contactless payments have already been adopted by most of the population for the new normal, the future has been predicted retails has to adapt the contactless shopping in their store to get back into the race of fashion industry. The future belongs to stores that will follow a model that can bridge between the physical trying out outfits and virtual trial rooms.

How will contactless shopping transform the retail industry?

People from all walks of life are adapting to the new normal and retailers are running out of ideas on how to get back to the race in the running market of fashion with the blend of customer expectations. Technology and innovations have promised the adaptation of contactless shopping in the future. Virtual Trial Room is a concept that will sustain the retail industry. By upscaling the retail business model and by giving crisp digital solutions is the need of the hour.

With the transformation comes unlimited customers’ needs wherein trial rooms may be changed with virtual trial rooms. Where shoppers can shop without touching or trying out the outfit which will enhance the customer footfall to the retail industry and will change the overview of the retail industry. By making accurate brand messages, and adapting the contactless shopping concept with virtual trial rooms it will transform the retail and fashion industry.

Contactless shopping

Benefits of adopting contactless shopping

  • Contactless shopping with Virtual Trial Room

One of the barriers customers will deal with is trying out the outfits physically. Contactless shopping will encourage the customer to try out the limitless options with the virtual trial room. With the innovations in technology and the personalized services provided and will enjoy their shopping experience than before.

  • Intellectual user interface

The virtual trial rooms are the new normal for the retail industry. The 3D body scanner technology of virtual trial rooms allows the shopper to experience with a perfect fitting as per the size. The intellectual interface of virtual trial rooms allows shoppers to swipe the limitless options selected from the store at one go. Shoppers can snap their outfit and can share to whomsoever they want to send. 

  • Revolutionary technology

When the shoppers will be allowed to browse limitless options with the augmented technology the software will let the shopper get an ideal notion of the outfit as the virtual trial room will allow the user to visualize the outfit of the user mirror image.

This augmented reality will bring a revolutionary change in the fashion and retail industry for the new normal. 

  • Great customer experience

Why do customers always have to compromise on customer experience? In the end, they are the one who is at the other end. The concept of contactless shopping with virtual trial rooms will do wonders for the customer’s shopping experience for the new normal. Imagine customers getting the awful experience of trying limitless options at one go without having any concern about touching physically or trying it out, Isn’t it amazing? In the end, it’s the satisfied customers who will enhance the sale of the business.

Reduce in-store capacity

With the concept of contactless shopping, the retailers will be at perk as the augmented reality-based virtual dressing room will consume less space and can store limitless options in one software of all the variety of outfits they have which means they don’t need to keep all the outfit sample in the store.

TryOn: Virtual Trial Room

Conclusion

With the lines getting blurred between online and offline shopping, retailers have to adapt the concept of contactless shopping to increase their store engagement of the customer . You have got to renovate your service to the degree that will leave your customers with no grievances. It’s now a high time for the fashion industry to adapt virtual dressing rooms to increase in-store engagements.

Textronic is one of the leading providers of virtual trial room solutions in the retail industry where retailers will be updated with advanced technology. A complete digital wonder with exciting features where buyers can try out different outfits and can experience how exactly it looks on them.

Collaborate with us now for adapting new normal: https://www.textronic.com/tryon.html

Email us at sales@textronic.net or more details.

Future of Textile Exhibitions: Virtual TradeShows

Future of Textile Exhibitions: Virtual TradeShows 

Technological advances are becoming a boon for the industry with each passing day. Virtual exhibitions are a result of mass-digitalization (Industry 4.0) in all the industries. It has not only shown an uplift in sales but has paved the way for enhancing the user experiences and hence engaging more and more people across the world.

Virtual Textile Trade Show

A virtual trade show a.k.a virtual mill week is super smoothly transforming exhibition halls into a customized virtual exhibition. Wherein exhibitors can not only showcase their designs & merchandise but are also able to exhibit the same to any corner of the world. 

Easy Registrations, less documentation, no actual traveling, and related cost attracts more diverse exhibitors and attendees, creating a massive online audience throughout the globe for the exhibitors to share their fabric designs in innovative form by giving them the same look & feel of the fabric.

Considering this, It is not at all difficult to predict that the virtual trade show will be the future of the traditional textile trade shows.

Changing the textile industries exhibition experience 

With virtual trade shows, Exhibitors will be able to store all their designs on a centralized e-com platform where they can showcase all their designs and various fabrics, patterns on any device from anywhere. They can expand their marketing boundaries over the planet as there is no physical transport involved. Virtual tradeshows give access to the exhibitors to view all the designs 24*7 via digital design library. Exhibitors can manage their content allowing easy customization and personalization to their respective platform. 

If you still haven’t considered virtual trade shows as the future of traditional trade shows then the benefits will surely change your mind 

  1. Saves resources & cost: One of the most obvious perks of the digital trade shows is it saves setup cost, traveling & lodging cost, sampling cost, other promotional material costs, etc. and gives better user experience.
  2. No Physical Samples needed: Physical samples of the fabric swatches are not needed, the digital samples can be easily uploaded on the cloud in a jiffy!
  3. Saves Time: With decreased costs and hassle, the exhibitors, hosts, & also the attendees save a lot of travel time, sampling time, etc. Hence increasing the design time for you.
  4. Increases Design Time: Designers get more time to design unique designs & the attendees can easily check out the plethora of designs in seconds with the advanced searching filters and can instantly place the orders.
  5. Global Reach: With no restriction in the geographic boundaries, the exhibitors are free to experience the audience across the globe.
  6. Advanced search option: With virtual trade show the exhibitors get the advantage to showcase the products with ease just by the configuration of the filters and will get the results accordingly.
  7. Data Management: At physical conferences, exhibitors usually get a standard physically managed report of the footfall of the attendees.
  8. The lifespan of tradeshow: Textile Exhibitions & Tradeshows last for a couple of days to a week and is restricted to the exhibiting location, but with Virtual Trade show the exhibitors can host the exhibition for a longer period of time.
  9. Tracking the attendees: Exhibitors can track all the attendees’ information and store it online instead, making it easier to follow up with the prospective customers after the event. 
Virtual mill week with Collezioni

Collezioni for Virtual TradeShow

We, at Textronics, are constantly innovating to bridge the gap between fashion & technology for the last 3 decades and we are incredibly proud to introduce our revolutionary digital library- Collezioni for your virtual trade shows. 

Textronics believes in leveraging the textile and fashion industry with sustainable choices for improving user experience and sales at the same time. We believe that the exhibitors at a virtual trade show should have meaningful and collective interaction and create a competitive advantage in the market. 

Collezioni is a centralized platform that helps the Fashion-ate entrepreneurs and textile manufacturers, retailers to store, manage, and showcase their wide range of designs and merchandise in a precise and digital manner. It gives the exhibitors leverage to store their enormous design data in the cloud and showcase them most uniquely with 2D-3D visualization of fabric draping digitally. 

To know more contact us: https://www.textronic.com/contactus.html 

Take your Tailoring Business Online for the New Normal

With the rise of technological advances and online interaction businesses are upgrading their business models by adapting the technology which correspondingly saves the cost of the business.

Gone are those days where people used to wear the same apparel as others, nowadays everyone wants to be unique and stand out differently in society. The trend of customization of apparel gives the user a unique and realistic shopping experience.

Customized clothing or bespoke outfits are an old trend in the tailoring business, people like to get self-customized apparels. With the current situations  it is very clear that shopping from home is the only safest option left with the shoppers and giving the customers the right tool to satisfy their bespoke clothing need is the main focus

The online tailoring solutions can help the business to serve the customers needs and  give them the authority to get their own costumed tailored suit at their doorstep.

Previously users used to buy apparel which were similar from others but times have changed now people are looking for creating their own designs with preferred fabric type, colors, variety of styles, fittings etc. So many artistic tailors and entrepreneurs are seeking to take solutions which can give their user the option of customizing their own apparel for increasing their sale

Revolutionary Online Tailoring Platform

Entrepreneur and tailoring stores owners can start their own custom tailoring store online which will offer an easy to use tools todesing their users unique shirting and suiting at go.

The tailors and entrepreneur can start their own online tailor stores in just few steps

  1.  Get Registered
  2. Select Theme of their store
  3. Get access to the Configuration access
  4. Finalize and get access to the Tailor store.
Online Tailor store

How it works

The virtual tailoring business model of tailoring business revolves around selling custom made clothes including  

  1. Type of Apparel(Shirt, suit, jacket etc.)
  2. Selection of fabrics
  3. Customizing Of styles(Pockets, cuffs,buttons and many more)
  4. Measurement according to the user
  5. Payment and delivery details

 Once the customization is done and the payment is received the custom tailored suit is stitched and delivered at your doorstep.

Custom Tailor-made suit

Benefits of Using  Online Tailoring Platform

Nowadays, having an online store is the addon to the tailoring business as it gives the customer assurance and trustworthiness towards your tailoring business. With these online tailoring platforms one can expand your customer base which eventually leads to enhancement of the revenue. Here are some of the highlighted benefits:

  • Revenue generation 

With the latest trends and advancement in technology incorporating the online stores will achieve success in the tailoring business. Tailors and business owners can serve their customer base requirement with the custom tailoring platform. Customized bespoke suits, shirts and many more on the websites itself deal with the sales which simultaneously generates the revenue with the order received.Moreover, the online presence is the strongest revenue generating technique which can be adapted by the tailors and the business.

  • Enhancement in sale

The increasing use of technology by the users are causing many brands to jump into the digital era by adapting the new technologies. Users find it easier to connect with the business virtually and explore the services on the live stream in real time.

With the unique and feature rich tailoring software  one can grow their own tailoring business.Hence user friendly interface on your tailoring platform will excite the customer base and will gradually affect on the sales

  • Stand out amongst competitors

With the new strategy and new opportunities in the market everyone is ready to expand their business and trying best how can they stand different in the competitive market

Online tailoring platform is a suitable solution for online customization of the tailored outfits where the user can set the appropriate measurement and can see the 3d avtar which bestoves the customers expectations and make you stand out amongst the competitors for using the advanced business models for the tailoring business.

  • Branding

With the rising awareness among the users and the shoppers about the growing trends in the fashion industry the brading of the service is a must in this technology era. The customized solutions enable the brand to stand different from others in the market and cater the demand  of sustainability and ethical fashion to the buyer who genuinely creates the need in the market.

Online Tailoring Store

In this trending marketing era communication and latest technology will help the manufacturer and the tailors to satisfy their customers’ needs with the unique eCommerce platform.Users are offered the options to style and customize their bespoke virtually rather than trying out physically. The Tailor-i online platform by Textronic will help your business to emerge as a revolutionary brand that reminds you of the  same by following the new trend in the apparel industry.

LiveDemo: http://api.textronic.online/demo/

If you want to evolve your tailoring  business Collaborate with us : https://www.textronic.com/contactus.html


Impact of Covid-19 on Clothing and Textile industry

As the global pandemic evolves, our daily lives are being impacted in one way or another. It is now that the structure of the working cycle has been changed. Considering this scenario adapting Omni channels becomes vital for the apparel & textile business for the new normal, where customers will want to have a safer shopping in-stores & online. Going digital is the need of the hour.

Covid-19 impact on Textile Market

         There is drastic downfall in the textile business as there is a standstill in the supply chain due to this lockdown all over the world. Like many other sectors, the textile industry is also facing daunting challenges which never have been seen before, most of the textile industry has been closed for months now.

Impact of COVID-19 Scenario has also been drastic on European and the US Apparel Market – estimates that the combined apparel consumption of the EU and the US might fall to about 40-45% of the market value. There will be a tough time for clothing and textile exporters as about 60% of the country’s apparel exports are destined for European and the US markets.

Stores closed due to Covid-19

Around 50% of sales have fallen apart in the garment manufacturing industry and most of the clothing and textile industry units are at standstill because of which there is no supply in the market, leading to drastic losses not only monetary but also the damaged in the apparels which may or may not get exported further. 

A standstill exists in the industry’s entire supply chain, starting from farm to the factory to the end chain of the retailers. Due to the worldwide lockdown various transport facilities including trains and flights are suspended which is expected to hurt domestic operations in India. The pandemic is primarily expected to adversely impact exports and impact on the domestic markets with both exports as well as domestic sales falling.

The pandemic has affected the majority of India’s export market (the US and EU together constitute for approximately, 60% of the total apparel exports from India in value terms), causing order cancellations/deferral of order leading to inventory build-up and expectation of slower realization of export receivables leading to higher working capital requirements.

The industrialists will have to find a smarter way to sustain in the market with rising complications in textile manufacturing and distribution.

Digitizing the business

          There have been various fashion revolutions in the clothing and textile industry which have shown a positive impact on the growth of the clothing and textile industry for a few decades/years. 

 Considering this pandemic outcome taking the textile business model one step further will boost the business itself. There will be a rise in rapid productivity. Taking business one step further means adapting the innovative technologies which are necessary for the business in this era.

The fourth revolution in the industry is the key to sustainability and success, keeping the prime features of Industry 4.0 i.e, digitization, automation, optimization & customization, human-machine interference will give an added advantage to the early adopters. 

Textronics delivering a safer shopping environment

Textronics offers the advance software tools for the apparel and textile industry helping the industrialists adapt then new & safer shopping environment.

  • TryON – Virtual dressing room, is an ultimate game-changer for all the brands promoting a safer in-store experience. Shoppers can swipe and screen all the designs in the store with a safe distance of 6ft’s. Just swipes and the user can have a virtual trial of the garment there itself without physically trying the garment on. It not only keeps the in-store experience intact but helps the retailer manage its merchandise digitally.
Virtual trial room
TryON – Virtual Dressing Room
  • Tailor-i – Online tailor store, is an interactive e-com tailor store for all your bespoke clothing needs. It helps you select Cuffs, Collars, Plackets, Lapels, Fits, etc. giving you an instant 3D visualization your made-to-measure outfit from the comfort of your home.
    Live Demo
Virtual tailor shop
Tailor-i : Online Tailor Store
  • Q3D gives you an instant 3D visualization of the fabrics in the final garments forms just by scanning the QR Code. It manages all fabric options at one go & engages the user to try the endless options and attracts and retains the audience.

Retail Technology for the Near Future

Future of Retail Industry
Future of Retail Industry

Converting the toughest job into an easy one is not a big deal nowadays. “All thanks to technology!” We have accomplished many of them.
But in the technology savvy world we have considerably seen trends rising and biting the dust in no time.
So here are some tech trends which are believed to be the future of Retail Industry. Stay Tuned!

Product Delivery:

Deliveries at your door step makes shopping so comforting for all of us. We no more have to rush from store to store to shop for clothes, groceries, accessories, home decors, etc.

Newest trends in Delivery Services:

  • Drones:
  • Amazon Drone Delivery
    Amazon Drone Delivery

    What would it look like if your ordered package flies to you? The wait is almost over!
    Amazon is about to launch drones that would deliver packages to its customers.
    Once the idea is approved safe by the Federal Aviation Administration, you could see amazon drones delivering packages to your door-step within 30mins.

  • Google self-driving cars

  • While Google’s driverless cars aren’t ready yet but are making progress every day. Self-driving cars navigate based on sensors that can feel as far as 2 football fields away in every direction.

In-Store Enhancements

Retailing was always about a healthy relationship between the retailer and the shopper. In this era, to recreate the healthy bond with the help of just a brick and mortar store won’t work, a shopper needs a seamless experience through all channels.

For the Shoppers

  • Store Navigations
  • Aisle 411- Store Navigation Application
    Aisle 411- Store Navigation Application

    Store Navigation Applications like Aisle 411’s enables user to easily trace the item’s (willing to buy) exact location in the sections where they are kept in the store. Ensuring an easy searching benefit.

  • Magic Mirrors
  • Magic Mirrors
    Magic Mirrors- Virtual Dressing Rooms

    Augmented Reality based virtual dressing rooms are lately grabbing a lot of attention and market by focusing on Customer Empowerment.
    There are many companies trying to get into the AR mode with the magic mirror concept, where the user can try-on clothes multiple times. Try out different avatars with this touchscreen magic mirrors.
    Some of the Magic Mirrors in the market are–
    Uniqlo Magic Mirrors, Textronics- TryON, Rebecca Mink Off Magic Mirror, and many more.

  • Smart Assistants
  • Personalizing the user experience many companies are trying to ensure a smooth and easy shopping experience with a cloud-based technology (we also call it artificial intelligence) to idealize the customer’s product choices and guide them accordingly.

  • Custom Apparel Designers
  • Product configrator - Tailor-i
    Custom Apparel Designers for Made2Measure & Bespoke Clothing

    Custom Apparel Designers are the newest trend in fashion leveraging the user the ability to customize the outfits from the scratch.
    Custom Apparel Designers in the market are–
    YrStore; also known as Your Store
    Textronics Tailor-i

Source: https://www.insider-trends.com/top-50-innovations-in-retail/

Cloth Manufacturing: Then and Now

conventional way of manufacturing cloth

From Biofabrication to Tech-infused Wearables, the textile industry is changing at a faster pace. Newer technologies are giving their vital contribution towards the growth of textile.

Let’s take a look at where manufacturing of fabric has pulled over since all these years.

Conventionally, manufacturing fabrics was a long and tiresome process. Low-Skilled workforce, limited education & ever fluctuating payments, the workers worked for long in a very uncertain environment risking their lives.

labor manufacturing fabric
labor manufacturing fabric

Now, technologies & innovations are changing the textile industry for better.Technology contributors are working more on service-oriented designs wherein smart products and smart machines are connected which allows us to monitor the process working closely.

Back in 20th century,1000 new fabric designs were created & produced every season. The further manufacturing process was totally dependent on people’s poll. Tradeshows were arranged for mass publicity of the new collections.

Today, however, the rules have changed a bit. Of course, people’s poll is still important! But what we can do is simply rely on technology and watch the machines achieve the goals by breaking the paradigms. Designing & manufacturing with tech takes less time to produce and often reduces the costs.

Design Archive- Cloud Storage for storing designs.
Design Archive- Cloud Storage for storing designs.

Digitizing the designing manufacturing & marketing process has led to high efficiency & shortened delivery time. The labor now, is not only skilled but a critical thinker (educated & technically skilled to monitor the computer-driven machines and environment), hence these are all well-paid positions in the industry.
Now we can simply design the fabrics, store the whole collection in the cloud with the help of computerized machines, and showcase it to the prospects all across the world.