Retail & Fashion Tech

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AI Becomes Fashionable with these 10 Startups

Shares 111<p>All we ever learned about fashion came from watching and re-watching Zoolander until we could perfect the Blue Steel look (see below). In …

Is Stitch Fix an Artificial Intelligence IPO?

Shares 4<p>While people have been falling all over themselves to talk about what’s under the hood of the Stitch Fix CEO, we’re more interested in what’s …

AI And Retail: 4 Factors That Will Influence Adoption

AI and machine learning have definitely moved from the realm of science fiction into retail fact. As many<br>as 45% of retailers plan to use AI through …

Retail Revolutionized: Three ways to profit from artificial intelligence

Jill StandishWhether we’re receiving coupons based on our spending, or product suggestions based on other people’s spending, artificial intelligence …

Op-Ed | Technology Is Eating Fashion

Fashion companies that don't embrace technology are sitting ducks just waiting to be picked off by sharp-shooting software companies, argues Marc C. …

Stitch Fix is letting algorithms help design new clothes—and they’re allegedly flying off the digital racks

Traditional clothing designers might start the creative process with mood boards and sketches, but Hybrid Designs starts with AI.<p>The in-house brand of subscription fashion startup Stitch Fix, Hybrid Designs employs a data science team that works with the company’s order data to predict which …

Stitch Fix

Brooklyn Decker Just Created a Pretty Awesome Web Tool to Manage Your Totally Overflowing Closet

We’ve all been there. You open your closet and even though you can barely fit another hanger in there, you think, “Ugh, I have absolutely nothing to …

WoW Woman in Fashion Tech | Yael Kochman, Founder and CEO of Fash&Tech Israel

Meet the Brands Marketing to You By Fabric

Is French poplin really better than regular poplin — or does the name just make you want to buy it more?<p>This past year changed the way we shop in many ways. One of most notable things was that brands became more transparent about money and manufacturing; any direct-to-consumer brands worth its salt …

Clothing

Apple x Carl Zeiss: Playing Devil's Advocate in The Smart Glasses Realm?

Investing in the risky business of smart glasses is like playing devil’s advocate. This is because the ‘failure’ of Glass is still so fresh in some …

2015 Ecommerce Growth Benchmark

Over the past decade and a half, the face of ecommerce, from ad platforms to shopping carts, has changed dramatically:<p>Amazon was founded in …

Future of bricks and mortar stores in question as a third of consumers would rather ‘wash the dishes’ than shop in-store

<b>New York, Paris, January 13, 2017 – Consumers are growing increasingly frustrated with a high street shopping experience that offers little of the</b> …

A $260 billion 'ticking time bomb': The costly business of retail returns

The holiday shopping season is often a peak for retailers' sales. But the flipside to that boom is it leads to peak returns season — costing …

Retailers Rethink Inventory Strategies

Home Depot tells its stores, ‘Get comfortable with days of inventory, not weeks’<p>CONROE, Texas—Home Depot Inc. is bringing a new philosophy to its cavernous stores: Less is more.<p>Instead of filling its warehouse-style racks to the ceiling with Makita drills, rolls of Owens Corning insulation and cans …

Home Depot

Manufacturers Plan to Boost Budget for Supply Chain Digitization

Migrating analog processes and data to digital technologies has become increasingly valuable for retailers and manufacturers that want to more …

Manufacturing

Global E-Commerce Shipping is Not Simple

Selling and shipping products outside the country requires retailers to successfully navigate thousands of rules. This graphic illustrates how …

Can Technology Solve the Fit Problem in Fashion E-Commerce?

According to studies, between twenty to forty percent of all clothing purchased online is returned, often due to issues with fit, costing fashion …

Tech-savvy shoppers transforming retail

UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper™ White Paper<p>Today’s tech-savvy shoppers are transforming the retail landscape by demanding what many companies …

eCommerce

40 Cart Abandonment Rate Statistics - Cart & Checkout

Why this list?<p>We created this list because we needed some abandonment statistics ourselves for our E-Commerce Checkout Usability study and …

eCommerce

Why It's So Hard to Make a Profit in E-Commerce

Retail's biggest growth opportunity has been painfully dry when it comes to profits.<p>It's become clear to retailers big and small that e-commerce is …

Amazon bans incentivized reviews tied to free or discounted products

Amazon is making a significant change to its Community Guidelines, announced today, which will eliminate any incentivized reviews, except for those that emerge from within its own Amazon Vine program. This program allows Amazon – not the seller or vendor – to identify trusted reviewers, and has a …

Fitting rooms’ new style: magic mirrors, digital outfits

Fitting rooms can be a soul-sucking experience. The mirrors are based on centuries-old technology, unflattering lighting can distort clothing colors …

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This 1 Chart Will Show You How Different Women Can Look Even With the Same BMI

Same height, same weight, same BMI — totally different bodies.<p>Six different women, all 5-foot-7 and 145 pounds with a BMI of 22.8. You'd think they probably look pretty similar, right?<p>Take a look at the chart of 3-D body scans above, created for <i>Cosmopolitan.com</i> by New York-based startup Body Labs, …

WTF Are Hedonic Shoppers and Why Should You Care?

It’s a lonely life for an abandoned shopping cart. Photo by Chris Glass.67.89% of online shopping carts are abandoned, according to the Baymard …

Study Finds Wide Benefit to Free Online Returns

Oct 08, 2012<p>A new university study recommends that free returns policies for online retailers may lead to some abuse but ultimately pays off …

Why you should take retail traffic indexes with a grain of salt

March 30, 2015<p><i>By Mark Ryski</i><p>Retail traffic is an important indicator of shopper behavior and a bellwether for retail sales results. If more people are …