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How Can Cargo Signal Improve the Fashion Industry?

Untitled design (5)-4The fashion industry moves fast. Not only is product being shipped rapidly, what’s stylish today is old hat tomorrow–making it a particularly urgent and volatile sector of retail. If those in the clothing business can’t effectively manage their inventory or maintain the flexibility to keep up with shifting trends or demand, they may fall out of favor with their customers.

Here are just a few challenges the fashion industry faces without real-time visibility of product: 

  • Inability to track inventory surplus or shortages efficiently, especially during seasonal sales 
  • Lost sales opportunities due to late or compromised shipments 
  • Theft or damage of highly desirable cargo  
  • Unhappy customers and stakeholders who aren’t receiving regular updates about their shipment 
  • Slowdowns in distributions centers due to still, delayed, or damaged freight 

Automate and Optimize Inventory Management 

If you’re still keeping track of your inventory manually, you’re leaving a lot of room for human error. Automatically tracking your shipments in real time with Cargo Signal, rather than relying on carrier updates, gives you full visibility and increased control. You’ll automatically know what’s already come in, what’s still in transit, and when you can expect the next shipment.

Need a rush shipment of seasonal merchandise because the last truckload never arrived? Need to reroute an incoming shipment to a nearby distribution center or a storefront that needs it more? With Cargo Signal, you’ll be able to keep an eye on things and remain flexible. Our Command Center will work with you to make sure you get what you need, where you need it. 

Safeguard Your Shipments 

Moving highly desirable merchandise consistently from place to place leaves it vulnerable to theft or damage. Cargo Signal’s Security Alerts can prevent that from happening. If your freight falls vulnerable to theft, Cargo Signal will sound the alarm and our Command Center will get authorities on the scene.

What about potential damage to merchandise? Excess temperatures and moisture build-up can ruin fabrics. Our Temperature and Humidity Alerts will let you know if your product is at risk, so you can take measures to keep your merchandise in pristine, sellable condition. 

Improve Customer Service 

Retail customers have high expectations of service. Without the means to effectively keep track of inventory and protect your freight in transit, you’re putting your product and your entire company’s reputation at risk. Customers depend on you to deliver their merchandise on time and in pristine condition. If articles of clothing arrive damaged or behind schedule, your customers aren’t going to be happy.

Cargo Signal’s real-time visibility keeps you informed about damage, theft, or delay before it becomes the customer’s problem. If something happens, Cargo Signal will automatically alert you and your chosen stakeholders. Our Command Center will then intervene to solve the problem, and you can provide your customers with up-to-the-minute status updates and protect your brand.