VERTICAL FOCUS | Apparel - Inbound Logistics
Retail, Supply ChainQuick-Changing Supply ChainsAs trends in the fashion industry constantly change to keep up with evolving consumer needs and expectations, supply chain and logistics professionals need to be just as nimble and flexible to keep up.The apparel industry used to be divided into two seasons: spring/summer and fall/winter. Today, however, with the desire to stay ahead of trends, retailers are offering new inventory multiple times per year. As a result, suppliers and shippers face increased pressure to keep up with timely apparel production and delivery.Consumers also expect more from e-commerce retailers' delivery promises. Thanks to the Amazon effect, shoppers want their packages as soon as possible. This poses challenges for e-commerce retailers as they not only race to deliver packages without inaccuracies, but also have to reconfigure the way they store and stock inventory. With single- and small-item online purchases—one necklace or a single T-shirt—becoming the norm, warehousing and fulfillment methods need to change. Sizing Up the Apparel Market 40% of all apparel sold in the United States is imported from China $2,000 approximate amount Americans spend on apparel every year $340 billion total retail value of the luxury apparel market $3 trillion total value of the global textile industrySOURCEs: inkxe.com, study.comIt's All in the JeansOnce recognized as the go-to fashion choice for nearly every occasion, jeans are steadily taking up less room in consumers' closets. Denim sales in the United States have declined by nearly 14% over the past four years, reports The Wall Street Journal.No longer solely focused on aesthetics, apparel consumers are now looking for eco-friendly clothing sourced from transparent, ethical supply chains. It will be interesting to see how denim brands restructure their sustainable sourcing approaches to meet consumer needs.J.Crew, for example, limits its inventory to products that come solely from sustainable suppliers. Primark recently debuted a line of jeans made from organic cotton supplied by a sustainable sourcing program based in India.Other apparel companies are less interested in sustainability and more focused on keeping pace with athleisure brands such as Lululemon and Athleta, which continue to attract dedicated customers. In 2017, imports of women's elastic knit pants exceeded those of blue jeans, according to U.S. Census data, driving denim brands to incorporate elements of comfort into their jeans.American Eagle and Levi's, for example, are adding more stretch to their jean designs in an attempt to gain favor with comfort-focused consumers. Although this change will require the retailers to reconfigure their current sourcing methods, shoppers looking for an easy fit will likely welcome the effort.Clothes CallThe United States is the largest importer of garments in the world.SOURCE: inkxe.com
AIR FREIGHT FROM CHINA TO USA
Over a number of years Vipu Logistics has established an excellent reputation as an air freight forwarder. We have been servicing our customers with air freight solutions to the USA since our inception and have developed a series of networks to ensure your cargo is transported safely and effectively. Whether you are transporting a large amount of goods to New York, or a smaller packages to LA or anywhere throughout the USA, we can help.
Sea freight,Ocean shipment,FCL&LCL shipment
VIPU provide FCL, LCL and bulk carrier to North America, South America, Europe, Southeast Asia, Indian, Africa. We work with all major shipping liners which include MAERSK,ONE，EVERGREEN ,MSC, OOCL, COSCO, YML, CMA, WANHAI, and Hapag-Lloyd.We can handle shipment export from Yantian,Nansha,Shanghai,Ningbo,Qingdao,Dalian,Tianjin,Xiament,Hongkong.
Railway service from China to Tashkent Uzbekistan
With professional railway transport personnel, we can provide door-to-door railway transportation and a series of railway services such as LCL, FCL, chartering, etc. To date, our import and export products include 22 major categories such as auto parts, machinery, electronics, instruments, textiles, transportation equipment and animal/plant products.
If your customer's LC Is Expired, what shall we do?
Although there are many different payment methods in international trade, it is believed that most suppliers still accept TT and LC, because these two payment methods are relatively safe and guaranteed, but LC is a little more complicated than TT. So today we are going to learn about LC payment methods and what to pay attention to.
SEA FREIGHT FROM CHINA TO RUSSIA VLADIVOSTOK ST.PETERSBURG
Vladivostok (VLADIVOSTOK) port code: RUVLA is located in the east of the Eurasian continent, the southernmost point of the Amur Peninsula St. Petersburg (ST.PETERSBURG) Port code: RULED is located in northwestern Russia, on the coast of the Baltic Sea, at the mouth of the Neva River,
What consequences does BIS system bring to India Market
Do you feel particularly bothered by your recent partners in the Indian market, especially those involved in the newly added products required by the BIS certification system? Maybe the customers who have been working together stably before will suddenly say to you: is your product in line with BIS certification now? If not, we may have to stop cooperation.
Q: How to start shipment with VIPUTRANS?
A:1. contacts your suppliers to arrange picking up or loading--> 2.Viputrans arrange customs clearance and send your goods on board 3.VIPTRANS issues invoice and copy of AWB or B/L for payment---> 4.VIPTRANS releases the cargo once all payment arrives 5.weekly report to update your cargo situation
Q: What is the Third-party Fulfillment Service?
A: Third-party fulfillment providers do more. They do kitting/assembly, value-added services, and give you more shipping method to choose. One of the advantages of drop ship is you don’t need to handle the packages, which reduces a lot of hassle. But this also makes the packing customization impossible. Third-party fulfillment providers can do a lot of work for the store owners before the packages are shipped, such as kitting, assembly, adding marketing inserts, because they receive products from multiple suppliers and process them together. Third-party fulfillment providers can make more flexible shipping solutions for the store owners, because global shipping is what they do , they have more experiences than the suppliers.
Multiple Terms of Payment
In foreign trade business, due to changes in the international environment and the actual transaction situation, when choosing terms of payment, in addition to settlement, we can also choose a multiple settlement to reduce the foreign exchange risk or to facilitate transactions. Today, let’s see some combinations of the settlement:
Railway freight from China to Poland
CHINA - POLAND CONTAINER RAIL TRANSPORT Along with the increasing interest of Polish and EU enterprises in the field of economic exchange with China, the demand for transportation of goods from China to Poland and vice versa. The VIPU company offers you an extremely convenient and fully optimized solution in the field of container transport from far Asia.
China E-commerce fulfillment Amazon Taobao Drop shipping Agent wanted for 1688 dropshipping agent Shenzhen to Europe, USA, Africa, Southern America
Lots of shopkeeper and buyers want to drop shipping service from Aliexpress 1688, Taobao for their worldwide customers. While Complaints of the bad quality and non-delivery usually can't be avoided. What VIPUTRANS are doing more is to provide our sourcing and inspection services together with the dropshipping, solve your problem and support your online business.