Garments Customization - Time for Big Changes
APOGY On-Demand is a highly scalable, cloud solution that is able to connect all your designs to orders received via ERPs, points of sales and e-commerce websites, and output the optimized files for manufacturing in minutes, while helping you comply with the highest quality standards.
Fashion brands are nowadays facing a complete change of paradigm and a new business reality, to which they need to adapt. The accelerated evolution of e-commerce, increased prices for transport and labor, environmental challenges, consumer behavior in terms of adopting and setting trends, are all factors which impact the way the garments are produced and sold. More and more companies are reacting to this new business environment by adopting shorter supply chains, shifting towards local manufacturing facilities, and evolving from the traditional design – manufacture – sell approach to a design – sell – manufacture model. In short, the new approach is “click – to start the conveyor belt”.
At Gemini, we have the right solution to cover these new needs: APOGY On-Demand. This is a highly scalable, cloud solution that is able to connect all your designs to orders received via ERPs, points of sales and e-commerce websites, and output the optimized files for manufacturing in minutes, while helping you comply with the highest quality standards.
WE MAKE BIG CHANGES EASY AND REWARDING
We know it’s not easy to change business models, processes and behaviors. This is why our new solution makes a clear separation between product development stages (where fashion designers and pattern makers are involved) and the operations related to managing new on-demand orders (where other roles and skills are needed). APOGY On-Demand platform provides a friendly web-based interface, able to provide you with a complete overview of the received orders (from ERPs and e-commerce websites), their status, quality parameters and readiness for manufacturing. The platform also features an integrated POS (Point of Sale) which allows operators to manually introduce orders, optimize them and send them into manufacturing.
BY USING APOGY ON-DEMAND, YOU GET:
THE E-COMMERCE REVOLUTION IS ALREADY HERE. ARE YOU READY?
One of the significant shifts enhanced by the COVID pandemic was the consolidation of the e-commerce channel for fashion. Before 2020, although most of the other products saw huge increases in online sales, fashion was still limited by the number of returns and the inefficient systems providing for size and dimension. Now, brands are pushed by consumer behavior (and also by big online retailers like Amazon) to offer more fashion items online and to adopt a try-first/pay-later model of business.
At Gemini, we made it a priority to facilitate the e-commerce strategy of our clients. This is why we created a seamless connection between the product development environment and several e-shop platforms, like Shopify® and Magento®. The customizable digital product – including all the data (technical and aesthetic) created by designers and pattern makers – can instantly reach the consumers, via APOGY, in a simple gesture of publishing the newly created model. Beautiful and realistic pictures with the new garment, 3D objects (enabled for Augmented Reality), real information about sizes and measurements and customization options, they are all available to the consumer with a click of a mouse. No programming work, no web designers involved. And since we know that some companies prefer to develop their own e-commerce solution, we made all this information available through APIs.
Embrace this innovative technology and give your customers the chance to have a better shopping experience, to enjoy better fitting garments and to enrich their clothing with a personal touch. This is how Gemini helps fashion brands and manufacturers get lower return rates, higher income and happy clients.
LET’S HELP EVERYONE FEEL UNIQUE
The feel-unique-in-a-globalized-society movement already started few years ago. People (especially the younger generations) are more and more preoccupied to stand out in a crowd, to be different. And this applies to fashion as well. Our solutions allow the consumers to be co-creators of their clothing, to participate in defining the garments they like. Their entire buying experience is more satisfying. Being involved in the process of design, their emotional bond with the final product will significantly reduce their desire or motive to return it.
To facilitate this new approach, we offer advanced and innovative tools for customization by size, style and digital decorations. When all these functions are used together with APOGY On-Demand, there is no pressure on the manufacturer. All the patterns, nested markers and printer files are generated automatically, at a high-quality standard. This is how we help our clients sell products with a higher margin, increase their brand engagement, while keeping the manufacturing complexity under control.