There’s more fluidity to the market season than ever before. 39% of brands are lengthening their selling window as retailers extend their buying periods. Discover what this means for your inventory.
ORDRE’s advanced ORB360° image technology is a solution for both brands and retailers. “The beauty of using a complete digital system is that the images it produces can be used anywhere along the chain: from B2B to B2C to social media,” says Lock. “It’s a one-stop reservoir of digital images that can be used right through the promotional supply chain.”
JOOR’s Virtual Showrooms provide refined technology solutions and state-of-the-art presentation tools so brands can digitally present their collections to wholesale buyers in immersive detail. JOOR also offers a bespoke virtual showroom service, JOOR Custom, so clients can create white-label standalone digital showrooms that perfectly integrate with JOOR’s back-end functionality.
Rangel was born in a spirit of reasonless, timeless and streamlined resort fashion. Founded in 2021 by creative director Isabel Grutman, the namesake ready to wear line focuses on sportive separates with elevated fabrication and warm-weather magnetics.
With JOOR Pay, we’re providing brands with the opportunity to offer their qualified buyers 60-day net terms at no upfront cost to the brand. This means a retailer has up to 60-days to pay their total invoice, while the brand receives their payment immediately. When buyers eventually pay off the net terms at day 60, the full amount is returned to their available balance and they can continue to pay for more orders using the buy now, pay later structure. It’s a service we’re proud to offer because it improves the cash flow for both our clients and their buyers. Making their lives easier and helping their businesses grow is a top priority at JOOR.
WeAr, the leading global B2B magazine for fashion & footwear, has partnered with JOOR, the world’s premier wholesale management ecosystem, to bring you the inaugural BeFAB Awards—honoring exceptional design and entrepreneurship in the global fashion industry.
Fashion month has officially come to an end. From New York to Paris, it is exciting to see the new directions that designers are taking this season, as well as how they are reinventing the classics. With so many shows, it is hard to keep track of all the wonderful pieces, but not to worry—we’re on the front line and are bringing you the key trends that came out of the Spring/Summer 2023 collections.
Read up on how the hybrid approach continues to grow, key themes buyers are searching for, the post-pandemic bounce back, and more! Make educated decisions and see how brands and retailers are approaching the fall market season.
Tom Konz, or TK as we call him around the office, joined the JOOR team over a year ago and with his arrival came a flurry of excitement around the fintech space. We’ve asked him to share his experience in and around the finance industry and the announcement of our revolutionary new payments solution, JOOR Pay.
Are you familiar with our industry-leading tech partners, VNTANA, iStaging, and ORDRE? We’ve assembled this team of experts to help bring our clients a dynamic new way to bring their collections to life—the use of 2D, 3D, and augmented reality helps create the most life-like product renderings to share with retailers. Looking to reduce or eliminate your physical sampling needs? They can help with that too.
Did you know that JOOR Pay, our brand new embedded payment solution, is now available to all JOOR clients? It’s true. JOOR Pay helps our brands receive faster payouts, save on payment costs, simplify foreign transactions, protect themselves from fraud, and outsource payments function and compliance—all for one fixed cost per transaction.
Your JOOR Virtual Showroom is an extension of your brand, a fully customized B2B site where retailers can shop 24/7 from anywhere in the world. To help support confident buying, we’ve enlisted a powerful team of technology partners to provide captivating tools like 360° imagery and video to portray your collections with like-like detail (plus there are additional benefits like the use of this advanced imagery on your own B2C site).
This August we renewed our exclusive partnership for the SS23 selling season with the Copenhagen International Fashion Fair (CIFF), the longest-running fashion trade fair in northern Europe. International buyers visiting the Copenhagen show can immerse themselves in all the trends and SS23 collections both in real life and online through JOOR Passport. Check out the JOOR booth as well as some of the exciting trends we saw while we were there.
We’re thrilled to share some of our favorite trends from Hammock and Miami Swim Week. Hammock continues to bring the finest of designs and experiences to South Beach connecting an audience of renowned global retailers with an internationally recognized and curated selection of emerging and established brands showing swimwear, resort wear, and accessories.
We recently sat down with our Director of Marketing in EMEA, Nico, to learn more about his career in the tech industry and passion for fashion. Read more to get to know Nico and hear his thoughts on how tech can make the industry more sustainable and transparent.
We recently hosted a highly informative webinar, “Revolutionizing Retail—How Digital and AI are Transforming the Industry” featuring JOOR CEO Kristin Savilia and Lily AI CEO Purva Gupta.
The best of both worlds. That’s how we would describe JOOR’s integration with Shopify, if we had to sum it up in one sentence. Don’t be fooled by integrations that claim to be built from scratch and thus superior, as we’re confident that our approach suits the gamut of our clients’ needs.
Thank you for joining us at Pitti Immagine, the world’s most important platform for men’s clothing and accessory collections. We were delighted to have been a part of it and showcase our premiere B2B platform and global ecosystem.
We’ve compiled data straight from our clients and are thrilled to share their feedback on how digitalization has changed and improved their business. Download the report today!
Imagine the traditional wholesale process, with all the added benefits of an upgrade to our current vastly virtual environment. That’s digital wholesale, B2B buying and selling through the medium of an advanced virtual platform. It represents a unique opportunity for brands and retailers to connect, collaborate, and conduct business all online.
The fashion industry is already playing a key role in the metaverse. Fashion lovers now have the option to dress up their avatars, and brands the ability to host virtual fashion shows. With the expanding metaverse, this is only just the beginning for the fashion industry. Keep reading to learn with the metaverse means to fashion.
Coming off the heels of NYFW: Bridal Fashion Week, we’re thrilled to share some trend insight we gleaned from the amazing brands who presented. From playful colors and textures to sexy cutouts, the busiest year of weddings since 1984 is going to be a visual extravaganza.
Long gone are the days of retailers having to manually tag products within their assortments—automating the attribution process allows products to be tagged quickly and accurately. Thanks to our tech partner Lily AI, retailers will now have access to AI technology to tag products within an assortment with terms from the retailer’s taxonomy.
Since its inception in 2020, JOOR Passport is notorious for bringing renowned and emerging fashion from all around the world to the comfort of your home or office. To date, JOOR Passport has hosted more than 60 global events, attracting over 315K retail visitors from 153 countries. Today, we’re spotlighting our latest curated virtual marketplace, French Fashion Corner. Discover French brands and designers that will give your wholesale collection that extra, ‘je ne sais quois.’
Looking to sharpen your JOOR aptitude? Page through our handy glossary and familiarize yourself with the terms and phrases we use everyday here at JOOR. While you’re at it, make sure you’re taking advantage of all the exciting products and innovations we have to offer.
One of the pillars of our company is providing value to our clients—with tools and services designed to vastly improve their wholesale process—and now, we’re excited to announce that we’re expanding this value by offering financial services to both buyers and sellers operating on our platform. With the help of trusted partners, JOOR Capital now provides access to working capital solutions to help businesses grow.
On the eve of New York Fashion Week, starting Friday, February 11, we’re excited to announce our support of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and its new Interim Membership Tier.
We are proudly powering the AW22 digital wholesale business of the following brands on the New York Fashion Week schedule: Michael Kors, Proenza Schouler, Carolina Herrera, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Tory Burch, Jason Wu Collection, Dion Lee, Brandon Maxwell, AREA, Ulla Johnson, Khaite, Altuzarra, Veronica Beard, and Gabriela Hearst.
As more and more brands leverage catalog pages to place orders on JOOR, we work diligently to ensure the experience is as flexible and intuitive as possible.
Check out the updates involved in our latest release below and ensure you’re getting the most out of your JOOR experience.
When companies leverage JOOR’s advanced technology partnerships, the entire wholesale ecosystem benefits. From reduced sample production and increased sustainability, to a more accurate and refined shopping experience, JOOR holds the keys to the future of the industry.
Discover all the ways JOOR helps retailers work smarter, swifter, and smoother. From sophisticated searchability to enhanced shopability, JOOR’s innovative features optimize the digital B2B experience to help buyers stay connected, efficient, and in-the-know.
There are 13,000+ brands around the world that utilize JOOR’s full-service platform—and many of them are smaller, newer businesses that rely on JOOR to help them grow. Why is JOOR such a great fit for up-and-coming independent brands? With our robust features, endless efficiencies, and a myriad of ways to market, JOOR gives small brands the resources to build their business and fuel growth.
We’re excited to announce that we’ve been working hard to deliver innovative product enhancements for our brands to help ensure a successful season. Based on feedback from our customers, we’re introducing a range of improvements designed to help showcase your brand, make new connections, and increase orders.
As more retailers and brands rely on digitalized tools for assortment buying and feedback, the need for consistent and searchable data has never been more important. JOOR develops the technology that helps to standardize data for all parties, creating greater efficiency and adding valuable insights to decision making.
The global pandemic has accelerated digital adoption in the fashion industry, with brands and retailers recognizing the benefits of collaborating through a digital platform. While the predominant way of doing business in Brazil has been rooted in largely manual processes, the country has recognized the need for digital transformation and the opportunity it represents.
Over the course of the past year, the global fashion industry has accelerated its digital adoption. Now as in-person activity returns, a new hybrid business model is emerging - blending the best of physical selling with the efficiency and flexibility of operating virtually. Download the report to see how JOOR brands and buyers are approaching market this season.
Everyone has been yearning for a little post-pandemic makeover, and our retailer homepage is no exception. Based on feedback from our retail partners around the world, we gave this dashboard a major overhaul to create a beautifully designed, easy-to-navigate hub with everything retailers use most right in one place. Welcome to our new Retail Centre.
The past year resulted in a rapid-fire switch to remote work and digital transactions for many industries, especially fashion and retail. Now with many regions starting to reopen and return to in-person work and travel, companies are asking themselves what the return to normal should look like.
This past year has been one of constant change - with brands and retailers forging new paths and re-evaluating traditional timelines. Based on this, we did a quick check-in with our clients to see how the industry is preparing for summer market. Here is how JOOR brands and buyers are approaching this season.
JOOR’s new Custom Profile capabilities allow brands to express themselves like never before on a wholesale platform. With numerous row templates and widgets that allow for creative use of text, images, videos, documents, or product insertions, brands have the freedom to craft their profile page as they see fit.
Amidst the many challenges of the past year, our industry demonstrated its flexibility and fortitude - rapidly adjusting ways of doing business and cramming a decade’s worth of digital progress into a matter of months. Set against this landscape, JOOR remained unwaveringly dedicated to listening to the needs of our clients, assisting them in their digital transformation, and developing innovative solutions to drive the industry forward.
One of the most preeminent conversations happening amongst SMB’s in today’s digital age is how and when to bring their wholesale business online. In our recent webinar, fashion business consultant Lisa Metcalfe described the essential role technology plays in successful decision-making from emerging to established businesses.
For better or worse, lockdown got us used to certain things. Working from home. Streaming opening night movies in fuzzy slippers. And doing absolutely everything conveniently, seamlessly, and most excellently online.
Our Retail 2.0 platform keeps getting better. The new assortment planning experience couples excel-like capabilities with strong visualization tools, enabling buyers to merchandise their buys before finalizing their orders.
Wholesale has an inventory problem. And yes we know, that’s not exactly news. Even prior to COVID-19, UBS noted inventory growth for apparel, footwear and accessories had outpaced sales growth for four quarters running -- with many companies bringing in inventory sooner than usual to get ahead of expected tariff increases.
A sustainable fashion industry. Consumers want it, and our planet needs it. But how do brands balance the environmental and ethical demands of a movement so often referred to as ‘slow fashion,’ with consumers’ ever-increasing expectations for speed, personalization, and convenience? Not to mention the intense financial pressures of recovery from the health crisis? Although it might seem counterintuitive, a mainstream sustainable business model can happen. It just requires digital transformation.
The post-pandemic market has become fashion’s new frontier: rife with possibility, but also full of changing business dynamics. Coming off a challenging year, how can brands best minimize their risk and set themselves up for success?
People often say that art will find a way. But even the most talented and determined independent designers have spent the past year navigating some pretty intense terrain. Thankfully, increased digitization has revealed promising new directions--creating opportunities for emerging talent to reach audiences and for buyers to discover them.
In her recent webinar, ‘Driving Growth In A Changing Wholesale Market,’ preeminent fashion business consultant Lisa Metcalfe advised brands how to strategize smart post-COVID. Her central message? Thoughtful and measured scaling of operations, based on careful cost-benefit analysis, will carry companies forward in this volatile environment--safely, steadily, and while minimizing risk.
Historically, Payments processing has comprised one of the greatest points of friction across the wholesale lifecycle. Inefficiencies , high costs, lost revenue, and the potential for fraud characterized the pre-pandemic version of this fraught but necessary step.
Bringing your wholesale business online is an essential part of success in this new digital era. Based on industry trends, 9 out of 10 B2B decision-makers believe online buying will be a fixture throughout 2021 and beyond.
It's safe to say that the global pandemic outbreak has fueled a dramatic shift towards digital solutions within the home textile industry. Brands and retailers worldwide have been engaging and experimenting with a range of immersive virtual showroom technologies.
Across sectors, significant obstacles still make it harder for Black creatives and entrepreneurs to achieve mainstream success. And in fashion and luxury, they have additional issues to navigate, including an established networking culture.
Today’s fashion customers want value. And post-COVID, that means a lot more than price. Millennials and even more so Gen Z want their purchases to support local businesses and strengthen communities--whether shopping online, or in-person.
JOOR has streamlined, enhanced and added features to help buyers discover new brands from around the world. At this high-stakes time, there is an opportunity for buyers to create their most confident assortments and finalize orders virtually… just so long as they put in work, too. Here’s how you can make sure you stand out and set yourself up to make those new relationships from the comfort of your home.
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2021 is here, and with it, a new season of fashion events. Thanks to COVID, shows will remain virtual for the foreseeable future. That’s where JOOR’s virtual trade show platform, Passport, comes in – to power virtual shows and keep the industry humming.
When your house is on fire, put out the blaze before you start building on the addition.Conventional wisdom, right? Maybe back in a year ago… but these days, according to industry veteran and former Neiman Marcus president and chief merchandising officer Jim Gold, “...we all have to walk and chew gum.” That means not only tending to the critical, short-term needs that have to be addressed to survive the moment.
According to industry experts, wholesale needs to accelerate its structural and strategic agility--and do it fast. In order to pull through the next 18-24 months, brands must bite the bullet and finally shift to demand-focused business models.
What used to be a nice to have--digital connection--is now a must-have. With the shift to virtual showrooms and virtual tradeshows, brands are asking for a complete wholesale management system that streamlines and connects their day-to-day tasks and brings them completely online. A tool can help digitize one or two tasks, but a platform automates and connects your entire wholesale process--inside of your company and with all your trading partners. Here are some of the benefits a platform can bring:
When it comes to digital, ‘reimagining’ is the name of the game. When eCommerce first gained traction, web designers did not recreate the experience of browsing through physical aisles in a department store. Instead, they capitalized on the unique possibilities of the internet ‘storefront’ to engage and convert.
According to retail veteran Jim Gold, “... the only thing we can count on right now, is change.” But in his recent discussion with JOOR CEO Kristin Savilia, the former Neiman Marcus Group President and Chief Merchandising Officer expressed confidence our industry can solve for this challenge.
These days, ‘consumer-led’ goes well beyond keeping pace with streetwear hybrids and the latest in Zoom couture. Acknowledging societal impact as KPI predates our current chapter, but 2020 consumers have definitively moved that needle from stakeholder discussions to existential stakes.
Customers who shop with independent retailers love to discover. When they walk through your boutique doors or navigate your online store, they are buying more than your merchandise--they are buying into your unique fashion point of view.
The pandemic’s ‘digital first’ imperative has forced our industry to make big changes, fast. The new applications of virtual showroom technology not only differ from the pre-COVID norm--but in many ways make business better than before.
Ahead of LibertyFairs’ new initiative around taking tradeshows virtual, we asked co-owner and founder, Sharifa Murdock to share the significance of change in the men’s fashion and trade show circuit. In light of recent events and movements towardsCOVID-19, diversity and inclusion, we bring you an insight into how the powerhouse brand is conveying necessary change and leadership plus an introduction to the new Vice President, Edwina Kulego.
As economies begin to open and we stop and start our way into the ‘new normal,’ the on-the-ground reality looks much more ‘new’ than a return to anything that came before. Digital first is here to stay: consumers, brands, and buyers who have experienced the convenience and cost reduction of doing business online won’t dial that back anytime soon.