Case Studies

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the latest brands set to master their inventory processes with Inventory Planner

Today’s most savvy e-commerce retailers know that if business is to thrive, it means investing in your inventory processes in a big way. That’s why high-growth merchants have been coming in their droves to join Inventory Planner by Sage.

The following big-name brands in apparel, outdoor accessories and sustainable household products have implemented the industry-leading tool recently – and have gained access to all its benefits: data-led sales forecasting, in-depth product visibility, custom reporting and more. Read on to learn how these brands are using Inventory Planner by Sage to boost cash flow and scale their businesses by working towards a more streamlined, profit-driven inventory.

Serge DeNimes

Serge DeNimes is a London-based jewelry and apparel brand founded by Oliver Proudlock; former star of UK hit show Made in Chelsea, now turned fashion designer and business owner. Alongside other apparel products, Serge DeNimes mainly creates premium, design-led jewelry pieces such as bracelets, necklaces and rings for the often-overlooked men’s market.

The company has gone from strength to strength since its 2011 launch, with its 925 Sterling Silver products now stocked in major high end department stores like Selfridges; as well as direct-to-consumer via its Shopify store both in the UK and internationally.

With up to four unique jewelry collections launching every year, the brand needed a way to predict sales and make accurate, efficient purchases as the business grew – so signed up with Inventory Planner to gain access to its data-driven, transformative features.

Serge DeNimes will benefit from full inventory visibility, granular reporting, handy notifications and simple product tagging so they can keep track of their expanding product lines.

Inventory Planner’s game-changing sales forecasting and reliable purchasing recommendations means that no matter where the Serge DeNimes team is, or what market they’re planning inventory for, they’ll know their inventory insights are integrated, trustworthy and up-to-date.

“Inventory Planner by Sage has completely changed the way we work already”, said Oliver Proudlock, Founder of the brand. “My team now gets automated recommendations on what stock to buy and when, keeping our product flowing and our customers happy. We honestly couldn’t recommend it more; it is an integral part of our business.”

ROKA London

Backpack and outdoor accessories brand ROKA London launched in 2017, and quickly achieved impressive international success through its mainly B2B sales. The brand sells its stylish, multi-colored backpacks via 1,500 UK retailers and additional outlets overseas in countries such as the USA, France, Spain and Australia.

After focussing its aims on direct-to-consumer sales via its Shopify Plus webstore, the merchant looked to upgrade its tech stack and decided to migrate from its formerly spreadsheet-based inventory planning. The brand needed a deeply connectable, progressive inventory planning tool that was flexible enough to scale with the business – so, after hearing it recommended by Shopify in a Brightpearl webinar, the team chose Inventory Planner by Sage to move the company forward.

With access to full inventory visibility – and product info right down to variant level such as location, color and style – the ROKA team can now work towards custom inventory KPIs, and use over 200 metrics for reporting. They can also identify their best-selling, slowest-moving, and most profitable items for all markets, channels and territories. In short, use of Inventory Planner means the team is already making more informed purchasing decisions to profitably scale inventory.

As well as using Shopify’s top-recommended inventory planning software, the merchant is attacking its international growth from all angles; introducing Google Workspace to facilitate remote working, harnessing Google Ads and Shopping, and utilizing the brand’s unanimously positive TrustPilot reviews to boost SEO.

We can’t wait to hear more about how ROKA London is skyrocketing into high-growth success with Inventory Planner. COO of the brand, Peter Gough, said:

“Inventory Planner is one of the most significant changes we’re implementing this year. This platform is a game-changer, and it’ll take us to another level. We’re reaching a point where stock management and finance are becoming more complex; and we need better insights into our operations and purchasing decisions. 

Traditionally, we relied on gut feelings and instincts, but now we have data coming into the picture. This will be the next big shift for us.”

Bower Collective

With a strong ethos in sustainability and reducing plastic waste, London-based brand Bower Collective is a home products retailer that uses reusable packaging. The brand sells high-quality items for personal use and the home such as laundry detergent, handsoap, skincare and bath products – often on a rolling subscription basis.

The brand has grown significantly since its launch in 2020, with celebrity endorsements from TV personality Davina McCall and glowing national coverage in the UK. As part of its mission to increase customer reach and maximize growth, Bower Collective made the decision to streamline its inventory planning and purchasing processes – particularly as they became more complicated as subscription-based customers increased.

Customers at Bower buy not only product refills and reusable dispensers, but create custom orders (some products are ordered monthly, some quarterly etc.) to suit their individual needs. In opting for Inventory Planner, the team at Bower will receive integrated demand forecasting and purchasing recommendations for all components of bundles and kits in their diverse product catalog, meaning they can reduce hours spent manually calculating replenishment and let Inventory Planner do the hard work instead.

From now on, the London-based brand can continue their mission to significantly reduce plastic waste and get closer to their goal of expanding into the EU – with Inventory Planner on hand to offer the tools and insights they need.

Nick Torday, Co-Founder of the brand said;

If you’re just making decisions based on gut instinct, you’re not going to survive for very long. We’ve just started using Inventory Planner and that has seen real optimization and efficiency improvements on the logistics and ops side of things.”

If you want to join the hundreds of ambitious e-commerce retailers using Inventory Planner by Sage to power up their inventory planning processes, get in touch with us today.