Inventory and forecast data from retailers: After your product ships (Part 2)

Aug 7, 2019  |  5 min read

Part 1 of this series highlighted four of the most important retailer data points that suppliers need to maintain an efficient supply chain and maximize sales opportunities: Unit Sales (Net), Dollar Sales (Net), Price, and Retailer COGS. Together, they help you understand true demand and its key drivers, and prioritize opportunities according to the business value. For a more detailed explanation, check out Part 1 here.

In this post, we’ll describe four additional key data points from retailers, which fill in the supply side of the equation and are critical to make the demand insights actionable. Without this visibility into available inventory and focus on looking ahead to the future, you'll find it hard to deliver the data-driven recommendations that retailers are looking for from their top partners.

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After your product ships (Part 1): Data retailers share and why it's important

Jul 31, 2019  |  3 min read

Landing a product on shelves is far from the last step in the sales cycle — monitoring what happens to product after it leaves your warehouse is integral to maintaining an efficient supply chain and maximizing sales opportunities. Fortunately, most retailers provide data to help suppliers understand how they're performing. 

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How to know if you sunk or soared on Prime Day

Jul 26, 2019  |  5 min read

Amazon Prime Day 2019 was another record-breaking success for many in the industry. 

Amazon said it sold over 175 million items during the event, more than the past Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined. More than $2 billion of product was bought from independent small and medium-sized business selling on Amazon, surpassing last year’s $1.5 billion. 

Even Amazon sellers not offering a deal said sales increased compared to other days in July and were better than last year.

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Tile's CEO on navigating the pain points of modern supply and demand

Jul 11, 2019  |  5 min read

A couple weeks ago, Tile CEO and Alloy Board Member CJ Prober led an Alloy Executive Roundtable discussion on managing supply and demand in today’s retail landscape. We were honored to have him join us and share his perspective on modern obstacles and innovative solutions for manufacturers.

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Alloy is hiring!

Jul 3, 2019  |  3 min read

Our team grew rapidly in the first half of 2019, fueled by strong customer growth and investor confidence. In fact, AngelList recently named Alloy one of the fastest growing startups in San Francisco hiring now. For the second half of the year, we’re planning to further accelerate that growth and have some major hiring goals!

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Alloy driving innovation in fashion & retail

Jun 19, 2019  |  2 min read

We’re excited to share that Alloy has been recognized on The Leading 100, a list of break-out technology start-ups driving innovation in fashion and retail! It’s an honor that highlights the importance of the industry’s digital transformation.

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