As one of the largest privately held logistics companies, Warehouse Specialists is a trusted partner for apparel businesses seeking top-rated fulfillment services. We bring over half a century’s worth of experience in third-party logistics (3PL) solutions, a nationwide network of strategically positioned warehouses, and a suite of end-to-end retail fulfillment services.
Apparel fulfillment involves the storage, processing, and delivery of clothing items from origin to end user. In other words, apparel fulfillment and logistics companies are responsible for moving that clothing from Point A – either the manufacturer or its port of entry into the U.S. – to Point B – a retail store or the consumer’s home – with a few intermediate stops along the way.
The clothing you wear likely traveled a great distance before it made it to your closet. The American Apparel & Footwear Association says about 97% of the apparel sold in the US is made overseas, with China, Bangladesh, India, Vietnam and Mexico being the largest contributors.
With millions of dollars worth of garments arriving at the Port of Los Angeles, the importers who can quickly and efficiently receive their product will be ahead of the game. That’s why fulfillment companies like WSI operate warehouses in the Los Angeles area. Our Texas warehouse locations are well positioned to receive clothing shipments by rail from Mexico manufacturers. With multiple warehouse locations in Southern California and Texas, WSI is ideally positioned to receive your incoming apparel shipments and smoothly integrate them into your supply chain.
Receiving shipments is just the first step. Apparel fulfillment is a complete warehousing and distribution procedure that manages the transport of clothing pieces from inventory in a warehouse to the customer’s address. It’s all part of the supply chain for fashion focused online retailers, brick-and-mortar stores, and wholesalers.
In 2022, the U.S. apparel market generated revenue of about $312 billion, with ecommerce sales accounting for approximately 40% – $127.8 billion – of that total. With ecommerce apparel sales projected to grow around 9% per year for the next ten years, apparel ecommerce fulfillment services will be more important than ever.
WSI holds a distinguished reputation for delivering first-rate apparel fulfillment services. With an impressive array of over 55 locations and 13 million square feet of warehouse capacity, we cater to the logistics needs of businesses of diverse sizes and from various sectors within the apparel industry.
We keep track of all the clothing items in the warehouse, storing details such as quantity, location, and status (e.g. available, reserved, or sold) in our robust Warehouse Management System (WMS). This oversight helps you anticipate and avoid both stockouts and overstocking – scenarios that could adversely affect profitability and customer satisfaction.
Recognizing that returns are an inevitable aspect of the apparel industry, WSI’s apparel fulfillment services incorporate a streamlined returns management system. Our devoted logistics team handles returned items, conducts inspections, updates the inventory, and processes refunds or exchanges, ensuring an uncomplicated returns experience for your end customer.
“WSI’s communication and team far exceeded our expectations. Everyone on the entire team was very helpful in making sure our transition went as smooth as possible. Thank you for making the experience so easy!”
Boasting over five decades of experience in the logistics industry, WSI is a seasoned expert in apparel fulfillment. Our deep insight into the fashion industry’s unique landscape allows us to adeptly navigate the intricacies of apparel fulfillment for a wide array of clients.
WSI harnesses the power of advanced technology to optimize the apparel fulfillment process. Our sophisticated warehouse management systems ensure real-time inventory visibility, accurate order processing, expedient shipping, and omnichannel distribution.
WSI’s commitment to client success is evident in the numerous testimonials and positive reviews we’ve garnered over the years. These stories highlight WSI’s ability to drive business growth by delivering tailored solutions that enhance operational efficiency and improve customer satisfaction.
WSI’s network of over 60 warehouses is strategically located near major transportation nodes across the U.S. This facilitates swift and cost-effective delivery to customers nationwide, thereby positioning us as an ideal partner for ecommerce, retail, and wholesale fulfillment.
WSI acknowledges the uniqueness of each business and provides customized apparel fulfillment solutions to meet individual needs. Be it specialized packaging, kitting services, or omni channel distribution, we can adapt our services to align with your specific competitive requirements.
WSI is committed to sustainable practices in all operational aspects. We consistently mitigate our environmental footprint through energy-efficient warehousing, waste reduction initiatives, and responsible recycling practices.