Physical Inventory & Store Planning for Apparel & Shoe Stores

Shoe and apparel stores, more than many other forms of retail, depend heavily on their associates to assist customers and finalize sales. Yet floor sales personnel engaged with customers must also keep an eye on the continuous need to keep shelves stocked and racks replenished.

It’s no wonder that 25% of all out of stocks are:

·          just paces away in the backroom, collecting dust instead of dollars at the cash register

That’s why RGIS provides physical inventory counts with market-leading accuracy, immediately identifying in-store out of stock instances while freeing high-value sales associates to serve buying customers.

Then we go beyond the count with inventory management systems, including RFID, to help fashion and shoe retailers better understand their physical assets and make smarter business decisions.

RGIS has decades of experience working closely with independent retailers as well as the largest fashion- and shoe-selling retailers in the world, and with 170 offices throughout the United States and a workforce of 30,000, we’re uniquely positioned to serve apparel and shoe retailers of any size.

Consider our decades of experience in inventory and retail as a strategic asset for you, ready to make a difference with human resources and cutting-edge turnkey intelligence when you need to:

·          update inventory, reducing in-store out of stocks

·          re-stock and replenish merchandise

·          re-plan your space for maximized sales

·          adopt RFID, whether in one store, across franchises or throughout the entire supply chain

·          reset stores with new seasonal/theme merchandise

·          perform all the necessary fixturing

·          perform all the necessary merchandising

Below are more details on just some of the ways that we give clothing and shoe store retailers operational advantages that make day-to-day work more enjoyable and each day more profitable than it would be otherwise:

Physical Inventory

Physical inventories provide the accuracy and opportunity to immediately identify in-store out of stock instances and to make the smartest buying decisions.

We’re the industry leader in retail physical inventory services. Trained RGIS auditors arrive at your stores, and anywhere else you need us throughout your supply chain, at off-hours that eliminate any distraction for your shoppers.

With handheld technology preprogrammed to integrate seamlessly with your inventory management system—or with new solutions we provide—we perform all manner of physical inventories, including:

·          complete counts of merchandise

·          fixed asset inventories

·          compliance audits

·          supply chain audits

RFID Inventory Management

Twenty of the top 30 retailers in the U.S. are using RFID, and fashion retail and footwear are leading the way.

RGIS and our global partner Checkpoint install and implement RFID tagging and infrastructure that provides unrivalled visibility that reduces shrink and out-of-stocks and gives our customers inventory at the speed of light.


Fashion-minded consumers are also digital shoppers. RFID makes omnichannel retailing possible, delivering real-time, integrated inventory visibility and management, helping to ensure product availability for customers whether they’re in-store or online.

Additional benefits with RFID inventory management for our shoe and apparel retail clients and their customers include:

·          making mobile checkout possible

·          enhancing loss prevention

·          providing merchandising insight to get the most out of every square foot

RGIS makes it easy and low-risk for global and national retailers to test a store first to see the benefits on a small scale before expanding RFID across stores and deeper into the supply chain.

Visit our RFID information page or feel free to contact RGIS today to learn more about RFID and our proof of concept program.

Battery Test & Replace™

There’s nothing else like it: power management service for your stores’ portable devices. A top 5 national retailer saved millions and enjoyed significant ROI by adopting the cost-effective service for its stores across the country.

Weeding out unhealthy batteries with our proprietary technology reduced equipment service costs and gave employees devices that actually worked as intended, with full portable charges for every shift.

Click for more details on our newest service: Battery Test & Replace™, or contact RGIS today.

Retail Services & Store Planning

RGIS offers expert help on the ground to assist with regular merchandising needs and strategic events such as store resets for new seasons/themes, remodels and rebrands.

Apparel and footwear retailers of all sizes also rely on RGIS for advanced store planning technology, SmartSpace™, which syncs with your inventory management system to provide retailers with complete data and visual interpretation of their stores and allows them to test product placement ideas in a virtual setting before implementing them in or across stores.

Apparel and footwear retailers partner with RGIS for physical inventory services, RFID, portable device power management, reset/merchandising specialists and store planning solutions that improve operations, increase sales, lower costs and uncover hidden opportunities for growth.

For complete details and pricing, contact RGIS today.

Contact RGIS Today

RGIS Corporate Headquarters
Field Support Center
2000 East Taylor Road
Auburn Hills, Michigan
48326 USA