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Startup disrupts men's apparel retail industry with its S. L. I. M Model

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Majority of men struggle to get sizes that match their body shape/structure in existing brands. One of the reasons is that the existing brands offer only 4 or 5 sizes (see below table).

A study by IIT, Delhi textile department says over 80% of men don't wear a size that matches their body shape/structure because their correct size isn't available in the market and are forced to compromise.

To help men get their perfect-for-you size in pants & shirts, (www.toucanindia.com), a men's apparel has introduced a direct2consumer model with a new concept 2.0 that comes with in-between sizes, improved garment design to match Indian men's body shape, 2 rise in each pant size, new full sleeves variants & lot more advantages.

This direct2consumer approach & a smaller format tech-enabled translates to affordable prices, superior products, better sizes, large merchandise options and fast for consumers.

If these many sizes were to be offered in a traditional store, the prices of each shirt/pant may go up anywhere between Rs 6000 to Rs 9000, which is unaffordable to the majority of men.

To offer Readymade 2.0 at mid-market pricing (product prices start at just Rs 995), they have pioneered a new concept in called as 2.0 - It's a tech-enabled physical with S.L.I.M supply chain concept (S.L.I.M - Super Light Inventory Management).

Commenting on the direct benefit of this S.L.I.M model to a consumer, Anup, of said, "Regular readymade brands that sell through a traditional outlet price Egyptian Giza Cotton products (world's best cotton) at Rs 2500 and above. By introducing this S.L.I.M model, consumers can get a perfect-for-you sizes in world's best Egyptian Giza cotton shirts starting at Rs just 1495 onwards, thereby getting a direct saving of Rs 1000 and above."

In this MINI store, men can try out newly introduced Readymade 2.0 sizes & select the products that are displayed. If their readymade 2.0 size is available at the store, customers can buy just like a regular store. But, if the selected products' size is not available at the MINI store, the order can be placed (with size, variants & product ID) by the store associate, through an in-store commerce app.

The products are shipped & delivered for FREE to customers within 24-48 hours. For a hassle-free, shopping experience, customers can pay at the time of delivery, either through card or through cash. All the products come with 30 days easy exchange policy.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 13:36 IST
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