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OneStock, the Circular economy OMS

At the heart of retailers’ concerns and buyers’ motivations, and democratised by platforms such as Vinted, thredUP and Poshmark, the circular economy has truly become part of consumer habits.

But the concept of a circular economy has evolved since the retail sector also became interested in it. It is no longer simply a question of exchanges or reselling between individual consumers. Great initiatives have emerged at ba&sh, Burberry, Balzac Paris, H&M, Sandro, Kaporal, Farfetch and many others! Brands now play a central role in the quality control of items and their re-sale. Some, like Petit Bateau, even create corners or even shops dedicated to second-hand items.

This tendency is likely to intensify significantly in the coming years. According to Cross-Border Commerce Europe, the second-hand fashion market is growing 11 times faster than traditional commerce and is expected to double in size by 2025.

As a committed software company, at OneStock we have always put environmental and societal issues at the heart of our business strategy. These concerns are reflected in our CSR policy and our product offering (Delivery Promise). This is why we are delighted to support brands when it comes to these environmental issues, and OneStock is now considered the leading Order Management System for the circular economy!

OneStock is the first OMS to take a real interest in issues surrounding the circular economy. We are proud of this approach, which is the logical extension of all our employees’ daily actions. We are passionate about these topics, which are totally in line with our values, and we want to be part of the movement!

Romulus Grigoras – CEO, OneStock

The OneStock OMS to foster the circular economy’s positive impact

OneStock is committed to working with its customers to make the textile industry as carbon neutral as possible.
As a team, we are unanimously convinced that sustainable clothing will become a new business model for retail in the years to come. This is why we wanted our OMS to be able to orchestrate orders containing both new and second-hand products!

Our vision goes above and beyond, as the circular economy is not limited to second hand, but also implies rentals and recycling product components.

Aurélie Launay – Head of Optimisation Software & Services, OneStock

The OMS collects and puts back on sale, via the retailer, products from this circular economy. It then provides the sales channels with two stock images, one ‘new’ and another ‘used’. The resulting orchestration of orders allows shoppers to compose mixed carts and for all fulfilment processes to be maintained, regardless of the origin of the products or their location in the network (endpoint).

From an omnichannel scenario point of view, second-hand articles can be integrated into all the existing solutions thanks to the OMS! It is, therefore, possible to search and order a product in-store, to Ship from Store…

We are proud to support brands with strong environmental commitments like Petit Bateau with their 100% second-hand corners, Kaporal with their Kaporal Vintage marketplace, Chantelle and their first zero-waste bra ‘Chantelle One’, ba&sh with their ba&sh Resell service, Jules and their Men In Progress approach and many more!

Retailers, the circular economy is the future of retail! Don’t underestimate these environmental challenges and contact us to find out how our offer and solutions support this approach.

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