10 Factors to Be a Smart Garment Merchandiser

By | November 25, 2015

10 Factors to Be a Smart Garment Merchandiser

Mayedul Islam
Merchandiser at Fashion Xpress Buying House.
Badda, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Email: [email protected]

 

Introduction:

A garment merchandiser plays an important role in the readymade garments sector. A garment export order will be executed properly if the garment merchandiser is smart or efficient. To be a smart garment merchandiser, some important criteria should be maintained, which have discussed in this article.Garment Merchandiser

Criteria for Being a Perfect Garment Merchandiser:

There are some key factors which are too much important to be a smart garment merchandiser, those are mentioned in the below:

  1. Making a list of all the daily works according to priority,
  2. Complete all the listed works before leaving office,
  3. Checking all the mathematical terms carefully and perfectly,
  4. Keep touching with the buyer by replying his mail,
  5. Try to receive and note all the information from the surroundings,
  6. Making good relationship with all the others departments,
  7. Trying to note all the comments from buyers and suppliers,
  8. Keeping ready all the approval in hand,
  9. Cleaning the desks,
  10. Taking suggestions from the others in critical time.

All the above key points have discussed in the following:

1. Making a list of all the daily works according to priority:

At the starting of a working day, a garment merchandiser should make a list of his total daily works according to priority. It will help him to complete all important works in timely and release the pressure in the remaining hours of that day. By following this he can also prepare working list in weekly and monthly basis.

Example of making a daily working list:

  • Should contact with the buyer for P.P approval,
  • Contact with the fabric suppliers,
  • Submission of garments export order costing reports to the G.M etc.

2. Complete all the listed works before leaving office:

It’s a very important point for the garments merchandisers. All the listed (important) work should be done before leaving office; otherwise these works create a burden for the next day. Because the next day will be full with other important tasks. Just keep in minds here that tomorrow never come.

3. Checking all the mathematical terms carefully and perfectly:

All the business profit is totally related with mathematical terms. So, a garment merchandiser should re-check all the mathematical terms and calculation before confirming any decision. Suppose a garment merchandiser mistakes in fabric consumption calculation, then it will too tough for him to solve such kinds of problem in the latter. So, extra concentration is needed here.

4. Keep touching with the buyer by replying his mail:

Making contact by using mail with the buyers is very important task for the garment merchandisers. To export a garment export order perfectly, he should reply all the mails to the buyers, as well has he has to mark all the update from the buyers, so that no information missed out about the order.

5. Try to receive and note all the information from the surroundings:

It’s very important specially y for the senior garment merchandisers. Suppose your assistant merchandiser passes important information up to you, but you have no time to solve that instantly. In those cases you have to note that problem and solve in the free time.

6. Making good relationship with all the others departments:

There’s no alternative way to export a garment export order in timely without strong support from the other departments such like garments production, commercial etc. so, a garment merchandiser should make good relationship with those departments.

7. Trying to note all the comments from buyers and suppliers:

All the comments and updates from the buyers should be noted perfectly. Same task for the suppliers also. Otherwise it will create various types of problems during executing of an order.

8. Keeping ready all the approval in hand:

All the approvals are very important to submit an item to the buyer. An item may change several times in its style. So it’s too much needy for the garment merchandisers to keep ready all the approval given by the buyer.

9. Cleaning the desks:

A clean desk helps a garment merchandiser to work in fresh mind. An overloaded table creates huge mental pressure to the merchandisers. So, to be a perfect garments merchandiser clean desk plays a huge role.

1o. Taking suggestions from the others in critical time:

It’s another important matter to be a perfect garment merchandiser. When a garment merchandiser passes his critical times then he should discuss with others about the concerned matter. It will help him to find out a better way to solve that problem. Never think you are the perfect one & no need to take suggestions from others. An universal truth is- two head is better than one head.

Speech from the writer:
If you read this article with full concentration, then you can easily answer the following questions in the interview:

  1. How to become a successful apparel merchandiser?
  2. How to be a smarter garment merchandiser?
  3. How to become a smart garment merchandiser?
  4. How to be a smart merchandiser?
  5. Which types of criteria needed to be a smart garment merchandiser?

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3 thoughts on “10 Factors to Be a Smart Garment Merchandiser

  1. T R Vishwanath

    A very good article for merchandisers, i have read thru the article, as a trims supplier i would like you to add ” Place the orders for trims on time”

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