Zarin Fabrics

How do you bring an 85-year-old New York Institution into the digital age (without breaking it)?

The Challenge

After almost a century in operation, the Zarin warehouse was still managing inventory and orders manually. To compete in the digital era with budding massive e-retailers they needed the ability to sell their inventory across channels and accurately track buying and inventory trends.
After spending time with their team (and their famous fabric selection), we devised a smart, simple system of hardware and software that could power their business both online and off.

Comprehensive Roadmap

We spent time in the shop with existing tech to map the sales and inventory process from start to finish.

Our roadmap discovery identified missing links between digital sales and in-stock inventory as well as faulty systems for physical sales. By examining the entire purchase and inventory flows, we identified the steps that needed small improvements and the ones that needed complete overhauls.

Well-Optimized Tech

We developed a system to unify their inventory that was easy to implement and super simple to learn.

We paired a best-in-class enterprise resource management tool with simple and effective software like Shopify and Stitch Labs. We added in bluetooth scanners and new receipt printers. This tailored ERP allowed Zarin to effectively track multi-channel sales inventory and only sell items they currently had in stock—all while moving their existing paper records to digital ones (saving countless trees, yippee).

Hands-on Training and Launch

Our tailored roll out blended hands-on training for team members with a demanding operations schedule.

Coalesce was on site for comprehensive training and troubleshooting throughout the entire set-up, integration, and launch process, and offered continual ongoing training on demand.

By digitizing their inventory process across touch points, Zarin Fabrics is opening new doors to sales and e-commerce more than 80 years after they opened their own.

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This custom lightweight system transformed Zarin’s inventory tracking process and ability tremendously. They moved from almost zero management to full inventory and documentation for more than half of their warehouse in a matter of weeks.

With more products being added to the system every day, Zarin is now able to track and caluculate all incoming and outgoing inventory easily and effectively.

Adrianne Wright

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"Coalesce delivered a campaign full of content-rich experiences that mesmerized and mobilized our audience. Plus, they built everything to scale so our team can continue using their products for other audiences.”