Flow Chart of Merchandising | Working Process of Merchandiser

The term merchandising has been derived from the merchandise. Merchandise means goods that are bought and sold. Actually merchandising is the department which mediates marketing and production departments. It is the methods, practices, and operations used to promote and sustain certain categories of commercial activity.

The person who is related in merchandising is called merchandiser. The merchandiser coordinates with the design team to effectively present the product or product line. Merchandiser works as like as bridge between buyer and seller.

Merchandisers in buying house
Fig: Merchandisers in buying house
Garments merchandising means buying raw materials and accessories, producing garments, maintaining required quality level and exporting the garments within schedule time. Who involved in garments merchandising is called garment merchandiser. From the above definitions, we can say that a garment merchandiser needs a wide range of knowledge and skill to perform his job successfully. In this article I have given flowchart of garment merchandising, I mean working process of garment merchandiser.

Process Flow Chart of Merchandising:

Receive product package form buyer

Sample development

Price negotiation

Order confirmation and receive order sheet.

Sourcing acceptable quality goods right time

Material collection and receive it in factory

Check and listing

Swatch card making and approval

Pre production meeting

Daily collect daily production report and daily quality report

Arrange final inspection


If you are interested to know more about garment merchandising then you can read below articles with carefully. I can assure that if you follow those articles concentrately then you don't need to do course on merchandising.
  1. The Way of Smart Merchandising
  2. Concepts of Knit Garments Merchandising
  3. Career in Merchandising: Factory vs Buying House
  4. Role of Merchandiser in Apparel Industry
  5. Study on Merchandiser and Merchandising in Apparel Industry
  6. Process Flow Chart of Apparel Merchandising
  7. Introduction of Merchandiser/Merchandising
  8. How to Become A Successful Apparel Merchandiser
  9. Working Procedure of a Garment Buying House
  10. Job Responsibilities of Merchandising Team in Readymade Garment Industry
  11. Qualifications of a Good Garment Merchandiser
  12. Working Procedures of a Woven Garments Merchandiser
  13. Working Procedure of a Knit Garments Merchandiser
  14. Working Procedure of a Garment Merchandiser from Order Receive to Shipment
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Mazharul Islam Kiron is a textile consultant and researcher on online business promotion. He is working with one European textile machinery company as a country agent. He is also a contributor of Wikipedia.

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