Distributed Order Management Software: Town Shoes Limited Finds the Endless Aisle with Jesta I.S.

Distributed Order Management Software: Town Shoes Limited Finds the Endless Aisle with Jesta I.S.

How can distributed order management Software reduce shipping expenses, double online sales and improve customer loyalty? Let’s take a look at Town Shoes’ example. With over 60 years of experience and close to 200 locations across Canada, Town Shoes is the largest branded footwear retailer in the country. The company is comprised of 5 banners, including Town Shoes, The […]

The History of Software

The History of Software

Technology has become an integral part of life – computers have given way to smart devices. At work, at home or in transit – we’re always connected, always plugged in. It’s hard to remember a world without them. It’s been decades since the dawn of computers and the software that makes them impactful. Not only […]

Endless Aisles For Town Shoes

Endless Aisles For Town Shoes

Retail is all about the customer, but you can’t serve the customer without having the right product in the right place at the right time. Town Shoes, Canadian owner and operator of The Shoe Company, Sterling Shoes, Shoe Warehouse, and Freedman Shoes is bridging the gap between online and offline inventory by creating their “endless […]

Beyond Legacy Systems: Transitioning to Modern Omni-Channel Platforms

Beyond Legacy Systems: Transitioning to Modern Omni-Channel Platforms

Maintaining and upgrading legacy systems are among the most difficult challenges executive teams face today. Constant technological advances have changed the way consumers shop; greatly deteriorating retailers’ ability to achieve customer satisfaction and future business growth. To improve business processes and exceed these ever-increasing consumer expectations, companies are rethinking the way their organizations work. They […]

Ferrioni to Implement the Complete Vision Suite® by Jesta I.S. Software

From the designer’s mind to the shopper’s hand Jesta I.S. Inc., a worldwide supplier of enterprise software solutions for the apparel and footwear industry; announced today that Ferrioni, a Mexican brand manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer, has signed on to implement the complete Vision Suite® to support their business processes. This is an important benchmark in […]

Jesta I.S. forges an alliance with RPE

Montreal, QC– March 2, 2015 – Jesta I.S. Inc., an international supplier of enterprise software solutions for the apparel and footwear industry, has partnered with Retail Process Engineering (RPE). A recognized leader in providing retail consulting services, RPE specializes in business process improvement, package selection, strategic IT planning, systems implementation, hosting and cloud computing services […]

Point of View: Apparel Software Integration

Point of View: Apparel Software Integration

By Steven Quon, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Jesta I.S. The future is here. Today’s retail industry has evolved into a sophisticated and high-tech landscape that was once only seen in TV episodes of the Jetsons. Never before have we witnessed retailers actively racing to offer their shoppers technologies such as facial recognition, holographic […]

Saving Time and money with a Single-Vendor Software Solution

Organizations working with different software vendors almost inevitably experience redundant costs and inefficiencies in their business processes. This whitepaper explores how a single-vendor ERP software solution provides users with a unified and fully-integrated platform, strong communication, data centralization, business intelligence, and action-oriented reporting. .

ExpoProduccion 2015

ExpoProduccion 2015

ExpoProduccion, being held from February 4 to 6, 2015 at the World Trade Center in Mexico City, is the only event in Mexico to bring together all sectors of the fashion, home, and technical textiles. Leading companies from the equipment and machinery sector, along with both domestic and international textile manufacturers, technical textiles and fiber […]

Town Shoes Limited Goes Live with Jesta I.S. Software

Integration successfully completed for Vision Store, Vision Mobile, and Vision E-Dom MONTREAL, December 15 2014 — Jesta I.S. Inc., an international supplier of enterprise software solutions for the apparel and footwear industry, announced today that Town Shoes Limited has gone live with the following components in the Jesta I.S. Software Suite: Vision Store, Vision Mobile […]

“BIG Show” – See what the future looks like

“BIG Show” – See what the future looks like

All Innovations and future technologies in the heart of world economy, New York City. The National Retail Federation‘s Annual Convention & EXPO earned the nickname “Retail’s BIG Show” years ago and because the name was so appropriate, it stuck. Today, Retail’s BIG Show is NRF’s flagship industry event held annually in New York City. The four-day […]

Why you need to be Omnichannel customer experience, now.

Why you need to be Omnichannel customer experience, now.

Omnichannel customer experience is a buzzword we hear often, but what does it mean really? Simply put, it’s the concept of retailing across many individual channels with one seamless experience. Customers don’t look at different retail options (online vs. in-store) as separate channels. Rather, they see a banner with multiple points of interaction. Whether they […]

The Advantages of a Fully Integrated PLM

The Advantages of a Fully Integrated PLM

Designing new products/lines is an vital task for any fashion company. Whether you manufacturer footwear, clothing, accessories or specialty products, you recognize the complexities and worldwide collaborative effort required to efficiently design, develop and launch new products. Subsequently, you understand the pressures and requisites to reduce development time and increase speed to market.  Why so […]

Social Commerce in a Multi-Channel World

Social Commerce in a Multi-Channel World

Gartner defines social commerce as the use of “social network sites to convert a commerce transaction”. Through social media we are known to give context to products.  This can be done through many user generated initiatives. The use of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and many other social communities in the retail space are becoming increasingly prominent.  […]

The Top 5 Challenges in Sourcing & Demand

The Top 5 Challenges in Sourcing & Demand

Our team at Jesta has extensive experience communicating and working closely with wholesale professionals. We are proud that our involvement in the industry dates back to the 1980s. I suppose you could say that we grew up alongside the industry and evolved with it. In the last 30 years, we have witnessed a common thread […]

Creating Experiences: Mobile POS

Creating Experiences: Mobile POS

Creating a meaningful and memorable customer experience is vital to the success of any retail operation. There’s no doubt that today’s shoppers are focused on their particular individuality and expect to be treated with personally tailored services. How can retailers ensure such high levels of individual satisfaction, when their assortments are planned on a mass […]

Retail Technology Trends

Retail Technology Trends

There is no lack of technology popping up in every industry. From revolutionary automobiles and wearable smart devices to automated robot-powered warehouses, the limits of technology now seem only bound by our imagination.The technology shaping today’s retail industry is no different. It’s affecting the way consumers shop, pay for products, and how they are served […]

Top BI Trends in Retail & Wholesale

Top BI Trends in Retail & Wholesale

  Data! It’s a term that has become wildly popular in today’s retail allocation and wholesale domains. But for every one person who is fascinated by their company’s growing data, there are two who remain just as frightening by the vast sea of information. Analyzing trends and using this data is fundamental to decision making and consequentially […]

Thanks!!! Gracias!!! Thanks!!! Gracias!!!

Thanks!!! Gracias!!! Thanks!!! Gracias!!!

My 2nd RetailROI trip to Honduras was at the end of June and I am thrilled to share that all donations of health and beauty care supplies, school supplies, clothing, money and shoes were ALL a hit. In all, I traveled with 8 full suitcases and came home with two. Even the suitcases were left there to be used as closets for the kids at Plan Escalon.

Jesta I.S. Continues Global Expansion in South America

Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama to be hubs for New Business Partnership with Grupo Megabyte Montreal, QC–July7, 2014 – Jesta I.S, a leading provider of enterprise business solutions for retailers and wholesalers, has announced today the launch of a strategic partnership in South America with Grupo Megabyte. Headquartered in Panama, Grupo Megabyte provides turnkey solutions […]

Jesta I.S. and Morgan Tecnica de Mexico S.A.P.I. de C.V. Join Forces in Mexico

New business partnership brings experience and technical savvy to serve the Mexican apparel and footwear market Montreal, QC– June 16, 2014 – Jesta I.S, a leading provider of enterprise business solutions for wholesalers and retailers, has announced the launch of a strategic partnership in Mexico with Morgan Tecnica de Mexico S.A.P.I. de C.V., a corporation […]

Town Shoes Limited Upgrades its Solutions with Jesta I.S.

Town Shoes Limited updates Vision POS, Vision Mobile, and Vision Merchandising Montreal, QC– May 22, 2014 – Jesta I.S., Inc., a leading supplier of enterprise business solutions for retailers, manufacturers, and distributors, announced today that Town Shoes Limited  will  upgrade their Point of Sale and Merchandising systems with the Jesta I.S. Vision Solutions in its […]

Peter Harris Clothes / Label Shopper Stores Partners with Jesta I.S.

Peter Harris Clothes Chooses the Jesta I.S. Vision Merchandising, POS, and Financials Software Solutions Montreal, QC– May 22, 2014 – Jesta I.S., Inc., a leading supplier of enterprise software solutions for retailers, manufacturers, and distributors, announced today that Peter Harris Clothes / Label Shopper Stores, an apparel, accessories, and home decor chain is partnering with Jesta […]

Why We Love Retail Allocation (And You Should, Too!)

Why We Love Retail Allocation (And You Should, Too!)

Talks on transforming the customer experience are always hugely popular at our headquarters in Montreal. One conversation that often comes up is how retailers can simplify the strategies used in today’s complex customer-centric marketplace. More than ever, we are operating in an environment where consumer demand is the most significant force behind retail decisions. The […]

Finding Fluidity

 The stress of the 2013 holiday shopping season is behind us. Figures from NRF showed an increase in traffic during Black Friday, with 45 million shoppers online and 92 million customers in stores. Despite the increase in shoppers, though, overall sales throughout the holiday weekend decreased. Shoppers’ average total transactions were $407, down from last […]

Jest-A Good Deed

Jest-A Good Deed

This past month, Victoria Rose, VP of Sales and Marketing at Jesta I.S., visited the Republic of Honduras as an official delegate of the Retail Orphan Initiative (RetailROI) in an effort to help children who are in need of basic care and support. What follows is an inspiring recap of her adventure. I have been […]

Congratulations PUMA

Congratulations PUMA

A long standing partnership between PUMA and Jesta I.S. is one with which we have immense pride. Our goal is to support our partners in their quest to continually grow and strive for excellence. PUMA has always been a brand that supports athletes with the tools to compete and ultimately win.  Take for example the […]

Big Thoughts From the Big Show

Big Thoughts From the Big Show

NRF 2014 had a lot more international flair to it in comparison to previous years. By far, the largest foreign retailing crowd ought to be from Brazil. Even our booth saw a disproportionately larger Brazilian footfall. The show, as the recent trend has been, got bigger, although not necessarily better. There was the usual glitz […]

Super Bowl: a Time for Retail

Super Bowl: a Time for Retail

Super Bowl XLVIII is just around the corner, with the big game taking place at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. An expected 400,000 visitors will flock to the New York and New Jersey area and generate an estimated $600 million in revenue. A surprisingly big winner in revenue will come to retailers in the area. […]

Jesta I.S. Congratulates Cobra PUMA Golf for Apparel Magazine Award

Jesta I.S. Congratulates Cobra PUMA Golf for Apparel Magazine Award

Written by: Deena M. Amato-McCoy (Apparel Magazine, June 2014) Tiger Woods. Rory McIlroy. Jesper Parnevik. Lexi Thompson. Besides their exceptional talent, these professional golfers are known for their distinct fashion style on the course. Fans and golf enthusiasts alike are getting in on the trend, and with the help of a customization tool from Cobra PUMA […]