“Harry Rosen is dropship done right at scale”
Harry Rosen began in East Toronto’s Cabbagetown in 1954 when Harry and his brother Lou opened a small made-to-measure menswear store with a down payment of $500. From day one, Harry’s vision was to become a genuinely international men’s boutique that exemplifies service, advice, craftsmanship, personality and individualization in clothing and accessories for men. With a curation of the world’s top menswear, decades of accumulated product and style expertise and an understanding of what the modern man wants in his wardrobe, Harry Rosen is here to help men feel good and do good in their personal and professional lives.
Grow the Business with a Modern Approach to Dropship
The Harry Rosen team knows that it takes capital and commitment to build a great brick and mortar store. They should know — they operate 17 physical retail stores, including 3 outlets, across Canada.
They took a similar approach when they invested in a digital marketplace that could augment the in-store experience. “We were already seeing our best clients shop us differently. This is a tell that digital needs to be infused in the experience.” - Ian Rosen, President and COO.
With digital infused into the experience, the next logical step was to broaden selection with existing vendors, and introduce new ones without taking on new inventory.
Bridging Enterprise Systems With Modern Ecommerce Vendors
While the team knew that there were modern vendors out there that had strong existing online infrastructure, they needed a bridge that made their enterprise systems compatible with those vendors.
Without this bridge, they’d face the same manual onboarding and transaction challenges as retailers with existing dropship programs. Historically the only way to address these challenges has been to hire more people, a path the team knew wouldn’t scale.