Connecting Retailers with Suppliers
Cantina partnered with Bamboo Rose to design a digital messaging system that helps retailers and suppliers collaborate on consumer needs and trends in real-time.
A buyer creates a collection of photos she has taken at a recent fashion tradeshow event. She is working with her team to research ideas for next season’s product line. She then shares that collection with her team. They can then collaboratively edit, add to, comment on, and offer feedback on the items in the collection.
One of the buyers remembers that he saw items from other suppliers that would complement the collection. He creates new messages to the suppliers and attaches a few items from the collection for context.
The suppliers receive the message and create individual collections from their own catalogs that they send back to the supplier. These collections can then be reviewed by the buyer and his team.
Items from other suppliers are added to the original collection. The buyer is eager to start sourcing samples of the items in the collection. He adds his boss to the conversation with a private message so he now has the entire background of how the team created the collection and is empowered to make better decisions about the sample-ordering process.
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