Seamless retail service vs. buying wholesale

Ziel offers three easy ways of selling your own line of active wear. For our clients who want to outsource as much of the work as possible around managing the sales of their products, we offer a full retail-as-a-service option. Here we take care of it all: production, customer payments, sales taxes and replenishing stocks. You simply receive one statement each month showing your sales and your commission and a deposit to your bank account. 

For clients who sell many different kinds of products from different vendors and want to use their own ERP or Point-of-Sale System, we offer a wholesale service. You will be responsible for customer payments and stocks. Discounts may be available for orders above 40 items.

Retail-as-a-service
(Mindbody integrated)
Wholesale
Point of sale system Own POS (Mindbody) Own POS
POS Maintenance You You
Purchase Minimums None, Ziel replenishes stock as it is bought None. Discounts may be available
for orders above 40 pieces
Replenishment Method Ziel automatically replenishes your stock
based on agreed ideal stock levels, can phase out old styles for new ones, to keep your customers engaged and excited
Send purchase orders to Ziel
Studio Stock Level ~2.5 weeks of expected sales N/A
Replenishment Cycle Time 1 week N/A
Invoicing Pay invoices to Ziel Pay invoices to Ziel
Set Up Fee $350 for initial design work and set up costs $350 for initial design work and set up costs
Security deposit One-time for the maximum
of average value of apparel on
hand or average monthly sales
None
Design Each sale is 1 design credit
new variant* = 50 credits
new design** = 150 credits
Each sale is 1 design credit
new variant* = 50 credits
new design** = 150 credits
Mindbody API Ziel would have access to your Ziel apparel sales and stocks via a Mindbody API No account access
E-commerce Ziel can embed e-commerce into your website and manage orders and shipping for your business Ziel can embed e-commerce into your website and manage orders and shipping for your business

* A new variant is an existing print with minor changes - swapping the color of panel, replacing basic prints, etc.
** A new design is a fully custom print from inspiration, through iteration and sampling to a final product.