The Price of Fashion: Decoding Retail Policies Amidst Rising Supply Chain Costs


Author: Travis Tokar

Recently, fast fashion retailer H&M backtracked on a decision to charge its UK customers a small return fee on online purchases returned to its brick-and-mortar outlets. But the price of fashion is high, and recent trends like ‘try-and-return’ purchases have prompted several clothing brands to change their return policies. So, how do underlying supply chain factors like fuel and labor costs impact retail pricing and policies?

Travis Tokar, Ph.D., a Professor of Supply Chain Management at the Texas Christian University, offers insight into the ‘price of fashion’ that retailers like H&M navigate.

He explains, “I think that we could look at things like increased fuel and labor in the supply chain costs. That contributes to product as well being more expensive,” linking these elements to the decisions retailers make regarding customer policies.

Article written by MarketScale.

Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!


Bridging the Gap Between the Commercial and Residential Audio Communities
November 27, 2023

In this episode of “Pro AV Today,” host Ben Thomas sits down with Audra Kinsley of Sonos Professional to unpack a topic that’s causing (sound) waves in the audio industry: the fusion of commercial and residential audio systems. As we navigate through a landscape where consumer and professional audio worlds are increasingly intersecting, Sonos steps […]

Read More
Unleashing Educator Brilliance: Transformative Thought Leadership in Education
November 27, 2023

In an era where education stands at the crossroads of tradition and innovation, the potential value of thought leadership becomes the guiding star for progress. “Just Thinking” dives into this potential with host Kevin Dougherty and guest Evan Edwards, a Professional Learning Specialist at 806 Technologies who exemplifies the transformative impact of visionary guidance […]

Read More
strategic scheduling
Exploring Strategic Scheduling with Timely: A Key to Managing Educational Fiscal Challenges
November 27, 2023

Author: Michael Horn Educational institutions today are facing a financial precipice, with declining enrollments and funding cuts. Many schools are struggling to adapt to these fiscal pressures, highlighting the need for transformative solutions. This scenario raises an urgent need for innovative strategies like strategic scheduling to manage resources efficiently. What innovative approaches can districts […]

Read More