Size recommendations in online fashion retail

Opportunities and challenges

Alessandra Vecchi, Fanke Peng, Mouhannad Al-Sayegh

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Abstract

This paper describes the e-Size project as well as presenting the preliminary results of its exploratory survey administered to a sample of customers in the attempt to establish whether the integration of a size recommendation application into a menswear fashion retail website had been successfully achieved by verifying the size recommendations made by the application. From the preliminary findings, it emerges that all participants found the size recommendation application easy to use. The majority of participants received the correct size recommendation from the application, and would be willing to use the application due to its helpfulness in providing a size recommendation when shopping online. However, users' personal style and fit preference is an important factor, irrespective of the size that fits them correctly by integrating additional garment and fit information into the application, retailers can ensure every user will be able to receive a tailored recommendation that meets both their size and personal style preference.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Fashion Technology and Operations Management
PublisherIGI Global
Chapter15
Pages348-362
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781522518662
ISBN (Print)9781522518655
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2017

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NameAdvanced Fashion Technology and Operations Management

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Vecchi, A., Peng, F., & Al-Sayegh, M. (2017). Size recommendations in online fashion retail: Opportunities and challenges. In Advanced Fashion Technology and Operations Management (pp. 348-362). (Advanced Fashion Technology and Operations Management). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-1865-5.ch015