Several years ago the number of brands appearing in the NextGen Women’s and Children’s Pricing Systems numbered just over 4,000 each. Today the number is double that. The growth in number reflects New brands being introduced continually as manufacturer’s, wholesaler’s and retailers create new labels for new products and to keep the identities of existing products fresh.
The growth also reflects obsolete brands–those associated with discontinued products and those replaced with fresh brand names. NextGen continues to show obsolete brands (connoted with a trailing X) to alert buyers and inform the buying/consigning decision. As a rule, obsolete brands should not be purchased or consigned for resale as they often mark apparel that is out-of-style or at least out-of-favor among brand-conscious customers. If the decision is made to purchase an item, the NextGen Buy/Consign and resale prices suggested in the NextGen Pricing System drop to the lowest level. Carrying too many obsolete brands can tarnish a Resale store’s reputation.