NotesSoftlines tend to be more difficult than hard goods to handle in the supply chain and to merchandise. For example, clothing is easily wrinkled and often needs to be hung or carefully folded. This can be contrasted with hard goods that often come in stackable boxes. As such, softline retail is a specialized type of business that requires skills in managing and presenting these difficult to stock, merchandise and restock items.
Retail products that are literally soft.
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