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14 Examples of Softlines

 , June 10, 2020
Softlines is a retail industry term for goods that are literally soft. These are mostly consumer goods but may be specialized for businesses such as hotels. The following are common examples.
Apparel
Backpacks
Bedding
Carpets
Curtains
Gloves
Handbags
Hats
Mats
Notebooks
Pillows
Slippers
Stickers
Towels

Notes

Softlines 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.
Overview: Softlines
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Retail products that are literally soft.
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Hardlines
Hard Goods
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