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This software-as-a-service application is aimed at SMBs that design and make products for sale to retail stores. Landa said Stitch Labs grew out of an old-world fashion industry problem that still persists today: "Any time you want to take an order from a customer--and I promise you it still goes this way--you write it down on a piece of carbon-copy paper and fax it into the manufacturer." Inventory is similarly stuck in analog mode and usually requires a phone call to find out what's in stock, Landa said. Stitch Labs mixes multi-channel inventory management, order fulfillment, invoicing, accounting, and business analytics in a single online suite.
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