Tailors, costumiers, seamstresses and garment makers are the valued professionals that customize and create clothing. They produce suits, dresses, and costumes as well as other types of apparel and other articles of clothing for their clients. Tailors take exact measurements of your body and create items from hand or alter off the rack garments for their clientele. Fine tailoring is considered an art that can take years or practice and master. The best tailors are known to be specialists in sewing a variety of different garments from informal wear to wedding gowns and tuxedos.
This industry emerged with local artisan tailors and small local storefronts and shops that knew their customers well and catered almost exclusively to the nearby community within walking distance or a short ride on horseback. Modern tailoring remains much like it has in the past. With the advent of online stores customers can can simply enter their measurements over the computer from anywhere in the world and receive custom fit merchandise but a tailors touch is often still a requirement. The need to visit in person tailoring hasn’t gone away and probably never will.
The business of running a community tailor requires skill and a storefront or home based location. Tailors need plenty of thread, scissors, measuring tape and fabric. Customers need to be able to visit, be seen and measured wearing clothing that needs to be altered or selecting fabric for a new gown, pants, skirt, shirt, suit or any other custom made garment. Facilities will require fitting rooms so that customers can change outfits with privacy. Typically tailors will have support staff but it isn’t uncommon for a tailor to be the only employee in the facility and frequently tailor operations are staffed with family members. Operationally, tailors need a ticketing system so that customers can identify and pay for their garments upon return. Tailor payments are often made using a countertop terminal and then be recorded into a ledger or software application to track work orders.
Our omnichannel payment processing operates on a variety of stand alone countertop terminals. This transaction reporting can integrate directly with QuickBooks by Intuit. Our terminals are P2PE enabled and operate in a PCI Compliant environment. Our single source platform is able to accept e-wallets like Apple Pay and Google Pay. We can tailor payments to offset the cost to accept credit cards and debit cards by presenting a surcharge or a cash discount to clients.
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