An eCommerce adventure begins
Trendhim designs quality men’s accessories in Denmark under 13 unique brands, their products are fashionable and affordable and all have something different to say.
Trendhim was founded in late 2007 by Sebastian and Mikkel.
With about 4000 Euros they embarked on their great
e-commerce adventure. By the end of 2009, they were finally making enough money to quit their day jobs and focus solely on Trendhim.
‘I can still remember the strange feeling in my stomach on the way home after I quit my post office job. It was that awkward combination of extreme happiness, excitement, stress, anxiety and an imminent nervous breakdown.’
Was this the right decision? Trendhim would now have to provide full-time salaries. But who knew what would happen and whether the company would still be profitable in 6 months?!
They decided to rent a huge villa in a family neighbourhood. The perfect solution with no driving to work every day and they could focus on kicking ass from morning til sundown.
A New Era
A bit older, wiser, but still passionate about building something to help men tell their stories, they decided to rent a warehouse storage facility 200m².
Time for growth
The Trendhim team grew as did the inventory, they’d outgrown the warehouse to the point where they had to walk sideways to pick and pack orders.
With the warehouse turning into a maze, hours of deliberation resulted in the life-changing decision to say goodbye to their beloved home… and moved into 3,000 m2 with plenty of space to grow.
Good service = good business
With their focus on customer service and lockdown bringing more shoppers online and with more people sharing their experiences on social, word of Trendhim spread beyond expectations.
Word of mouth added fuel to their already impressive growth which allowed them to hire more people, design more products, and order larger volumes, bringing overall costs down. All of this helped to keep their accessories affordable while significantly improving quality and product selection.
2020 gave Trendhim the opportunity to act on their desire to focus on their responsibility to the environment and society as a whole, launching their most ambitious sustainability projects to date.
Today & the future
New Premises, New Warehouse Management System, New Storage Solution
Once again new premises were needed and an update to the warehouse management system that was struggling to handle the number of orders they were receiving.
They moved the whole warehouse - all 650,000+ individual items - in one weekend! With 5,500 m2 in a warehouse standing on 3.3 hectares.
Men’s accessories are not about dressing up for special occasions, nor are they reserved for a specific group of men. It’s not about gimmicks or necessarily looking good. It’s about telling your story and expressing what makes you your own. One way to do that is through the smaller things you wear – accessories.
To coincide with their focus on sustainability and to provide the flexibility and pick accuracy Trendhim required for their growing business, PALLITE™’s PIX™ SLOTS were introduced across the entirety of the new facility.
A combination of single sided and twin PIX™ Storage units now provides for increased pick face density and clear location discipline, perfect for small fashion accessories.
Produced from honeycomb paper cardboard, PALLITE™’s PIX™ units are 100% recyclable with no nails or fixings required in their construction. And they are far more durable and flexible than traditional cardboard storage bins.
Available with 4 up to 400 pack-faces per unit, a customizable warehouse solution can easily be designed to your specification.
Further tailor-made PIX™ units were designed for Trendhim to provide for ease of product returns and to reduce walk sequences.
‘We'll just build more space if we need it, 'cause that's how we roll now. And our new warehouse system is working like a well-oiled machine.’
Despite the pandemic and the global supply issues that came with it, Trendhim managed to sketch, prototype, and iterate their way to over 3,000 exclusive products and grow their staff to over 100 awesome colleagues.View Website
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