How EasyEcom Helped WOW Skin Science Streamline its eCommerce Operations
WOW Skin Science was founded with the intent of delivering chemical-free premium health products and a dream of making a breakthrough in the lifestyle industry. The brand combines the traditional Indian Ayurveda with western herbal science to redefine natural beauty products as we know them.
WOW Skin Science was founded by Arvind, Ashwin Sokke, along with Manish and Karan Chowdhary in xx. Ever since its inception, WOW’s unique formulations stood apart from its rivals in the skincare domain. The company recently roped in actor Disha Patani as its brand ambassador for the entire range of hair care products.
A Big Hit Among the People all Over the World
WOW belongs to the family of internet first brands. With its association with major eCommerce channels such as Amazon, WOW was able to attract thousands of customers in a short span of time. Amit Agarwal, Head Of Amazon India has confirmed on record that WOW products are a big hit among all their sellers. The natural formulations at affordable prices and a “customer-first” strategy have made the company a global success. Their Apple cider vinegar shampoo is the best selling product in the US on Amazon. The popularity of a wide range of WOW products has earned the brand a stellar reputation on a global scale.
According to Manish, “In the West, there’s an increasing consciousness of using organic, nature-based products, and that’s what WOW Skin Science has delivered. The last quarter has been very good for us because we’ve achieved remarkable growth in our market. We have 100 + product variants with creative and successful formulations”.
eCommerce Challenges for WOW
WOW was selling through multiple online channels including their own brand store powered by Shopify. Here are some of the major challenges the brand was facing:
Managing sales on multiple channels and keeping track of the inventory was getting tedious. They needed Shopify integration with central inventory management
Manual inventory update was extremely laborious and time-consuming.
There were frequent “stockout” situations where the order came in from the brand store and it was sold on Amazon. The situation exasperated during the peak demand season.
The company needed a system that could centralize the inventory and provide maximum exposure to all inventory units.
With its exponential growth, WOW opened regional warehouses closer to the cluster of users from where the demand was coming. Now order routing and inventory aggregation became a huge challenge as well. The brand needed multiple warehouse management for Shopify fulfillment.
Distribution Channels for WOW Skin Science
Brand portal (in.buyWOW.com) hosted using Shopify
Flipkart, Amazon, eBay, Snapdeal, PayTM, Myntra
After a lot of market research, the WOW team stumbled upon EasyEcom and we immediately hit it off. We collaborated soon after and there was no turning back. WOW not only found a multi-channel inventory solution from EasyEcom, but also a trusted partner that focused on driving efficiency and sales for WOW.
Solutions prior to EasyEcom:
Before EasyEcom, WOW found a multi-channel inventory solution to manage their eCommerce business. While this solution provided multi-warehouse integration with eCommerce storefronts, it lacked major functionalities that were required to determine profitability. There were no tools in place that could optimize the brand’s day to day operations.
Furthermore, the pricing scheme for this solution was too steep. The pricing ate into the margins for the company and it became difficult to sustain the minimum profitability levels.
How EasyEcom planned the rescue:
After getting a disappointing response from the other inventory management platform, WOW moved to EasyEcom and we started optimizing their day to day operations, one at a time.
We started with rule-based multiple warehouse management for a seamless optimized logistics movement.
Multiple Warehouse Management for Shopify helped the brand manage inventory across multiple geographies and also saved cost and time on logistics.
We implemented Centralized inventory management across channels that reduced the stock hot rate for the brand and the inventory sync across channels in realtime smoothen the day to day operations.
We set up a seamless integration with major sales channels, both online and offline, and also set up POS integration.
We further moved on to automating shipping carrier based on priorities and assignment rules.
We also implemented automatic tracking of packages and updates to customers that helped drive customer trust.
Apart from everything integrated on a single dashboard, we also arranged for one on one consultation on-demand with our solution experts as required.
WOW has been using the EasyEcom solution for its multi-channel sales since mid-2017. Their business volume has consistently increased across different channels. The brand has crossed $100M in revenue as of today.
“Because of the scalable solution provided by EasyEcom, WOW team has easily handled the day to day operations even at manyfold business that we are doing now. We are looking to adopt the EasyEcom platform for other brands as well”