What is the Meaning of ETD and ETA in the Fashion Business?

What do ETD and ETA mean?

ETD stands for Estimated Time of Delivery (shipment delivery schedule)

stands for Estimated Time of Arrival (Shipment arrival schedule)

Like in other industries, ETD and ETA terms are often used in the garment industry. International apparel brands and retailers source garment from different regions across the globe.

When sourcing is done through contracts and purchase order, ETD and ETA are important dates for the contract. Especially the buyer's purchase order (PO) contains this terms. 

In a garment factory, when merchandisers communicate with apparel buyer, they use ETD and ETA terms estimated delivery and estimated arrival date.

Prasanta Sarkar

Prasanta Sarkar is a textile engineer and a postgraduate in fashion technology from NIFT, New Delhi, India. He has authored 6 books in the field of garment manufacturing technology, garment business setup, and industrial engineering. He loves writing how-to guide articles in the fashion industry niche. He has been working in the apparel manufacturing industry since 2006. He has visited garment factories in many countries and implemented process improvement projects in numerous garment units in different continents including Asia, Europe, and South Africa. He is the founder and editor of the Online Clothing Study Blog.

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