Client Spotlight: Urban Cottage Industries

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Urban Cottage Industries started in 2007 selling salvaged lighting on eBay. We’re now the UK’s leading supplier of vintage lighting. Our annual growth rate is over 50% and our turnover is millions of pounds each year.

The Problem
Before we got Unleashed, our stock management system was walking round the warehouse to work out what we were running out of. The system worked for 50 products, but not the thousands we now supply. We urgently needed a system to get our inventory management under control. Our problem was that we thought we were too busy to install and learn how to use an inventory management system. Then we discovered Unleashed and it looked like the ideal solution.

The Solution
Jonny Steel, Managing Director of Urban Cottage Industries: “I had no experience at all of inventory management software. Unleashed was simple to set up and use. It’s reliable, robust and integrates seamlessly with our Magento e-commerce platform and Xero accounts software.”

The Result
We use Unleashed to manage our stock, production schedule and orders. It gives us up to the minute information on inventory. The training and implementation costs have been extremely low and we’ve become a much more efficient business. Time spent on inventory related tasks has reduced by at least 50%.

I’d recommend Unleashed to any business which needs to take control of inventory management quickly, easily and painlessly. We put off choosing a system because we were worried about getting bogged down with a failed IT implementation. Looking back we should have got Unleashed sooner – Jonny Steel

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Article by Melanie Chan in collaboration with our team of Unleashed Software inventory and business specialists. Melanie has been writing about inventory management for the past three years. When not writing about inventory management, you can find her eating her way through Auckland.

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