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Topic: online inventory management

4 Inventory Management Techniques to Simplify the Life of an Online Retailer

The world of eCommerce is expanding at a rapid rate with more and more opportunities opening up for online retailers. It really is an exciting time, providing larger audiences with greater geographical diversity equating to better selling opportunities and higher profits. However, all this promise can be undone very quickly without the appropriate ... Read More

  May 23, 2019     

Inventory Control: Proactive vs Reactive Management

Inventory control is a tricky process. Essentially, the goal of inventory control is to maximise profits with the smallest amount of investment into your inventory. Meanwhile, this target needs to happen without compromising on customer satisfaction levels. Inventory control is complex. Understanding the multitude of factors that come into play on ... Read More

  May 14, 2019     

The Secret to an Online Retailer’s Success Lies in Great Inventory Management

For online retailers, inventory management can be a real challenge, especially as a business grows. Business owners and inventory managers must ensure the stock levels recorded online correspond to the actual physical stock levels in the warehouse; stock discrepancies can have far-reaching consequences. Inventory management for online retailers can ... Read More

  April 22, 2019     

How To Improve Your Business’ Financial Health with Inventory Management

Since inventory is one of the biggest assets for a company, it’s no wonder that it can impact on a company’s financial health. If inventory is poorly managed, there can be a domino effect on the company’s financial statements. For instance, if you have old stock sitting on the shelves, taking up space and not […] ... Read More

  January 26, 2019     

Make Online Inventory Management a New Year’s Priority

A new year hints at a fresh start and it is the perfect time for businesses to improve their inventory control in preparation for the business year ahead. Effective inventory control can mean the difference between a profit or a loss. Mishandled inventory leads to unnecessary wastes of time, money and ultimately, the profitability and […] ... Read More

  January 21, 2019     

The Reality of Maintaining Spreadsheets for your Inventory Control

How you manage inventory and execute inventory control in your SME can mean the difference between a profit and a loss. If you find yourself with inadequate stock levels you will fail to meet customer demand, leaving your business at risk of losing sales and potentially customers. Any excess inventory stock costs money to carry […] ... Read More

  January 7, 2019     

Online Inventory Management: When to Move Inventory Control to the Cloud

Spreadsheets have been around for years and admittedly there are still some situations where using spreadsheets can be a good option for an SME’s inventory control. It’s a low-cost choice for businesses with a small number of SKUs and where you have just a couple of people dealing with inventory stock management. If you hold […] ... Read More

  January 5, 2019     

What’s Next For Retailers and Cloud-based Software?

Cloud-based software has changed the world of retail. It has opened up endless opportunities for both retailers and consumers. Cloud-based software has changed the way a company looks after their warehouse through online inventory management. It has given flexibility to management and consumers can get stock updates in real-time when they’re shop ... Read More

  January 3, 2019     

3 Tips for Better Inventory Management During the Holiday Season

Oh the holidays; the most wonderful time of the year – family gatherings and work parties fill the calendar as the countdown begins toward the end of the year. It seems like everyone is buzzing with a holiday spring in their step. But wait, what about the mad dash to sort out holiday gifts for […] ... Read More

  December 29, 2018     

How to Tackle the Challenges of Omnichannel Inventory

Using omnichannel in retail is a sign of the evolution of the industry. Customer journeys used to start and finish in the brick-and-mortar store. These days customer journeys follow an omnichannel experience – they shop online, use their mobile phones, they go into the brick-and-mortar stores, and call in to support centres. No matter how [&h ... Read More

  December 22, 2018     

How the Internet of Things is Changing the Way Inventory Management Works

The Internet of Things (IoT) is gaining momentum with businesses and individuals around the globe. It has the potential to be big – it has the power to transform how we interact as a society and the fundamentals of how businesses run. One of the biggest waves of change we are expecting to see is […] ... Read More

  December 21, 2018     

How Can the Internet of Things Help Your Online Inventory Management?

When we talk about how the digital age is reshaping and revolutionising how we do business, we’re often talking about the obvious impact of person-to-person devices like computers and smartphones. But the last few years have seen the rise of the Internet of Things, and it’s a new concept that business owners should be aware […] ... Read More

  December 13, 2018     

Watch Your Cashflow Improve with Inventory Management

There’s a lot to think about when managing a business. One of the most important activities a business can do is to optimise cashflow. There are numerous approaches to refining the operational cashflow in a business. One of the primary keys to a healthy cashflow is inventory management. The following tips break down how you […] ... Read More

  December 1, 2018     

How Will Your Business Handle Inventory Management with BOPIS?

Buy online, pickup in store (BOPIS), or click-and-collect as online shoppers know it, is being adopted by retailers in the era of eCommerce. BOPIS has evolved to meet customer demand. Customers enjoy the flexibility and ease of shopping online on their own devices. They don’t have to hop around from store to store to find […] ... Read More

  October 12, 2018     

How to Optimise Your Order Fulfilment Process

Having a streamlined order fulfilment process is an important operation that many companies strive for in the age of eCommerce. With an effective order fulfilment process, a company can deliver products to customers swiftly and achieve customer expectations. In the fast-paced eCommerce market, products are shipped around the globe. This means order ... Read More

  October 5, 2018     

Online Inventory Management for the Hospitality Industry

In the highly competitive hospitality industry, hotel operators and small business owners need access to valuable data to facilitate informed decision-making. This data plays a particularly pivotal role in developing the revenue and inventory management strategies for hotels and resorts to ensure business success and sustainability. Online inventor ... Read More

  October 2, 2018     

Inventory Management Challenges in the Food & Beverage Industry

The food and beverage (F&B) industry is a fickle one that constantly changes and evolves based on consumer trends and seasonal produce growth and therefore can be very challenging to manage in terms of inventory and resource planning. The challenges it faces include tough competition within the industry, seasonal demands, a constant need for i ... Read More

  September 24, 2018     

Smart Inventory and Your Data, Everywhere with Online Inventory Management

Most modern businesses understand that accurate inventory management is key to operating a successful business, with customer satisfaction and delivery times reliant on efficient stock control. In the past few years, online inventory management has been the predominant trend in the inventory management space, offering better forecasts reflecting pa ... Read More

  September 24, 2018     

Keeping Pace in Retail with Online Inventory Management

As customers start to expect continuity between in-store and online products and services, the pressure on retail businesses to have near-perfect accuracy increases. For those new to the online retail market, the demand of customers to limit gaps between online and in-store can be daunting. By using online inventory management, online and in-store ... Read More

  September 7, 2018     

Boost Your Digital Supply Chain with Online Inventory Management

Companies place much emphasis on improving their supply chain performance, yet relatively few have unlocked the full potential of digital supply chain technologies. By combining online inventory management with operational performance, businesses can generate significant supply chain improvements that endure. Supply chains have evolved from being a ... Read More

  August 30, 2018     

Efficient Product Recall Needs Online Inventory Management

Recalls can happen for a variety of reasons such as health or safety concerns and issues can originate from defective parts or ingredients further up the supply chain. Wherever and whatever the cause, businesses need to act swiftly to recall and remove affected products from the entire supply chain. Online inventory management software helps facili ... Read More

  August 29, 2018     

Maximising Efficiency in the Supply Chain

Supply chain management is full of complexity and logistics. Economies around the world are dependent on effective supply chains to provide them with goods and services to run their cities and countries. In order for supply chains to work well, they need to be efficient. There are a variety of ways to optimise your supply […] ... Read More

  August 20, 2018