You can use the EOQ calculator to work out how much of a product you should order at a time. Effectively the equation balances the costs of ordering, shipping and handling goods against the costs of holding them in your warehouse.
Be aware: There are several assumptions to be aware of in the EOQ equation, not least that order costs remain the same regardless of the size of the shipment. It also doesn’t take in to account things like product expiry. So while an EOQ calculation might recommend buying large volumes and storing them until use, that will be less relevant if you deal in perishable goods.
Next steps: You can determine an ideal order quantity in Unleashed by setting minimum and maximum stock levels for each product. When you reach a minimum stock level you will be prompted to re-buy, with the purchase order pre-populating with a quantity that will get you up to your maximum level. Reorder point and EOQ figures can therefore be a useful guide in setting min and max stock levels in Unleashed.
Learn more: What is Economic Order Quantity?