Remember the days when inventory was managed on an archaic spreadsheet after transferring carefully collected data by hand? We do. At Fresh2Vu, we know that inventory management is absolutely vital to a thriving and successful business. However, many business owners and managers are still stuck in the Dark Ages, using outdated technology in the hopes of maintaining some semblance of clear and accurate inventory information. We want to change that, but why should you implement an inventory management system into your business?
Eliminates Searching for Items
When you have an accurate inventory management system, you’ll always know exactly what you have on hand, when you need to order more of a certain item, and whether or not a customer’s special order came in. You won’t be left tearing the warehouse apart looking for one small needle in a large haystack of pallets.
When you have a solid inventory management system in place, your employees will have full knowledge of what products are in stock at all times. They won’t have to spend time in the back room, looking for information on an upcoming shipment, or checking for customers on the status of their special order. Everything will be at their fingertips, and rather than spending nearly an hour every day in the back searching for items, they’ll be able to devote that time to interacting with customers. After all, the more face-time your employees have with your clients, the stronger the relationship will become, and that only benefits your company.
Increases Sales Volume
Put yourself in your customer’s shoes. Imagine you went into a store to purchase a very specific item after calling ahead to ensure that the item was in stock. However, once you get there, an employee tells you that the item is no longer in stock, despite what you were told on the phone. Would you wait for the store to order another, or head to the nearest competitor? When your inventory is not managed properly, it can result in lost sales simply because of a miscommunication between your employees. A good inventory management system will allow your employees to know precisely what is on hand at all times. This means no missed sales because of a misplaced or misshelved item in the warehouse.
Ordering is Easier
Rather than checking and double checking your inventory count to determine when you need to place another order, an inventory management system will notify you when you’re getting low and makes ordering a simple process. You’ll be able to track how much of one product left your store without having to worry about inaccurate counts or inadvertently ordering too much of one thing.
Our inventory management software offers a customizable solution for your business. Whether you’re looking for cloud-based inventory management, or need a way to manage your business’s purchasing and expenses, FreshVu2Go can help. Contact us today to see how we can help transform your company’s inventory management process. We’re here to help!