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Inventory Reporting: 3 eCommerce Metrics You Should Track to Grow Your Business

Aimee Goodsall | May 3, 2017 | Comments

Inaccurate reporting (or lack of reporting altogether) is a huge challenge for many online sellers, so if this is something that you struggle with, you’re certainly not alone. The good news is that done correctly, effective eCommerce reporting can help you maximise the growth of your business, increase efficiency and drive down costs.

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Topics: inventory management, ecommerce best practices, eCommerce, Reporting

How To Save Time Listing On Multiple Channels

Aimee Goodsall | March 17, 2017 | Comments

When selling your products online, there is no denying that the process of actually listing these products can be both time-consuming and costly, no more so than when you are selling across multiple different channels. I say can be because the simple fact is it doesn’t need to be either.

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Topics: inventory management, ecommerce best practices, eCommerce, inventory management software, Listings

The Benefits Of Using An Inventory Management System

Aimee Goodsall | February 28, 2017 | Comments

One of the biggest challenges with running an online business is the need to effectively manage your inventory. The problem is, as your business grows, this challenge only amplifies. Realistically, in order to sell on more channels and ultimately grow your business, the use of an inventory management system becomes a fundamental necessity. 

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Topics: inventory management, eCommerce, inventory management software

Best Practices For Reducing Stock Levels & Avoiding Stock-Outs

Lokad | February 2, 2017 | Comments

This is a guest post from Joannes Vermorel, Founder of Lokad.

While inventory optimisation is one of the cornerstones of eCommerce profitability, it is often easier said than done. The reality is, when it comes to eCommerce, the demand can be both intermittent and erratic, after all the number of items sold is often much larger than a traditional store of a comparable size. As a result, traditional forecasting methods and traditional inventory optimisation methods simply aren’t effective.

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Topics: inventory management, ecommerce best practices, eCommerce

4 Reasons To Invest In A New Inventory Management System

Aimee Goodsall | December 9, 2016 | Comments

Ultimately, your inventory is your business’s largest asset, so you should be safe in the knowledge that it is being managed seamlessly and without any issues. Below, we have provided four key things that you should be assessing, to help you understand whether or not it is time to look for a more reliable and sophisticated inventory management system.

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Topics: inventory management, eCommerce, inventory management software

3 Ways Selling On Multiple Marketplaces Is Losing You Money

Shawn Muthraja | February 1, 2016 | Comments

3 Ways Selling On Multiple Marketplaces Is Losing You Money

Logistically, you know that selling through multiple channels should be making you more money than only selling through one. So why isn't it? Selling through more than one marketplace isn't always as easy as it sounds, but this doesn't make it a bad idea. Once you get the hang of it, you'll be surprised by how much your profits can increase. You just have to learn as much as you can, and stay on your toes.

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Topics: inventory management, ecommerce best practices

How To Better Manage Your Stock Inventory

Shawn Muthraja | January 15, 2016 | Comments

How To Better Manage Your Stock Inventory

When you first launch your eCommerce website, it may seem simple enough to use something like Excel or Google Sheets to manage inventory. "After all," you may think to yourself, "I'm a very organized person!"

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Topics: inventory management

3 Tips To Get Your Online Business Organized In 2016

Shawn Muthraja | December 31, 2015 | Comments

3 Tips To Get Your Online Business Organized In 2016

With 2016 fast approaching, chances are you have as many goals and resolutions for your business as you do for yourself. If you want to get your online business organized in 2016, don't assume that it will happen by itself! Instead, set clear goals that will make it easier for you to keep yourself organized throughout the year.

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Topics: inventory management

7 Things You Could Be Doing Instead Of Manually Entering Order Numbers And SKUs

Shawn Muthraja | December 25, 2015 | Comments

7 Things You Could Be Doing Instead Of Manually Entering Order Numbers And SKUs

You've just finished uploading all your images for your business and it has taken longer than you anticipated. Now you've got to go in and manually enter order numbers and SKUs in a different window. You're flipping back and forth between multiple screens and look at the time only to find that you're now officially on hour 10 of what was supposed to be an eight-hour shift.

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Topics: inventory management, SKU

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