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Inventory Migration: How To Have A Stress-Free Experience

Nat Libby | May 11, 2020 | Comments

Does the very thought of migrating your entire inventory make your head spin? You’re not alone. Inventory migration is often seen as a highly complex, costly and time-consuming process that most successful online retailers will try to avoid if they can.

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Topics: Inventory Management, Inventory Management Software

How To Use Demand Forecasting To Improve Stock Control

Nat Libby | April 22, 2020 | Comments

Demand forecasting. It may sound complicated, but with the right tools and resources it’s an easy way to strengthen your stock control. In fact, demand forecasting holds the key for effective inventory management – ensuring you always carry the right amount of stock.

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Topics: Inventory Management, Inventory Management Software

A Complete Guide To Lean Inventory Management

Linnworks | March 19, 2020 | Comments

As an online business owner, you’re always interested in discovering new ways to reduce costs, improve efficiency and increase profits.

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Topics: Inventory Management

What Is A SKU Number In Retail?

Emily Usher | July 25, 2019 | Comments

Whether you’re preparing to launch your online retail store or simply looking to better organise your vast inventory, there are benefits to having a strong SKU architecture in place.

But what exactly are SKUs? Why are they so important? And are you using them effectively?

This article aims to give you a greater understanding of Stock Keeping Units (SKUs), with examples of practical uses so you can improve how SKUs are utilised in your eCommerce business.

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Topics: Inventory Management, Inventory Management Software, SKU

What Is Vendor Managed Inventory? - Linnworks Inventory Management

Nat Libby | June 10, 2019 | Comments

The bigger your business gets, the tougher it can be to stay on top of everything. One of the last things you’ll want to be concentrating on are inventory levels and product reordering.

Fortunately, a vendor managed inventory strategy can go a long way in maintaining a steady stream of inventory and ensure that your products are always in stock.

So, what exactly is vendor managed inventory? How can you convince your suppliers to take on the responsibility of maintaining their inventory in your store? What are the advantages and disadvantages to a VMI solution?

In this article, we shine a spotlight on vendor managed inventory and discuss its pros and cons so that you can decide whether or not it fits in with your business and strategy. 

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Topics: Inventory Management