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How to track units of measurement (UoM)

Posted by Thomas Wong

Units of measurement (UoM) can help your business get really specific about your inventory levels. They’ll tell your warehouse team how a product will be coming in (e.g., in boxes or on pallets) and they’ll ensure that your customers won’t see any weird quantities on their invoices (e.g., 0.5 boxes instead of 10 sunglasses). It […]

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How to receive inventory (and put it away too)

Posted by Thomas Wong

Just like anything else in your business, it’s important to have a process for receiving and putting away inventory. Here at inFlow we like to break that down into three distinct steps: counting what you received, checking the packing slip against the purchase order (PO), and then labelling and putting away your products. If you’re […]

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Top tips for running your first warehouse

Posted by Thomas Wong

If you run your own small business (and most inFlow users do), running a warehouse space may not be on your radar. You probably started out by using any available space for storing inventory, like a parent’s basement, a garage, or even your own home. But if your sales are growing and you’re finding that […]

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Grow your small business with Amazon FBA

Posted by Thomas Wong

Fulfillment by Amazon (a.k.a., Amazon FBA) is one of the best ways for your small business to outsource storage and fulfillment. But before we get into the details, let’s talk about why you might want to consider this option at all. The challenges of handling your own warehouse space The thing is: storage can be […]

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When should your small business consider a 3PL?

Posted by Thomas Wong

If you’re already practising the basics of inventory management within your business and you still feel like you’re spending too much time on fulfilling orders, then it’s probably time to consider third party logistics (3PL). The big selling point of using a 3PL is specialization. Think about it this way: your own business is optimized […]

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