Printed picklist with five pieces of yogurt picked

Retrieve orders faster with our inventory picklist template

Posted by Thomas Wong

If retrieving products from the shelf is slowing your business down, then using a picklist template could be an invaluable tool. Picking is the process of removing sold products from your inventory — usually to prepare them for shipping. A lot of first-time businesses begin with a simple approach to picking: they’ll open a sales […]

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Two jars, one nearly empty: "not enough safety stock"

Safety stock and reordering

Posted by Thomas Wong

Your safety stock and reorder point help you determine how low your stock can get before you need to order more. If you don’t reorder when you reach your reorder point, you’re likely to run out of stock. Safety stock contributes to your reorder point by accounting for things like: delays in shipping, sudden increases […]

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Still keeping inventory on spreadsheets or paper?

Posted by Thomas Wong

When you’re managing your own small business, a lot of your time and energy is used up on day to day operations. So when you pick the tools to keep your inventory accurate, it can be easy to rely on the ones you are already familiar with. In fact, many of our current customers tell […]

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Inventory Management: Product Names and Product Types

Inventory management part I: names and product types

Posted by Thomas Wong

If you’re new to the concept of inventory tracking, this article shares a few basic tips on how to name your products, and set up your inventory software or spreadsheet to make it easier to track different types of items. Essentially, this boils down to carefully balancing quick human readability, while maintaining the ability to quickly sort and filter your products when needed.

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