Unless you’re selling something truly timeless and niche market-y, then you’ll need a rotating inventory to keep up with supply and demand. SellerExpress really likes the idea of inventory management software so you don’t have to fiddle around the hard way. In fact, we love it so much, we’ve come up with 5 reasons why you should be getting on it right away.
1. Grab Every Precious Second of Time
Time is one of those very few things you can’t put a price tag on. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. But with inventory management software, the automation updates mean you don’t have to spend your time going through the data. Hello, time! And with that extra time, you can do whatever you want with it.
We recommend using it to promote and expand your business, but if the links are calling, then pull out your nine-iron and go.
2. Put Money Back in Your Wallet
Closely tied to the above point is what to do with money. It’s always a lot easier to figure out how to spend money than how to earn it, and using automated software helps save you money in a number of ways.
First, it gives you time, which you can use to ‘pay’ yourself more by being more productive.
Second, you don’t have to bother hiring anyone to handle your inventory numbers or records.
Third, you can also avoid paying software experts to take care of bugs and fixes because most systems are cloud-based and problems are taken care of the service providers.
And lastly, the amount you spend on the software is a fixed amount monthly so it’s super easy to budget for.
3. Errors are Decreased
Think back to every oops you made in business, and how bad/tricky/hard/embarrassing it was to fix.
Now think of how much easier it would to just avoid that mess in the first place. By using inventory management software, you’re letting a machine — which is quite simple and does only what you tell it to do — you’re taking a large part of potential human error out of it.
4. Don’t Worry about Reordering
The thing about managing inventories is that as your stock dwindles, you’ve got to replenish it. But ugh, reordering is such a time-waster, isn’t it? Who wants to spend time calling suppliers, being put on hold, dealing with language issues and possibly dealing with human error?
Not the merchants who have inventory management software, that’s who! Decent programs have pre-set values that, when hit, automatically put in for a new order. And you can always use your background and knowledge to continually adjust the pre-sets.
5. Do Your Work from Anywhere in the World
Fancy a beach vacation in Hawaii but can’t truly take the time away from stopping work? Or maybe you’re hiking the Appalachian Trail when you’ve got a brilliant lightning bolt of an idea.
Inventory management software lets you work hard and play hard at the same time. As long as you’ve got your account number, a phone or laptop and a wifi connection, you can do your business from anywhere in the world. Pretty cool, eh?