Vintage Victorian. Pioneer Possessions. Grandma’s old hope chest. Whether centuries old or merely possessing sentimental qualities, your antiques are unique, and so are your customers. Just because your items are centuries old doesn’t mean your bookkeeping should be.
From selling at a storefront to shipping rare valuables for museum display, keep your prized antiques ready for their next adventure with Fishbowl's unparalleled inventory management software.
No matter the size of your inventory, easy-to-use barcoding allows for immediate tracking of items from their arrival and placement to their eventual departure from your store or warehouse. Count them once and be done, and make use of readily accessible inventory information.
Easy-to-follow asset tracking keeps tabs on all your items regardless of their size or location. From a central software hub you can follow returns, transfers, sales, and purchases, all while incorporating a built-in scheduler to make the most of your employees’ time.
Keep your storefront and backroom in harmony with a point of sale solution. Every sale, return, and shipment is recorded in Fishbowl to keep your inventory as up to date as possible, reducing time wasted on recounts and monthly inventory audits.
If your business is part of the growing online market, Fishbowl is a great fit for you. Through a plugin, Fishbowl can act as a central hub for all of your ecommerce accounts. It continues to keep pace with every transaction, keeping counts current and stock accurate while allowing for any online retail arm to work in sync with every other online site you are connected to.
With its integrated shipping features, Fishbowl allows your customers to receive notice of shipping and tracking options while your business stays current on pricing options, drop shipping, delivery updates, and even email confirmations.
Modern Inventory Management for Old Antiques
Although your business is built around old items, you do not want to have inventory software that is an antique. You need inventory software that is top of the line and built in a way to meet your company’s specifications in a modern business environment. Old inventory management practices can’t cut it in the Digital Age.
These old practices include using Excel spreadsheets or writing notes on pieces of paper and keeping them in binders or notepads. These options present all sorts of risks concerning data security, access, and the ability to back them up. Excel was not specifically made for inventory management purposes, so it may be difficult to set up and manually update your inventory spreadsheets every time you make a change to your orders and inventory levels. And pen and paper inventory management is dangerous because papers can be misplaced, lost, destroyed, or stolen. And that is really just scratching the surface of the risks involved in that kind of data storage.
It is absolutely essential that you change with the times so that you can keep your antique business running smoothly. It is ironic that the oldest products require the most modern means of tracking to keep them safe and easy to access.
Your antiques are meant to be shared and admired, so do not leave them collecting dust on a shelf. Help them find a new home while keeping your books balanced with the help of Fishbowl. Get a custom demo today.
Inventory software is a new, modern way for antique retailers to keep track of their:
- Retail sales
- Online sales