Even though inventory control seems to be an important trend right now, some say “big whoop” because they either don’t understand it or don’t want to go through the hassle of figuring it out.
We get it. Tracking your inventory can be a pest, getting out that old crumbled piece of paper from the trash (because, of course, you recycle), trying to find a pen that sort of works, then stealing your co-worker’s comfortable chair while he leaves the office for a split-second – we know, it’s hard!
So you finally sit down and start scratching your head with your half-working pen and race through your brain to remember exactly how many bags of tinsel you sold that day, how many you gave away to the hobo on the corner and how many you promised to big Judy for next week.
You start thinking, “Well, Martha bought five bags, plus she flirted her way to get another one free.” Then, right in the middle of your Martha thought, you remember that you had opened a bag for a taste test (because you always wanted to see what tinsel tastes like) and the tinsel coloring poison must have gotten to you more than last time, which then led you to handing out free tinsel the rest of the day.
Clearly the moral of the story is that tracking inventory can be bizarre and should never be attempted at the end of day while also exploring your coffee replacement with a new narcotic. Inventory should only ever be handled by Fishbowl Inventory, which so happens to be the #1 add-on of that pretty big deal of a software called QuickBooks.
Fishbowl has managed to make all your dreams come true and put your worries to rest! By using it, you have the ability to track exactly how many bags of tinsel left your building today, how many more you need to order and when you need to order. It also allows you to create quotes, create variable pricing and discounting, track all products in multiple locations and the list goes on and on and on…
This isn’t a pitch, this isn’t intended for you to walk home with a used car, but instead it’s to open your eyes to the reality of inventory management, and the burden, distraction, hesitation and other feelings it can cause in your company. To avoid all these, we tell you now that inventory control, in fact, is a big deal.
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*All tinsel references are in no way referenced as a good idea, nor do they have anything to do with the excitement of Christmas, it’s just a simple use of creativity.