What’s Dead Stock and How Can You Get Rid of It?

Dead stock takes up space in your warehouse, slows down the picking and packing processes, and reduces efficiency. Here’s how to ditch dead stock for good.

Jonny Parker
February 14, 2024

What’s dead stock and how can you get rid of it?

Having surplus inventory for a product means you can fulfill every order without worry. But if that surplus becomes unsellable, it turns into dead stock

This stock, also known as dead inventory, is a constant reminder of missed sales opportunities and lost revenue. Although incurring dead stock is a cost of doing business, you can minimize the impacts of useless merchandise with some savvy inventory-management strategies. Here’s everything you need to know about dead stock, including how to get rid of it. 

What’s dead stock?