Inventory Management in a Nutshell

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Inventory Management in a Nutshell

A business’s inventory is usually their largest asset and is an important input in the budgeting process. Having a well organised and consistent inventory with a definite structure and predefined procedures for adding new products, handling the purchasing and sales processes and managing stock movements is vital. Nowadays inventory lists exist on multiple platforms or channels, each with different hierarchical definitions and so it becomes pertinent that all of these lists remain up to date and consistent across all platforms and channels. Merchandise Classification Merchandise classification is the hierarchical structure used to classify product data across the organisation by developing...

The Ins and Outs of E-Commerce

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The Ins and Outs of E-Commerce

I’ve seen many small retail stores that have great products and knowledgable, helpful staff. The in-store experience is nothing short of exceptional. Yet, for some reason, they’re not selling online and their website is somewhat underwhelming. I can’t help but feel that this is a missed opportunity. Perhaps they feel that they don’t want the added headache of managing inventory online and having to pack and ship orders. Well the good news is, if built and integrated correctly, the additional work required is only marginal compared to the rewards. Not only should the increased sales be incentive enough, but also...

Customer Relationship Management

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Customer Relationship Management

CRM isn’t a new thing however it is largely unexplored or under-utilised in the SME sector. Over the past few years, CRM software has become more accessible to smaller companies however the associated costs have caused the would be users to shy away from making use of anything worthy investment. Historically CRM systems were custom built by technical geniuses exclusively for a specific client. Now the technical geniuses have been snapped up by the SAAS (System as a Service) companies and made good CRM applications available to the masses. Sure there’s still a lot of them that are mostly marketing...

Ecommerce Is Evolving – You along for the ride?

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Ecommerce Is Evolving – You along for the ride?

Let’s be honest, the world is changing. With global COVID-19 cases numbering over 1 million, the novel Coronavirus is having a huge impact on people and businesses worldwide. Now that countless countries are in quarantine or on lockdown, people are spending more time than ever on the internet. In fact, internet usage has increased by as much as 50%. As a result, while people are spending more time than ever online, even ecommerce businesses are being affected.  Ecommerce is Changing At the moment, things are tough for a lot of business. They’re better if they’re already selling online, but even among...

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