Scary Times Call for Brave Business Tactics

Halloween is coming up fast. In the spirit of this spooky season, I’ll talk about how to survive business scares by taking brave action.

Hiding under bed covers, Inventory System Software BlogMy Sales Have Fallen and They Won’t Go Up!

Many consumers are understandably skittish about buying right now. Even with Christmas right around the corner, sales for many retailers remain depressed. If you are worried that your sales will stay lower than normal for a long time, you should do two things: Cut unnecessary expenses and increase efficiency. We’ll talk about how to do that next.

What’s the Trick to Treating My Customers Right?

There’s no catch-all to great customer service, but there is something you can do to make it more likely that you’ll enjoy repeat customers: Improve your inventory management. If you keep the right amount of products in stock, you can avoid stockouts and late deliveries. Automate the process of picking, packing and shipping products to speed up delivery times even more. To do all of this, you need an advanced inventory management solution.

I Need an Inventory Management Solution, But I Don’t Know Witch One!

Effectively managing inventory doesn’t take magic, but it does require the tools found in inventory management software. When choosing between software solutions, you should look at four main things: QuickBooks integration, feature set, flexibility and overall value.

It’s important to have your inventory management software integrate with your accounting software to avoid double data entry and to keep accurate records. The software also needs to have all the features you need right now, as well as the ability to expand as you need more tools. When you weigh the price and the features you get in return, you can see which solution offers the best value.

Fear Factor

Don’t let fear run your factory. Be bold and brave. Take control of your inventory and improve your customer service to make it through scary times and emerge victorious. Have a happy Halloween!


About Robert Lockard

Robert Lockard is a copywriter with Fishbowl. He writes for several blogs about inventory management, manufacturing, QuickBooks and small business. Fishbowl Inventory is the #1-requested inventory management software for QuickBooks users. Robert enjoys running, reading, writing, spending time with his wife and children, and watching movies. His favorite movies include Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Fiddler on the Roof, Back to the Future and Lawrence of Arabia.
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