Ecommerce

Which types of inventory are seen here? Knowing how to break your inventory down could be the key to efficient management.

Types of Inventory in Stock Control

May 22, 2019

Earlier in this inventory management series, we saw how important it is to have the right amount of a product in stock. Too much and you’re spending money you don’t have to. But too little could mean customers go elsewhere and you miss out. One tool used by many companies to help them pick out…

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Is this man using the best inventory management software?

What Makes the Best Inventory Management Software?

May 20, 2019

What Must the Best Inventory Management Software Have? Booking in stock. Receiving orders. Creating pick lists. Picking stock. Packing orders. Handling returns. Marking down damaged or out of date items. Raising purchase orders. These actions are at the core of warehouse operations. They form a key part of inventory management. But is that all you…

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Is an eBay cryptocurrency coming soon?

Weekly eCommerce News Round-Up – 11-17 May 2019

May 17, 2019

The big headlines in eCommerce this week include: Is eBay About to Launch a Cryptocurrency? Amazon Set to Invest in Deliveroo Amazon Counter Allows Customers to Collect from Next in UK and Italy Zavvi Accidentally Invites Thousands of ‘Winners’ to Champions League Final Magento Launches Magento Commerce Branded Stores for Amazon eBay Push Marketing Initiative…

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The role of inventory management is to make sure your business has the stock it needs without overspending on stock costs.

What is the Role of Inventory Management?

May 9, 2019

The role of inventory management is to maintain appropriate stock levels for the business’ needs, minimising wasted inventory, funds tied up in stock, and lost income through stocks dropping too low. Manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers all use inventory management to achieve slightly different goals. Manufacturers & Types of Inventory Manufacturing businesses need to do more…

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Amazon inventory management software can be the difference between profit or loss for some Amazon Sellers.

What is Inventory Management Exactly?

May 3, 2019

Why is Inventory Management Important? Inventory management oversees several processes from raw material to finished goods at the point of sale. Depending on their role in the supply chain, specific businesses may only carry out inventory management for parts of this process. Good inventory management allows companies to tie up less money in stock while…

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What are your UK Mail alternatives, and which ones does your system work with?

UK Mail Packets Closure – What Are Your Alternatives?

April 10, 2019

If you’re a UK Mail customer who frequently uses their Packets service for your shipping, yesterday’s email notice that the service is coming to an end is probably something of a shock. For many businesses, finding an alternative, putting them to the test, and being ready to continue with no service interruptions in less than…

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Many of these packages may cost Amazon Sellers less to sell under new reduced referral fees.

Amazon Sellers to Take Advantage of New Referral Fees

April 9, 2019

Following a successful trial in American markets this February, Amazon is reducing referral fees for multiple product categories in the UK and the EU. Amazon’s share of retail is huge – over £4 in every £100 spent in the UK is spent on Amazon. Only four companies beat that; Sainsbury’s, Tesco’s, Asda and Morrisons. Outside…

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The Full Story: Amazon’s “Vendor Purge”

March 18, 2019

Two weeks ago, Amazon stopped buying from its Vendors. The change was abrupt and had no warning – one day, the weekly purchase order just wasn’t there for tens of thousands of Vendors. A week later, many of these Vendors were reinstated. However, not only did some not return, but Amazon has pushed those who…

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CRaP products cut down on profits even for Amazon. Don't fall down the same trap.

AmazonWatch: CRaP Product Policy Changes

March 12, 2019

Over the past week, Amazon has been addressing everything from Amazon Vendors to Fulfilment by Amazon. There seems to be a common thread, though – CRaP products. CRaP is internal Amazon jargon. It stands for Can’t Realise a Profit. CRaP products are items they recognise the demand for, but which they can’t produce a good…

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Warehouse News Forecasts Picker Automation

February 18, 2019

“There seems no doubt that artificial intelligence (AI) looks set to transform robotic item picking into a reliable and affordable reality.” In their latest edition, Warehouse News has been looking at oncoming warehouse automation. In an increasingly competitive market, many industry leaders are backing research and trials for better automation. They have good reason, too.…

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By April 2019, every package on all international shipping will be chasing electronic notifications with HS codes travelling ahead.

What Are HS Codes (and Why Do They Matter)?

February 11, 2019

In one of our recent updates, we added HS code support. We’re well ahead of the April 2019 deadline when they will be required for international shipping. But isn’t it a little surprising for a system introduced in 1988 to make headlines three decades later? The Harmonized System The ‘HS’ in HS codes stands for…

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Amazon's growth in early 2019 isn't meeting analyst forecasts. What does this mean for you?

AmazonWatch: Slow Growth Forecasted

February 1, 2019

Months after Amazon’s market value broke the trillion-dollar barrier, immediately after a record performance for the holiday period, the firm has forecast reduced growth this quarter. Investor concerns have led to Amazon’s share price dropping by almost 5% during after-hours trading on the 31st. The price dropped from 1750 to a low of 1623.90 over…

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