Anyone who has ever worked a retail job of any kind probably knows how frustrating inventorying is. What makes it even worse is when theres no system in place for the inventory, and you are in change of not only coming up with the system, but also deciding what really needs to be recorded, what information is irrelevant, what record keeping system works best for you, how to organize between locations, how to store your inventory….!!!! That isn’t even all of the struggles involved in creating your own inventory. I tried searching the internet for possible help and online record keeping systems, and I found one that seemed pretty good… for 100$ a year! Even the best inventory system is not worth 100$ a year at this point in my career. Instead I looked over its best features and used their ideas to tweak my current inventory, which is an app on my iPad called Sortly. It has pretty much the same features as the expensive online program but it was free (or less than 5$, at the most) and even though its kind of of a pain in the butt, I’ve realized that its probably always going to be a pain in the butt to inventory so I might as well get used to it! I spent a full day last week re-entering and re-tagging every piece I currently have at home. This pile is everything from the last 2 months or so, and after inventory and pricing, it’s worth close to $2,000! Now I just have to get it into the shops.
Published on May 13, 2015
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