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Keep your stock value healthy with these analyses!

Keep your stock value healthy with these analyses!

As a buyer at a webshop, you know how difficult it is to get a grip on your stock. For example, you have to match purchasing to the buyer's behaviour, and predicting that behaviour is not always straightforward. Then you have to store and manage your stock at the...

Prevent revenue leakage with improved service levels

Prevent revenue leakage with improved service levels

Your products slide over the digital counter like hotcakes. They are in demand, but as is often the case, a product is no longer in stock. Do you have sufficient insights into how often you do NOT sell a product because it is sold out? The chances are that you do not....

Ecommerce and COVID, the silence before the storm

Ecommerce and COVID, the silence before the storm

You may have first thought that the Coronavirus was going to blow over. However, now it is affecting everyone so it is time to take measures to cushion the impact as best possible. Especially in the eCommerce supply chain. But how, what and why? In this blog, Optiply...

Inventory Management: Minimum Order Size and Volume Discounts

Inventory Management: Minimum Order Size and Volume Discounts

As a webshop owner, you assume the optimal order size for efficient stock management, which is the number for which the total costs of a new stock (order costs plus stock costs) are the lowest. However, with quantity discounts or minimum order sizes, suppliers try to...

A Successful Purchasing Strategy in 4 steps

A Successful Purchasing Strategy in 4 steps

If you are a webshop owner, then you never want to have to say no to your customers. In an ideal world, you have precisely the right products in stock to satisfy the demand. After all, you do not want to invest too much in an unnecessarily large stock because the...

Are you a growing eCommerce store? Keep it under control!

Are you a growing eCommerce store? Keep it under control!

As the owner of a growing webshop, a lot is coming your way. Your hands are full with handling orders, and in the meantime, you have to keep your stock up to date. If you want to achieve better margins, then you should consider these five challenges.  OverviewKeeping...

How do I determine my minimum and maximum stock?

How do I determine my minimum and maximum stock?

In the previous four blogs, we laid the foundation for a good purchasing strategy. We talked about the minimum stock, the optimal order size, and the different product categories. Today we explain what the maximum stock of a product is, and why it is useful to monitor...

Efficient Purchasing; how does it work?

Efficient Purchasing; how does it work?

As described in our previous blog, when the moment comes to buy new products, the quantity and price is determined by the expected demand during the delivery time. Selling while your new stock is on its way should be the exception, rather than the rule. Therefore it...