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Stockout Costs: The Complete Guide to Protecting Your Profits

Stockout Costs: The Complete Guide to Protecting Your Profits

According to a study from the IHL Group, inventory distortion (i.e., stockouts and overstocks) will cost retailers nearly $1.8 trillion in 2023. That’s roughly the size of Brazil’s entire GDP. 

The impact of stockouts on customer satisfaction can be devastating for modern commerce brands. In 2022, more than half of global e-shoppers reported being unable to purchase products due to stockouts.

According to one McKinsey survey, 71% of consumers said they switched brands or retailers when they couldn’t find their desired product in stock. Only 13% stayed...

You’re Already Selling on Amazon. Should You Add Shopify to the Mix?

You’re Already Selling on Amazon. Should You Add Shopify to the Mix?

You’re doing well on Amazon and you know it’s time to branch out into other channels. You also know there's a huge opportunity in adding Shopify to the mix.

Inventory To Sales Ratio: What It Is And How to Manage It

Inventory To Sales Ratio: What It Is And How to Manage It

As an online retailer, you know that managing your inventory levels efficiently is becoming ever more critical to your bottom line.

You can’t afford stockouts, but you also can’t risk tying up your capital in excess inventory. You have to find that Goldilocks “just right” number for each SKU. 

One of the best ways to do that is to figure out your optimal inventory to sales ratio.

The Rise of AI-driven Inventory Planning: What DTC Brands Need to Know

The Rise of AI-driven Inventory Planning: What DTC Brands Need to Know

With the rise of generative AI like ChatGPT, Bard and Adobe Firefly, there is great potential for DTC brands to increase their productivity using the power of machine learning.

Make It Yours: The Undeniable Perks of a Customizable Inventory Planning Platform

Make It Yours: The Undeniable Perks of a Customizable Inventory Planning Platform

When it comes to inventory planning, there is no such thing as one-size-fits-all. With more brands selling on more channels, omnichannel commerce is here to stay. But is your inventory planning capable of keeping up?

Wholesale Inventory Management: Stop Stockouts with a Unified Approach

Wholesale Inventory Management: Stop Stockouts with a Unified Approach

Whether you’re scaling an existing wholesale channel or just starting to accept wholesale orders, inventory management can get tricky — especially as your business grows. Even if you have the most organized system for tracking your retail inventory, wholesale inventory requires deeper insights into customer data and product availability. 

4 Expensive Mistakes in Multi-Channel Inventory (& How to Avoid Them)

4 Expensive Mistakes in Multi-Channel Inventory (& How to Avoid Them)

In the early days of retail, a small business could survive and thrive while operating a single storefront with in-store only sales. Though some businesses still operate this way today, anyone in the retail game knows that multi-channel inventory is becoming less of an option and more of a necessity, especially if you want to scale.

5 Things To Know About Supply Chain Inventory Optimization Before Implementing

5 Things To Know About Supply Chain Inventory Optimization Before Implementing

Measure twice, cut once. The direct meaning of this common saying is relevant for carpenters, but its symbolic meaning is important for businesses in all industries. 

Every ounce of preparation is worth its weight in gold, especially when it comes to processes and practices that have significant repercussions when done improperly. Demand planning for your supply chain is one such process. 

7 Costly Inventory Replenishment Mistakes To Avoid in 2022

7 Costly Inventory Replenishment Mistakes To Avoid in 2022

Have you ever sold a product you didn’t actually have in stock? If so, you’re not alone: 34% of businesses have been forced to delay shipping a product because they sold something they didn’t have in hand. 

Though not uncommon, these types of mistakes aren’t great for your customers’ experience. So, how do you manage inventory replenishment processes efficiently enough to prevent it?

Inventory is the lifeblood of any product-based business. Without the right products, in the right place, at the right time, you can lose sales and customer trust.  

Omnichannel Inventory Optimization: 5 Common Struggles (and Solutions)

Omnichannel Inventory Optimization: 5 Common Struggles (and Solutions)

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