Inventory Management System:  

We like our Clearly Inventory software. We think it’s easy to use, and we know that it will help you become more productive. But no matter how good we think it is, it will fail to help you if you don’t do some very basic things.

The purpose of this section of the Inventory Basics Guide is to walk you through the absolute basic attributes of a pretty good inventory management system and to instruct you in detail about how to implement our recommendations.

We say “pretty good” because there are no perfect ways to create the elements of an inventory management system, but there are lots of bad ways. You may be able to improve on our recommendations or your enterprise may have to do things differently, but if you follow our recommendations, you’ll wind up with a pretty good system.

Benefits Of IMS:

The Benefits of a Good Inventory Management System

If you’re having inventory problems, it’s time to explore different solutions. Inventory issues can cause wasted time, overspending and process inefficiencies in your business.

A few of the most significant benefits you can expect from a good inventory management system include:

  1. Never again over-order
  2. Avoid tedious inventory recounts
  3. Eliminate any chance of wasting money on slow moving products
  4. Improve efficiency and productivity by implementing devices such as barcode scanners
  5. Remove error-ridden manual processes
  6. Get loyal and repeat customers by always having the products they want on hand

Ready to Take a Step in the Right Direction?

If you’re tired of dealing with inventory issues in your business, learn more about Shopify’s inventory management platform. Find out exactly how our system can help you run your business more efficiently, avoid wasted time and money, and attract paying customers again and again.

What is IMS?

What is an Inventory Management System?

An inventory management system combines the use of desktop software, bar code  scanners, bar code printers, and mobile devices to streamline the management of inventory (e.g. goods, consumables, supplies, stock, etc.).

Whether you are tracking inventory used to perform a service or sold to customers, using an inventory system provides staff accountability and minimizes inventory stock outs and shrinkage.