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5 tips to optimise your purchasing process

5 tips to optimise your purchasing process

The purchasing process is one of the most crucial parts of your business. However, it often proves time consuming and difficult to control. If segments of your purchasing process are not automated, you are more likely to ‘buy by gut feel’ and have issues with stock...

The importance of reliable fulfillment

The importance of reliable fulfillment

If you take a look at the most successful e-commerce companies, you will quickly see that they have one thing in common; an efficient and smooth logistics setup. The crises of recent years and overheating supply chains have made one thing even clearer to all...

3 key stock management KPIs for structure and direction

3 key stock management KPIs for structure and direction

As an entrepreneur you want insights in the performance of your stock. Are you purchasing the right products? Can you meet customer demand? How high are your stock storage costs? Unfortunately, time and administrative tasks often work against you to obtain the right...

Obsolete inventory, how do you deal with this in a data-driven way?

Obsolete inventory, how do you deal with this in a data-driven way?

Every webshop and/or wholesaler has to deal with obsolete stock. Apart from filling up warehouse space unnecessarily, it also increases inventory costs. Nevertheless, it is important to get started with obsolete stock. If you do not do this, unnecessary capital will...

ABC-analysis improves stock management

ABC-analysis improves stock management

Knowledge about your stock is crucial for the success of your business. As an entrepreneur and/or purchaser you want to know how your products perform. What are the products that sell well and which products are less in demand? An ABC-analysis can show what...

Keep lost sales low. Calculate the safety stock

Keep lost sales low. Calculate the safety stock

In some cases, unexpected increases in demand and/or delivery problems lead your stock level to drop faster than expected. In these cases, it’s important to maintain safety stock to deal with these situations. What is safety stock, why do you need this buffer, and...

The advantages of WMS in inventory management

The advantages of WMS in inventory management

When you work with stock, it’s important to have an overview and insight into your stock levels, especially when you sell through multiple sales platforms. Automate your overviews and manual stock adjustments by using a Warehouse Management System. In this article,...

Inventory costs: how do you keep them low?

Inventory costs: how do you keep them low?

“How can I, as a company, control my dead stock as much as possible?” This is a question that concerns many entrepreneurs and wholesalers. It sounds like a great idea to buy the same products in bulk for an extra discount, right? The danger of this is buying too much...

Technical and economic inventory, what are they?

Technical and economic inventory, what are they?

The warehouse is the beating heart of your organization, where products are received and shipped on a daily basis. As an entrepreneur you’re focused on progress, but you also notice that the processes in the 'dynamic' warehouse sometimes get stuck, and employees have...

The importance of inventory management when selling via marketplaces

The importance of inventory management when selling via marketplaces

As a brand or wholesaler, you can no longer ignore the success of marketplaces and how selling through multiple channels is beneficial for your growth. This growth naturally comes with new challenges, such as efficiently managing your stock. In this blog, we’ll show...

Inventory management methods, get a grip on your flow of goods

Inventory management methods, get a grip on your flow of goods

Inventory costs are skyrocketing while the necessary turnover isn’t happening. How do you ensure this bottleneck is resolved as quickly as possible? By using the right inventory management method. Inventory management methods ensure that you get an even better grip on...

Fewer costs and more targeted purchasing? Start optimising inventory

Fewer costs and more targeted purchasing? Start optimising inventory

Do you find it difficult to get rid of your dead stock? Are you always wondering how your warehouse can be better organized? Are you spending more on stock storage? There is a good chance that your stock is not in balance. Start by optimising your inventory. This will...

The benefits of effective inventory management

The benefits of effective inventory management

Do you have little control over your inventory, spend a lot of time on stock administration, and spend a lot on purchasing and storage costs? Good inventory management puts an end to this. By applying effective inventory management to your store, you keep your...

How do I prepare my webshop for challenges in logistics?

How do I prepare my webshop for challenges in logistics?

When running a webshop or a wholesale business, you want to win loyal customers. This is only possible when you can maintain product availability, service levels and customer satisfaction. The supply chain of your products has a major influence on this. The interplay...

Five tips to get more out of Optiply

Five tips to get more out of Optiply

Optimise your inventory management and purchasing process. Get the most out of your Optiply account with these five tips!Tip 1. Set up your data correctly on the settings page When you fill in the delivery reliability of your slow and hard sellers correctly, you...

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...

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...