If you’re in retail, then your products are the core of your business. But successful management of your products isn’t just about picking what items appeal to customers. You also have to consider how you manage that inventory. How you store it, how much you have at any given moment, how you make it easier for your employees to work with. The tips below are going to maximize efficiency, improve products, and make sure you’re getting every penny you can from every piece of stock.

 

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Keep re-evaluating your supplier relationships

Managing good relationships with your suppliers is crucial. Don’t just go for the first one that’s available. Measure them not just by pricing, but by convenience, how close they are, and even the ease involved in their own supply chain. Get to know not just your supplier but their competitors and their suppliers. That way, if they have any problems with their own inventory, you can quickly identify alternatives and mitigate the damage done to your own profits. If you can, you want to manage a long-term relationship with one supplier. When suppliers deal with long-term clients, they’re a lot more likely to offer better deals in order to retain you and ensure your repeat business.

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