Retail Inventory Management
Item Maintenance & Merchandising
Setting up items is quick and easy. Item numbers and barcodes can be entered manually, scanned, imported, or generated automatically. Each item number identifies a unique inventory, non-inventory, or other type of item. There are multiple choices in using the proper identification for the item. To speed up item entry, you can also use Bulk Entry.
A variety of information for each item can be recorded, including Department, Category, Subcategory, and up to six user-defined attributes that let you group your items however you like. Assign a primary vendor and any number of alternate vendors to each item. Add up to three additional descriptors and with each unlimited free-form text notes to each item. Track by unit of measure, you can record just about any detail for the item.
Tracks quantities and transactions for inventory items across multiple stocking locations, allowing you to easily manage and allocate your inventory across your entire organization. Locations can be reported individually or filtered by location groups and each of which can include any number of locations.
For each item, you define a stocking unit and unlimited alternate units, allowing you to sell items by multiple units of measure 6 pack, 12 pack, 24 case and so forth. For each alternate unit, you define how many stocking units make up one alternate unit (e.g., 12 EACH = 12 PACK). You also specify the regular price for each alternate unit, along with its weight if applicable (for units of measure by weight).
Catalogue Items – Flash Items
Easily record catalogue items even though the items may not exist in the system. Using our Flash Item concept you can record a catalogue item number in sales & generate a purchase order from your vendor for the catalogue item. The recorded catalogue item is stored permanently with sales, purchase orders even receiving without the hardships of importing potentially hundreds of thousands of catalogue items in the system. Report on these catalogue flash items to see if stocking these would make good economic sense for the company.
Easily handle apparel and similar items with multiple characteristics. Use our easy to use wizard to rapidly create new styles items, use predefined templates for size , color. When you set up a new item, you can define a grid with up to three dimensions (e.g., color, size, width), along with the possible values for each dimension (e.g., blue, small, XXW). Use a predefined cost/price or override with your values for each style variation. If you sell a lot of similar items, you can copy a style template from an existing item. Each unique combination of characteristics represents a unique style/particular SKU. Gridded items can be stocked, sold, and tracked by SKU, allowing you to maintain all of an item’s variations without having to create an individual item record for each SKU.
Search your items and review item information from anywhere in the system giving you instant inventory visibility at any time. Check prices, quantities across locations, recent sales history, item vendors, open purchase orders, monthly history, substitute items, serial numbers, open transfers, item notes, and more. Every detail for every item is always at your fingertips.
Kits let you associate any number of component child items with a single, parent item. Specify the quantity – and SKU, if applicable – for each component. Kits are assigned a price and the child items are removed from inventory as you build the kits. You can also break a kit and the related child items are returned to inventory affecting the child item quantities.
Packages let you associate any number of component child items with a single, parent package item. Specify the quantity – and SKU, if applicable – for each component. Packages are assigned a price and you can allow substitutes from qualifying child items filtered by departments, categories and sub categories. Child items are not effected in building packages, once a package is sold the child items are removed from inventory.