For some businesses the time between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve can be particularly busy. For others, it's a slower than usual period. Whichever type of business you own we have some tips on how Stockpile free easy inventory solution can help you finish out the year strong and experience a happier holiday season. Keep reading for more details on how we can help your small business succeed.
If this is your busy season your focus should be on customer satisfaction. Wait times may be longer, so look for ways to make the time your customers spend in your business more enjoyable. Remember their personal To-Do lists may be longer than normal as well so they may have less patience to begin with. Festive decorations and a warm snack can go a long way towards soothing frazzled customers. The most important factor, however, is employee attitude. Remind all employees how critical it is that they greet customers with a smile and a friendly welcome. Help them as quickly as possible and be sure to apologize for any excessive delays. This time of year the little things make a big difference. Be the bright spot in someone's day and they're sure to remember and tell their friends.
Slow As Molasses
If your business traffic has slowed to a trickle don't let employees sit around bored all day. Now is a great time to knock out some of those projects that you didn't get to over the summer. Review your wish list of business improvements and choose one or two to focus on while business is slow. Taking the time to explain your goals to employees will help them get on board and motivate them to help you succeed. Don't forget to offer them some special treats as well. Employee satisfaction can even more important than customer satisfaction because of the trickle down effect. Unhappy employees often create unhappy customers. All it takes is one bad experience and that negative PR can spread like wildfire. Making sure that your employees are happy at work will help ensure that they present a positive attitude towards customers.
Meet Me in the Middle
Regardless of where your business falls on the traffic spectrum this time of year, you need Stockpile. Inventory headaches can quickly grow into much larger problems. Why suffer needlessly? Stockpile free easy inventory solution makes it easy to track inventory. Adding items is a simple process. Because Stockpile is fully customizable, you choose which fields to include in item records. We don't believe that one size fits all businesses and you shouldn't have to manipulate a system to fit your unique business needs. Your business deserves a solution that is designed with you in mind. You can capture any details that you may need to access in the future within an item record. You can even include a photo for easier identification later.
Thanks to areas and locations you can be very specific about where items are kept. A vague notation about where something is located will only give you a vague idea of where to find it. Why waste time looking for something when you can have detailed records that allow you to find it right away? Transferring items from one location to another is quick and easy as well. It's easy to keep track of items whether you have one location or dozens.
Avoid Out of Stock Scenarios
Disappointing customers is never a good thing. When they are in a time crunch and determined to locate a particular item it's even worse. Unfortunately, it can be all too common this time of year. Shoppers are out in full force and sometimes there are particularly hot items on many peoples' lists. If you are selling one of those popular items you're going to want to keep an eye on your in stock levels. Thankfully, Stockpile makes that easy. Stockpile is mobile compatible so you can even access your inventory data on the go. All you need is an internet connection and a mobile device. A few clicks allows you to see all the data that you need. Want to get a jump on those end of the year reports? Stockpile makes that easy as well. Inventory issues shouldn't be complicated. Stockpile simplifies the process and eliminates your inventory headaches. Try Stockpile today!