What Are the Basics of Inventory Management?

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Whether you run an e-commerce business or a brick-and-mortar operation, if you stock physical products, it's crucial for you to stay on top of your inventory at all times. Often, this involves tracking which items are going out, what's still in stock and which items may be out of date. All of these elements are essential aspects of the inventory-management process.

Effective management of your inventory helps your business' bottom line and also ensures you're providing the best customer experience possible by knowing you can give consumers what they want when they want it. In today's competitive marketplace, you can't afford to ignore inventory management. Here are some simple yet important things to keep in mind to more effectively manage your store inventory and make the process easier on yourself.