What's the best way to classify inventory?

What's the best way to classify inventory?

What you will learn in this blog

Hey all you E-Commerce lovers! Ever find yourself staring at a warehouse full of products and wondering how the heck you're gonna find that specific package a customer just ordered? If so, you're in the right place. Today, we're gonna talk about something that might seem boring but is crucial for any online business: inventory classification. And trust me, once you get it right, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it.

Why Is inventory classification important?

Imagine you're looking for a book in a library where all the books are jumbled up with no order. It'd be a nightmare, right? Same goes for your E-Commerce inventory. If you don't have effective classification, you'll waste time, resources, and most importantly, your customers' patience.

Common inventory classification methods

  • ABC: This is the most commonly used method. Divide your inventory into three categories: A for the most valuable items, B for medium-value items, and C for the least valuable ones. This method helps you focus on the items that really matter.
  • Seasonal: If you sell products that are popular during certain seasons, like swimsuits in summer or scarves in winter, this method's for you.
  • FIFO (First In, First Out): This method is ideal for perishable or trendy products. The first product in is the first product out.
  • LIFO (Last In, First Out): Opposite to FIFO, this method is useful for products that don't have an expiration date, like gemstones or metals.
  • Geographic: If you have multiple warehouses in different locations, geographic classification can be handy.

How can PULPO Help?

Now, if you're thinking, "All this sounds great, but how do I implement it?", that's where PULPO comes in. With its warehouse management system, you can achieve 100% inventory transparency. PULPO lets you track each item in real-time, meaning you'll always know where every product is. And the best part is, it's incredibly easy to use. You don't need to be a logistics expert to get it.

How to choose the right classification method

So, how do you decide which classification method is best for your E-Commerce business? Here are some questions you should ask yourself:

  • What type of products do you sell? If they're perishable, FIFO might be your best bet.
  • What's your sales volume? If you have high sales volume for certain products, the ABC method could help you prioritize.
  • Do you have multiple warehouses? If so, geographic classification might be more efficient.
  • What's your business model? If you sell seasonal products, seasonal classification would be more suitable.

Tech tools for inventory classification

In the modern world of E-Commerce, technology is your best friend. Using a warehouse management system like PULPO allows you to automate many of the inventory classification processes. With PULPO, you can:

  • Easily implement any classification method.
  • Track your inventory in real-time.
  • Identify areas for improvement through the web-based Cockpit.

Common mistakes to avoid

  • Not updating the system: Information should be updated regularly to maintain efficiency.
  • Ignoring low-turnover products: Though they may seem less important, these products can pile up and take up valuable warehouse space.
  • Not training staff: A system is only as good as the people using it. Make sure your team knows how to handle the inventory classification system.

Inventory classification might seem like a daunting task, but with the right tools and methods, it becomes an essential and manageable part of your E-Commerce business. And that's where PULPO can make all the difference. With its easy-to-use and highly efficient warehouse management system, PULPO helps you tackle the challenges of inventory classification head-on.

So, what are you waiting for? Take the first step to optimize your inventory and improve customer satisfaction. Contact PULPO today and take your E-Commerce business to the next level!



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