Controlling stock control and doing orders, the reality is that the computer will win.
There is no way a person can keep in tune with their shop's twists and turns. There are too many stock items to keep track of in the shop. Here is a better and cheaper way.
The best way to do it is with predictive analytics (focus). These tools are generally too expensive for small to medium-size retailers unless they have our point-of-sale system. This is because we have embedded it into our software and give it out free. To use it is both intuitive and straightforward. It does not need much training either to use. Once working it produces less work than manual stock ordering.
Let's say you have a basket for tape. You cannot order limitless quantities of tapes. So what our users can do is use the option, focus order. It is an advanced type of "just in time" method of stock control, which gives you a plan of how much stock you should have now.
The computer tracks the stock on hand and estimates the stock level required for these goods in the period (focus). If it thinks that the stock on hand is too low, it can send an order to a supplier with the speed and accuracy that no one can match.
It is easy to set up and use.
You can control your stock with relative ease.