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What are the benefits of outsourcing your stocktaking?

Managing stock levels, tracking sales, hiring staff, payroll; the to-do list for the owner of a retail business can seem never-ending. So, there’s a decision to be made; do you try to do everything yourself, or do you get experts to help you in the areas they can really add value? We think it’s time to start concentrating on the areas you’re great at…. And let us use our 36 years of experience to look after your stocktaking!

Christmas Stockloss

Main causes of stock loss for retailers at Christmas

Christmas; the most wonderful time of the year for families, friends, and of course, retailers! There’s no denying that the festive season is the most profitable period in the retail calendar, with Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas shopping sprees all falling within the months of November and December… But with profitable shopping months, comes […]

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4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before your Next Stocktake

Stocktaking is so much more than simply totting up what you’ve got sitting in your stock room.  Done properly, an effective stocktake can provide an incredibly valuable snapshot of your business at a point in time.  This snapshot can then inform your commercial decisions going forward, helping you keep tight control over your bottom line: more important […]

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Can (and should) you carry out your own stocktake?

Whether through human error, shoplifting or employee theft, any stock loss will always have a significant impact on your bottom line.  It can be easy to feel somewhat overwhelmed at trying to protect your business from the impact of something that has so many variables too – will you ever be able to reduce that stock […]

Seasalt Cornwall stocktaking services, stocktaking, stocktake planning, auditing, stocktake audits, stocktaking equipment

The Cost of Living Crisis and the Rise of Shoplifting – How to Protect your Business in 2022  

Shoplifting already costs retailers some £2.5. billion each and every year – a combination of stock loss, paying for enhanced security and prosecuting offenders. And of course, during times of economic downturn shoplifting increases spectacularly. In fact during the last quarter, retailers are reporting anecdotally that shoplifting rates are ‘off the charts’.   Just because shop […]

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Stocktaking for local shops

At a time when the price of everything is rising fast – from energy to a packet of biscuits – now is the time that small businesses really need to be focussed on the bottom line. It’s so easy to wrongly assume that cutting stocktaking costs will save money during tough times.  In reality, stocktaking […]

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Global trends expected to impact on your stock decisions over the next year

Lockdown after lockdown during the unforgettable year that was 2020 altered the retail landscape beyond all recognition, making it a scarily unpredictable place.  Shops closed, businesses moved online and consumer shopping trends in the UK shifted massively towards those things designed to make life at home more bearable – dumb bells, garden furniture and a […]

CarMec

Microchip shortage puts the breaks on car production

There isn’t an electronic device around that doesn’t need a microchip to function; everything from the tiniest smartphone to the biggest factory circuitry rely on them! When you think of modern technology, it’s not surprising that the ever-evolving car industry is therefore one of the most prolific adopters of microchip technology today. From the satellite […]

outsourcing

What are the benefits of outsourcing your stocktaking?

Managing stock levels, tracking sales, hiring staff, payroll; the to-do list for the owner of a retail business can seem never-ending. So, there’s a decision to be made; do you try to do everything yourself, or do you get experts to help you in the areas they can really add value? We think it’s time to start concentrating on the areas you’re great at…. And let us use our 36 years of experience to look after your stocktaking!

Christmas Stockloss

Main causes of stock loss for retailers at Christmas

Christmas; the most wonderful time of the year for families, friends, and of course, retailers! There’s no denying that the festive season is the most profitable period in the retail calendar, with Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas shopping sprees all falling within the months of November and December… But with profitable shopping months, comes […]

abacusstocktake

4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before your Next Stocktake

Stocktaking is so much more than simply totting up what you’ve got sitting in your stock room.  Done properly, an effective stocktake can provide an incredibly valuable snapshot of your business at a point in time.  This snapshot can then inform your commercial decisions going forward, helping you keep tight control over your bottom line: more important […]

Abacus_0000_iStock-1180359459

Can (and should) you carry out your own stocktake?

Whether through human error, shoplifting or employee theft, any stock loss will always have a significant impact on your bottom line.  It can be easy to feel somewhat overwhelmed at trying to protect your business from the impact of something that has so many variables too – will you ever be able to reduce that stock […]

Seasalt Cornwall stocktaking services, stocktaking, stocktake planning, auditing, stocktake audits, stocktaking equipment

The Cost of Living Crisis and the Rise of Shoplifting – How to Protect your Business in 2022  

Shoplifting already costs retailers some £2.5. billion each and every year – a combination of stock loss, paying for enhanced security and prosecuting offenders. And of course, during times of economic downturn shoplifting increases spectacularly. In fact during the last quarter, retailers are reporting anecdotally that shoplifting rates are ‘off the charts’.   Just because shop […]

stocktake1

Stocktaking for local shops

At a time when the price of everything is rising fast – from energy to a packet of biscuits – now is the time that small businesses really need to be focussed on the bottom line. It’s so easy to wrongly assume that cutting stocktaking costs will save money during tough times.  In reality, stocktaking […]

shopping-4000414_1280

Global trends expected to impact on your stock decisions over the next year

Lockdown after lockdown during the unforgettable year that was 2020 altered the retail landscape beyond all recognition, making it a scarily unpredictable place.  Shops closed, businesses moved online and consumer shopping trends in the UK shifted massively towards those things designed to make life at home more bearable – dumb bells, garden furniture and a […]

CarMec

Microchip shortage puts the breaks on car production

There isn’t an electronic device around that doesn’t need a microchip to function; everything from the tiniest smartphone to the biggest factory circuitry rely on them! When you think of modern technology, it’s not surprising that the ever-evolving car industry is therefore one of the most prolific adopters of microchip technology today. From the satellite […]