Stock and Inventory

An icon of a bar graph on a blackboard: a metaphor for eCommerce stock control and inventory management

6 reasons stock control is important for eCommerce success

Posted on by Luke Nava
As your online store takes off, your product range sprawls and hundreds of orders flood in, it's time to take your eCommerce stock control and inventory management seriously. Here are six reasons why.
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An example of a stock keeping unit (SKU), containing brand, product, size and colour

What is a SKU? Everything you need to know about stocking keeping units

Posted on by James and James
SKU (pronounced "skew") stands for stock keeping unit. Every SKU represents an individual product and is made up of a unique set of characters. In this post, we give you the lowdown on what SKUs are and how you can use them in you eCommerce business.
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Success of products

4 things to consider when measuring the success of your products

Posted on by James and James
Different variables of a product can determine just how successful it will be on the online market. It's important to consider every factor. In this post, we show you how to do just that, turning every product into a success.
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Barcodes: where do they come from?

Posted on by James and James
Almost every mass produced product in the world has its own barcode, yet no two are ever the same. In this post, we take a look at the complex world of barcoding and show you how to start barcoding your own products.
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What is a SKU?

What is a SKU? How to introduce your products to the digital world

Posted on by James and James
SKU stands for Stock Keeping Unit, which is an individual item, such as a product or a service that is offered for sale. It is represented by unique code. In this post, we describe what SKUs are, who uses them, and how they can help you introduce a product to the digital world.
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How many SKUs? Indicators for when you may have too many (or too few)

Posted on by James and James
Some online stores sell just one product. Others have a catalogue of several thousand. In this post, we show you how to find the optimum number of SKUs for your online store, helping your offer customers choice without overstocking.
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Using SKUs and product codes for eBay listings

Posted on by James and James
Using SKUs and product codes in your eBay listings ensures that they can be processed accurately by a third-party fulfillment house. In this post, we discuss how you can do that and integrate with a service like James and James.
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