At its core, success in small business isn’t complicated. If you’re growing your revenue and controlling your costs, you’re probably onto a good thing. That’s why effective inventory management is such an important tool.

With the holiday season fast approaching, we know how important it is to be able to quickly manage which items you have in stock and to get an accurate gauge on things like items, categories, departments and more. To help you do just that, we’ve launched a range of small improvements to our inventory management tools. We think they’re going to add up to a lot time saved and headaches avoided.

Here’s a quick run through of what’s new:

Inventory List Page – Table Display Usability Improvements

  • Search inventory items from one search field. Searchable columns are expanded to include department, category and supplier, in addition to description and lookup code.
  • Sort columns on inventory list to quickly scan and find items by a specific parameter.
  • Pagination is added onto the table, and user can select how many items to show on a page

New Categories and Departments Page

    • It is now possible to delete departments and custom categories that are no longer in use to prevent cluttering – provided they contain no stock items.

If you’d like detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to set up and use ShopKeep’s Inventory Management features, or if you have questions on any other aspect of our system, make sure to check out our detailed Customer Support site.

Good luck and stay busy.

About the Author

Paul Nugent is a small business advocate, and Head of Marketing at ShopKeep point of sale’s UK headquarters. Paul uses his background in the startup space, along with his POS system expertise, to allow small business owners to make informed decisions within their specific budgets.