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Chapter 14. Purchasing and Managing Your... > Managing Your Inventory Levels

Managing Your Inventory Levels

Once you find a source for merchandise, you now have the challenge of managing your newfound inventory. That means determining how much to buy and when to reorder.

Ordering the Right Quantity

Establishing how much merchandise to order is tough, especially when you’re first starting out. The problem is amplified when a supplier requires you to order large quantities of an item, or if you need to order a large quantity to qualify for a larger discount. It’s tempting to shoot the moon to get the best possible price, but that’s sometimes a dangerous strategy. It’s also problematic if your storage space is at a premium; you certainly don’t want to order more stuff than you have room for!


  

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