Grocery retail industry tends to be a “data rich, insights poor” industry. Out-of-stock continues to be a huge problem for retailers and vendors alike.
According to a survey, on average, every time a shopper enters a grocery store, one in 12 items on their list is out of stock, and one in 10 items on promotion is not on the shelf. The obvious consequence is lost revenue for both a retail store and the vendor.
There is nothing more frustrating for retailers than letting any consumer leave their store empty handed. It is because just one instance of an out-of-stock item can have lasting consequences in terms of customer loyalty and lifetime value.
So, why such a situation occurs?
Stock management requires an insight into what you’ve in your store. One an average, a retailer has over thousands of products of hundreds of brands, delivered by different vendors.
Retailer creates multiple ordering slips to place orders with vendors. Since there are thousands of products to manage, it is possible that retailer misses out on any purchase order. Unorganized order cycle and purchase process add more complexity to the problem.
Purchasing Manager to the Rescue
Purchasing Manager is incredibly flexible and simple. Here is how you can simplify your purchasing using Order by Category feature-
- Tap Order by Category option at home screen
- Choose the category you wish to place order for
- Select category/s
- Choose subcategory/s
- Tap products you want to purchase
- Tap Purchase Cart icon at top
- Adjust the case/unit value if required
- Tap ‘Cart’ icon at the top of your screen to verify product list
Order by Category feature of Purchasing Manager intends to save your time, streamline your purchase orders, and organize your everyday purchase cycle.