How Builder Merchants Software Can Help When It Comes to Stock-Taking Time

Anyone who has worked within the retail sector will know how daunting stock-taking time can be. Manually counting each and every single item in a vast array of product lines is truly mind-numbing and terrifying at the same time; where can that last pallet of ‘Loft insulation’ be?! However, every manager knows that it’s likely that there will always be a small discrepancy somewhere.

Stock control

Imagine this process in a builders’ merchant, where every inch of wood, brick, bag of sand and nail needs to be accounted for. It is a large-scale and stressful process for every branch, and when this is rolled out through a chain, the discrepancies don’t tend to be small. To aid with the facilitation of this, a business needs some form of builder merchants’ software to track and trace through the delivery and sales process to ensure stock levels are optimised.

Integrated software packages

It isn’t simply a software package that tracks sales out through the door, but tracks product in, inter-merchant transfer of stock, breakage, and sales. From a head office point of view this is invaluable information to benchmark performance, not just those all-important sales but branch management also.  A modular system such as K8 is ideal to integrate everything from HR, finance, and sales functions with the builder merchant software, which is specifically designed with this market in mind.

K8 Stock Management

Although a significant part of the builders merchant software offering is around stock management through sales, it is also perfect for ensuring the management of your branches through optimum staffing levels, forecasting and regional requirements. Kerridge CS is able to advise your business on what you could be using to support the multiple functions through the K8 Software system.

Kerridge Commercial Systems

What you get with the Kerridge CS’s K8 builders merchant software package is the peace of mind that we are acting in your business’s best interests. It is essential to provide an excellent service to you to maximise your business opportunity for us to continue. We offer an advice service to ensure the package you go for is pertinent to your individual requirements. We also offer an after-sales service to ensure the working of the package through your business, as well as the peace of mind that you have a truly professional and invested business partnership.