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What Is a Markup?

By Finale Inventory / January 17, 2023

In 2021, U.S. companies had their most profitable year since the 1950s, and much of that is a result of increasing markup averages across…

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What is EDI and Why is it Important

What Is EDI and Why Is It Important?

Electronic data interchange (EDI) is a staple in the business world, providing a quick and secure method for document transfer. Of all electronic business transactions, those facilitated by EDI processes total over 20 billion transactions per year. Over 60% of businesses across the United States already use EDI in their daily operations, benefitting from the cost savings, speed and…

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Effective inventory management is essential to a successful e-commerce business. It can help you stay on track and develop the best strategies to optimize your business operations. At the same time, there is more to inventory management than how you arrange your inventory. To successfully minimize costs and maximize sales, keep this six tips for inventory management…

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Order picking is a necessity in any large warehouse, and improving its process is essential for customer satisfaction. The order-picking process serves as the last touchpoint between you and your customers before your product travels to its destination. To remain competitive in your market, you must constantly strive to ship your customers’ orders faster while ensuring…

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Guide to Minimizing Inventory Overstocks and Understocks

Knowing how much of a product you need to have stocked might seem like a skill that only the most successful companies know intuitively, but it’s a skill you can learn. As you figure out how to prevent inventory understocks and overstocks, you should follow a few guidelines and employ technology to fine-tune your inventory…

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