In order to operate an auction company efficiently, effective auction inventory management software is key. Auction companies bring in new inventory very regularly and turn around and sell their inventory items at events throughout the year. Without the right strategies in place, managing auction inventory can be time consuming, challenging and at times, chaotic.
At InnovA, we understand how time consuming it is to run the back end of an auction company. That is why we have created a back office auction management software to help auction companies focus more of their time on growing their business. Below, we explain why an efficient inventory management system is important for auction companies and what InnovA has to offer.
The biggest reason to implement an efficient inventory management system is that doing so will help you ultimately save time and money. Oftentimes, auction companies spend way too much time managing their inventory. With an effective inventory management system in place, you can narrow down responsibilities rather than having a big group of people trying to work together at once, which ultimately helps save time for everyone.
An efficient inventory management system also helps companies better forecast their sales. By creating a more detailed and organized inventory, you can better guess how many items you should be listing each auction to get the max amount of bids and ultimately profits.
Another thing that an inventory management system benefits is your company's accounting. By keeping track of all of your inventory and sales in one place, you can save time and simplify your accounting processes! Inventory management also allows you to assign exact costs to every item, which helps in figuring out your costs of goods sold (COGS), an important factor when it comes to business taxes.
Lastly, the right inventory management system will allow you to provide a more accurate inventory description to your customers. Instead of having to answer your customer’s phone calls about certain inventory items, you can provide them with the needed information, reducing the amount of time you spend on the phone and allowing you to focus on other aspects of your business.
At InnovA, we offer efficient auction inventory management software within our back office auction management software.. If you are interested in learning more about our auction inventory management software, as well as our other features, be sure to contact us today.
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As our team begins to make our shift to InnovA, I just want to send a note of gratitude. Since beginning conversations with InnovA about transitioning to your software and auction platform, I’ve been blown away by the responsiveness to our needs as a company. The software you’ve built is already miles ahead of other industry competitors and even though I believe there’s always room for improvement, your team’s willingness to listen and adapt to our specific needs, as well as the areas we believe from experience are important to other similar auction companies, is welcomed with gratitude. Our industry landscape is quickly evolving and as such, we have to be responsive as a company to those changes. Having a software partner that is ready and willing to adapt with us is paramount. Thank you for your creativity and dedication to this product, and to the auction industry.-Kirk Witcher/Owner / CEO Witcher Auctions LLC