This month, we're getting together with our friends at the TGI Golf Partnership to launch #Stocktober.
Staying on top of stock levels is of paramount importance throughout the year: helping to keep numbers accurate and ensuring your buying decisions are based on facts, and not gut instinct. Smaller, regular stock takes will help give you the clearest picture of your business.
Believe it or not, the busier you are, the more regular the stock taking should be. When you're up to your eyes in golf lessons, checking-in players, running competitions, managing staff, and overseeing a busy shop, it's too easy to lose track of what stock you might be getting shy of ... or what isn't selling. A small stock take a few times a week will help prevent over-ordering.
In the spirit of good retail practice, on site teams from TGI and Crossover will be encouraging pro shops to carry out regular stock takes throughout the month. Retailers will also get the chance to test our Next Generation Bluetooth barcode scanner to see how much faster, and more accurate it really is.
If you're up for a challenge, we're also inviting all TGI partners with our XPOS solution to take part in our #Stocktober competition - where the retailer completing the most stock takes during the month will win a £100 John Lewis voucher. We'll be publishing the competition leader board next week with the top 5 TGI stock "takers", and running our own XPOS reports to update it regularly.
Follow the competition on our company Twitter and LinkedIn pages. The winner will be announced at the end of the month.