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There Are Several Ways to Liquidate Your Slow-Moving Inventory

Slow-moving merchandise is one of the many nightmares an online retailer has to consider - and a problem that needs to be addressed. Non-moving inventory stresses both retailers' operations and budgets because it ties up both precious warehouse space and capital that can be used for other products or business expansion.

A merchant's best option is often to liquidate the items and move on because at the end of the day, turning a smaller profit on slow-moving inventory is better than losing money while it takes up space and bottom line.

There are a variety of liquidation methods that work depending on the retailer's overall business goals, operational capacity, and the nature of the liquidated product. Because slow-moving inventory can cause the most problems in a retailer's warehouse, the order fulfillment process is a key area for implementing liquidation strategies.

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Keywords: Inventory Planning & Optimization, Global Fulfillment and Distribution, Logistics, Order Fulfillment & P.O. Mgmt., Technology, Business Strategy Alignment, Supply Chain Analysis & Consulting, Global Supply Chain

A merchant's best option is often to liquidate the items and move on because at the end of the day, turning a smaller profit on slow-moving inventory is better than losing money while it takes up space and bottom line.

There are a variety of liquidation methods that work depending on the retailer's overall business goals, operational capacity, and the nature of the liquidated product. Because slow-moving inventory can cause the most problems in a retailer's warehouse, the order fulfillment process is a key area for implementing liquidation strategies.

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Keywords: Inventory Planning & Optimization, Global Fulfillment and Distribution, Logistics, Order Fulfillment & P.O. Mgmt., Technology, Business Strategy Alignment, Supply Chain Analysis & Consulting, Global Supply Chain