Preparing your stock / inventory for Linnworks can be a mammoth task depending on how many different products you have, I can tell you when I setup my first Linnworks with over 2,000 different products it felt like we were about to climb Everest and at this point I was not familiar with the functions that Linnworks has. In fact because the warehouse was so unorganised due to the fact the business had had such rapid growth we actually had to start over 3 times in a 6 month period, don’t panic I will make this really easy for you.
You are going to need to enter the following information for each and every product you have to put to use all the functions of Linnworks.
- Product Code / SKU
- Product Title (not eBay or Amazon titles just a simple title)
- Product Description
- Cost Price
- RRP / Sale Price
You may have noticed that I have not mentioned the number of products in stock, and there is a good reason for this. In my experience, the last thing you should do is a stock take because of the amount of time and work you will need to put into adding your inventory correctly to count stock at the same time would mean you would have to stop all sales during the process. Which is great if you can afford to lose out on sales but who can? So lets do it in a way not to disturb current business.
Adding your Inventory to Linnworks
OK, so now you know what you need to add for each product so lets get started the video below will explain how to use the inventory screen and how to add your products. Remember the more details you add the more you will get out of Linnworks so don’t cut corners.