I decided I would bring a printed inventory list to the show to better track the individual sales of each card. By tracking stock, I would also have a better idea of how much I needed to bring to the San Francisco show next weekend.
Truth be told, I updated this sheet for about an hour into the 1st day of the show. I find that selling products with a low price point makes for purchases of multiple items. And I didn’t have J there as my helper (although Gina was great taking over for my million bathroom breaks). So that plan quickly fell through. But I think this plan could work well for sellers who sell few quantities of items with higher prices.
The inventory spreadsheet wasn’t at a total loss though. Since I wrote down the quantities I started with, I was able to count the stock I had left after the show and do the math to configure how many I sold of each individual card. This really did help tremendously, as I’m printing for S.F. accordingly right now.
You’re welcome to download the spreadsheet for personal use here.
How do you track your inventory? Do you have any tips? xo JA