When you are busy, running out of a stock line is easy. There are many lines, goods are selling, people's buying habits have changed, nationwide delivery is stuffed, and you run out of stock.
It is a common problem in retail. This is why mirror marketing has been the proven and best method to check on your existing stock lines for the coming marketing season.
Now here is a step-by-step method for doing it.
Go to Register Reports marked in green.
Now select in stock, "Stock Sold During Period(a) Not Sold in Period(b)"
The report tells us what was sold in a previous period (a) last year but has not sold in this period. The reason often is you have run out of some stock lines.
So we put in the dates for the last seven (7) days last year.
Then we put in the dates to compare with last week.
Now you will be confronted by many different options, but let us keep it simple, so ignore them and run the report. Check the report showing the stock lines that are listed.
We suggest you run this report weekly but certainly now over the holiday season.