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 Author: toybrickpalace View Messages Posted By toybrickpalace
 Posted: Oct 13, 2020 17:21
 Subject: Stockroom Pros & Cons Discussion
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toybrickpalace (1194)

Location:  USA, Texas
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Store: A TOY BRICK PALACE
We tend to go back and forth on whether to maintain a Stockroom for reserve inventory.
We welcome your thoughts.

WITH A STOCKROOM

Pro - A reserve allows one to seldom run out of parts (# of Lots & Store size
remain consistent).

Pro - A single MOC Buyer cannot wipe out a particular part, thus eliminating
numerous potential orders from Buyers seeking fewer parts.

Con - Initially creating and maintenance of moving parts out of the Stockroom
into Active inventory can be time consuming.

WITHOUT A STOCKROOM:

Pro - The Lot Count for your store size is greater with all items for sale.

Pro - Larger inventory is available for immediate sale.

Con - If all parts are sold with no Stockroom backstock, one is back to time
consuming sorting and a time lag of replenishing that part.
 Author: runner.caller View Messages Posted By runner.caller
 Posted: Oct 13, 2020 17:30
 Subject: Re: Stockroom Pros & Cons Discussion
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runner.caller (1498)

Location:  USA, South Dakota
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Jan 18, 2014 Contact Member Seller
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Store Closed Store: A Minifig Galore Store
In Selling, toybrickpalace writes:
  We tend to go back and forth on whether to maintain a Stockroom for reserve inventory.
We welcome your thoughts.

WITH A STOCKROOM

Pro - A reserve allows one to seldom run out of parts (# of Lots & Store size
remain consistent).

Pro - A single MOC Buyer cannot wipe out a particular part, thus eliminating
numerous potential orders from Buyers seeking fewer parts.

Con - Initially creating and maintenance of moving parts out of the Stockroom
into Active inventory can be time consuming.

WITHOUT A STOCKROOM:

Pro - The Lot Count for your store size is greater with all items for sale.

Pro - Larger inventory is available for immediate sale.

Con - If all parts are sold with no Stockroom backstock, one is back to time
consuming sorting and a time lag of replenishing that part.

I generally use them for as follows:

Stockroom A: Mass uploads. Parts are mass uploaded into Stockroom A at arbitrary
prices. Later, a mass upload update is used to adjust prices and set from stockroom
to live all at once.

Stockroom B: Stuff I'm not ready to sell yet.
ex: Minifigures missing a part that I plan to complete soon.
ex: minifigure parts I had for sale, but can now use to complete a figure.
ex: Inventory errors to figure out later.

Stockroom C: Personal Collection.
I've debated moving the personal collection to a wanted list to free up stockroom
C for something else. Like a longer term upload I want to keep separate from
stockroom A uploads.
 Author: RecycledBrick View Messages Posted By RecycledBrick
 Posted: Oct 13, 2020 17:36
 Subject: Re: Stockroom Pros & Cons Discussion
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RecycledBrick (6793)

Location:  USA, Washington
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Store: Recycled Brick
  Pro - A single MOC Buyer cannot wipe out a particular part, thus eliminating
numerous potential orders from Buyers seeking fewer parts.

If you have 100 available in your store and you have 100 in the Stockroom and
I am looking for 200, I am going to find a store that has the 200 in it. You
might save some pieces for other buyers but you have completely missed out on
my order.

I list everything that I have available to list. If a buyer wants to come in
and buy out entire lots is fine with me.
 Author: zorbanj View Messages Posted By zorbanj
 Posted: Oct 13, 2020 18:38
 Subject: Re: Stockroom Pros & Cons Discussion
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zorbanj (243)

Location:  USA, New Jersey
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Dec 14, 2003 Contact Member Seller
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Store Closed Store: ZorbaNJ's Bricks
I don't use the stockroom feature. Everything I want to sell is listed live.
If I run out, great, that's why I'm here selling.



In Selling, toybrickpalace writes:
  We tend to go back and forth on whether to maintain a Stockroom for reserve inventory.
We welcome your thoughts.

WITH A STOCKROOM

Pro - A reserve allows one to seldom run out of parts (# of Lots & Store size
remain consistent).

Pro - A single MOC Buyer cannot wipe out a particular part, thus eliminating
numerous potential orders from Buyers seeking fewer parts.

Con - Initially creating and maintenance of moving parts out of the Stockroom
into Active inventory can be time consuming.

WITHOUT A STOCKROOM:

Pro - The Lot Count for your store size is greater with all items for sale.

Pro - Larger inventory is available for immediate sale.

Con - If all parts are sold with no Stockroom backstock, one is back to time
consuming sorting and a time lag of replenishing that part.
 Author: kzinti View Messages Posted By kzinti
 Posted: Oct 13, 2020 23:51
 Subject: Re: Stockroom Pros & Cons Discussion
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kzinti (4383)

Location:  USA, Missouri
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Jun 20, 2001 Contact Member Seller
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Store: The Brick Bin
In Selling, toybrickpalace writes:
  We tend to go back and forth on whether to maintain a Stockroom for reserve inventory.
We welcome your thoughts.

WITH A STOCKROOM

Pro - A reserve allows one to seldom run out of parts (# of Lots & Store size
remain consistent).

Pro - A single MOC Buyer cannot wipe out a particular part, thus eliminating
numerous potential orders from Buyers seeking fewer parts.

Con - Initially creating and maintenance of moving parts out of the Stockroom
into Active inventory can be time consuming.

WITHOUT A STOCKROOM:

Pro - The Lot Count for your store size is greater with all items for sale.

Pro - Larger inventory is available for immediate sale.

Con - If all parts are sold with no Stockroom backstock, one is back to time
consuming sorting and a time lag of replenishing that part.

On items where I want to sell smaller quantities of parts, I put the remaining
total in the remarks, and use the Retain feature. When a lot sells out, it is
retained as a 0 quantity, which is easily searched in inventory. I then adjust
the remarks field for a new lower quantity, and change the actual quantity to
that change.

Currently I use stockrooms for items I currently have in stock, but not up for
sale. My shop was moved recently, and I have a bulk of items in storage temporarily.
Most of my Used bricks, my set boxes, instruction books, and more. I also use
one stockroom for parts issues. If I pull parts for an order, and there are many
more, or many less than the remaining stock shows, I will quarantine that lot
to a stockroom with the remark Locate. I can then search back through and find
the shortage parts, or recount overages when I get time.
 Author: mach1baby View Messages Posted By mach1baby
 Posted: Oct 14, 2020 00:17
 Subject: Re: Stockroom Pros & Cons Discussion
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mach1baby (6614)

Location:  USA, Washington
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Mar 26, 2011 Contact Member Seller
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Store: Everything StarWars & More
In Selling, kzinti writes:
  In Selling, toybrickpalace writes:
  We tend to go back and forth on whether to maintain a Stockroom for reserve inventory.
We welcome your thoughts.

WITH A STOCKROOM

Pro - A reserve allows one to seldom run out of parts (# of Lots & Store size
remain consistent).

Pro - A single MOC Buyer cannot wipe out a particular part, thus eliminating
numerous potential orders from Buyers seeking fewer parts.

Con - Initially creating and maintenance of moving parts out of the Stockroom
into Active inventory can be time consuming.

WITHOUT A STOCKROOM:

Pro - The Lot Count for your store size is greater with all items for sale.

Pro - Larger inventory is available for immediate sale.

Con - If all parts are sold with no Stockroom backstock, one is back to time
consuming sorting and a time lag of replenishing that part.

On items where I want to sell smaller quantities of parts, I put the remaining
total in the remarks, and use the Retain feature. When a lot sells out, it is
retained as a 0 quantity, which is easily searched in inventory. I then adjust
the remarks field for a new lower quantity, and change the actual quantity to
that change.

Currently I use stockrooms for items I currently have in stock, but not up for
sale. My shop was moved recently, and I have a bulk of items in storage temporarily.
Most of my Used bricks, my set boxes, instruction books, and more. I also use
one stockroom for parts issues. If I pull parts for an order, and there are many
more, or many less than the remaining stock shows, I will quarantine that lot
to a stockroom with the remark Locate. I can then search back through and find
the shortage parts, or recount overages when I get time.

I am pretty much using the stockroom right now for all my parts, with the exception
of a few categories. I shutdown the parts dept when Covid hit and I couldn’t
keep up with daily orders anymore. We have a retail store and since Covid hit
it has fallen upon my shoulders to essentially run the retail store and bricklink,
so until some normalcy comes back we will utilize the stockroom until I think
I can handle the influx of orders and then release the Kraken. Since I am nearing
a million items in inventory now, most of it stockroomed, I will have to adjust
terms when I do open it up to the public.

Scott