We have more clients each year using our system to perform modified cycle counts to help them get quick counts by merchandise category. Using our expertise with year-end counts and cycle programs, we are able to provide a very simple system to capture category (Dept/Class, etc.) counts.
With most retailers now only performing the year-end count, these category-style counts give them insight into promotional, replenishment or high-shrink goods during the summer/fall.
The great thing about this type of count is that they require little planning, and we’ve seen it rolled out to 200+ stores with as little as four days notice. These stores had never used or seen the Datascan system before. The category count was a true success!
- Scanners are loaded with only the UPC/SKUs listed for the Category Counts.
- The stores receive one small box with 1-3 scanners and a cradle.
- Instructions are simple and short.
- Packages are shipped via Ground service and cost less than $10 a shipment.
- Corporate reporting and variances on our website are included.
- The Help Desk will provide the same support before, during and after the count.