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September, 2019
Your Outside Sales People Will LOVE this "Stock Request" Form!
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Your outside sales people will LOVE this "Stock Request" form!

Eh, maybe not so much.  We know a few outside sales people who are not fans of paperwork.

But if you are responsible for inventory management, and you find it hard to say "NO" to an outside sales person's casual request that you put something into stock even though you have never sold it before, then YOU may love this form, and the simple process that goes with it.

Member Feedback

"WarehouseTWO is a great tool, not only for buying, but for selling too. We get a lot of calls from other distributors who say, 'I saw this on WarehouseTWO'."

Harald Hoppe
Lifco Hydraulics
St. Catharines, ON Canada
Upcoming Conference

P21WWUG Connect 2019
(Prophet 21 Users Group conference)
September 8-10
New Orleans, LA USA


2019 Eaton Distributor Meeting
September 15-18
Nashville, TN USA


2019 FPDA/ISD Joint Industry Summit
October 6-9
Austin, TX USA
Featured Feature:  BARGAIN HUNT

Replenish your inventory with stock purchased at below distributor standard cost.  It's easy, with BARGAIN HUNT.  Upload a "shopping list" of your most active items, along with a threshold unit cost you're willing to pay.  (For example, 20% below your cost when purchased from your primary supplier.)  BARGAIN HUNT will identify every instance in which another WarehouseTWO member is offering one or more items on your "shopping list" at or below your threshold cost.  Upload a file; save money.  Refer to our BARGAIN HUNT tutorial PDF for details.  Or register for our October 17th (1:00pm EDT) thirty-minute training webinar on how to perform a BARGAIN HUNT.
Upcoming Training

Our next round of five different training webinars is scheduled for Wednesday, October 16th, and Thursday, October 17th, 2019.  Click here for session syllabuses and for links to register for any of these webinars.  Space is limited, so register early!
Distribution "Quip" of the Month


Said by an inventory control or materials manager:  "If sales thinks that we do not have enough inventory, and if senior management things that we have too much inventory, I must be doing my job well."

(Thanks to Brian Donaldson of GCC, previously known as Gulf Controls Company.)

Got a favorite work-related quip?  Or a snippet of wisdom applicable to the world of wholesale-distribution?  Share it with us .
WarehouseTWO Tip of the Month

Refresh your inventory data at least once per month.  The longer your data remains posted at WarehouseTWO, the lower your items will appear in SEARCH results.  Results are sorted by part number, then by posted date, from newest to oldest.  More importantly, the older your posting dates, the less likely that you will be contacted by a potential buyer.  Bonus tip:  using the "Export Current Postings to File" functionality on the POST INVENTORY screen, you can easily re-set your currently posted items' posted dates.
Referral Rewards Program

The easiest way to get more value from your WarehouseTWO account is to increase participation by other distributors and manufacturers.  Over the years, many of you have been loyal "evangelists", recommending WarehouseTWO to peer distributors, to manufacturers and to associations and marketing groups.

We want to encourage and compensate you for the results of your efforts.  To learn more about our "WarehouseTWO Referral Rewards" program, and how you and your company can benefit, click here.
WarehouseTWO eNews Archives

August, 2019
Tune-Up Your WarehouseTWO Account

July, 2019
Is "Inventory-Sharing" a Solution to Your Surplus Inventory Problem? Maybe.

June, 2019
Five Good Projects for Wholesaler-Distributor Summer Interns - 2019 Edition
Words that Confuse Us at WarehouseTWO

affect :  usually a verb, meaning "to change or have an impact on".
 
effect :  usually a noun, meaning, "a change or impact".
 
But it is more complicated than that.  "Affect" can be used as a noun and "effect" can be used as a verb.  Hence our confusion.  Learn more.
An Explanation of Inventory-Sharing Communities at WarehouseTWO

WarehouseTWO's system of inventory-sharing "communities" serves a unique purpose in enabling "inventory-sharing" among peer wholesalers.  Understanding and leveraging this system can enhance the value of one's WarehouseTWO membership.

Learn more...
Got something to ask or something to say?  Want to learn more about how formalized inventory-sharing with WarehouseTWO can help your company be more successful?  Email us.  Or call us at 1-650-329-1592 (USA Pacific time zone).
 
Enjoy your day!

Mark Tomalonis
WarehouseTWO, LLC
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