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Disposing deadstock

Discussion in 'Planning Your Business' started by remnant, Mar 10, 2016.

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  1. remnant

    remnant Member

    Most businesses have goods that take long periods of time to dispose while others simply cannot sell. This can result in cash flow problems especially if it is the main product in a business. Some entrepreneurs announce a sale while others dispose the goods at throwaway prices. How should one deal with deadstock? Are there other ways?
  2. ruener79

    ruener79 Member

    I don't know if it's effective but it's worth a try. You can dispose a deadstock by pairing it with a high-performing stock. Customers will generally see the deadstock as a bonus as after all they are after the stock they want the most. It's a kind of sale strategy.
  3. Corazon

    Corazon Member

    Even in the business of dry goods where their stocks are non-perishables, they also hold a sale to dispose of old stocks particularly when there is an expiration date on the items. But with clothing items, the reason for holding a sale is also to dispose their old stocks that are soiled and dirty or sometimes damaged. With food items particularly fastfoods, old burgers (more than 3 hours in the rack) are given away to employees or to the trash bin.
  4. Deep discounts can sometimes be effective and should be the first line of defense to liquidate. Sometimes the stock still is just not saleable. There are alternatives to selling it for pennies on the dollar. Are there other customers that could potentially garner an break even scenario at the very least? I have found with consumer packaged goods, selling on the web through an amazon store front or on ebay is often a way to offload inventory that just will not move. It is a slower method as the volume isn't high- but you can often recoop at least your cost on the items which is better than selling at a loss. This obviously only works when the carrying costs for you are not prohibitive.

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