Inventory and forecast data from retailers: After your product ships (Part 2)

Aug 7, 2019  |  5 min read

Part 1 of this series highlighted four of the most important retailer data points that suppliers need to maintain an efficient supply chain and maximize sales opportunities: Unit Sales (Net), Dollar Sales (Net), Price, and Retailer COGS. Together, they help you understand true demand and its key drivers, and prioritize opportunities according to the business value. For a more detailed explanation, check out Part 1 here.

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Data retailers share & why it's important: After your product ships (Part 1)

Jul 31, 2019  |  3 min read

Landing a product on shelves is far from the last step in the sales cycle — monitoring what happens to product after it leaves your warehouse is integral to maintaining an efficient supply chain and maximizing sales opportunities. Fortunately, most retailers provide data to help suppliers understand how they're performing. 

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How to know if you sunk or soared on Prime Day

Jul 26, 2019  |  5 min read

Amazon Prime Day 2019 was another record-breaking success for many in the industry. 

Amazon said it sold over 175 million items during the event, more than the past Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined. More than $2 billion of product was bought from independent small and medium-sized business selling on Amazon, surpassing last year’s $1.5 billion. 

Even Amazon sellers not offering a deal said sales increased compared to other days in July and were better than last year.

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Phantom inventory, and what makes it so scary

May 7, 2019  |  4 min read

When you know a product is out-of-stock and costing lost sales, you can do something about it. As the saying goes, knowledge is power. But what if you don’t know that a product isn’t available for consumers who want to purchase it?

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Webinar recap: Uses and best practices for end-customer demand

Dec 5, 2018  |  3 min read

In October, Alloy was a featured guest on a webinar hosted by APICS Atlanta and Supply Chain Now Radio, “The Power of Connecting to End-Customer Demand.” Through the presentation and Q&A, we defined downstream demand, why it’s important, and how brands can efficiently use this data to their advantage. You can find the full recording of the webinar here, but here’s a quick summary of the key points

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