The arrival of fall often signaled panic time in golf shops around the country where inventory had built up over the season and with the end in sight, it was time to clear out the excess through blowout sales.
Yet, as Kevin Thistle pointed out in his GNN blog last week, he’s holding a fall sale, but he’s using deals to entice his members to make a purchase rather than panicking about excess inventory. Those deals may also be a way for his members to check out the fall apparel they’ve brought in.
Thistle says his staff has done a great job of inventory management this year, thus eliminating the need for panic sales. You can read Thistle’s blog by clicking here.
In another GNN blog that will appear later this week, Kyle German writes that the emphasis on clubfitting these days is not only good for the consumer, but also for golf shops because custom fitting orders are sent to the manufacturer without the need for the shop to carry a lot of inventory.
Various trends within the industry, such as ordering less more often throughout a season, appear to be contributing towards better inventory management, but we wanted to see what you thought.
That brings us to the GNN Poll for this week.
Do you find that inventory management is much easier now than it was five years ago?
Cast your vote at the GNN Poll on the home page and, as is the case with all GNN stories, please expand on your thoughts in the Comments section below.