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Associates Inventory Service - Retail Division

Do you get the feeling that your Inventory-counting Requirements are not on the top of your current provider's list? Are you satisfied with your last inventory count ... or the quality of the service you received ... or the price you paid?


Your satisfaction is of paramount importance!
Our goal is to provide you the very best in accuracy of the inventory figures you and your Company depend upon. For many companies, particularly retailers and wholesalers, inventory is the single largest balance sheet item. It should be handled with as much care as is cash itself.
Associates Inventory Services' (AIS) inventory auditors are the best in the business. The average AIS inventory auditor has over 8 years of inventory and inventory auditing experience. And, no auditor is even invited to train with us if he or she has less than 2 years of such experience (by contrast, the average commercial inventory service counter has about 6 months' experience).
Our experienced auditing staff delivers the most consistent accurate inventory service in the industry. Our customers value our ability to staff the same auditors with each inventory. Consistency, and Knowledge (on each count-cycle), of your particular wants and needs, gives us the ability to quickly discover discrepencies and bring them to your attention.
Here's how to start increasing your profits right away!
You and your stockholders deserve the best inventory results; we can help insure that's a reality, not merely a wish. And, we can do it at lower prices!
We are confident you will find our fees to be reasonable and competitive. And, you should know, we will meet or beat any written price quote or invoice from our competitors! The fees we charge vary, based on several factors, among which are; amount of inventory, expected labor hours, date, distance to the specific job and type of inventory and business. We would be delighted to provide a firm price proposal - just give us a call or send us an email.
You're Cheating Yourself Out Of Profits You Could Be Keeping!
If you presently conduct your inventories internally or hire temporary people to come in for a day or two, you are wasting valuable time and money; or even worse your count integrity might be in jeopardy as well. We are professionals in our trade and we bring that professionalism to every inventory that we conduct.
I can't put an exact dollar figure on it for you -- only you can do that. But I can tell you this: saving money on each and every inventory conducted by Associates Inventory Service, over your present provider, could very possibly be the best bargain and the best investment you'll ever make.
You can be assured that not only will Associates Inventory Service save you time and money, but we will also ensure you the count integrity that you are counting on.

Associates Inventory Service - Financial Inventory

Financial Inventory

Associates Inventory Service's financial inventories are a cost-effective way to benchmark your business's overall progress. We report your inventory in terms of dollars and cents of all the merchandise in your store. These figures can then be used to track profitability, stock status, shrinkage, and general business health. Also each inventory can be summarized by several categories, and immediately reported in an informative and concise format.

Accuracy and productivity are the cornerstone of AIS' philosophy. That's why we go the extra mile to sit down with our clients and determine the exact needs and scope of every inventory. Our management team will meet with you before the count to discuss inventory schedules, reporting requirements, and preparation tactics, plus outline our standardized methods and procedures. This ensures a smooth inventory process on inventory day, with minimal impact on your everyday operations.

When inventory day arrives, our inventory team is lead by an experienced field supervisor, who ensures that the inventory process is completed with the highest degree of accuracy and professionalism. The supervisor employs exacting organizational methods to ensure that all commodities are counted, and counted only once. Areas are tagged off as they are completed, and results are continually compiled, while the supervisor monitors and directs the overall progress and enforces quality control.

Quality service is #1 at AIS - that's why every one of our auditors completes a stringent training program, and is trained in a real-world environment before they are put into a live inventory event. Technology also plays a role - our custom-designed data collectors are programmed with error-checking engineering to minimize the possibility of keystroke errors.

Once all the areas have been counted and the results compiled, the team supervisor presents and reviews the reports with you. As a further guarantee, a final physical tour of the store with the client is standard procedure to summarize what was done in each area, ensuring that you are completely satisfied.

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Associates Inventory Service
1040 Lost View Drive
PO Box 50687
Billings, MT 59105


Phone: 406-245-3676
Toll Free: 877-240-4647
Mobile: 406-698-6506
E-Mail: info@AssociatesInventory.com

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