Other Services

In addition to Retail (Physical) Inventory Services we also offer:

  • Asset Inventory Services
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  • DataDots™
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  • Gift Certificates
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Associates Inventory Service - Store Inventory

Store Inventory
How is the Inventory Conducted?
Our representative will meet with you before the inventory to determine your needs, to map out the store and list your Department classifications, along with any other specific requirements you might have.
A Master Sheet, unique to your store, is created, listing Areas, Departments and the requirements you want. Area totals are entered on this sheet as each area is completed.
Each auditor uses a specially designed inventory data collector to enter actual physical counts of store merchandise either at retail or cost depending upon how the merchandise is marked and your needs.
As the Inventory progresses, tags or markers are placed on the shelf, bin, or case to show that it has been counted. Totals by department are compiled at the completion of the inventory.
The data collected will be provided to you in three printed reports.
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Our reports will give you the accurate information you need to manage your business at maximum profitability.
Area Totals
An area is a physical location. We divide your store into identifiable physical areas and sections to assure that nothing is overlooked. This type of report will give your Dollar ($) values by area.
Department Totals
We total merchandise by your departments. This report will give your Dollar ($) values by Department.
Departments Within Areas
Within each physical area, we report the distribution of merchandise by category. The report shows Dollar ($) values by Department within an area.
Inventory History
The location and categories of the prior inventory (if counted by AIS) are listed. Our reports compare your current inventory to the prior inventory.
Store layout is provided with numbers assigned to correspond with location reports.

Our Address

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

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