No one knows the importance of an effective inventory management system like Nick Von K.
Nick Von K was born out of an idea and a dream, then pushed along by circumstance. When New Zealand fashion label Ricochet was sold in 2010, accessories designer Nick Klarwill decided it was time to get out there on his own.
Nick Von K was picked up almost immediately in both New Zealand and abroad, recognised as a brand specialising in hand-carved jewellery and organic materials. Nick was hailed for his eclectic, innovative and unique collections and business began to boom... fast.
With a sudden growth in business came a natural growth in administration that started to consume too much of the Nick Von K team’s time. Nick’s time to design more pieces and grow his business was stolen by an ineffective inventory management system.
So when Nick Von K started using TradeGecko as a way to streamline their stock management and administrative tasks, they hoped to get back some of their precious time.
According to Nick Von K director Anja Packman, the New Zealand-based SME was being weighed down by their own success and their inventory management system couldn’t keep up with growing business.
“We were using our own order management system and had to manually write up sales, which took up so much of our time,” says Anja.
“It was important for us to have an inventory and order management system that was professional as we started to grow across New Zealand and Australia.”
Unhappy with how they managed their operations behind the scenes and desperate to get back to expanding their business, Nick Von K started to look for a solution that would simplify their inventory system and streamline administrative tasks.
After searching high and low for a solution to their inventory management nightmare and administration headache, Nick Von K settled on TradeGecko.
And they haven’t looked back.
“TradeGecko has given us more time to concentrate on the important issues within the business and it’s given us the piece of mind that our administration tasks are being taken care of.” says Anja.
Having converted Nick Von K’s rough stock list into a proper inventory management system, Packman says TradeGecko has solved all of their original administration problems.
“The sku codes make it so easy for our retailers to make orders with us. We used to waste so much time having to do a manual stock check,” she says.
“Not to mention, the invoices, sales orders, purchase orders and other documents from TradeGecko look much more professional!”
Nick Von K’s advice to anyone out there having administrative troubles is to implement an inventory management system right away because it makes business (and life!) so much easier.
"Even if you’re unsure, it’s definitely worth just doing the TradeGecko free trial. You’ll find it keeps everything so streamlined and accessible that you’ll fall in love with it like we did.”
Nick Von K is a jewellery design company based in Auckland, New Zealand. They stock a number of leading jewellery retailers and fashion boutiques throughout New Zealand and Australia.
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