Showing posts from June, 2018
MY Firsthand Experience of Inventorying at Pillar Surplus
As mentioned before Inventorying has many steps and can become very time consuming. A few days ago, I slipped on my steel toe shoes for once and got to experience a different task at Pillar Surplus. What I experienced showed me the drive my co-workers have to have, to reach success, when inventorying.
At first, I honestly thought it was going to be simpler than what my previous blog had said. It was the complete opposite after the first step. The first step was taking notes and making an observation on the brand, measurements and condition. Then we take our own pictures of the part to prove that nothing is being hidden from our customers that will be viewing them on the website.
After that we write its new lot number on it or its packaging with a vibrant paint marker and assign it to a bin, to make it navigable when it is purchased. Then this was repeated a couple more times at once for different parts to be efficient, and not…
What it’s like Working at Pillar Surplus
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out,” (R. Coiller). From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Monday through Friday, my fellow co-workers consistently have hard work running through their veins. The business’s friendly service and our nicely-priced quality parts keep Pillar Surplus on its toes.
When offering a variety of items, there are many steps when it comes to inventory. Workers have to gather part numbers from each part, to be documented on research forms for future use. Then they need to be counted and then photographed. Next, more research is done to collect general information and average pricing, so they can list the part on the website, Craigslist and/or eBay. Inventorying can get really in-depth but brings convenience to the customer’s table. When taking these steps, information on the parts becomes transparent. Customers know exactly what they are buying and view the condition of the product before purchasing by viewi…