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New Mobile App With Inventory Management And Order Check-In Features Changing The Way The Hospitality Industry Operates Forever

Written by
Elmera Asadipour

BlueCart's long-awaited Inventory Management feature is finally hitting the app in mid December and it’s ready to shake up the industry. Users now have access to features that allow them to create multiple inventory sheets and set par values for each individual product. BlueCart has earned a reputation for revolutionizing the hospitality industry, and the Inventory Management rollout proves that there are no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Not only is BlueCart rolling out their native app Inventory Management feature, but the new Order Check-In feature is making its debut as well.

"The rollout of Inventory Management on the BlueCart platform adds so much value for us as a thriving restaurant chain in Southern California. The application provides more accuracy in tracking all of my inventory, giving me the ability to better judge future orders. I no longer have to rely on reviewing invoices and Excel spreadsheets to find this data, which reduces my operations time. It’s all right there on the app."

-- Niels Tervoort, General Manager, Cafe Gratitude (San Diego)

With Inventory Management, businesses can create as many inventory sheets as they like and add as many products to track as they want to those sheets. Users can then save those sheets and return to take inventory at any time and anywhere. Users also have the luxury of creating their own par level (number of the product you should have in stock) and on-hand value (actual number of the product after taking your inventory). Based on the difference between the par level and on-hand value, BlueCart quickly determines how much of the product is needed to re-order!  The user is then one-click away to adding the re-order amount directly to their cart. Ahhh...what a simple life!

Detailed graphs on the app will show you your inventory levels and trends over time, allowing you to optimize your future inventory levels and lower food waste. BlueCart app users can run leaner inventories and reduce the amount of product lost to waste or theft each week by up to 52%, generating an estimated savings of $119 per week over traditional ordering methods.

The award-winning startup has also digitized the order check-in process. Before the launch of this feature, drivers would deliver all of their restaurants order items and check them off a paper list. If something was missing or the restaurant manager wanted to return an item, they would have to wait for the driver to return to the vendor to process the return. With the BlueCart app, checking in an order is simple and convenient. Straight off the application, you have the ability to manage and resolve credits. You can check all of the items that have arrived on the truck, reflecting specific quantities as well. If you want to return extra items you can record it directly from the app and your vendor will get an email confirmation of all the changes you have made to your order in real-time upon delivery.

BlueCart launched in 2014 offering free mobile platforms to the restaurant and hospitality sector for the purposes of modernizing and improving the wholesale ordering process between buyers and suppliers. BlueCart received $4 million in Series A Funding and occupies offices in Washington DC, New York City, and San Francisco with over 15,000 businesses on its platform. Today, the company is a lucrative, award winning SaaS start-up.

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