Msg#: 3384702 posted 3:26 am on Jul 3, 2007 (gmt 0)
I'm curious how many different products you offer and how many orders you get per day. I'd like to learn more about how those two things relate. This will surely vary widely, so feel free to include the average order size, average markup, and any other pieces of info you think are valid.
I offer about 320 products and I get about 3 orders/day on average. The average size of the order is about $35 and the average markup is about cost*3.
Hmmm...I've never really thought about this before, but we offer around 20,000 products but only have about 250 orders per day. That's only a fraction over 1% of our line-items being sold in a given day.
Yeah, we carry a relatively "normal" inventory with equal mixture of B2B & B2C. This discussion has started me thinking, is there an optimum range? Could this number be used as in indicator of whether or not to expand/contract the items you sell?