loft - 8:48 pm on Nov 18, 2011 (gmt 0)
Hello, I new to this forum.
First of all I need to say "sorry for my bad English". If anybody doesn't understand the content, please let me know.
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We operate an online store selling RC-toys and spare parts. 98% of the goods we sell are made and purchased in China. A common problem is the procurement of spare parts. Over a certain period of time the manufacturer cannot provide several spare parts (they are sold out). Retailer cannot provide spare parts to their customers.
In the country I am living I am required to stockpile spare parts for min. 2 years. This means I need to ensure to have the parts in stock, at any time!
When the manufacturer cannot provide a spare part, it will take 4-6 weeks until every retailers stock becomes zero.
Currenty we have no control over the market situation.
I am looking for a tool to read the competitors webshops, as follows:
- Stock (in stock / out of stock)
These information helps our business as follows:
- based on availability and price of the competitor we can adjust our price and make more profit
- based on the shrinking stock of competitors we can stockpile parts until the manufacturer is able to deliver
- a high percentage of available parts leads to more sales
Thanks for reading and replying