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by Shaz K

How Home Staging Companies Are Using Sortly Pro to Streamline and Grow

Wednesday 5, Sep 2018

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Home staging companies are a much-loved third-party vendor who can help real estate agents and private clients get homes sold and leased sooner. These companies often work swiftly, creating a lived-in but picture-perfect vibe for a listed property in a matter of hours.

It’s no surprise that home staging companies, then, would need a little bit of help keeping all their stuff organized. From fitted sheets to fireplace accessories, there’s a seemingly infinite list of finishing touches that staging companies must keep track of. If you work for a staging company and are tired of trying to track down, well, everything, you’re in luck: Sortly Pro was designed to make your workday infinitely easier.

Here are 10 ways Sortly Pro can help your staging company streamline inventory operations so you can focus on power rooms, poofs and–of course–profits.

 


1. Know Where All Your Stuff Is

If you’re like most stagers, you’ve got a million things going on at once–and all over town. With Sortly Pro, you can effortlessly organize and sort every last item by location. This makes it super easy to find out whether something’s is available, with a customer or collecting dust in storage.

 

2. Keep Track of Details Small and Big

With easy-to-use notes feature for every item, users can painlessly record where an item was from, how much you paid for it and how much you typically charge to rent it. Sortly Pro’s open-ended notes section is completely customizable and–unlike paper–impossible to misplace. Instead of having to track down an old email or a printed rental agreement, you can instantly learn more about an item with the click of a button or the touch of a finger.

 

3. Visualize Your Inventory Through Pictures

So many inventory systems–even modern ones!–are just text, text, text. But Sortly Pro was designed with you in mind, and we put so much effort into an intuitive user experience that uses real, high-resolution pictures to show you what you’ve got. This makes designing that much easier on you and your team.

 

4. Organize Intuitively with Folders

Sortly Pro’s customizable folder functionality makes it easy for home stagers to see their whole inventory clearly. Folders can be organized however you’d like, but many of our home-staging clients like to organize by project, item category, room type or vibe. You can distinguish mid-century modern tchotchkes from feminine, romantic miscellania simply by moving items from one folder to another.

 

5. Set Reminders for Stock levels, Warranty, Expiry and Loan Dates

If your staging company is using products that are under warranty, have expirations dates, or were loaned or leased, then Sortly Pro’s reminders can be a real life-saver. We’ll let you know when time is running out, so you don’t have to set up a whole other system within your calendar.

 

6. Stop Relying on Certain Employees

Got an office manager who knows everything? Or are you that point person everyone’s calling all the time? Either way, Sortly Pro can help your colleagues and employees from becoming overly dependent on a certain person. There’s no need to call or email asking where something is or when it’s going to return to stock. All the details are on Sortly Pro, available in an instant via intuitive search.

 

7. Get Real-Time, Accurate Information

When it comes time to stage, there’s nothing worse than building your design around a bed frame that’s broken. With Sortly Pro, you’ll always have a to-the-minute inventory in the palm of your hands. No more hurried phone calls, panicked emails or unnecessary trips to Target required.

 

8. Share Beautiful PDFs of Inventory

Sortly Pro makes sharing inventory easy, whether that’s granting read-only access to your delivery team or sharing a customizable PDF of every hand towel you’ve ever bought with your very picky client. This feature, which many stagers call a game-changer, can save your business valuable resources on day one.

9. Access Item Details by Scanning Barcodes or QR Codes

Sortly Pro has great search functionality, but many stagers are also giddy about our scanning features. If you’ve found one lime green placemat and you swear there’s three others floating around, you can simply scan the item’s barcode or QR code to learn more about it and where its mates are located at any given moment.

 

10.  Shop Confidently with On-Demand Access

Whether your staging company does its shopping at Home Goods or Neiman Marcus, wasting money on unnecessary purchases isn’t a part of any business’s strategy. With Sortly Pro, you can verify what you’ve got and where it is at any time from your smartphone, allowing you to shop smartly at Crate & Barrel’s killer sample sale.

 


Sortly Pro Inventory App Dashboard

Sortly Pro is a super simple inventory and asset tracking system that enables you to visually track all your items and any of their details including quantity, price, condition, notes etc —for a more intuitive (and less maddening) way for your team to track your inventory across multiple locations.

Unlike other inventory tracking systems, you won’t need any lengthy sales visits or a 100-page guide to figure out Sortly Pro. It’s built so you can have up and running in minutes, all on your own.

It’s time to say goodbye to lost assets, complicated spreadsheets and time-consuming “solutions” so you can spend less time inventorying and more time businessing.

Check out this short video introducing Sortly Pro

Visit our website to learn more or try Sortly Pro free for 14-days.

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