Future Stock

On average accounts for

8%
of additional
orders
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Future Stocks were co-constructed with OneStock. Should we rely on the ecommerce platform’s stock? The carrier platform’s stock? Is it more interesting to buy straight from a supplier? OneStock’s orchestration and intelligence capture everything that happens in our ERP i.e. all the supplier orders placed, integrated shipping notices and receipts. OneStock’s OMS works out the best way to go. If there is no inbound flow, then OneStock triggers a procurement event like a picking order at the warehouse.”
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Séverine Candau

IT Manager
Cultura

Why should you implement Future Stock?

MORE
sales
LESS
stock

by selling stock that you don’t yet have physically

Future Stock overview

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Expand the catalogue of items available for sale
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Satisfy the majority of customer purchasing intentions
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Sell products you’ve not yet received
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Reduce storage for stores and warehouses
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Optimise stock flow and increase revenue
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Unique
Future Stock features

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The only OMS working with Future Stock

OneStock is currently the only Order Management System to allow retailers to sell both current and future stock. With Future Stock, get rid of stock-outs by selling products that you don’t yet have in stock!

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to sell more!

FAQ – Future Stock

What is Future Stock?

Future Stock is an omnichannel solution allowing you to expand the range of products available for sale by including stock that is about to be restocked, in transit, or that can be ordered directly from a supplier.

Do I need a specific omnichannel tool to implement Future Stock?

An Order Management System will allow you to have better understanding and visibility of your stock and current orders, including Future Stock.

How does Future Stock work?

In an omnichannel system, Future Stock is considered an additional stock point from which a customer order can be completed. It is a strategic stock point because it expands the product catalogue and takes over from stores and warehouses in the event of stock shortages. This allows all customer orders to be fulfilled. 

Does Future Stock improve stock management for retailers?

Yes! Future Stock allows retailers to save time, optimise the selection of products sold (specifically on the website) and save on storage space. Allowing future stock to fulfil online orders also gives the retailers’ purchasing teams additional information to develop their purchasing strategies. They can access the number of orders that have been placed from future stock, and can gauge whether the number of orders, the volume of purchases and the size breakdowns are correct. 
By analysing the orders placed for items from future stock early on, it is possible to increase or reduce the order volume of future stock to better meet customer demand.
An additional benefit of this module is that once the stock has been received, it is immediately dispatched to the customer, which means that the storage units are not cluttered.

How does Future Stock allow retailers to sell more while decreasing physical stock?

Future Stock expands the available online offering and allows retailers to sell not only the stock that they have to hand (in the warehouse or in stores) but also the Future Stock: the purchased orders and in-transit stock. In this way, retailers don’t reject sales or lose customers. They can keep on selling products and share a later delivery date rather than completely losing the sale. Retailers sell more using Future Stock!

What are the retail benefits of Future Stock?

For the retailers, it’s all about stock optimisation! When a product is unavailable, instead of stopping selling it online, they just have to place a purchase order with the provider. As soon as the purchase order is placed, retailers can sell the items online again. When the order is received, in the warehouse or in store, it can be immediately shipped to the customer. Future Stock means less handling, less stock and more sales!

What are the benefits of Future Stock for customers?

Thanks to Future Stock, customers can access a wider range of products. Purchase intentions are met immediately and the buying process is made easier. Customers no longer need to keep returning to the ecommerce website to check whether their desired items are back in stock. The items in question can be ordered immediately, and whilst delivery times are extended, this does not constitute a barrier for customers providing the availability date indicated is accurate and reliable.