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Commerce Server Inventory System Part 1

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Inventory management is a vital part of any retail business, whether it’s a traditional brick-and-mortar shop or an online Web site.Inventory management provides you with critical information about the condition of your products, such as whether you are low on stock and your inventory needs to be replenished.Inventory management also provides your customers with accurate information, letting them know when items are out-of-stock, back-ordered, or pre-orderable.Failure to provide your customers with this information puts you at risk of losing future business.Inventory management also gives you insight into which products are selling well and which products are not.This information allows you to make better business decisions on how to market your products, and whether or not to even carry them.Previous versions of Commerce Server to 2007 did not have an out-of-the-box inventory system.Instead, developers were either required to customize and extend the catalog schema, as well as write …