Retail stocktakes, barcode scanning stocktaking services and stocktake valuations.
Since being established in 1988, we have carried out over 100,000 stocktakes and stock audits. Whatever your
type of business, whether you are looking for ongoing stocktaking services or a one-off stocktake or
stock audit we have the experience, systems and conscientious trained staff to provide you with a top
quality yet affordable service.
Stocktakes can take various forms; barcode scanning, valuation or inventory. We’ll always be very happy to
assist and provide a service that will more that meet your requirements and exceed your expectations
Clothing, fashion and footwear stocktaking services
We know that clothing stocktakes are unique due to the fact that every garment has its own specific barcode to
allow for different sizes and colours. Because of this, our approach to counting the stock is tailor-made and
involves scanning the barcode on every item.
Our state-of-the-art barcode scanners and super efficient stocktaking software have been tried and tested during
tens of thousands of clothing retail stocktakes for some of The World’s largest multiple retail chains as well
as local independent and designer outlets throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe.
Efficiency, accuracy and reliability are always assured.
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We are proud to work with some of the world’s most renowned cosmetics retailers and have a great deal of
experience in this field. At Abacus Valuers, we know that cosmetic stocktakes are all about the detail.
Our staff pride themselves on working meticulously when counting items that can look similar but are actually
different products from the same range, or the same item in different colours/shades. At the end of the stocktake,
our clients are provided with a selection of reports that are easy to understand and interpret, enabling swift action if required.
Motorway service area stocktaking services
We have considerable experience in dealing with this type of stocktake and stock audit. We have perfected methods
to run such projects where other companies often fail due to the diversity of stock when dealing with a mixed
retail and catering operation.
Most motorway service areas contain multiple outlets. A great deal of communication and preparation goes into
planning these stocktakes, to ensure that everybody knows what is going to happen, what preparations they need
to make and what results they will receive.
Garage forecourt stocktakes
Having completed many thousands of these over the years we are well aware of the right and wrong approaches to
stocktaking a garage forecourt. Peak trading periods must be avoided to prevent any disruption to trade and a
carefully considered plan is always agreed.
With many deliveries potentially arriving, accurate cut-off information is captured to ensure that accounting
figures are always accurate.
We have experience of undertaking forecourt fuel reconciliations and are well aware of the associated environmental
and health and safety implications.
CTN, newsagent and convenience store stocktaking services – multiple retailers and independents
We have substantial experience in stocktaking for this particular market sector, and we have worked for national
chains including Spar, Southern Co-op, Alldays, and The Co-op. We know that convenience and CTN stocktakes are
unique in their own right, due to the fact that there is such a diversity of stock.
We can use our own barcode scanners, or yours. We also carry a stock of Piccolink scanners which are compatible
with many Spar systems. We can also carry out a manual valuation for business transfer of annual stocktake purposes.
We pride ourselves on providing accurate, reliable and honest information to support the business transfer process.
Licensed trade and catering stocktakes and valuations
We provide licensed trade stocktaking services for pubs, clubs, cafes and restaurants based all over the UK and
Ireland - and have worked on large projects for multiple clients as well as independent businesses.
We pride ourselves on carrying out these stocktakes accurately and efficiently and the advice we give can often
have far reaching implications. We have saved our clients money in many ways from tightening portion control
to claiming all tax deductable outgoings. Some clients’ tax bills have been reduced significantly.