You need to know what inventory software & tagging systems stores are using before you start running your own store. It's good to be an apprentice when you are being paid to learn isn't it.
To start with, you should be visiting second hand book stores in your area and note the following information:
1. Pricing. This involves more than just the price on the book. For instance, how does the price differ for different copies of the same book? How much more is the store charging for a copy that is in better condition so to speak?
2. Categories. Are books grouped according to category such as Mysteries, travel, etc.? You might want to set up your inventory by category and then list each book that fits into that category.
3. Buy a book and see how the sales receipt is generated. Is it hand written or computer generated?
4. Do the stores use barcoding on the books or use some other means to identify the books in their inventory system?
5. Then you need to think about the type of inventory software you will want to buy before you set up your inventory. Very bad idea to set up an inventory system and then have to change over to another system because your first system didn’t meet your needs.
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