Saturday, December 3, 2011
Thoughts on Inventory, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Selling clothing retail must be a tough business. Countless stores like these throughout the world have to buy inventory, then hope the shoppers come in, like it and buy it; then, at the end of the season the stores have to sell what's left likely at a loss; then, next season, bring in a new inventory and repeat the whole process - seems a lot risky and mighty challenging.
On the other hand, if one were in the rock-selling business, the inventory almost never changes, the inventory doesn't degrade (except over eons of time), and it can be stored outside in any weather.
I think I'd rather be in the rock-selling business - just a thought.