Inventory is a major expense for almost any business. Whether you started a bar, [opened a clothing store], or recently [started a beauty salon], having the right amount of inventory on-hand is crucial. Sometimes you may need additional cash to stock up for busier seasons or to take advantage of better pricing from vendors.
Many times, businesses get loans and use those funds to purchase inventory. Here are some of the ways borrowing to purchase inventory can help your business:
1. Stock up for an event or special occasion
In many cases, having excess inventory lying around is a bad thing - but before a special event, like Small Business Saturday or the Holidays, extra inventory can support more sales to meet a spike in demand. Whether you’re expecting more traffic or want to customize inventory that is tailored to a specific celebration, taking a loan can give you the flexibility to address those needs and make the most of the opportunity.
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2. Launch a new product
You know the new product you’re set to introduce will be a must-have item - but do you have enough inventory to meet expected demand? If you need the upfront cash to buy all that inventory, consider a loan to help give your new product the launch it deserves.
3. Prepare for busier seasons
Your business may make more of its income during certain busier periods (think of a toy store that sells more during the holidays), but the uptick in cash from those months may not stretch through to cover costs all year. Using loan proceeds during less busy times to buy inventory or support overall business operations may allow you to meet demand when sales heat up.
4. Access discounts on inventory
Cash flow constraints can often prevent a business from buying inventory at the most efficient and cost-effective moment. A loan to finance inventory purchases can allow you to access larger volumes or pay up-front discounts, avoid last minute shipping costs and capitalize on any number of time-sensitive opportunities (such as a going out of business sale).
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Square Capital offers easy access to fast, flexible and simply-priced [small business loans] to help you grow your business.
This communication is for informational purposes only and is not intended as financial or legal advice.
Square Capital, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Square, Inc. All loans are issued by Celtic Bank, a Utah-Chartered Industrial Bank. Member FDIC, located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Loans are not issued to borrowers in ND. The individual authorized to act on behalf of the business must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and at least 18 years old. Valid U.S. bank account and Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number are required. Actual fee depends upon payment card processing history and loan amount. A minimum payment of 1/18th of the initial loan balance is required every 60 days and full loan repayment is required within 18 months. All loans are subject to credit approval.