Employee training is a baseline necessity for every business, but especially for bars. Each place runs things differently, and inventory can be a big learning curve. There are so many options to choose from and ways to count that it can be overwhelming for new employees to try and remember each way they’ve been taught, and throw it out the window.
This doesn’t just mean the actual process of counting though. Everyone knows how to take a piece of paper and a pen and go count bottles (it’s honestly a little demeaning to assume someone can’t). It’s the intricacies of the process that require some basic training. For example, training someone to know what to look out for regarding potential inventory shrinkage risks, like spillage, theft, and overpours. If you know what some of the symptoms of those issues may be, passing them on to your new employees can make life easier for all parties involved.
The biggest learning curve for counting inventory though, is learning a new system. Although the majority of bars tend to still rely on pen and paper counting to do their bottle inventory, there is a recent emergence of digital systems to try and streamline the process and keep it digitized. Some of these systems can be challenging to learn, and can cause confusion if new employees are used to using a different system in their previous gigs.
BarMinder is easy to learn, and easy on the lives of you and your employees. Centered on a wireless liquor pour spout, The BarMinder Inventory System tracks every bottle from when it enters the establishment until it goes into the trash. By combining data from the spouts about every drop being poured at the bar with real-time counts of every bottle in storage, BarMinder lets you never have to count another bottle of liquor. Ever. Just slap a sticker to the neck of the bottle and check it into the system, your inventory is complete and provided to you in real-time on our hub at your bar or anywhere in the world on your phone. No more incorrect counts, no more hours wasted on counting bottles. You and your staff can focus on caring for customers, and BarMinder will let you know when there’s something you can do to make more money.