Managing Liquor Inventory Sucks

Counting your liquor bottles is a necessary evil of any bar or restaurant. After all, if you don’t know what you have, how can you properly operate? The problem is that your employees are always busy, especially during peak hours. Every bar and restaurant is short staffed, and carving out time to do inventory takes time away from other equally important things.

Inventory sucks. It doesn’t have to.

Even with a small inventory, just writing your counts down can take hours and must be done weekly to keep the shelves filled. Your staff normally doesn’t have that kind of time because they’re busy caring for your customers. If an employee is asked to take inventory during open hours, it can be jotted down sloppily and done in bursts over a long period of time. As a result, inventory can be double counted, written illegibly, or just forgotten about. Not only will money be wasted, but so will everyone’s time. It is just not realistic to do it during business hours, and most employees don’t want to end their work day with such a tedious task. 

After all of this time and effort, you still aren’t done with the inventory process. The data you get from the count usually gets put in a spreadsheet somewhere so you can place your orders. It takes valuable time out of your business’s day and still ends up being far from perfect.

In the 21st century, inventory should not be this hard. We have phones that can talk to space, why are you still walking around with pen and paper counting bottles?

That’s where BarMinder comes in. 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 the 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.

BarMinder is currently available in Atlanta, Georgia and will launch everywhere soon. Sign up for more details and any news on our website, 

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