But for small business operators, a spreadsheet can do the job well for little to no cost. It’s possible with Google Sheets.
In the startup stages of your business, using a spreadsheet is a perfectly acceptable way to manage your inventory. Google Sheets has plenty of functionality to get you off the ground and it’s free. With a spreadsheet, you can pre-define the relationships between the cells in the table, so that changing one cell (for example, inventory count) can affect another cell (like the point at which you need to reorder).
In fact, unless you have $100k - $1 million in turnover, a spreadsheet is great for businesses that keep a small volume of inventory, with only a couple suppliers.