Automate Cycle Counts for Smoke & Vape Shops

Save time while increasing stock accuracy with Stocktakes

What Is Cycle Counting?

When you have hundreds of skus, typically across several locations or sales channels, managing your vape store inventory can be challenging. Cycle counts are one of the best ways to ensure what you have on the shelves matches what’s in your books.

Cycle counting is the process of counting small sections of your smoke shop inventory so you cycle through your entire stock on a consistent basis.

Benefits of Cycle Counting

How To Complete A Cycle Count For Your Vape Shop

  1. Start with clean records
  2. Create a cycle count report
  3. Count your merchandise
  4. Note any inventory errors
  5. Review policies
  6. Update your records
  7. Repeat

To learn more about cycle counts and how to do them, view cycle count our guide >

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How To Automate Cycle Counts With Thrive

Thrive will highlight any stock discrepancies and will automatically update all your sales channels with the correct stock count at once. View and download previous Stocktake reports to see patterns where errors typically occur, like receiving inventory, to make more informed business decisions. Additionally, require a manager’s approval with user permissions before submitting any inventory updates.

Scan To Count

Using a barcode scanner saves time and increases accuracy. Eliminate writing or typing your entire inventory count by scanning each product’s barcode to tally.


Set up routine stock counts daily, weekly, or even quarterly so your inventory levels never get out of hand. Easily duplicate a Stocktake to be used again and again, saving your team time.

Audit Logs

Make changes to previous Stocktakes, view discrepancy reports, and even cancel one if you never got around to finishing it.

Blind Counts

Increase accuracy and employee accountability by hiding the expected inventory levels during a count.

Stocktake Reporting

Thrive does the math for you with pre-built Stocktake reporting. Have visibility on products that are due for a count and get an overhead view of all adjustments and discrepancies from each count.

Custom Notes

Take detailed notes if the physical inventory doesn’t match your records. Look into any differences to see if you can identify where the deltas are coming from.

Why Smoke Shops Stores Choose Thrive

Thrive allows us to easily manage our inventory, accounting for every item that comes in and out of stores, including dealing with exchanges and returns. Don't hesitate to try this incredibly valuable tool for your retail store(s).
Bogey's Smoke Shop
I have been with this great company for over 5 years and beside how wonderful the service is, the innovation of features they keep bringing in is really what makes them ideal for any small business like mine.
Sinbad Vapors
For the first time in 10 years of business everything is automated thanks to Thrive! I used to spend days doing orders, doing inventory and trying to figure out how the business was doing. Now I get automated reports for everything and ordering is so easy. It is more than worth the money to have this.
Southern Rock Tobacco
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