The manager is responsible for entering items into inventory,
assigning unit costs, creating selling strategies, releasing
products to the Describer so they can be prepared for
auction, and coordinating the successful sale of individual
items. The manager must also coordinate the activities
of the other job groups and assure they are completing
their assigned duties. This is accomplished by monitoring
the performance of the organization using the powerful
reporting options available. The manager fulfills these
duties by logging in using the assigned password and ID,
and then accessing the Manger's home page which appears
Some menu items on this page are relatively straightforward
and it is easy to see the task they accomplish. For instance, "Last
100 Items" presents a list of the last 100 items
the manager entered, and from this lists, allows reviewing
or editing any of them. Some are a little more unclear,
so let's look at some of these. The "Item Search" presents
a list of items that match information entered in a search
field. The list, or report, also allows the manager to
edit the item from there, or view its status in the system.
After entering the search criteria the following screen
shows the search results returned, as well as an explanation
of the status icons.
The reports option provides access to the internal management,
consignment, and financial reports that EZLister.net will
generate. These are the subject of a separate tour. Now
let's look at how a manager can generate a report, and
then immediately use the results to take additional action
on the items that make up the report. Here is a recreation
of a Non Performing Item Report.
Here are some important elements that EZLister.net uses
to navigate around the system. First, notice that the
first ten column headings are bolded. When you see bolded
column heading, this means that by clicking these headings
you can re-sort the report. Imagine how useful it may
be to see a sorted list of items according to price. Click
the price heading and the list sorts and appears in ascending
order. Click the price heading again, and the lists re-sorts
into descending prices. This feature is available throughout
the program wherever you see bolded column headings.
Now, look at the first row in the list. See the items
presented as links. Clicking any of these links takes
you to another screen where additional actions can be
performed. For instance, clicking the eBay ID link will
take you to the eBay auction listing. Clicking the Item
ID link presents a Sales History report for this item.
This procedure is commonly referred to as drilling down,
and the ability to drill down throughout EZLister.net
increases the power of the program while making it very
simple to use.
The final menu option here is Account Info. This presents
a managerial screen that reviews the status and usage
of an account and allows for the purchase of more auctions.
This concludes our brief overview of the manger function.
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