There is a group of people from a company who comes in to actually complete the task of counting the items, but your store must be prepared in order for it to be a successful inventory. Well, As you might imagine, if all are not willing or capable of helping to ready your store, you may end with a very stressful few weeks before the day of reckoning.
I do feel that we have pulled together better than I had originally thought would be possible. We have all but a few items finished and with that being said, I'm sure we'll come up with little picky things that we missed. For instance, today I spent most of the day scanning items where labels used to be but are no more. This makes for stress for the inventory techs. I printed out 13 pages of labels (36 to a sheet). But I know that there are probably some that I missed. When you are looking at labels all day, you tend to not see any more. Or if you are seeing, it's double that your eyes are envisioning.
But this inventory helps give me a bonus at the end, so say a prayer that it goes as planned.