Not enough goods to sell in Cities Skylines

Another problem in Cities Skylines which should have your building is not enough goods to sell. In mine article today we will look what cause this problems and how to fix it. This tutorial works on mine City so I hope that mine advice helps you solving problems.

What cause not enough goods to sell problems?

For the first you need to understand what cause problem to solve them. This problems could have commercial zones when they don’t have enough goods. In Cities Skylines are two important sources of goods first is industry and second are imports.

From these two sources you could see ride out some “small trucks” which are delivering goods from industry/imports to your commercial zones. These trucks are important for suppling…

Small pink truck delivering goods in my city.

… so it’s important for them to have clear traffic because if there will be traffic jams or if they will need to take some big detour around your city. Then will be time for supply longer and some commercial zones could have problem with slow delivery.

Biggest problems which cause not enough goods to sell:

  • Not enough production in your industry.
  • Long supply chain from your cargo terminals (imports)
  • Bad traffic and jams in your city.

These bottlenecks are main when we will talk about problem with not enough goods to sell. If you find where these bottlenecks are made then you solve all problems.

How to solve not enough goods to sell?

First thing which you must to do is check your traffic. Is good when you connect your industry zones to your city. If there isn’t direct and fast connection then your trucks with goods could have problems. So you need to check that every parts of your city are connected directly.

If this don’t helps you. You could (and for me works well) connect industry zones with rest of city by public transport or by sidewalk…

Connecting industry and city with sidewalk
From article about overpass in Cities Skylines

… when I’m doing this I’m trying to optimize how amount of traffic must flow between resident zones and industry zones. Less traffic of people mean more space for traffic of delivery trucks. Good choice could be metro or trains because this type of traffic don’t use roads.

If you have some big interchanges which are bottleneck then you should change this big interchanges to roundabouts or your could use one-way roads. More tips for roads.

If you solve problems with traffic. Then you must focus on your industry. You must check if you don’t need more industrial zones. If will be orange column high then you must focus on expanding your industry zones…

… if there isn’t problem then you must build cargo terminal for trains or boats. Which will increase imports to your city. But in mine opinion and experience. I don’t need cargo terminal since mine town don’t have population around 100 000 peoples.

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