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Choosing Inventory Management Software for eCommerce

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To keep your business running profitably, you need to be like Goldilocks: not too much inventory and not too little. In the first case, you have too much cash tied up in stock and may have trouble meeting operating expenses. In the second, you might miss out on sales.

Here are some of the best systems for tracking and integrating stock, vendors, customers, selling channels and more.
 
4PSite 
• Cloud-based platform manages inventory, orders, shipping and finance 
• Connects with ecommerce platforms such as Shopify, Magento, Bigcommerce and Volution 
• Facilitates sales on marketplaces like Amazon, eBay, Newegg, Etsy and Rakuten
• One dashboard shows all platforms and marketplaces
• Flexible and scalable, it lets you easily expand your business
 
StitchLabs
• Centralized real-time inventory management
• Order management and logistics
• Inventory financial reports
• Multi-channel integration with Amazon, Shopify, Magento, Woo Commerce and more
• Allows team collaborations in daily operations
 
ChannelAdvisor
• Manages and predicts inventory for selling on multiple sites like eBay, Amazon, Walmart and Sears
• Digital marketing channel reaches potential customers on Google, FaceBook, Bing and Yahoo
• Price manager keeps your prices competitive
• Provides insights on which products are bought online vs. offline
 
SellerCloud 
• Inventory synced with multiple selling channels, warehouses, vendors, repricers, shopping carts and payment gateways
• Scheduled listings
• Order processing and shipping
• Product catalog building
• Customer feedback management
 
nChannel 
• Syncs online and in-store sales (buy online, pick up in store)
• Integrates front end sales channels such as Shopify, Amazon and Magento with back end fulfillment systems 
• Updates inventory in real time as orders are placed
 
Dear Systems 
• Simple, user-friendly software ideal for small businesses
• Inventory management for one or multiple warehouses
• Manufacturing management
• POS system
• Accounting
• Integrates with many platforms such as eBay, Shopify and Woo Commerce
 
Most of these choices offer a free trial so you can see how easy the software is to use and whether it does what you want it to. Keeping both present and future needs in mind, choose the tools that will save time, keep customers happy, and ultimately help your business grow.

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