Category Archives: Multichannel Software & Services

The Best Inventory Management Software for Selling on Marketplaces

Manage your listings across multiple channels with the best ecommerce inventory management tools available, in four different categories.

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Whether you’re selling through your own store or on Amazon, eBay, Etsy, Walmart, or somewhere else, there’s inventory management software that will work for you. Read on to discover the perfect tool to help you streamline your overheads, maximize your sales, and use every channel for your ecommerce advantage.

Here’s what you’ll find in this guide:

  • The best value all-rounder inventory management software. These tools provide a wide variety of features suitable for most marketplaces and listings, at a highly competitive price.
  • The best inventory management software for international selling. Learn about the tools best-suited for selling on marketplaces around the world.
  • The best inventory management software for U.S. marketplaces. If you need support for up-and-coming sales channels like Facebook Marketplace and Google Shopping Actions, as well as the more established marketplaces, this is where to look.
  • The best British inventory management software. The U.K. has a strong field of home-grown multichannel systems with excellent support for British marketplaces and parcel couriers.
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StoreAutomator: The Multichannel Solution for Retailers, Brands, and Agencies

Say goodbye to spreadsheets and put multichannel ecommerce on autopilot with the powerful capabilities of StoreAutomator.

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Ecommerce businesses that sell many products across different channels often hit a stage in their growth where their systems start to hold them back. Having multiple suppliers and orders going out through Amazon, eBay and other channels can be a nightmare to track and control without a multichannel management solution.

This is where a tool like StoreAutomator can make all the difference. StoreAutomator helps ecommerce businesses to automatically list products, run advertising campaigns and fulfill orders across multiple marketplaces, shopping carts, and advertising channels. There is no need for spreadsheets, and repetition is completely eliminated.

StoreAutomator is used by ecommerce businesses of all kinds, including retailers, brands, manufacturers, and agencies, particularly those with numerous product lines and high order volumes.

Here’s where StoreAutomator came from, what it does, and what makes it different to the other multichannel solutions out there.

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Ecommerce Inventory Management Software: Demystified!

Here’s everything you need to know to find the right inventory management software for your multichannel ecommerce business

Inventory management software (IMS) is vital for most ecommerce businesses. Whether you’re selling through an ecommerce website, or on third-party marketplaces, you need to track and manage all your product lines. With the right IMS you’ll be able to optimize your stock levels, manage sales on multiple channels, and maximize your revenues and profits.

We’ve noticed that there’s lots of confusion about exactly what an IMS is and what it does. That’s why we’ve created this complete guide that tells you everything you need to know. From what an IMS can do, and the main benefits and features, through to advice on choosing the right IMS for your online retail business and any potential pitfalls.

We’ll help you see through the jargon and the marketing to find the perfect IMS for your online retail and marketplace needs. Although there are plenty of IMS products for traditional retailers, we’re going to focus on inventory management software designed for ecommerce, including third-party marketplaces like Amazon and eBay.

Let’s get into it.

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How Can I Put Multi-Channel Vendors on the Spot and Find the Right One for Me?

Channel and inventory management is one of the most competitive software niches. Matt Ferguson helps reader Seb find the best one for him.

Readers’ Questions are in partnership with Emanaged and Online Seller Consulting.

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I got into “multi-channel” selling a couple of years back, to increase sales and reduce the risk of all my income coming through one marketplace. It’s going well with sales on Amazon and eBay, including international sites, and my own store. If any one channel went down tomorrow it wouldn’t kill my whole business in a shot like it would have before.

This year I’ve hit a roadblock. There’s a lot of admin overhead from running all these channels, we are overselling more and more often, and keeping listings in sync is an absolute nightmare.

I know I need a multi-channel management system but the more I research it, the more my head hurts. It’s impossible to figure out exactly what features they have, how much they charge, what the setup and support is like, and how well they actually do what they are supposed to. There doesn’t seem to be any clear market leader and some of them charge way too much.

How can I sort the wheat from the chaff and find the right solution for me, at a reasonable price?

— Seb S., Toronto

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Marketplace Management Tools: How Do I Choose the Right One?

Matthew Ferguson takes on his hardest question yet: how to choose a multichannel management tool – the octopus of your ecommerce zoo!

Readers’ Questions are in partnership with Emanaged and Online Seller Consulting.

Question

We sell a number of goods from several different suppliers, and we can’t keep it all organized with spreadsheets anymore. We sell on Amazon and eBay, and want to sell on Walmart and others. We were looking at systems out there and there’s so many. Inventory managers, listings tools, etc. I have no idea where to start. They all seem to do different things. Help?

— Chris from L.A.

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