Inventory management for ShipStation
Finale Inventory now includes integration with ShipStation, the web-based shipping solution for online retailers. The combined solution tracks orders from numerous marketplaces and shopping carts through the shipping process, maintains up to date stock levels, and manages the reorder process to avoid stock outs. Finale’s flexible and user customizable reports provide clear information on the stock flowing through your company, including detailed information on purchase costs and sales prices required to keep track of your profits.
The integration provides three key capabilities to ShipStation customers:
- It tracks current stock levels for individual products, allowing multiple SKUs with different packaging to refer to the same product. For example, if you sell scouring pads in 6 packs and 12 packs on Amazon and individually and in 24 packs on EBay, then each combination of marketplace and product packaging will have its own SKU. Finale will let your enter the relationship between the SKU and product identifier you use for tracking stock, and will automatically create shipment records in Finale for the associated quantity and product identifier for each shipment in ShipStation.
- It generates purchase orders based on established reorder levels and approved vendor lists for each product. Each product can have multiple approved vendors, with vendor specific pricing and part numbers automatically added to the purchase order. When working with multiple warehouses, different reorder levels can be set for each warehouse. When receiving goods, Finale handles matching goods received against the original purchase order and flagging any discrepancies.
- It creates reports using the detailed item level information on purchases and sales required to track your actual costs and profits. All reports in Finale can be fully customized by the end user, can be filtered along various dimensions, and exported to PDF or Excel for further analysis.
Finale’s integration works by pulling orders directly from the ShipStation service. Setting up the integration requires no changes to the ShipStation configuration, or to the way orders flow into ShipStation from shopping carts and marketplaces. Finale supports all the ShipStation integration partners for shopping carts (including Magento, Shopify, Volusion, Bigcommerce, WooCommerce, Ecwid, etc.) and marketplaces (eBay, Amazon, Etsy, etc.).
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