With QStock’s integration with Intacct and QuickBooks, having complete visibility of your warehouse and inventory valuation has never been easier. QStock deeply integrates with leading eCommerce solutions like Shopify and Magento in the cloud and allows you to know exactly what is taking place on the ground, no matter where you are, even supporting retail and wholesale channels. Our direct integrations with leading multi-carrier shipping solutions like ShippingEasy can add even more sophistication and potential time and money savings as you grow. Take it even further with POS integration to keep inventory numbers accurate from either online or pop-up shop sales.
In 2012, U.S. e-commerce sales amounted to 289 billion U.S. dollars, up.
Hurdles without WMS software
With the Internet retailing of today, SMB is often forced to pay late delivery and incomplete information chargebacks to their large retailers because it lacked visibility into inventory and product movement—particularly for orders shipped directly from manufacturers to retailers.
The Internet is reshaping the trading business and forcing logistics providers to set up new flows and new services to keep the end customer satisfied: operations are more direct, quicker, and more accurate, with more parties to manage. Return management, which accounts for 25% of e-commerce sales, also needs to be automated.
WMS helps to manage warehouse resources and activities to optimize the use of the logistics tool and adapt to new distribution formats.
To be competitive in the world of Retail. The cost of the logistics chain must stay the same while meeting a demand for just-in-time deliveries.
Important Factors for Integrated WMS software
Integrations: Enabling a seamless link to order processing and logistics management in order to pick, pack, and ship product out of the facility. This includes integration with any process not directly handled by the WMS. For example, warehouse management software doesn’t typically come equipped with a built-in shipping platform, so integration with a popular shipping software is helpful.
Reporting & Forecasting: Tracking product locations, suppliers, and storage duration allow companies to control inventory levels and maximize the use of warehouse space. This practice of analysis better prepares businesses for the demands of the market, especially during unique circumstances such as a peak season, holidays, or during daily deals. Via the reports generated by the inventory management system, much can be discerned, such as best-selling SKUs, target price range, fastest-moving SKUs, SKU history, etc.
Increase in Sales & Customers
The use of eCommerce can significantly increase sales because customers love the convenience associated with e-business. It allows them to make purchases from the comfort of their home without having to travel to the actual store. You can also integrate mobile technology into your eCommerce website so that customers can make purchases on the go right when they need it.
Ability to be open 24/7
Compare the operating cost of having a physical store open 24/7 with having an e-business “open” at all times. Your products or services would be available to customers every day around the clock. Being open 24/7 allows customers to make purchases on their own time-table and it will save you from paying for excess staff, utilities, and other operating costs.
Instant transaction processing
Using eCommerce allows for instant purchases and transactions. Ecommerce websites allow customers to choose their product of choice, make instant payments through their credit card and make the order, all of which can take only a few minutes. Instant transactions reduce time in payables, resulting in more cash in hand.
Increased business reach
Whereas physical stores target a specific number of potential customers who live within a particular location, e-businesses do not have such limitations. Any person with an Internet connection can become a customer by simply visiting the website as long as the eCommerce company is willing to ship their products to his/her location.
Lean is the new orange and the easiest way to test new products or product lines, dropshipping can be an easy way to add items without expending capital or losing warehouse space. QStock Inventory’s drop shipping module allows you to rapidly scale while remaining lean.
- Automated Workflow
- Shipping Configuration
- Multiple Vendor Management
- Partial Shipping
- Split Order Support
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