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Old 11-05-2007, 07:15 PM
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We are currently running both online stores in the form of e-commerce website, eBay, Overstock ect. and a Brick-and-mortar store too.
I'm looking to make the handling of inventory a lot easier and automated. Is there any software that can sync with online stores and physical stores to help keep the inventory more up to date?

Here is a diagram of what we want to do:



We are willing to make big changes while the company is still in its infancy.
Any help and/or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Tarrence
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Old 11-06-2007, 01:26 AM
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Hi Tarrence,

Have you had a look at some of the accounting packages out there? Most of them have some kind of inventory management facilities. I've used Quickbooks several times for brick and mortar businesses. You may have to have an interface written for your cart though.
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Old 11-06-2007, 06:32 AM
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QuickBooks is an accounting program with a far from good inventory package slapped on. You can't even <page down> through the inventory, let alone call it up by manufacturer or supplier or category and make price changes in a logical order. And you can not get any useful reports.

Anyhow, there is a product called POSitive point-of-sale software that will keep track of your total inventory, intergrating your B&M and online sales. They are good people and will work with you.

Here's a link - http://www.gopositive.com/
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Old 11-06-2007, 12:56 PM
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Here's the way we do it:

In store we use QB POS as our register and all our inventory is tracked here. At the end of the day it does the necessary accounting sync with QB Financial software.

When we get an internet order we pull the item from the shelf and look to see if it's the last color/size. If it is the last it can be removed from the web right from the customers order screen. We use Volusion as our shopping cart software.

This process has worked very well for us though at some point we may need to automate it more. I did look at Order Motion but found it to be too much for our small business.

Aaron
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Old 11-16-2007, 05:55 PM
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Hello Tarrence,

POSitive Retail Manager is what you are looking for. One program handles the inventory for both your brick and mortar and web stores. One click moves inventory up to your web store. One click retrieves orders for processing. Out of stock items can be automatically removed from your web site.

PRM uses a MS SQL database, so it is reliable and scalable. POSitive Commerce, the e-commerce side, is built around the popular Joomla content management system, which allows you a lot of flexibility in designing your web store.

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Old 11-16-2007, 06:33 PM
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Hey Dean, glad to see you made it here.

I've still got that plague you guys gave me for being your most persistent dealer hanging on the wall.
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Old 12-04-2007, 08:57 AM
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Sorry, wrong thread.
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Old 12-26-2007, 03:20 PM
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Our software tracks inventory down to the product option level, integrates with StoneEdge order manager and allows for XML feeds in case you need to integrate with other third party software.
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Old 12-26-2007, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by tarrence13
We are currently running both online stores in the form of e-commerce website, eBay, Overstock ect. and a Brick-and-mortar store too.
I'm looking to make the handling of inventory a lot easier and automated. Is there any software that can sync with online stores and physical stores to help keep the inventory more up to date?

Here is a diagram of what we want to do:



We are willing to make big changes while the company is still in its infancy.
Any help and/or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Tarrence
Hi Tarrence,

You are experiencing what many small businesses are exeperiencing as you sell through multiple channels and you need to manage your inventory across these channels not to mention manage your customers, accounting, shipping, payment processing, and accounting.

There are many companies out there that offer an out of the box solution for what you are looking for. Most have demos too. Check out www.businesscontrol.com. They can even do an online demonstration with you which is pretty cool.

Good Luck & Much Success
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