Yes! In fact, ShipStation has a few ways to help you with your inventory management needs. ShipStation has a Native Inventory solution, so you can update and track your stock levels directly in ShipStation. Or, for those already using an external inventory management solution, ShipStation integrates directly with a number of them.
ShipStation's Native Inventory
Our Native Inventory option has four main features:
- Track and manage your stock levels
- Alert you when your stock levels hit or fall below certain thresholds
- Apply available stock to higher priority orders first
- Prevent users from shipping 'out-of-stock' orders
Here is a short video on how it works:
Keep in mind, there are some features that our native solution doesn't provide:
- Doesn't send stock counts to selling channels
- Doesn't send purchase orders to vendors
- Doesn't split apart kit/bundle SKUs into individual component SKUs
If your workflow requires any of the inventory features ShipStation doesn't provide, consider using one of our inventory management partners (see the list below).
Using External Inventory Management
For certain selling channels, such as Shopify, Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA), Stitch Labs, and ChannelAdvisor, ShipStation can display inventory counts directly in your Orders tab and Order Details window, so you always know what your available stock is for those items. These counts can display next to an order's line items, to help you decide if it's okay to ship an order. With this implementation, ShipStation serves as a window into the inventory counts managed in your other solutions. Check out this article to learn more about how this works, and how to set it up.
If you have inventory management needs beyond what our native solution provides, we've got a great set of Inventory Management partners that offer advanced Inventory Management features and more!
Typically, you first integrate your marketplaces or sales platforms to the Inventory Management application, then connect the inventory management application to ShipStation as a single selling channel. When your orders ship, ShipStation will notify the Inventory Management application of the shipment. The inventory management application will take it from there and notify all applicable marketplaces and sales platforms!
For more information on how to connect a store or inventory management application to ShipStation, click here.
Here are some third-party inventory management applications that we support: