ShipStation has a few ways to help you with your inventory management needs!
Firstly, we have a native solution that has four basic 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
However, there are a few key things that our native solution doesn't do:
- 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.
Check out this detailed article to see if you're a good fit for our native solution, and if you decide to set it up, check out our set up guide.
Alternatively, we can display inventory counts managed by certain partners, such as Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA), Stitch Labs, and ChannelAdvisor. 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.
And finally, if you have inventory management needs beyond what we're able to provide above, 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 channel. When your orders ship, ShipStation will notify the Inventory Management application. 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:
topShelf by Scout
Shopping Cart Elite