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Easily track, prioritise and solve your marketplace interactions for Amazon, eBay, FNAC, Shopify and many others.

 

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"Could Not Sell on eBay Without It".

If you’re selling via eBay or Amazon and are successful at it, sooner or later you’ll need inventory management software. 

Chances are, you’ll be advertising on more than one sales channel and that’s where the confusion begins.

Who bought what, where and when, will be a constant concern.

How often you need to restock and which items are needed will also involve forward planning.

 

"Done in a Couple of Clicks".

No matter how organised you are (unless your business is small), it will prove impossible to cope without management systems. 

You simply won’t have the time to apply to each facet of the process.

There are hundreds of ebay stock management systems available, so which one is right for you?

eBay sellers are always looking for advice across the internet on how to optimise their sales and increase their brand awareness.

Firstly, you need fully responsive management software and all the labour saving software that comes with it.

 

eBay Stock Management Features

eBay Integration

The need to easily integrate your products into eBay’s sales channel is the most important consideration in choosing your management software.

Whether through your own site or through other means, straightforward eBay integration cuts out a lot of hassle.

There are distinct advantages of eBay integration.

It gives you the ability to list bulk items and greater cost effectiveness with faster payments and order processing.

An added bonus means there are less problems from constant eBay system changes.

Auto Relisting

When a product is sold, the inventory management software determines stock and relists the products.

Quality eBay Conversion Templates

These templates enable easy listing of your products to convert advertisement of your product to sales.

Product inventory management

This management system allows for the right item to be in the right place at the right time.

This is especially crucial if you have more than one warehouse and stock is in more than one place.

Quantity Management

How much is in stock and where.

Again, especially important if you are selling on more than one sales channel, such as eBay and Amazon. 

With this management software, you don’t under or oversell your products.

Reports production

Know where your stock is, it’s condition and quantity.

Determine trends in sales and what isn’t selling so well.

Quantify returns, profit and loss as a result, and shipping costs.

“Start As You Mean to Go On With eBay And Amazon”

Getting Started

When you first started your business, it’s likely that inventory controls were not to the forefront of your thinking.

Getting started was your main concern.

You concentrated on your products and your marketing channels.

After all, you weren’t sure how big you might grow your business, or how fast.

It's a doubt that stock control was the first thing that sprang to mind!

As your company grew so did your stock, and you relied on periodic manual stocktaking.

Maybe you have a warehouse manager you rely on for to keep things in order?

If you’re a large enough company, they’ll always be needed.

They’ll still be expected to liaise with customers and transport companies, monitor and dispatch orders, and organise the space available.

We found Amazon a confusing place to list our products so went to Seller Dynamics for their help.

They have been a breeze to work with.

Their detailed report made sense and we put everything into practice very easily and are now enjoying watching our items sell on Amazon!

The customer service following the report has been fantastic too.

Would highly recommend.

Melanie Auld Owner, Spice Pots

 

Getting Organised

Warehouse managers are only as good as the organisation behind them.

Any warehouse manager will be thankful for stock management controls being automated as this takes a lot of weight off their shoulders!

With online selling, the speed of sales and deliveries are getting quicker year on year, and customers more demanding.

Almost half of the retail industry still use pen and paper for inventory management today.

Even though human error is the cause of almost a fifth of administrative issues.

The thought of the time required for an inventory software changeover still deters some companies from adopting it.

Your business has grown and old habits die hard!

 

Recognising The Need For Change

It’s understandable when businesses make that initial transition it will appear daunting.

A changeover will demand planning and aforethought.

But if the timing of changeover is correct (when stocktaking is due for example), benefits far outweigh the work involved. It’s the getting started that needs impetus.

Ultimately, every company will need to ‘catch up’ with technology.

Tracking inventory is already a tedious business, but we all know it’s essential.

“Integrates With All The Channels We Use”

 

What Can Inventory Software Do for My Business?

An inventory management software system puts your business into overdrive.

You'll be more free to concentrate on sales and profitability.

Setting up inventory solutions software is getting easier too.

With most programs today you don’t even need to store the information on your own network servers.

Now inventory solutions can be easily met by cloud based technology.

(For those who aren’t familiar with the term ‘cloud based’, it’s merely a metaphorical term for the internet).

The concerns of losing valuable information if your hardware crashes are long gone, when you use cloud based systems.

 

Seller Dynamics are the best online solution we have found, they worked with us prior to fully opening the account and made sure the whole transition from moving from one supplier to them all went smoothly without any issues or losing data, even going out of their way of adding some minor features we needed.

Automotive supplier Nottinghamshire

 

Your own computers work more quickly too as unnecessary information is not stored on it.

Another advantage of cloud based technology is the ability for multiple users to access the same information.

The main recipient of the program has overall control and can switch off sensitive information to allow other operators to work within the system.

Stock management is the mainstay of today’s modern product selling businesses.

Manual stock control cannot hope to compete with the real time data available through inventory management software.

Nor can it easily highlight products that aren’t selling as well.

Think of an inventory system as a form of business intelligence.

Selling trends are visible with a few key presses on a computer.

Stock volume and it’s value is also available, so you have your finger on the pulse!

You can see in an instant if running low on a product.

You need never keep a customer waiting again!

 

Amazon Inventory Management Software

Amazon Integration

The scale and growth of the Amazon marketplaces demands that you must integrate your products into the lucrative sales channel.

You'll find that integrating your stock management, in such a way as to make managing Amazon easier, saves you hours each day.


Synchronised Stock Levels

Wherever you sell: on Amazon UK or Amazon Germany, our Amazon inventory management software determines the new stock levels and updates the other Amazon marketplaces as well as your other channels.

Stay on top of fast moving items with synchronised stock management.



Stock Reports production

It is essential you know where your stock is; with you, with a supplier, FBA or third party. But streamlined stock management ensures that problem is never a worry, and lets you manage stock and fulfillment quickly and easily.

Reduces your stress levels and lets you manage your stock effectively.

“Gave Us The Ability To Open Up New Channels”

 

Why Do I Need it Now?

Once your business grows, buying stock control management software becomes a no brainer.

Selling from your own website is complicated, but selling on E-Commerce platforms will prove nigh on impossible.

When you start to sell via online marketplaces like eBay and Amazon, inventory management systems come into their own.

Try keeping up with your stock the old fashioned way when eBay and Amazon are both attempting to sell the same product!

Your Customers Will Thank you

Customer loyalty is often neglected and taken for granted as you literally don’t have time for it. Companies should always remember customer satisfaction keeps businesses running. 

Your reputation is at stake and customer loyalty counts for nothing if you let them down.

With inventory software, there are safety measures to help prevent this.

And with stock control software it doesn’t stop there. Once a certain amount of stock is reached, either the software triggers a reorder, or the item is prevented from being sold.

Supply Chain Management Control

Problems can compound already complicated sales platforms.

If you sell raw products that need component parts, they may not even be in the same country.

This sort of stock level control needs supply chain management.

Supply chain management is the process of coordinating materials, information, finance and transport between separate companies.

Information is paramount when dealing with supply chains.

Without knowing stock levels throughout each company, supply chain management would fail. Powerful inventory management software deals with hosts of supply chains, and all in real time.

Tracking inventory levels can be achieved on multiple channels.

It’s business intelligence at the touch of a button.

The fast pace of sales is here to stay and you need to keep up!

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Methods Of Selling That Inventory Management Software Just Lap Up!

There’s all different types of selling methods and these are some you might consider or have already engaged in.

Vendor Managed Inventory Method (or VMI)

Vendors (or suppliers) determine replenishment levels. They also set timings for delivery to replenish your stock.

VMI is pretty commonplace.

Consider a restaurant requiring fresh produce daily, and you get some idea of how VMI works. A restaurant is running low on fruit and vegetables.

The vendor has access to the property, checks stock and resupplies the shelves.

In a hair salon, a sales representative for certain hair products sees the stocks are short. She restocks from the boot of her car.

Anywhere where there's an agreement with the vendor to restock their product, VMI is performed.

Multiple Channel Selling Method

If you intend to sell via multiple channels or outputs, you’ll want to keep abreast of all inventory levels. Whether through retail partners, suppliers or online stores, it pays to stay informed.

The advantages of multiple channel marketing is you can target more market segments.

Pricing models allow for marketing ploys to learn the market value of products.

If a retail outlet runs out of stock, there are online alternatives.

There are drawbacks with this method too.

Possible conflicts of interest or unnecessary competition and pricing strategies can become confused.

Running a successful multiple channel distribution is a complex undertaking.

The Just In Time method (or JIT)

This method has some inherent risks in the fast pace of today’s market sales.

The principle is that the method lessens the amount of product held in store.

The idea being that an order is placed only a few days before the date that products are required.

The advantage is that inventory levels are kept low, saving on running costs.

A distinct disadvantage can be that the stock doesn’t arrive in time or is damaged.

If using the JIT method, it's essential that intensive research is undertaken.

There is a need to determine customer buying habits and seasonal demand.

It’s also prudent to ensure the suppliers are consistently reliable.

The ABC Method

Where ABC stands for different selling categories.

Category A is your mainstay product with the highest grossing margins.

It could be something like 20% of your products are producing 80% of your gross sales.

These A category products are your most important products. They need special care in selling to track inventory control.

Category B products are still important but don’t carry the same prominence of A.

Category C are the bottom line products which still sell well. Their importance is based on volume of sales as opposed to profits gained.

A Category C product is mainly in place to keep prospects brand aware.

Multi Period Inventory Method

There are two variants of this method.

One is fixed quantity ordering and the other, fixed time period.

Fixed quantity ordering automatically places an order for a fixed amount each time a level is reached. It’s used when sales are usually constant and measurable.

Whereas fixed time period ordering occurs at certain designated times when stock levels are reviewed.

Fixed order quantities tend to be utilised for more expensive or important items.

Constant inventory checks need to be made to ensure levels are optimised, so this method can prove more expensive than some.

The Min-Max Method

Once inventory requirements are known, a decision is made on the top and bottom line. No product should go above or below.

How many items there are at hand, controls the sales for each given product.

The advantage of this inventory solution is it’s balanced. The method is pretty straightforward.

Disadvantages might be overselling before new stock arrives, or overbuying due to previous trends.

Make FBA a FAB Experience

Fulfillment By Amazon is growing in popularity based on Prime user enrolments. Are you taking advantage of this?

Amazon FBA

Then there’s Amazon’s own international fulfilment distribution service - FBA?

FBA is the acronym for ‘Fulfilment By Amazon’.

As the name suggests, Amazon pick, pack, and ship your orders.

Amazon even provide the customer service so many of what would be your headaches are theirs!

Advantages of FBA

Time and labour saved is often enough to outweigh costs involved.

You’ve bought into Amazon’s corporate reputation by fulfilling through them.

They look after the problems of delivery and storage.

Amazon handle all returns and customer service issues.

Shipping costs via FBA can be less.

Disadvantages of FBA

Selling through Amazon isn’t ideal forlarge, heavy or expensive products.

Knowing how much to keep as stock can be tricky at different times of the year.

You are not in control of how you send to Amazon and must adhere to their terms and conditions.

It can take some time to see worthwhile profits, so you’ll need a large enough ‘float’ to ride the waves at the beginning.

Getting items returned from FBA to your own warehouse can be costly.

It’s imperative you have the ability to study the market before attempting to sell via FBA.

 

Drop Shipping

Drop shipping is a system that stock control software is adept at managing, as long as your supplier keeps you up to date and you can track inventory. The term drop shipping is applied to a supply chain management system in which the seller doesn’t carry the stock. Instead, the order is passed to either another retail outlet, a manufacturer, or warehouse who then deliver the goods.

 

The Advantages of Drop Shipping

Once the type of business is decided upon, it’s relatively easy to start up.

Management, stock control, and organisation is minimised.

Relatively easy to diversify your business plan.

Low start up costs.

No need for a dedicated website as you can usually sell via other platforms.

Storage costs are minimal.

Speculating market trends is easy as you don’t hold the stock.

 

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Disadvantages of Drop Shipping

Exclusivity of product is generally unheard of.

You are in the hands of your supplier and all their idiosyncrasies.

There is a danger of selling products that are out of stock or discontinued.

Your reputation is only as good as your supply.

Stiff competition means lower profits.

You often have to soak up the costs of delivery to the buyer.

Mistakes are often made by your supplier.

If you don’t have the stock that you own to hand, it would be difficult to do this without an inventory system.

There are a few businesses where inventory software management systems are pushed to their limits.

Stock may be hard to differentiate or place in specific categories.

These are organisations like the automotive industry where there may be thousands of items with similar uses.

Consider the thousands of SKU codes merely for the bolts and screws that are kept in stock.

Stores offering perishable goods have short shelf life and need specialised systems to ensure older stock is sold first.

Strict inventory controls are put in place that indicate items with impending expiry dates are either sold more cheaply or removed from the shelves.

 

3PL Warehouse Providers

Similar in features to Amazon’s FBA is 3PL, or third party logistics.

The term originated from military needs. Equipment, machinery, and manpower were almost always in different areas.

Some might even be in different countries. Massive logistical organisation was necessary to bring it all into one place.

3PL can range from anything to a 3PL warehouse provider, to full logistics. This occurs when another company acts on your behalf within agreed boundaries to provide and sell for you.

In this particular instance, inventory management software is utilised to oversee how organised the logistics are.

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Bottom Line Management

What is bottom line?

Bottom line is a reference to a company's net earnings, or net income.

It’s the relative income figure arrived at the bottom of an income statement.

Management strategies should look to increase their bottom line through product improvement, expanding product lines or increasing product prices.

Customer satisfaction and customer loyalty should also not be neglected.

Never underestimate the power of negative feedback, social media and reviews.

Bottom line management operates well within any types of selling strategies.

Powerful Inventory Management Software - your questions answered

 

What To Look For In a Powerful Inventory Management System

All business management systems have their limits, not least of which is human error from incorrect input.Well managed inventory controls build solid foundations so business management has precedence.

What Should I Ask of My Inventory Management System?

When choosing your inventory management software system, think about these considerations…

What type of inventory system do I need (for example asset tracked or stock control)?

Stock control is generally what most businesses need - particularly the marketplace sellers / businesses we deal with. Stock control prevents overselling - a massive no-no, yet allows a tight enough management on qty etc to maximise the sales channel to sell the stock on.

Asset tracking and inventory management are terms that are sometimes used interchangeably, but there are critical differences between these functions and the software used to improve each of these applications. Both types of solutions are focused on improving resource optimization and reducing costs. But while both asset and inventory management systems involve tracking items, the difference between inventory management and asset tracking lies in how those items are tracked and — more importantly — why they are tracked.

Generally speaking:
Assets = what you own, Inventory = what you sell (or consume) Inventory Stock Control is what Seller Dynamics Offers.

What type of tracking inventory do I need for my items (for example serial, batch, or lot numbers)?

A manufacturer’s inventory consists of components, raw materials and finished goods products. And for them tracking inventory that monitors each component is essential.

Retailers and marketplace retailers tend to need an inventory tracking system that provides the company with data on how much inventory it owns, where its inventories exist, the status of its inventories (damaged, returned, rejected, on hold) and it helps deter theft and loss. Inventory tracking also becomes part of a company’s complete inventory management program. Inventory management forms the guidelines under which inventory gets purchased, used, moved, sold and destroyed. So in essence understanding the value of stock held and having an accurate qty of available stock for sale are the two primary requirements.

Certain categories need more - the ability to track batches or serial numbers where product calls might be required or indeed where human consumption or application is involved (Groceries / Medicines etc) Batch tracking is also useful where multi-batch purchases occur over a period and cost price per purchase differ. And mobile phones / electronics (or other goods where warranties might be involved) will need serial number per sku stored and controlled careful with each purchase / despatch and return.

Do I need on the premises or a cloud based system?

Cloud based systems are more flexible because you can access them anywhere as long as you have an internet connection. An on premise system will require you to install software and the chances are that you can only use it if you at your desk. We’d recommend a cloud based system every time, it’s updated automatically, it’s more flexible and saves you a lot of effort.

Do you offer web based inventory controls?

Seller Dynamics is web based and that means that the inventory controls we offer are obviously web based as well.

Would my business be better served with a barcode system?

We’d almost always recommend that you adopt some sort of barcode system. To be successful in retail you need to be organised and the most important aspect of retail is knowing what you have, where it is and that you can ship it. You can buy Barcodes if you need them - they’re not expensive and without them you’ll struggle.

Do you supply POS, mobile payments, or E-commerce functions?

We are good at what we do and we normally leave POS and related areas to the experts in those areas. However, we supply a range of ways in which third party services such as POS systems can connect to us, and we can even carry out custom integration work to integration work if required.

Can you cope with my industry specific requirements?

We haven’t failed yet! Seller Dynamics has a diverse range of retailers using the system - fashion, automotive, media - whatever your sector we’ll be able to help.

Does it integrate well with my existing control software systems?

We have a flexible API to ensure third party control software can be connected. We can carry out the integration work if required or work with your own team if preferred.

How easy is it to integrate into my business?

Seller Dynamics has been designed to fit in with business processes and operations with ease, but more than that our onboarding and account management team are there to work with you to ensure that when you start using Seller Dynamics the whole process is as painless as possible.

Do you provide assistance with this?

We pride ourselves on our support and on our onboarding so you can be assured that we’ll assist with integration and with making your move to Seller Dynamics smooth.

How reachable is customer support, either during office hours or outside of them?

Our on boarding and account management team are available UK office hours and we have emergency support in the evenings and weekends.

Do you have guaranteed response times?

Yes, we endeavour to acknowledge your query within 1 working hour of receipt.

Do you have resolution schedules and turnaround times?

We’ll respond with either a resolution or planned resolution within 2 working days should one be required.

Are you available for live chat tutorials if required?

Yes, we encourage it. We know that you’ll need help to get the most out of Seller Dynamics and we have a variety of ways that we can share information with you including chat.

Do you specialise in integration with certain types of business?

We specialise in working with successful and ambitious sellers who want to see their sales grow and their costs managed well. The marketplaces allow almost every retail sector flourish, and so do we.

Do you incorporate CRM within your software?

We prefer to let you use the CRM of your choice and are keen to point out that contact with marketplace customers must always be carried out via the marketplace channels. Not doing so will result in a suspension.

Does your system include billing provisions?

You can issue receipts to customers if required and you can also order stock from suppliers. However, we don’t issue invoices as we are not an accountancy package.

What support packages do you offer?

All our customers get full support included when they sign up with us. Where you need help and assistance that we feel is outwith our normal levels of fair support we’ll discuss that with you.

What fail safes are in place should there be a major failure in either server or network?

Seller Dynamics has disaster recovery backup servers in place, so you be assured that your data and your business is safe in our hands.

How easy is it to track inventory levels, both to hand or from other sources?

Whether you sell from “own stock”, or via FBA or by using supplier lists Seller Dynamics maintains accurate inventory levels regardless of where or when an item is sold. This approach ensures that it’s as simple as possible to keep a watchful eye on your stock levels.

Does it provide real time data and information?

Yes, as soon as Amazon, eBay or any of the other marketplaces inform us of a sale then we present that information to you.

Do you offer live or in-house demonstrations or video tutorials?

Yes, we normally deliver online demos using screen sharing at a time that is convenient to you and your team.

Are adequate training times included with the packages?

Yes, during onboarding you will find that your Account Manager takes you through each of the features that you’ll use with explanations on each. And you’ll have lots of opportunities to ask questions and check that Seller Dynamics will work well for you and your business.

Would I be required to implement my own IT resources to install the operating system?

Seller Dynamics is cloud based so there is nothing to install. Isn’t that great news?

Can your system streamline specific workflows?

You’ll find that Seller Dynamics has been designed to make sure that it provides you with an easy to use system that will fit in with your business operations.

Can control software be customised to suit my needs?

If you have a specific need that we don’t fulfill then we can discuss that with you and see if that requirement can be added. You’ll find that Seller Dynamics is very rich in features and also has a flexible API to make addressing almost all requirements possible.

What integrations are inbuilt?

We integrate with Amazon, eBay, Fnac, Rakuten, Cdiscount, Flubit, Sku Cloud, Tesco, Shopify and Magento. However, because of the ease with which you can move data in and out of Seller Dynamics you’ll be able to add additional marketplaces. We also are fully integrated with the Royal Mail, Ship Theory and netdespatch.

Can the system ‘talk’ to other operating systems?

Yes, we can supply you with details of our APIs and also discuss with you automated supplier feeds.

If we bought the system, would it work straight from the box or would it need customising?

You don’t need to buy anything! Seller Dynamics is paid for on a monthly or annual basis. Our onboarding team will configure the system for your use and show you how that configuration was carried out to give you the information and comfort you need.

What is the overall, final cost, and ongoing costs involved?

Depending on your level of commitment to us the system costs anywhere from 1.49% to 0.99% of your Gross Merchandise sales.

I’m just getting started. Is your software right for my business?

Probably. eBay expect you to have a modest number of sales and some positive feedback before you can use automation software like Seller Dynamics. But yes, we work with new retailers and established retailers alike.

How much help can I expect when getting started?

We’ll take you through the whole process, all we expect you to do is to prepare your stock lists and have pricing information to ensure we can get you using the system fast.

Can you create a sequence I can follow to show how your inventory management system works in practice, based on my business?

No reason why not, if we can understand your process we can certainly show you how Seller Dynamics will work for you.

Do you offer a free trial?

Yes, 14 days free with full onboarding, account management and support.

Does your system integrate well with Quickbooks?

We export sales information in an easy to digest excel and csv form ensuring that all accountancy packages that can import data can be updated with ease.

Do you have your own accounting software integrated into the system?

With so many great accountancy packages out there we really didn’t see the need to create and accountancy module within Seller Dynamics. There is, however, a range of sales reports built in, as well as the ability to export data for use external packages.

Do barcode printing systems work with your system?

Seller Dynamics allows you to create you own stationery for packaging and labelling. You can easily include barcodes within that stationery.

Does your system offer asset tracking?

You can define where items are stored within your warehouse. But we are not an accountancy package.

Can your system cope with both physical and online sales at the same time?

You can update Seller Dynamics is a variety of ways to ensure any in store sales are recorded. You can either update manually or use the API.

How long does it take on average to set up your system for a mid size company?

There is no one answer to that, as each company is unique. However, from a few days to a few weeks is normal. Importantly our onboarding team are here to make it happen efficiently.

Can you integrate with Shopify?

Yes, we love Shopify.

Would your system operate well with my garden centre business?

Absolutely, whether that’s furniture or garden tools - you’ll find we are a perfect fit.

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