When selecting a multi-channel listing tool, there are a myriad of platforms out there. Typically people selling through their website select what best matches their selling channels. Many factors play into choosing software to sell goods and move products; cost, channels available and ERP potential. Many small sellers start out small, software for orders and another for shipping. The last thing anyone thinks about is inventory management or warehouse management software (WMS).

When selecting a multi-channel listing tool, there are a myriad of platforms out there. Typically people selling through their website select what best matches their selling channels. Many factors play into choosing software to sell goods and move products; cost, channels, ERP and many more. Many small sellers start out small by choosing a software for orders and another for shipping. The last thing anyone thinks about is inventory management or warehouse management software (WMS).

When you begin selling it might be easy to track inventory out of your garage, but as orders swell and volume increases it becomes a challenge. Purchase orders come in and inventory starts to get out of hand. It is usually about this time that companies start to think about an inventory warehouse management solution.

If you Google inventory management software there are over 151,000,000 results. There are myriads of platforms out there that claim to be inventory management systems, but they are merely more than glorified spreadsheets. Finding the right WMS that can handle sales, purchase orders, inventory adjustments and warehouse accountability can be very tricky. Finding a WMS that interfaces with your accounting, listing, ERP and shipping solutions can make the search even more specialized.

Implementation of the WMS can be difficult because the system wasn’t even thought about until after things are out of control. Getting the warehouse in order within the confines of the inventory management system can be a painful process at first. Change is never easy, but putting a little forethought into your business and implementing an inventory management system before things get out of hand will minimize the pain as you grow.

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