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5 Shopify WMS apps to streamline retail logistics

Shopify apps

Warehouse management systems (WMS) are a tool to get more efficiency out of your logistics processes. eDelivery looks at Shopify WMS apps.

 

Stock Sync

Stock Sync is a tool for updating and managing inventory. It is especially designed for offline retailers who are looking to expand into ecommerce.

The app allows users to manage multiple supplier or dropshipping feeds in one interface. Users can set the plug-in up to automatically update inventory on a regular basis.

The plug-in integrates with cloud storage options such as Google Drive, OneDrive and Dropbox as well as standard email.

Stock Sync offers a 14-day free trial. There is also a free-to-install version which requires users to purchase credits to use products. The subscription packages range from $5 per month to $49 per month.

Shopify marketplace rating: 4.7 stars based on 425 reviews

 

Stocky

Stocky allows users to not only track their stock levels but also forecast demand in the future.

Stock levels sync in real time when changes are made. Retailers can use the dashboard to see which products are in low stock and where they are losing sales from insufficient supply. They can also access information such as purchase orders and stocktakes.

There are other built-in features such as displaying product images on purchase orders and the ability to look at the total cost of all stock on hand.

With a 30-day free trial, Stocky charges between $29 per month and $99 per month for its paid plans. It targets growing businesses, particularly those with over 50 orders per month.

Shopify marketplace rating: 4.9 stars based on 119 reviews

 

Ecomdash

This plug-in is designed to simplify the process of selling across multiple marketplaces. It can connect inventory, shipping and suppliers, consolidating sales order information into one location.

The system is able to uniquely track products regardless of different stock keeping units that may be assigned across different marketplaces.

It offers the option to create custom kits and bundle products.

A particularly interesting feature will update other marketplaces when a product is sold through one channel, ensuring that users never oversell products. There is also the ability to customise alerts for low inventory.

The plug-in also includes features for order management and the ability to automate sending and receipt of sales orders and shipping information. It can also help with the restocking process by sending purchase orders and then updating product quantities when new inventory is received.

After a 15-day free trial the product costs between $60 per month for less than 100 sales orders and $190 per month for 3000 sales orders.

Shopify marketplace rating: 3.2 stars based on 27 reviews

 

ShipHero

ShipHero is designed to be an all-in-one solution for WMS. It is cloud-based, meaning it can be accessed through a web browser or iOS mobile device.

The plug-in integrates with third parties including Amazon, USPS, BigCommerce, Cratejoy, eBay and Channel Advisor.

Inventory is synchronised across connected sales channels, with automation rules built in to reduce manual tasks. It includes the ability to process batch orders and can provide quotes for shipping rate to allow users to choose the cheapest option.

There is also the ability to support returns, while the reporting function allows users to understand metrics such as spend, sales history, inventory changes and team performance.

Shiphero offers a range of packages, ranging from a start-up offering at $499 per month up to a third party logistics offering at $999 per month.

Shopify marketplace rating: 4.7 stars based on 100 reviews

 

ChannelApe

ChannelApe offers an all-in-one fulfilment platform which allows users to connect enterprise resource planning, WMS and third party logistics channels in a single interface.

Users can accept orders from multiple channels and then process these as a single stream of data. The plug-in is able to manage multiple warehouses or fulfilment providers worldwide.

It also has built-in rate shopping capabilities with carriers including FedEx, UPS, DHL and USPS. It integrates with Amazon, eBay and other platforms.

The solution has a seven-day free trial, with paid packages starting at $350 per month for up to 1000 orders to $2000 per month for up to 7500 orders.

Shopify marketplace rating: 4.8 stars based on 33 reviews

 

See our list of Shopify last mile apps here.