Inventory Management for BigCommerce

Inventory Management for BigCommerce

SkuVault facilitates inventory management for eCommerce retailers using BigCommerce. SkuVault's user interface was designed to be as simple, intuitive, and to-the-point as possible, to keep warehouse workers on task and to keep human error to a minimum. Full barcoding helps prevent human error by allowing users to simply scan a barcode to pick, pack, and ship faster and with higher accuracy - no more manual entry. Think of SkuVault as the bridge between the inventory in your warehouse and your online BigCommerce store. With our inventory management solution for BigCommerce, you can check on your inventory at any time from your mobile device, tablet, or computer, because SkuVault is web-based on the cloud, just like BigCommerce. SkuVault allows you to track activity in your warehouse, and check out advanced reporting like our brand/class sales reports, which breaks down, by a specified date range, your sales by brand and classification. This report can give you valuable data, such as the week's on-hand quantity for a brand or class, margins for a class, markup percentage, and other valuable data that's pertinent to your bottom line. This is just one example of the many reports our inventory management system offers to help you to make better sourcing and selling decisions on BigCommerce.

Quantity syncing between SkuVault and BigcCmmerce

Quantity syncing between SkuVault and BigCommerce

Any time an available quantity is changed, that quantity is automatically updated on your BigCommerce site to prevent oversells and undersells. This quantity syncing between our inventory management solution and BigCommerce is one of our favorite features, because out of stocks can be so dangerous for your eCommerce business; unhappy customers, negative feedback, lower rankings, and lost sales, just to name a few reasons why we hate oversells and undersells. So, quantity syncing: pretty amazing. Several things can happen to affect the available quantity and prompt an update: The actual on-hand quantity changes due to an inventory add or remove transaction. Returns, employee sales, wholesale orders, and the dreaded physical counts are a few reasons your inventory could change not due to online orders. Another action that affects available quantity is, of course, when BigCommerce orders come in. As soon as the sale comes into BigCommerce, SkuVault categorizes the associated quantity as "pending". To calculate your total available quantity, we take: (on-hand quantity) - (pending quantity) - (any holds you have set in SkuVault, like exchanges or daily deals) = available quantity. This available quantity is what we update to BigCommerce and any other channels you have that we integrate with such as Amazon, etc.


Order syncing and advanced reporting

If your sole online store is your BigCommerce store (meaning, no eBay/Amazon/Etsy/etc. stores, and no other eCommerce website), then SkuVault's BigCommerce inventory management integration is also set up to grab orders. If you aren't solely selling on your BigCommerce store, we connect to your shipping software, such as ShipWorks or ShipStation, and use the shipping integration to grab your orders; we find that shipping software acts as a more complete hub for sales coming from every marketplace you sell on. Why is it important for SkuVault to grab orders? Because it helps the inventory integration to calculate your true available quantity for each SKU, and it opens up the advanced sales reports. This also allows SkuVault to provide a pick list, which is something you'll want, because our pick lists take your picker around your warehouse in order by location, which saves steps, time, and money. If you're suspicious of how your pickers or any of your warehouse workers are spending their steps or time, and therefore your money, SkuVault provides reports on user history, which acts as a built-in tracker that holds users accountable. These reports can be useful to compare productivity between employees and identify who may need some extra training, or to give incentive pay to those who're most productive. Quality control is another feature people love that allows the user, at your packing station, to scan the order ID off the pick list or packing slip which enables SkuVault to pull up a list, with photos, of what ought to be contained in that order. Then each item is scanned against the order in quality control; SkuVault alerts users if they scan an incorrect item, too many items, or not enough of an item. There's also full history reporting on quality control as well, so you can easily trace back any mis-ships.