Shopify Order Management
eCommerce is an industry built on choice. Consumers have endless access to a variety of choices of products from a wide array of sellers at varying prices. Consumer choices don’t end simply at a selection of products and prices – they have choices when they shop, how they shop, and where they shop. Any time of day, on any device, at any location in the world as long as they have access to WIFI or cellular data.
Small businesses are consumers too, and they also have choices in eCommerce – particularly when it comes to eCommerce platforms and technology integrations. The way in which a web store operates, starting with inventory and ending with fulfillment, defines profit margins, cash flow, and customer loyalty. For a small business heading into the $2.8 trillion global eCommerce retail arena, determining what platform best matches business needs is the first step.
Shopify Order Management
Shopify is a wildly popular, easy-to-use, intuitive eCommerce platform suitable for tech novices through experts. With simple pricing, an ever-growing app developer store, and an easy integration with QuickBooks, Shopify is a perfect solution for small businesses and startups seeking to make a name for themselves quickly online.
- Built-in POS
- 70+ pre-made, mobile-ready customizable themes
- A business name generator & logo creator
- Integrates with over 100 external payment portals
- Direct marketplace access for Amazon & eBay
- Custom store front tools available for those seeking more UI/UX control
For less established businesses just getting started, Shopify covers enough inventory and order management features to satisfy. But for established small and mid-sized businesses embracing eCommerce sales in need of more advanced features, pairing Acctivate Inventory Software with Shopify order management can make a world of difference.
Shopify Order Management & Acctivate
Acctivate is most valuable when dealing in multi-channel sales (traditional, eCommerce, EDI), streamlining all active channels into one central hub (Acctivate). While there are a great deal of pure play e-tail businesses out there, there are countless small and mid-sized businesses casting a wider sales net beyond the web store.
So, what does Acctivate have to do with Shopify order management? Acctivate provides Shopify owners operating through a variety of sales channels access to advanced inventory and fulfillment features in order to centralize, optimize, streamline, and grow overall business operations.
Shopify Order Management: How it Works
When a business is seeking more advanced functionalities to better manage multi-channel orders without weakening their web store in the process, opting for a companion solution like Acctivate is usually the most affordable, most efficient, and most logical solution.
Acctivate automatically syncs with Shopify at set intervals, pulling orders, tracking, and customer information while also updating inventory availability on the web store. By updating inventory availability regularly, customers can see only what is truly available while shopping, preventing lost sales and protecting bottom lines.
As stated earlier, a business could easily be selling not just through Shopify, but also via Amazon, email, over-the-phone, and at a physical location – all at the same time. The power of Acctivate for improved Shopify order management is found in the merging of data and sharing of information from different channels, all located in one central hub.
That central hub is Acctivate’s Order Manager. Thanks to Acctivate’s web store sync, the need for constant order re-entry is gone – instead order processing begins at the time of the web purchase. Online orders may be processed in batches with a couple of clicks, expediting fulfillment, and back/pending orders can be released for shipment anytime in the future.
Order Manager provides a business the ability to independently assess current fulfillment actions per channel, allowing the user to prioritize fulfillment based on requirement, team, and availability needs. Instead of allowing eCommerce orders to get lost in the trees of multi-channel sales, Shopify order management with the assistance of Acctivate is the light out of the forest.
With Shopify Order Management + Acctivate:
- Enjoy a bi-directional integration with QuickBooks
- Manage inventory across multiple physical and virtual warehouse locations
- Set web store sync at intervals of 5, 15, 30, or 60 minutes
- Utilize Acctivate’s Business Intelligence alongside Shopify’s built-in analytics to bolster future planning, better inform decision making, improve forecasting accuracy, and more
- Integrate with preferred shipping carrier(s)/solution (FedEx, UPS, USPS, ShipRush, StarShip, DHL)
- Drop ship with a click of a button
- Access 3PL support if needed
Shopify Order Management for QuickBooks
Acctivate Inventory Software is a Shopify order management solution perfect for small and mid-sized multi-channel retailers using QuickBooks. With Acctivate, gain advanced inventory and business management while maintaining financials securely in QuickBooks.