We are an ecommerce inventory management software company, so we obviously believe it can be a game changer for small businesses when they enlist software to automate and improve parts of their company’s operations. We’ve seen firsthand how it’s produced results and those stories are exactly why we are so passionate about serving our customers. However, we understand if you’re just starting your ecommerce business, you may not have the inventory volume, multiple marketplaces or sales volume to require the help of a sophisticated ecommerce application like ecomdash.
For this reason, we dug up some free inventory apps for online sellers that will help you get some of the basics. Although limited in functionality, these options are a great way to get used to tracking the right data and staying organized in order to manage your business efficiently.
Skyware is free for one user. Use it to store
- Item Costs
- Cost Accounts
- Item Categories
- Shipping Costs
- Sales Tax
Download here: Skyware Inventory Free Download
Google Sheets is a powerful tool that works well for small team who needs to collaborate. Multiple users can make updates in real time which helps when you have different team members managing products levels and fulfillment. Some people have even made cool inventory apps with Google sheets.
If you haven’t used Google Sheets before, check out this great tutorial.
Free with some Windows and Microsoft computer purchases, Excel is a great tool to help you start to get organized and keep track of your product details in one place. Of course, many of our customers started out using excel spreadsheets and have simply outgrown any advantage they may have initially provided.
If you don’t have Microsoft Office software, you can learn more and buy Excel here.
**note – besides Excel, we have not used or tested these tools ourselves, and therefore cannot vouch for them personally. Please also bear in mind that support is not available for most free services, so be sure you feel confident in using the tool before deleting any current manual system you may be using.
As your business grows, you’ll find the need to enlist a more robust inventory management tool to help you keep track of stock, import sales orders from all sales channels and create shipping labels. When you’re ready to take the plunge with an inventory software tool, we recommend checking out our tips on finding the perfect inventory management software to suit your business.
Until then, we hope these tools provide you some level of organization as you get your business up and running.
Do you have any other free tools you use? Let us know in the comments.