Though we offer cool features like product listing and shipping management, at its core, ecomdash is an inventory and order management system. We realize that not all sellers and online businesses have exactly the same needs. Some may need an order management software for their small online business; others may want a system that can manage dropshipping for them. Here are three different business models that ecomdash can streamline and simplify.
Merchant Fulfilled Inventory
I buy stuff, store it in my house, and ship it when it sells.
How does ecomdash help: Ecomdash tracks sales orders from integrated marketplaces, websites and brick-and-mortar locations. From within ecomdash, sellers can print pick lists, labels and custom packing slips. Once the order is marked as shipped, ecomdash alerts the sales channel where the sale occurred and creates a tracking number.
I sell inventory from a catalog. I market these items on sales channels, and then route the orders to the supplier for fulfillment as they’re sold.
How does ecomdash help: You can set up inventory feeds to publish supplier catalogs across sales channels. Ecomdash will sync these balances across channels, so that your marketplaces and websites represent an accurate inventory quantity of what your supplier has available. This way, even if another seller uses your supplier to sell the same items, ecomdash can keep a true balance of what’s available in your supplier’s warehouse. This prevents overselling. When you sell an item, ecomdash will automatically route that order to the dropshipper for fulfillment. Ecomdash can translate this feed based on how your supplier prefers to receive sales orders. Once the order ships, ecomdash obtains shipping and tracking information and automatically updates the marketplace where the sale occurred.
Shipping from Fulfillment Center
I buy goods (maybe from overseas) and ship them to a fulfillment center (like FBA). They do the picking, packing and shipping for me when an order is placed.
How does ecomdash help: The ecomdash purchase order module will monitor when your stock is low. Once it has reached a low threshold (which you can set), it will alert you that it is time for reordering. When you make a sale, ecomdash will forward the sales order to your fulfillment center. Then, when the item is shipped, ecomdash will send tracking information to the sales channel where the order was placed.
Eventually, many ecommerce companies grow to incorporate all three of these fulfillment and ordering models. They then have the autonomy to select which system is cost effective for certain products, and can maximize their profits. If you sell under one or more of these business models, sign up for a free trial to see how ecomdash can streamline operations.