Automating some of your ecommerce procedures can save you a lot of time, especially if you have a busy schedule, but luckily there are so many automation tools available for online sellers. Here are our favourites.
There are so many things you can automate using inventory management software:
Order Management – You can view and manage all your orders from one system, so there’s no more need to log into multiple systems to check your order updates. Manage your Amazon, eBay, Magento, Shopify & WooCommerce orders from one dashboard, and sync in real time.
Inventory Management – You can synchronize your inventory in real time between your Amazon, eBay, Magento, Shopify and WooCommerce stores to prevent over selling. Veeqo automatically links products from different channels by SKU code, but you also have the option to override and use the products matching tool to link products together manually.
Reorder Levels/PO’s – You can set minimum stock levels for products at the quantity you want to to re-order at.
Shipping Labels – Automatically batch print courier labels, which can save you up to 5 minutes per order.
Purchase Orders – You can create and manage purchase orders and automatically email them to your suppliers, sync them with Xero and easily see what you have on order with suppliers.
Sales Reports – With a dashboard and reports, you can see all the important facts and figures across all your sales channels, which have been automatically produced for you – no more time spent analysing and calculating to create your own reports.
Automate and schedule your social media activity throughout the day. Buffer can be integrated with several other apps and extensions, so you can add posts to your Buffer account from just about anywhere on the web – for example, you can schedule Buffer to Tweet your blog posts from WordPress once they’ve been published. It can RSS readers, such as Feedly and Pocket, so you can share posts straight from your reader.
With IFTTT (“If This Then That”), you can link different web tools and services by means of “recipes”. “Recipes” follow the format “if this then that” where “this” is a trigger and “that” is a consequential action. IFTTT lets you to automate several activities, for example, you want your Twitter photo to update whenever you change your Instagram profile picture. What you would need to do is create a “recipe” which says an Instagram photo change is the trigger (this) and updating your Twitter image is the action (that).
IFTTT supports 71 channels, including Dropbox, Facebook, Twitter, SMS, and more.
This Fulfilment By Amazon (FBA) calculator shows you what your fees would be if you used to FBA programme rather than handling the fulfillment process yourself. This saves you time and effort because you don’t need to calculate the fees yourself – which can be confusing and time consuming. It also gives an accurate calculation of fees because it’s an Amazon integrated feature.
Research products to sell and FBA calculator shows you how much you would pay costs with the FBA program as opposed to handling the fulfillment process yourself.
This feedback management tool will automatically email your buyer network asking them for feedback on your Amazon service. You can also review any negative feedback received, and request removal of poor reviews, so you can be sure that your ratings are consistently good, which will bring more customers to your store.
This tool is for eBay sellers; it’s free and integrated into eBay. Selling Manager assists in sales management and is especially useful if you’re a high volume retailer. You can schedule listings to go live at a later date, track your active listings, manage post sales activities like feedback and payments, download your sales records and more.
Written by Matt Warren
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