Inventory management is essential to run a successful retail operation. While there are expensive point of sale and inventory management systems out there, there are also affordable apps that allow for inventory management. They require some manual work, but they allow you to save on costs and keep control over your inventory. Here are five apps to help you manage and track your inventory.
1. Stock Control
Available for the iPhone, Mac, and iPad, the Stock Control app from Kiwi Objects offers inventory management in a simple, easy-to-use interface. The app lists items and sorts them into categories and even associates them with storage locations.
If you have office supplies in Toronto, for example, you can sort your list by location to find exactly what you need. The app also allows for refined management of items in different storage locations and will set alerts when inventory runs low.
It’s also possible to import and export data into a CSV file for Mac and PC desktops for easy viewing. The Stock Control App is free to download, but users can make in-app purchases.
2. Inventory Now
The Inventory Now app from Logan Sease is designed for retailers, allowing them to track their inventory as well as the product life cycle. It can serve as an alternative to or a supplement to an expensive Point of Sale system.
Each time new inventory is purchased, simply add it to the app. Whenever products are sold, shipped and delivered, mark them as such right inside the app. The app allows you to see, at a glance, an overview of your inventory.
You can even take photos of each item in your inventory, so you can have a visual overview of the items in your inventory.
3. SOS Inventory
An add-on for QuickBooks Online, SOS Inventory allows for inventory and order management. The app can be integrated into ShipStation, Shopify, PayPal, UPS and more to make order processing as simple and painless as possible.
The automated order processing allows you to create automatic shipments, notify workers and even set priorities. The reports give you a clear picture of what you have, where you have it, and what you need to order.
Alerts can be sent via text or email. Users can enjoy a free trial for 30 days. There are three paid versions of the app, which is available for both iOS and Android.
A cloud-based tracking app, JumpStock offers real-time information on your smart devices. The product works in tandem with the web-based service to create an effective inventory management system.
The app can even enforce pre-negotiated purchasing contracts to ensure that you get the best prices from your vendors.
Because this is a cloud-based app, your data can be accessed from anywhere and anytime. And there is no need to have an IT team to install and maintain the system. It works with different suppliers, users, and locations.
JumpStock is available on both iOS and Android devices.
5. Simple Inventory Control
The Simple Inventory Control app is not free – it costs $4.99 – but it offers a professional-looking interface and easy-to-use controls. This app is available on Windows devices, which may be a drawback if you typically rely on your smartphone for inventory management.
The app allows for inventory management, stock control, and tracking software for small and medium businesses.
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