What you need to know about Fishbowl Warehouse

Fishbowl warehouse management software


In this third blog post in our series on What You Need To Know, we look at one of our cornerstone products, Fishbowl Warehouse.

Fishbowl Warehouse has been designed from the ground up to ensure proper inventory management, as it automates everyday warehouse processes, tracks stock across multiple locations, and has more integrations than you can shake a stick at, including; website integrations, Dropbox, eBay, Reckon Accounts, Xero, a web-based time clock, and many, many more.

Fishbowl was established 18 years ago, and since then have been focused on delivering a stable software tool to ensure that small to medium size businesses can track their warehouse processes every step of the way, while supplying data regarding sales, items on backorder, purchase history, average costs, and anything else you would ever need to know.

Fishbowl Warehouse is billed as an inventory management solution for Reckon Accounts and Xero, but also works as a standalone asset tracking product. Having your inventory and accounting connected avoids double data entry, checking credit on customers, up to date reports, and many other benefits.

To learn more and get the full picture on Fishbowl Warehouse visit the Fishbowl website at www.fishbowlaustralia.com.au. And next week we will look at Fishbowl Anywhere, a browser-based solution that allows you to access your inventory from anywhere in the world, on your smart device including your phone, tablet, or favourite browser.

Check out the last two blogs in our series:

 

5 Ways To Fix Your Online Store!

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Having an online business linked to your physical store can turn out to be a profitable endeavor for your business. But when it comes to managing the online side of things, it can prove to be a time-consuming and challenging task.

Luckily, there are many different strategies you can use to make the management of your online business much less of a headache, as well as more efficient and effective for your business in the long run.

Develop a Comprehensive Marketing Strategy

One reason managing an online business can be a chore rests in the fact that so much of marketing related activities can be rather scattered, according to Search Engine Journal. This renders your time and effort marketing online a lot less effective when you have to jump from place to place or aren’t organized in how you plan your advertisements or placement of them.

A strategy to employ to avoid this problem is to develop an overall, comprehensive marketing strategy. Not only does having a plan free up more of your time, it will also make your marketing and promotional efforts far more effective. Use a schedule to do social media once a week, blog posts once a month, or other options in a schedule that makes sense for you, and will get you results.

Social Media and Your Online Business

If you are like many online business owners, you take advantage of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to do your marketing, and you are wise to do so. There are a few downsides to relying on social media outlets though, one of the most negative being time constraints. If you find your time is sucked away with checking stats, updating media sites, and responding to comments, you might need to find an alternative. You can always hire out for these types of jobs, and there are many different online analytical tools that can help you keep track of your sites in one place. Check the third party firms you might hire out and make sure that they stick to white-label SEO services.

Maintain a User-Friendly Website

A website that is not customer or client friendly can make the management of it more challenging and a lot more time consuming. If consumers are not able to easily maneuver your website, find your merchandise, or get around the purchasing process quickly, they will be contacting your for assistance, or even worse, abandoning your site altogether. In the worst case scenario, and this happens a lot when a business has a less than desirable website, potential clients and customers simply will bounce from your site and take their business somewhere else. Loss of business in this manner means lost revenue and actually a knock to the reputation of your business.

This can be avoided by ensuring you have a top notch website developer from the start. You also need to engage someone who is capable to make certain that your business website is functioning at all times. Hiring out is often the best choice, though there are places where you can find DIY website and easy management for smaller storefronts.

Integrate Your Inventory and E-Commerce Platforms

There are numerous shopping cart/e-commerce platforms you might use to accept payments from customers online. These include Amazon, Bigcommerce, eBay, LemonStand, Magento, and Shopify, just to name a few. Make sure that your inventory management solution integrates with the e-commerce platform you choose. This will ensure that whenever you make a sale online, it will be instantly recorded in your inventory records, and you’ll reduce the risk of having outdated inventory quantities and other data errors that could prove costly to untangle.

Making the Leap Online

The idea that an online business owner can do it all is not only incorrect, but can even be dangerous for your business. While it is true that many entrepreneurs have broad skill sets, you probably don’t have the time to take over everything. By employing these tactics, and hiring out when necessary, your online business will be better run and more profitable. Moreover, the management of your online business will be far less a chore. Take the time to fix up and plan out your online business. Your customer’s, pocketbook, and even physical store can benefit when you do.

This post comes from Brooke Chaplan in the US, from the Fishbowl Blog.

QuickBooks Online Integration Now Available – Fishbowl 2016.7

Fishbowl 2016.7 is now available.

This month we see the release of Fishbowl 2016.7 and with it comes QuickBooks Online integration.

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Every new release of Fishbowl inventory software adds new features and 2016.7 is no exception. Read below to see the highlighted new features for this release.

QuickBooks Online integration

Fishbowl offers seamless integrations to Xero, Reckon Accounts and now QuickBooks Online. QuickBooks Online makes your accounting seriously easy and you can access your accounts from anywhere in the world, and works with Fishbowl Anywhere, the fully featured inventory and manufacturing browser based application.

Magento 2.x and eBay Integration

Adding to the growing list of shopping cart integrations available from Fishbowl, including Opencart, Shopify, Woocommerce and more it has never been easier to integrate your online store to your inventory software.

Advanced product search

Fishbowl is always looking to make your warehouse easier to navigate, from displaying the quickest route to pick orders and now making it easier to use the advanced search functions.

You can now search using your UPC and SKU information to find exactly what you need, when you need it.

See Fishbowl in action

To see these new features in action you can download the free trial here or register your interest to book an online demonstration here, and have one of our Inventory Software Specialist walk you through a personalised demonstration of what Fishbowl can do for your business.

Inventory Management Software and Shopping Carts, Making eCommerce Easy

Following on from the eCommerce inventory management software blog post, today we are going to look at the on-line Shopping Carts that Fishbowl integrates with.

Here is a tiny sample of the Shopping Carts that Fishbowl inventory management software currently connects with:

  • Amazon
  • AspDotNet Storefront
  • Bigcommerce
  • BrightStores
  • CS-Cart
  • eBayshutterstock_116283283
  • Fillz
  • Interspire
  • Magento
  • Miva Merchant
  • OSCMax
  • OSCommerce
  • PDG Software
  • Shopify
  • ShopVisible
  • VirtueMart
  • Volusion
  • X-Cart
  • ZenCart

To make website integration easier and to expand on the shopping carts listed above, check out our Fishbowl Partner page here.

Try a 14-Day free trial of Fishbowl here and see how much easier life can be with an eCommerce integrated website combined with the power of an inventory management software package.

 

eCommerce and Inventory Management Software: A Perfect Fit

Do you need inventory management software that integrates seamlessly with your eCommerce platform?

When you are using state-of-the-art technology to sell your wares and products, it is important to have an equally advanced inventory management system in place that can keep up with your customers’ demands. Otherwise, you could run into serious supply issues.ecommerce-inventory-management-software

Here is a list of the benefits of using inventory management software in your eCommerce business.

Instant Updates

As soon as an order comes in, your software should update your inventory records to note that the products being sold are no longer available for other orders. It should also automatically tell your accounting software, such as Reckon Accounts or QuickBooks, to make corresponding changes to your financial records. Cut out the laborious task of manual data entry .

Quick Response

Many eCommerce companies drop ship products to customers to keep costs down and save on warehouse space. You can speed up the process of sending products to your customers if you have inventory management software that goes to work as soon as an order comes in – generating sales orders, notifying carriers about shipment details, and emailing customers with the estimated time of arrival for their packages.

Integrated Solution

Fishbowl Warehouse and Fishbowl Manufacturing are ideal fits for eCommerce companies. They provide ample inventory management features for a variety of business types and models. Whether you build to order, drop ship, or have a warehouse full of ready-made products, Fishbowl can meet your needs right now and far into the future.

Fishbowl’s Software Development Kit (SDK) lets you integrate Fishbowl with your on-line shopping cart, eCommerce website, and more. With all of your systems working in harmony, you’ll see a big increase in productivity and you’ll be better able to keep your customers happy and your business running smoothly.

Fishbowl Manufacturing and Fishbowl Warehouse help you boost efficiency, save time, reduce workforce needs, and save money! See for yourself how they can help your business by signing up for an inventory software demo.

This post comes from Robert Lockard, a copywriter for the Fishbowl USA office.