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Inventory management software for growing businesses- Zoho Inventory

May 27, 2021

Inventory software for small businesses

What Is Zoho Inventory? 

Zoho Inventory is cloud-based inventory management software designed to help small to medium sized businesses track their inventory and manage sales and purchase orders. 

It is used by: 

  • E-Commerce Businesses 
  • Online sellers 
  • Retailers 
  • Wholesalers 
  • Small and Medium-sized businesses 

Zoho Inventory Management Software Features 

Zoho Inventory offers a feature-rich environment with its: 

a) Dashboard: The Zoho Inventory dashboard gives an overview of your: 

  • Sales activity 
  • Sales orders 
  • Top-selling items 
  • A graph of your total sales 

b) Barcode Scanning: You can highlight the SKU parameter and scan barcodes with a synched scanner. You can also use Barcode scanning on serial numbers in bills and invoices. 

c) Warehouse Management: You can use this feature to: 

  • Select the warehouse closest to the customer when you create a sales order. 
  • Manage multiple warehouses 
  • Transfer stock among warehouses 
  • Generate reports on warehouse management.  

d) Returns: If you have marked an item as returnable, Zoho inventory allows you to process returns after creating a sales order and having shipped the product. 

e) Vendor Management: You can easily manage customers and vendors through the same interface by toggling between two buttons to enter one or the other.  

f) Purchase Orders: Easily create or import purchase orders for your organisation or customers from the sidebar in bulk or individually; and attach files, apply templates and terms and conditions. 

g) Sales Orders: You can create or import sales orders using a similar interface to purchasing orders. You can access the feature from a separate heading in the sidebar and monitor sales orders status. 

h) Order Management & Fulfillment:  Zoho Inventory automatically sorts your orders- to be routed to the warehouse closest to the destination of that order.  

i) Reports: You can track your overall sales, check on specific items or item variants, and do FIFO tracking. You can access your inventory reports from a single dashboard.  

j) Payments: You can create invoices from the Invoice module within a specific sales order or from the Contacts page.  

k) Inventory Management: You can either- import an existing inventory list in CSV or TSV format or create items and item groups directly. Henceforth, you can generate item listings, kit items together (composite items); and set products to automatically re-order from your suppliers when your inventory falls below your threshold.  

Sign up now to get started on the features. 

Zoho Inventory plans and pricing 

You can access different Zoho Inventory features, depending on your pricing plan. 

FREE 

STANDARD 

PROFESSIONAL 

PREMIUM 

ELITE 

£ 0 per month 

billed annually 

£ 49 per month 

billed annually 

£ 79 per month 

billed annually 

£ 129 per month 

billed annually 

£ 189 per month 

billed annually 

£ 0 per month 

billed monthly 

£ 59 per month 

billed monthly 

£ 99 per month 

billed monthly 

£ 159 per month 

billed monthly 

£ 239 per month 

billed monthly 

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50 orders / month 1500 orders / month 7500 orders / month 15000 orders / month Unlimited orders / month*help icon 
 50 shipping labels/month  1500 shipping labels/month  7500 shipping labels/month  15000 shipping labels/month  Unlimited shipping labels/month 
 1 Warehouse  2 Warehouses  5 Warehouses  7 Warehouses  15 Warehouses 
 2 Users  3 Users  5 Users  10 Users  15 Users 
 Composite items  Composite items  Composite items  Composite items  Composite items 
 Ecommerce Integrations  Ecommerce Integrations  Ecommerce Integrations  Picklists  Picklists 
 Integrate 1 Shopify store  Integrate 1 Shopify store  Integrate 2 Shopify stores  Ecommerce Integrations  Ecommerce Integrations 
   5 Automated Workflows / Module  Integrate 5 Shopify stores  Integrate 5 Shopify stores 
   Serial Number Tracking  10 Automated Workflows / Module  10 Automated Workflows / Module 
   Batch Tracking  Serial Number Tracking  Serial Number Tracking 
    Batch Tracking  Batch Tracking 

 

There is a free 14-day trial period after which you need to upgrade to a paid subscription. 

The Zoho Inventory team offers a 15% discount to non-profits- click here to claim your discount. 

Zoho Inventory add-ons cost 

You can get the following add-ons: 

  • £2.5 for each additional user per organisation/month billed monthly. 
  • £8 for each added warehouse per organisation/month billed monthly. 
  • £5 for 50 orders + 50 shipping labels per organisation/month billed monthly. 

Advantages of using Zoho Inventory 

By using Zoho Inventory, you stand to benefit in the following ways: 

  • Increase your sales: Using the Zoho multi-channel inventory management system, you can expand your business online by setting up and integrating your Shopify, Etsy, eBay or Amazon account to sell your products. 
  • Multiple shipping integrations: Zoho inventory offers real-time shipping rates and in-transit details of major shipping carriers. It also gives you a chance to choose a shipping partner for your business. 
  • You can manage your offline and online orders and create purchase orders, backorders and drop shipments- in one inventory management application. 
  • Accounting and CRM integrations: you can seamlessly integrate with Zoho CRM and Zoho Books to automatically sync all your contacts, orders and easily manage your financial data. 
  • End-to-end tracking: You can track every item or batch in your inventory with a serial number and batch tracking feature. Adequate stock tracking will help you follow the movement of the items and get better control over the expiry of each batch. 
  • Warehouse Management: You can check the stock level, manage inter-warehouse transfer, and generate reports for specific warehouses. 

Sign up now to enjoy these benefits! 

Integrations 

Zoho inventory can easily integrate with various software like: 

  • Shopping Cart- Shopify, Zoho Commerce, Magento, Big Commerce, 3D Cart, Woo Commerce, Open Cart etc. 
  • Shipping Integrations- Aftership, UPS, USPS 
  • eCommerce- Amazon, eBay, Etsy 
  • EDI- SPS Commerce, Crossfire EDI, B2B Getaway 
  • Sales and Marketing- Google shopping 
  • Accounting- Zoho Books 
  • Payment Services- Stripe, Razorpay 
  • Other Apps- Slack, Twilio, Microsoft 
  • Zoho Apps 

Check out the complete list of integrations here. 

Mobile App 

The Zoho inventory iOS and android mobile apps can help you manage and fulfil orders in the following ways: 

Android app 

iOS app 

The dashboard gives a snapshot of your business activities which can quickly help you plan your day. You can get all the item information you need with the click of a button. 
Allows you to add customer information, keep a tab on their payment status, and unused credits on the go. You can create a sales order by filling in the customer and item information. 
Access complete details of items in your inventory like item name, SKU, and stock status on one screen. You can convert your sales order into an invoice with all the details automatically filled in. 
You can instantly create a sales order.  
You can track the movement of packages once it has been dispatched for delivery till the time it’s delivered to your customer. Get real-time updates of when an item has been packed, shipped, or delivered. 
Manage and move stock between your warehouses without worrying about manual calculation.  

 

Zoho Inventory reviews 

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Zoho Inventory Customer Service & Support 

Zoho Inventory offers the following support services: 

  • Blog 
  • Email 
  • Feature Requests 
  • Forums 
  • Guides 
  • In-Software Help- access help- FAQs within the software from the upper right-hand corner of your screen. 
  • Live Chat through the Zoho Inventory website. 
  • Phone: 24/5 phone support  
  • Social Media- Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. 
  • Support Form- submit a ticket with your contact information and a description of your problem. 
  • Training webinars  
  • Videos: You can find these within the user guide and on YouTube. 

Start your free trial now or call 02033 259 341 for support. 

 

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