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Likelihood to Recommend

Aralco Inventory Management

Aralco Inventory Management is well suited for a retail operation with one or two locations that is expanding to 5+. At that point, there is small enough start-up costs and significant benefits available for this software to assist a company with the inventory and POS challenges associated with rapid growth. Aralco Inventory Management is also particularly helpful for retail companies that have complicated sales orders or a sales fulfillment time that is longer than a day or a week.
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ShipStation

Do you ship packages on a regular basis? You should be using ShipStation then! ShipStation's extensive integrations and automation options will save you hours upon hours of time when shipping. Once set up, the majority of our packages are a single simple weigh-in and label print, no need to enter any additional information, like package dimensions, destination, shipping service, etc....all automated. ShipStation even fills out and prints the customs forms if you handle international shipping.
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Pros

Aralco Inventory Management

  • Retail focus
  • Single source for all inventory control requirements
  • Power-to-cost ratio
  • Training package
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ShipStation

  • The integrations between ShipStation, the marketplaces, and Channel Advisor are perfect and rarely have issues.
  • ShipStation automatically sends the shipment notification to the marketplace and emails the customer with tracking information which means we never have to worry if our customers are receiving that info.
  • The tracking portal for custom websites is absolutely great. We've branded it to match our e-commerce store and it provides access for our buyers to real-time tracking updates.
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Cons

Aralco Inventory Management

  • Lengthy set-up process that requires strong management
  • High base hardware requirements (can't be used with just a phone, for instance)
  • Inventory forecasting is not linked to any external or macro forces
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ShipStation

  • When we wanted to check on the cost of all available shipping services for a package we had to open a new window which was a bit awkward. We would have to pop back and forth.
  • Setting up a new shipping company had several steps that we would need help with. But once it was done it was done.
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Usability

Aralco Inventory Management

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ShipStation

ShipStation 9.0
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If you take some time to learn what all the options and features of ShipStation do, it will save you time, energy and headaches as the system works for domestic orders and international orders for export. You have the ability to adjust info that auto populates into the customs forms for exporting goods and ShipStation solidly integrates with BigCommerce (outside of my previously disclosed web browser issue which could be the browser's fault)
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Support

Aralco Inventory Management

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ShipStation

ShipStation 9.3
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The customer support staff at Shipstation has been invaluable. I have only needed to contact them a few times, but each time they have been very helpful and very friendly. We were able to solve the issue in a very quick and precise manner. And they also have the status page which will allow you to check to see if you should expect any issues and the time frame for them.
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Alternatives Considered

Aralco Inventory Management

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ShipStation

I use ShipStation with BigCommerce. In the past I have had to use USPS.com, UPS.com, FedEx.com, Etsy.com, etc. Now I don't have to go to multiple places to give my customers choices, and ShipStation far surpasses all of the sites I used before integrating it with our website. I highly recommend it.
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Return on Investment

Aralco Inventory Management

  • Short training time reduced costs and increased sales which increased ROI
  • Less downtime which reduced costs and increased ROI
  • Good customer support which boosts employee morale which leads to efficiencies and higher sales which increased ROI
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ShipStation

  • It saves a lot of time being able to import the customer data.
  • It saves us money by finding us the best rate (e.g. when we offer free shipping on orders).
  • It can save data such as your most common box sizes.
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Pricing Details

Aralco Inventory Management

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

ShipStation

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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