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Aralco Inventory Management

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Score 7 out of 101

ShipStation

13 Ratings
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Score 9.2 out of 101

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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

This is a great piece of software. We tried other types and found them very difficult to maneuver and to add information. ShipStation is very user friendly and allows the user to really make the product work for them.
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Pros

  • Retail focus
  • Single source for all inventory control requirements
  • Power-to-cost ratio
  • Training package
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  • The User Interface is good, although there is A LOT in there and so you really need to spend time looking at all areas.
  • Their Postage Rates with USPS are amazing, I mean REALLY GOOD.
  • I found that they're pretty good with getting back promptly with Customer Service needs and issues as well.
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Cons

  • 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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  • It'd be great to see Freight on ShipStation, especially ones like FedEx or UPS.
  • It would be great if items aren't actually shipped out of ShipStation to not count against the quota. For instance if we sell something straight from the store and the support person working in BrightPearl "picks" the order it goes to ShipStation and if the person just says "shipped" it counts against the quota. The only items going against the quota should be ones where labels are actually printed.
  • It would be perfect to be able to say what products are in each box. Being able to print off packing lists for each box with exactly what's inside would be extremely helpful!
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Alternatives Considered

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I honestly think ShipStation is best of bread in this area, hands down.
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Return on Investment

  • 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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  • Being able to get tracking out to customer quickly and accurately.
  • The ease of use by our employees has saved them time and frustration.
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Pricing Details

Aralco Inventory Management

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

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