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Score 4.3 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

DEAR Inventory

I think it's better suited for small businesses and those looking to change inventory in the future.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solid Commerce

Solid Commerce may be helpful for small businesses that want to reach from one marketplace to become multi-channel based. However, I would recommend short contracts, long trial periods, request a teammate with 2+ years experience at the company and don't be afraid to communicate your needs. I do feel there is a place for the company in the marketplace, it is less expensive than most, it has a lot of benefits in segmentation and pricing needs, but it can lack in reliability and is not as reactive to customers for an e-commerce market.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

DEAR Inventory

  • Xero Online Accounting Integration - 100% reliable
  • Drop Shipment combined with Own Warehouse Shipment Processing is a dream
  • Support - Really efficient dealing with technical issues and more generic issues equally well
  • Financial control of delivery notes and purchase invoices provides excellent data integrity
  • Easily add new cost variables such as shipping costs, managed easily
John Cotter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solid Commerce

  • It did allow for multi-channel promotion of the same set of SKUs. It diminished qty on all marketplaces when there was a sale on one.
  • It allowed for multiple skus to change price.
  • It allowed for SKU segmentation and multiple attribute tagging.
  • When their company was smaller and more customer service driven, there was a lot of creative thinking to create sales growth.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

DEAR Inventory

  • Support
  • Bugs
  • Website Functionality
  • Down-time
  • Glitchiness
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solid Commerce

  • As their company grew and our e-commerce department grew, Solid Commerce lacked in customer service.
  • At one point we could see a high turnover rate of Solid Commerce employees, leading to a disconnect for customers.
  • We had a hard time functioning with other external tools like ShipWorks, ShipStation, our DMS, even uploading using excel files became unreliable.
  • We ended our relationship with Solid Commerce less then a year ago because we could not rely on their automation and communication. They knew this for months before we decided to terminate the relationship.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

DEAR Inventory

DEAR Inventory 9.1
Based on 1 answer
It does what it says on the tin.
John Cotter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solid Commerce

No score
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Support Rating

DEAR Inventory

DEAR Inventory 1.0
Based on 2 answers
Terrible support, absolutely useless for anything more major than a simple navigational problem. They always provide meaningless responses that don't really address the issue such as, "our engineering department is working on the issue" or "we're working on some optimisation". These responses would be fine if anything actually resulted from them, but the same errors and problems have existed for 4 years so I don't believe they really amount to anything. In addition, they're quite pushy for me to "close your ticket" so it can be marked as resolved, but my issue hasn't been resolved. I don't exactly want to leave my ticket open for several months, but they send me consistent reminders to close the ticket which is obnoxious especially since their resolution was "our engineering department will work on it".
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solid Commerce

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Alternatives Considered

DEAR Inventory

  • DEAR does what it says on the tin. We see great feedback from our peers.
  • Unleashed, I found support poor (but over two years ago).
  • Linnworks - No Xero integration by Xero recommended API and very expensive by other third party SAP Business 1 is in a different league, but the cost is also [expensive].
John Cotter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solid Commerce

ChannelAdvisor is a step up in building our e-commerce business. They have met our communication and customer service needs. They work with our other tools like e-Desk and ShipStation reliably. However, that step up comes with additional costs. ChannelAdvisor is an investment that is higher then Solid Commerce. However, we are about 10 months in and not once have we lost connection with ShipStation or not been able to print pick tickets
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

DEAR Inventory

  • Lost company time
  • Effective inventory management
  • Mostly does the job it's supposed to
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solid Commerce

  • They helped us grow significantly from a small e-comm business to almost triple our size in four years.
  • They led us to know where our breaking points are in a same day service oriented environment.
  • They have great segmentation of SKUs and different pricing options of SKUs.
  • They did have some creative thinkers to help their customers but I wouldn't know if they are still there.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

DEAR Inventory

General

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

Solid Commerce

General

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

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