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Attribute Ratings

  • Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.8

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)

78%
5 Ratings
1.0

Linnworks

10%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

7.0

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)

70%
2 Ratings

Linnworks

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Fishbowl

Fishbowl is well suited for warehouse operations because you can control, monitor, report or view the progress of materials all the way from purchasing and receiving to the shipment and tracking of products. It integrates with major carriers and with QuickBooks so it does offer a suite that can support the entire operation. It allows for workflow monitoring, so particular groups or products can be tracked.
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Linnworks

Would have recommended it 5 years ago, but now absolutely not a chance. Pricing is obscene and the service is appalling. Save yourself time and money by looking elsewhere. Linnworks has one advantage over other providers and that is their integrations with smaller eCommerce channels, this is not worth the money... You could employ someone for 5 minutes per day to pull smaller marketplaces onto a different service via CSV.
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Pros

Fishbowl

  • Inventory control - provides easy/accurate reports. Also, cycle counts can be done at any time. The warehouse team was easily trained.
  • Sales Orders - Fishbowl allowed us to have the sales orders accessible to everyone and linked the customers' purchase order to the orders and work orders (within the system). It no longer needs to be manually linked.
  • Custom reports - for a small fee we had reports customized specifically for our company.
  • Link to Quickbooks - invoices generated directly after closure of sales order.
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Linnworks

  • Ease of use for both me and my colleagues
  • Manages all inventory on multiple channels and marketplaces
  • Simple method of printing invoices and shipping labels saves so much time and requires no manual input
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Cons

Fishbowl

  • MRP
  • BOM creation
  • Unified interface
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Linnworks

  • Pricing
  • Support
  • Features
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Pricing Details

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)

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Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM) editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Linnworks

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Linnworks editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Support Rating

      Fishbowl

      Originally the support for Fishbowl was very poor. It was hard to get anyone to help. In the last 12 - 14 months, it has greatly improved and if it continues this way I would certainly rate it higher.
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      Linnworks

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Fishbowl

      Fishbowl is more useful than QuickBooks Manufacturing if you operate complex manufacturing with multiple multi layered BOMS
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      Linnworks

      As I have used Linnworks from day one, I constantly get contacted by Linnworks competitors asking me to try their system, however I cannot see any reason to move from a software package that we are all comfortable with, to a different system. It would seem pointless to move to a system that does not have the full functionality of Linnworks.
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      Return on Investment

      Fishbowl

      • Positive: Decreased time spent on copy/pasting in spreadsheets.
      • Positive: Easier to analyze costs and guarantee efficiency.
      • Negative: Time to get it up and running is really difficult to work with.
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      Linnworks

      • None
      • None
      • None
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