Over the last few months, we have been upgrading all our Ecommerce and Marketplace apps to what we refer to as “Version 2” - a sleeker, more refined set of apps. In this article, I want to give you a quick rundown of some of the more useful features we’ve added.
Cin7’s Ecommerce and Marketplace apps each have their own set of dashboards that help you track sales and initiate actions, such as updating stock levels and downloading orders.
The dashboards look like this:
Of course, all sales that are pulled from your apps can be reported on from our extensive reports libraries, allowing you to find your most popular product, most frequent customer and an unlimited amount of other things.
The dashboards also highlight exceptions and errors, which should help you to quickly identify and resolve any issues as they occur.
Cin7 has a scheduling system that allows you to automatically download orders.
Use this feature to let Cin7 check your Ecommerce and Marketplace integrations for new orders at gradually progressive intervals. Read our launch blog for more information.
If your business spans multiple branches, states or countries, you may wish to determine how orders from different places are routed.
One simple example would be if you want all orders from the East Coast of the US to be fulfilled by your New York warehouse, and your West Coast orders to be fulfilled by your Seattle warehouse. Small things like this can seriously reduce the admin overhead of distributing your goods.
(See an example of how to set up order routing for a particular integration).
Cin7 can now be the master for stock levels and pricing, making updating stock levels to all your channels really easy.
You can even pick what stock levels you update - at a branch level, or using SOH or Stock Available.
If you have Shopify, you can even add new products in Cin7 and insert them into Shopify automatically.
*Cin7 can’t update product information. Cin7 can download products for all apps except Joor, NuOrder, Walmart, and The Iconic. Inserting products is limited to Shopify only. Update Pricing is only available for WooCommerce and Shopify.
One of the best things about Cin7 is the way you can configure the apps to work for your business. No two businesses operate in the same way, and over the last few years we think we have made options that handle a wide scope of possible needs.
Here are a few possible configurations:
You can choose to batch orders from your Ecommerce and Marketplace channels so that you need only import a single transaction into your accounting software. This comes in handy when reconciling.
Bill of Materials
If you have kitted products, knowing when to assemble them can be a pain. Cin7 will know which of the products you sell are in kits, and automatically expand the bill of materials - helping your pickers grab the right products.
When you have products at a Fulfillment by Amazon warehouse, deciding which orders are “seller fulfilled” or via FBA can be time consuming. You can easily set up branch routing for this.
Furthermore, if you have a 3PL, it’s never been easier to send these orders directly to your 3PL by directly integrating with their system.
You’ll find within each app many more detailed settings (I’ve only mentioned a few highlights). If you have any questions our team are always happy to advise you, and remember that each integration is fully documented on our help site.
Cin7 supports the following Ecommerce and Marketplace channels:
All of our apps are available to install from the Supply Chain App Store. You can have more than one connection too, so creating a new Shopify connection for another brand, or a new Amazon connection for, say, Europe, is really easy.