How to best manage inventory for a product-based business?

New Member
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Do you use spreadsheets or a software to manage inventory for your product-based business and which option is better?

Shopify Partner
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Hello @KatriK ,


You can use spreadsheets to do this of course, but it is painful and error prone. Our system allows you fully manage inventory, keep it in sync with your Shopify store and your financials system, (i.e. QuickBooks), making your life a lot easier, and we can scale down to a company size of 1 up to a team of 200+. 


We have our system newly integrated with Shopify and are now going through the approval process so we're not quite in the app store yet, but should be in the next week or so. That said, we've been around for a while and have a proven and robust system that is also affordable.


If you'd like to setup a time to discuss more, fill out the form at the bottom of our websites (put a link to this post as a reference) and we can reach out to you to schedule a time to chat more. 

Chad Richardson
Mozzo Software - Modular Software that grows with you from solopreneur to a 200 person mega team. Why keep outgrowing your Shopify Apps? Start with us, and just use the modules you need, then add more as you grow.
New Member
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Hey Katri,

For a product based business I would recommend Katana Manufacturing ERP now available at Shopify app store.
Katana is a Smart Workshop Software specifically designed for modern crafters, makers, and small manufacturers. It is an innovative, easy-to-use, and affordable tool for efficient production and inventory management.

Katana allows you to manage:
1. raw materials;
2. finished products;
3. manufacturing;
4. sales orders;
and much more.


Sales orders are automatically sent from Shopify to Katana. For you, this means a hassle-free order fulfillment, extra time to grow sales, and no more messy spreadsheets!

Katana has many useful futures from automatic data movement to visual production planning and accurate costing. All of these make managing your product-based business much more efficient and less time consuming. In addition, Katana is very easy to use allowing you to sell, make and ship, all from a single dashboard.

If you'd like to know more about how Katana can help manage your product-based business, check out Katana's app store listing right here!