Wondering if anyone can assist.
We're looking for an app (or other suggestions) that will track the location of our products within our direct warehouse, i.e down to the shelf the product is stored on. Sometimes picking items for 100 orders or picking from a list to go to our physical store can take a long time due to needing to walk around and around the warehouse finding where stock has been put. It would also be ideal for temp/fill in workers who do not know the warehouse layout and usual stock placement.
Can anyone suggest an app that does this, close to this or an alternative method? Ability to barcode scan products and check inventory levels would be a huge bonus as well.
Sounds like you require a Warehouse Management System. There is a lot of options out there, a few have integrations with Shopify.
Hopefully this points you in the right direction.
Hi @chateaudeglass ,
There's a section for in-house fulfillment in Shopify's app store. https://apps.shopify.com/browse/orders-and-shipping-in-house-fulfillment
A lot of these solutions are focused on a complete set of tools. It's usually too much for someone that just wants shelf locations.
We'd be happy to offer a custom solution. It's just locations though and a custom packing slip, no barcode or inventory levels, but something we can talk about.
Sam - Owner @ Achieve Applabs
A WMS would be the best solution for what you are after but also depends on your size.
Do you already have your product zones, aisles, locations etc already set for each SKU?
We have a solution that imports all your Shopify orders and consolidates them to product a pick list which your warehouse staff can use. We also have a companion mobile app which means you don't have to use any additional hardware to bring up orders and then pick them into bins etc via your android or iPhone. We can easily also add product locations so your pick staff can locate items easier. Another good solution is to use the consolidated pick list that is then sorted by locations so staff only have to make one continuous trip to locate all products needed to fulfil all orders.
Our options are customisable to suit users needs as everyone is different. If you would like to discuss further please get in touch.
This sounds like what we're after. We don't have product zones, aisles, locations etc already set for each SKU. I probably should have added that we already use a 3rd Party App ReadyToShip to consolidate all our orders, print picking slips and invoices and shipping labels but we're open to moving across to a different platform that also did all of this and the warehouse management we require.
We could add the option to mobile app so that you can add location data when you scan a product. Note that Shopify doesn't have all the locations fields within their product fields so it would be stored on our end. That is not to say that you can't export it if you ever want to stop using our system.
If you are using readytoship than guessing you are in Australia? We are in Brisbane. No need to move from them as to start with you probably only need to use our mobile app to load your orders and then pick them based on the location details that are provided. We support iphones, ipads and android devices. We customise a lot of our systems for users as everyone is different so we can tweak till you have something that you are happy with.
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