Bin location app - Why is there nothing suitable available??

SpareAndSquare
Excursionist
41 0 37

Can anyone point me in the right direction? We really need a bin location feature for Shopify. I find it crazy that its not already a standard feature within Shopify to be honest but there seems to be no info available as to if it will ever be a feature or not, despite finding tons of people on the forums with a huge need for it!

 

We stock 100s of items in our warehouse and need an easy way to pick the items from there location. Ideally we want to print out all packing slips that have the location on for us to go and pick.

 

We are using an app at the moment called "Quick Pick Lists" but its not really what we are after. It does provide a picking list, but its more set up for picking items using your phone or tablet on the go, the picking lists arent great and for 30 + items it printed out 16 sheets of paper which is no easier for us to sort through than hunting bins for stock. 

 

Iv also seen quite a few replies on this subject from @achieveapplabs but after sending emails, using the contact forms on there website and sending a direct message, im still yet to hear anything back which is a shame as they advertise in having a solution which could help us hugely.

 

Iv scoured the app store but can not seem to find a decent app that will do what we need, they all seem to extremely expensive and have tons of features we would never need or use.

 

Has anyone got a good solution for this problem or could you reccomend an app / work around you have been using o help? 

 

Shopify technical advised me to us product tags which doesnt help, change the barcode to the stock location, which messes up my Google merchant centre feed and even suggested putting it in the title of the product, which I really dont want to do.

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brdata
Shopify Partner
24 0 0

Hi,

What you can do is add one or more metafields to each product that store your inventory location in your warehouse.

For example:

Row-number (going east to west)

Rack-number (going north to south)

Rack-level (1 at ground level and going up)

etc. 

We have a simple picklist app on Shopify. If you wish to have it customized for your store please feel free to contact us (apps@brdata.in) and we can add your location info to our printable picklist.

https://apps.shopify.com/picklist

Thanks,

BR Data Solutions

kingstore
Shopify Partner
102 4 18

Bin locations are something that crosses over into warehouse management. It's a 'simple' feature, though once you build something like this, it ends up needing a lot more to make it feasible. 

 

What you can do is use an app that will enable you to manage the warehouse, inventory, pick pack ship, scanning, and purchasing. It's called SKUSavvy and will work with your Shopify store, to then provide you with a visual bin location layout tool, and a way to allocate inventory to those bins.

Digital picklist and bin location shown on a visual warehouse layout grid in SKUSavvyDigital picklist and bin location shown on a visual warehouse layout grid in SKUSavvy

 

With inventory added to bin locations (can be done on mobile too), your orders will sync from Shopify so that you can create batches of orders in a digital picklist. The app will have you confirm via barcode scan the bin location and the item barcode of the item on the digital picklist. Each item picked in the batch can then be handed over to packing stations for a final (optional) scan of the items contained in each order. SKUSavvy will then generate shipping labels based on item and packaging dimensions. 

 

Using SKUSavvy you will get one free account with unlimited access. We built this for fast-moving Shopify merchants in particular and continue to make it easier to fulfill all your orders with accuracy and efficiency. 

 

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LittleMoose
Shopify Partner
9 0 1

Have you found a good solution for this getting the bins and creating packing slips?

kingstore
Shopify Partner
102 4 18

@LittleMoose check out SKUSavvy, it was designed for just this purpose.

The best Shopify Inventory Management App: Purchases, Bin Locations, Visual Inventory, Warehouse Management, Pick Pack Ship, Cycle Counts, and more.
Get your first SKUSavvy Mobile Inventory and Order Fulfillment account free for 50 orders
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Cross-Apps
Shopify Partner
22 0 0

We have updated our app Power Tools with several new features, maybe it helps with your workflow:

  • iOS & Android App to manage inventory, pick list and bin locations
  • Improved Shopify App to assign bin locations
  • Auto generated Pick Lists for new orders
  • Unlimited Users
  • Free Trial for 14 days

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