Product in Focus: March

product_in_focus-march.pngOver the past few weeks, we’ve shared several exciting new features and integrations like barcoding, an integration with Amazon International, and new 3PL partnerships. Additionally, we’ve updated Stitch with several other new features as well as functionality improvements to make your experience with the platform even faster and more efficient.

Pick and Pack

The only thing worse than unnecessary shipping costs is losing a customer’s trust - both of which can happen when you accidentally ship the wrong item(s). Using a barcode scanner for your shipping and fulfillment operations ensures you’re picking and packing what the customer ordered - and you’re saving time while doing it. In addition to quickly and efficiently processing orders, your warehouse employees can pick and pack for multiple orders at the same time. When picking items to ship, a picklist is created and the picker can see the required products to select, as well as their locations, right from their mobile tablet. As they scan items using a barcode, the picker can ensure they are selecting the correct item.

Stocktakes

While you’ve always had the ability to reconcile stock through Stitch, the stocktake feature enables you to proactively create stocktakes while also keeping a historic record of when and why stock numbers have changed. This added layer of visibility will help you track historical trends as well as hold warehouse staff accountable for misplaced, missing, or damaged inventory. Save time and increase the accuracy of stocktakes by using barcode scanning to ensure items are counted correctly and immediately synced with Stitch. This not only allows warehouse employees to see what “should” be in the box, but also helps them identify items that might have been inaccurately placed in a box. Upon reconciling the stocktake, inventory availability will automatically adjust and changes will be made to the stock log report.

Amazon International

Stitch’s latest channel integration with Amazon International enables customers to expand into new markets and sell more goods. We now integrate with Amazon.co.UK, Amazon.DE, Amazon.FR, Amazon.IT, Amazon.ES, Amazon.com.MX.  If you can handle more orders - either fulfilled internally or through a 3PL - it’s as easy as adding the channel to your Stitch integrations. You can even use our Amazon Publishing functionality to automatically list your products.

3PL Integrations

Stitch now integrates with third party logistics providers (3PLs) like Shipwire and DCL Logistics. Stitch sits in the center of your operation by routing orders to your 3PL, updating inventory across channels, and providing you with robust analytics to use when making business decisions. We’re excited to provide our customers with a scalable solution for delivering products in a cost-effective way, as well as the ability to connect with 3PLs directly. Now, when an order is placed from any shopping cart or marketplace integration, that information can go straight through Stitch to your 3PL for fulfillment and shipping.

Collapsable Side Tables

With this feature, you can see a condensed side table view that gives you all the key information you need at a glance. This way when you are working within the details view of an order, product, variant or stocktake you can save time by quickly moving between views with fewer clicks.

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Negative Low Stock Alerts

Gain more flexibility with your selling options with negative low stock alerts. Now, if you are creating pre-orders or back orders, you can go into negative low stock counts.

Packing Slip Download on Transfer Orders

If you’re moving items between your warehouses or between a warehouse and a 3PL, this features makes it much easier for warehouse workers to know what to expect in a given shipment. This enhances your ability to keep accurate records and know where any breakdowns or accountability issues may have occurred.

Bundles in Shipstation

Now when you sell a bundle and ship it through Shipstation, you can split the bundle into individual products to make  it easier for warehouse workers to know where to find individual components of a bundle. We’ve also added additional component price calculations with let you decide how to allocate prices across a bundle for shipping insurance purposes. You can either divide it evenly across the bundle or use the relative cost based on the average unit cost of each item in the bundle.

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Bulk Action CSVs

We recently updated our inventory, product, and supplier CSVs. You can now add product descriptions, tags, and images in bulk to the product CSV. With the inventory CSV improvement, when you upload blank fields in stock columns, instead of setting stock to 0 as with the previous version, now nothing will change. Supplier CSV downloads now exclude archived variants.

Shipping Improvements

We’ve added a WooCommerce shipment tracking plugin and Magento shipping tracking so that you can sync shipping statuses between your sales channel and Stitch.

New Feature Friday Webinars

There’s a lot going on at Stitch, and if you want to dive deeper into anything listed above, join our monthly New Feature Webinar on Friday, April 1st at 10am PST. We’ll discuss each of our new features and leave plenty of time for Q&A with our product team.

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