Order fulfillment includes picking, packing, and shipping products to customers. There’s a manual way and an automatic way to handle order fulfillment, and we’re going to go see which one delivers the right results for your company. (more…)
We started this blog series more than a year ago with Amazon’s shopping cart and now we’re ending it with another shopping cart called Zen Cart. From A to Z. It’s been quite a journey. Let’s jump right into it and finish this puppy!
Zen Cart is an ecommerce solution, and it utilizes the product listings, pictures, quantities, and descriptions from Fishbowl. Orders placed in Zen Cart’s shopping cart are downloaded into Fishbowl, which generates shipping and tracking information and handles the fulfillment process.
And now we’ll talk more about this integration: (more…)
Every factory experiences a certain time of the year when it is so busy that breaks are hard to come by. Never mind trying to find time to clean and stay organized. Keeping things clean and organized is a surprisingly big factor in increased profit potential, while a lack of cleanliness and organization can lead to problems with productivity down the road.
Here are four ways that you can keep your factory clean and organized during the coming busy season. (more…)
This blog post marks the beginning of a new series of posts comparing manual and automatic business processes. While manual processes may work for startups and other less tech-savvy companies, there are some major advantages to automating as many tasks as possible.
Over the next few months, we’re going to cover the following topics: (more…)
A big name in the barcoding world, Zebra provides leading-edge hardware solutions that will greatly aid you in your use of Fishbowl software. They offer barcoding, printing, and wireless network solutions that are easy to use, scalable, and reliable. And when you combine these devices with Fishbowl’s app, you have the power to cycle count, pick, pack, and ship orders, and much more.
Let’s talk about how this integration works and how it makes your job easier: (more…)
In this Whiteboard Wednesday James Shores explains what a business automation platform is. It’s a tool you use on a daily basis that integrates with all of your other business solutions and helps you simplify and automate complex tasks.
Fishbowl is an excellent business automation platform. It integrates with dozens of software, hardware, and other solutions. It acts as a central hub for information from e-commerce websites, accounting software, CRMs, and more to pass through and be stored in. It imports and exports information on a daily basis to keep orders flowing smoothly in and out of your warehouse(s) while also tracking data and helping you make the most of your warehouse space and money with automatic reorder points and other tools.
James explains all of this and more in the video above. Check it out, and start automating your business with Fishbowl!
In the month of August, whoever refers the most potential customers to Fishbowl will receive an Apple Watch Series 2. It doesn’t matter if they purchase Fishbowl in that timeframe or anything like that. We’re purely going off of the number that gets referred. (more…)
Xero is a cloud-based accounting solution for small and midsize businesses. Fishbowl integrates with Xero, giving you a complete manufacturing and warehouse management system that works in conjunction with your accounting solution to ensure you always have the correct invoices, ledger entries, and other documentation you need.
Here are the many details of this integration between Fishbowl and Xero: (more…)
Inventory management software is good for your business. In fact, it’s in your best interest to have the right tools to keep your inventory in check and your warehouse working like a well-oiled machine. And this software does all of that and much more.
Here are four reasons why using inventory management software is in your best interest. (more…)
Successfully managing a warehouse can be a challenging endeavor for anyone. There will be unique challenges you may be unlikely to come across in other situations. Nevertheless, any practical management experience shouldn’t be difficult to apply towards running a warehouse specifically.
If you are an entrepreneur with no prior experience, taking an introductory course in management at your local community college, or even online degree programs from WGU could be very beneficial in helping you learn the foundational skills you’ll find useful.
With that said, the best kind of experience is the kind you learn on the job. This article will cover five steps that are most critical to your success in managing a warehouse. (more…)