Ilya lives in Hong Kong, but his company sells products such as clothes and accessories all over the world. He uses RestockPro to manage hundreds of SKUs. In this blog post, we'll take a look at how he does it.
Ilya decided to experiment with selling items on the Amazon marketplace a few years ago. Now his company has grown to include nearly 1,000 SKUs in different sizes and colors, which are sold on multiple channels, including the company's own online shop. He currently only sells on Amazon.com, but has plans to expand to the UK and Germany this year.
The company has its own warehouse in China, so all prep work is completed there. Products are sold in the United States through the FBA program. Some products are sent by container ships, and the more lightweight items are sent by air. Ilya's company is responsible for designing the products, purchasing the materials used to make them and giving instructions to the factories who manufacture them.
Managing nearly 1,000 SKUs can be hectic. Ilya uses RestockPro to keep processes running smoothly. “I cannot imagine how we could do everything without a tool like RestockPro, because we use different factories to do different kinds of products," he said. "We have about 100 suppliers and we need to know which country code this product has in our supplier’s system. We need to know what price we paid before for this product and so we need to keep our orders to know what we ordered, when we ordered and when it will be ready. This all takes place with RestockPro.”
Managing Purchase Orders
Ilya found RestockPro while searching for an inventory management tool online. "RestockPro was the best that I found," he said. His favorite feature is the ability to create and manage purchase orders. His company uses RestockPro to manage supplier relationships and submit orders to their factories. The ability to quickly see purchase order history helps Ilya and his team keep track of prices over time and even negotiate for better deals. Ilya also likes being able to see how much profit the company will make for each product with the estimated margin calculator.
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This post spotlights a satisfied user of RestockPro. This article is a part of our series highlighting merchant success stories. As a thank-you for participating in this article, the customer received one free month of RestockPro. If you’re currently using RestockPro and are interested in participating in this program, click here to request information.
Originally published on May 16, 2018, updated May 6, 2020
This post is accurate as of the date of publication. Some features and information may have changed due to product updates or Amazon policy changes.
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