RestockPro Basics

This section will introduce you to the core functionality in RestockPro - deciding what to order using Restock Suggestions, creating and receiving Purchase Orders, and sending inventory to Amazon.

Table of Contents

  1. Restock Suggestions
  2. Purchase Orders
  3. Amazon Shipments

Restock Suggestions

The Restock Suggestions grid contains more than 70 unique data points to help you decide what to reorder from your suppliers and send to Amazon. You can customize which data points you want to display in the grid, and in which order. The grid also has numerous filters and shortcuts you can use to better visualize and understand your product data.
The data in this grid comes from multiple sources. Some information, such as supplier information, is data you enter and update directly in RestockPro. Other data points are compiled from various Amazon reports and the Marketplace Web Service (MWS). Finally, other data points are tabulated or calculated by RestockPro using these inputs.
Your Suggested Ship Quantity - how much inventory you should ship from your local warehouse to an Amazon FC - and your Suggested Reorder Quantity - how much of a given product you should reorder from a supplier -  are two such data points. Both calculations examine numerous factors, including inventory levels, product demand, lead times, and more, to make informed restocking suggestions (hence the name 🙂). When used properly, these numbers are valuable inputs into your replenishment decision making processes.
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Purchase Orders

RestockPro purchase orders (POs) begin on the Restock Suggestions page. To start an order, simply add an order quantity to the field in the grid named 'Order Qty' (you may need to scroll all the way to the right to find it).

You'll be prompted to name the order and decide which type of order you want to place and where the supplier should send the order.

Here is a summary of the three different order types.

  • Direct POs
    • Use a Direct PO if the supplier will prep and ship your products directly to an Amazon FC.
  • Local POs
    • Use a Local PO if the supplier will ship your products to your warehouse or a third-party prep center, and
      • you intend to keep your product in your local warehouse for a period of time.
      • you intend to combine items from multiple different POs before into one big Amazon shipment.
      • the order contains kit parts that you may decide to use for something else or to sell individually.
  • Cross Dock POs
    • Use a Cross Dock PO if the supplier will ship your products to your warehouse or a third-party prep center, and
      • you intend to ship everything from the PO to Amazon in one shipment.
      • you would like RestockPro to automatically assign any kit parts you ordered to the kit product you sell on Amazon.

When you are ready to receive a PO, simply enter the received quantities on the order details screen for that particular PO. You'll then be ready to ship those products to Amazon.

Click here to learn more about Purchase Orders.

Amazon Shipments

RestockPro can help simplify the logistics of prepping and creating shipments and tracking inbound inventory. Additionally, since your Restock Suggestions take into account the inventory you have on order and en route to Amazon, your forecast will be up to date with inputs from across your supply chain.

The RestockPro shipment wizard will walk you step by step through the shipment creation process. When you are satisfied with the list of products you intend to ship to Amazon and have reviewed the shipment options, you may either accept the shipment plan and complete the shipment in RestockPro, or create a shipment plan file and complete the shipment in Seller Central. Regardless of which method you choose, RestockPro will sync your shipment status and update automatically once Amazon receives your products.

Additionally, RestockPro features functionality to help you prep your shipments using product stickers, purchasing shipping services, creating box shipping labels, uploading box contents or using 2D barcodes, and more.

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