4 important steps for integrating your OMS with an e-commerce platform

E-commerce integration with OMSFor third party fulfillment centers and multi-channel merchants, having an efficient order management system is a must.  An OMS functions as the core of your business through which each order must pass.  The first requirement of any order management system is to have the ability to enter orders.  Although smaller volume merchants and vendors who take orders on the telephone would manually key orders into the system, most companies  will be forced to handle orders that come from a very important source…the e-commerce shopping cart.  Continue reading

5 Steps to better Inventory Management

1. Don’t get bogged down with too much inventory
It is common to be afraid of running out of inventory. Completely depleting your stock can lead to loss of sales and customers. But overstocking can use up working capital and diminish profits. Storing excess inventory adds to the expense and can offset volume savings. Once you are in possession of the product, it is exposed to age, damage, expiration and shrinkage. The end result can be selling it off at doscounted rates or simply liquidating the goods. Continue reading