Or how about manually maintaining stocks in your webshop and backend software, a wonderful job right????
If you’ve just started a shop, it’s all still easy to keep up with, but as soon as things start to run smoothly and there are more products to mainitain, double stock and the financial processes are the first bottlenecks you will encounter. Retyping is not only a lot of work, but it is also sensitive for incorrect information.
Do you also prefer to work on your core business?
Then there are more than enough options to automate and optimize these processes. Many webshop systems have apps, plugins, modules with which you can integrate (link) the shop with your accounting, ERP, financial or resale system.
Even if your Back-end does not provide this, you can import / export a CSV (an Excel file) with most systems. In any case saves some typing errors and extra work.
What is the difference between an export and an app that connect?
An app that connects to a system, for example, the Accounting system ensures that the data is automatically transferred and an export app ensures that the data from the webshop can be exported into a file and this file can be manually imported into another system. An export tool is often available for free or at a lower cost as an app that fully automates it. However, an export / import still requires manual actions so that you still lose time with it, the advantage is that you do not have to retype it.
Below are a number of examples of apps that are available by default for different shops:
Examples of apps on Shopify to connect the shop to accounting: https://apps.shopify.com/search?q=bookkeeping
Or to make an export of orders via, for example, a csv file in Shopify: https://apps.shopify.com/search?q=export+orders&st_source=autocomplete
And examples of apps on WordPress / Woocommerce to integrate with accounting: https://nl.wordpress.org/plugins/search/boekhouding/
In WordPress / Woocommerce you can export orders with the following plugins. https://en.wordpress.org/plugins/search/export+orders/
Do you want to go one step further and professionalize & automate the shop?
If your ERP system is the source and you prefer to get all the business logic out of your ERP, then Sana commerce is a good solution: https://www.sana-commerce.com/
And do you no longer want separate systems? Then look at the Dynamicweb solution, a PIM, CRM and invoicing is possible: https://www.dynamicweb.nl/
Conclusion …. what’s in it for you?
- No duplicate data, so less prone to errors
- A correct stock, so you can deliver on time.
- Spend less time on registration
- So more time for your core business
- No borring stuff to retype…