Mastering Supplier Management with SKULabs: The Ultimate Guide to Seamless Purchase Orders

In the rat race of managing your eCommerce operations, navigating purchase orders and suppliers interactions can often become a maze. Behold SKULabs: the game-changer that brings clarity, efficiency, and automation to your doorstep.

Let’s journey through the myriad of features that SKULabs brings to the table, simplifying every facet of your supply management process.

SKULabs isn’t just another tool; it’s your inventory ally.

As you begin, the ease of adding your trusted suppliers and their range of features become evident. The interface is designed not only to be user-friendly but also to set the foundation for all the operations that follow.

Imagine this: Instead of manual guesswork that leaves room for error, SKULabs, with its smart inventory forecasting, provides a clearer picture. Drawing from sales trends and analyzing your current stockpile, it paints an accurate image of your future inventory needs, making sure you’re always a step ahead.

Communication is Key

Communication with suppliers, often a cumbersome task, becomes a cakewalk. A simple click lets you dispatch purchase orders to suppliers, complete with attached invoices. And here’s the magic – suppliers can directly acknowledge receipt through email. The moment that happens? Your SKULabs dashboard updates the PO status to “acknowledged”. Tracking numbers? Just as seamless. As suppliers share them, SKULabs ensures they’re appropriately mapped to the respective POs.

Speaking of numbers, let’s talk finances. With SKULabs, every item is accounted for. The system efficiently averages out the cost of items across received purchase orders, ensuring you always have an up-to-date view of your expenses.

Diverse businesses, diverse needs. Whether you’re the hands-on type who loves using an intuitive UI to craft the perfect PO or you prefer bulk operations via CSV imports, SKULabs has got your back. Every operation and every choice is tailored to fit snugly into your workflow.

But what about those unexpected stock depletions? SKULabs’ low stock alert automation is your guardian. Set your thresholds, and the moment items start running low, an alert reaches your inbox, ensuring you’re never caught off-guard.

To top it all, leveraging SKULabs for purchasing magnifies the potential of inventory tracking. Every nuance, from the moment an order is placed to its delivery, is meticulously logged. It’s not just tracking; it’s inventory storytelling.

Chat with one of our experts today. Schedule a meeting or give us a call at 1800-243-2986 to learn more.

Unpacking the Barcode Mystery with SKULabs

The basics of barcodes and how businesses, can streamline operations and enhance accuracy with our simple yet transformative tools

Ever marveled at those intriguing black and white lines on products and thought, “How do those work?” Whether you’re a sprouting small business or a full-fledged company, SKULabs is here to unveil the barcode magic!

Barcode Basics: A Quick Dive

Barcodes are like the secret language of products. They’re unique combinations of lines and spaces representing data. Now, this isn’t rocket science limited to the big guns of retail. It’s for everyone, even the corner shop down the street!

There are a couple of cool barcode types you should know:

  • 1D (One-Dimensional): The classic lines and numbers on your cereal box.
  • 2D (Two-Dimensional): Those square QR codes that everyone’s scanning with their phones nowadays.

Crafting Your Barcode with SKULabs

Forget complications, at SKULabs, we keep things simple and snazzy. Here’s how:

Barcode Design Playground: At Templates, craft a barcode that suits your vibe.

Printing Party: After designing, it’s showtime! Jump over to Printing, pick your items, select your freshly made template, and bring those barcodes to life.

Why Barcodes? Especially with SKULabs?

Okay, beyond feeling all tech-savvy and modern:

  • Organized Chaos: Inventory management? Smooth as butter.
  • Say Bye to Errors: Order verification is just a scan away.
  • Speedy Operations: Updating inventory? Scan, and you’re set. No manual fuss.

No Matter the Size, We’ve Got You!

Whether you’re just setting up your small dream business or are a well-established brand, barcoding with SKULabs is a game-changer. Why wait? Dive in and sprinkle some barcode magic into your operations!

Have questions or need guidance? We’re here to help! Drop us a chat, shoot an email to, or dial 1-800-243-2986. Let’s embark on your barcoding journey together!

Exciting Update: USPS Connect cuts Merchant rates for Priority Mail & Parcel Select Ground

Exciting News: USPS Connect™’s New Rate Offering

We’re excited to announce that as of May 1st, USPS is offering lower merchant rates for both Priority Mail® and Parcel Select Ground® services. These advantageous rates are now accessible through SKULabs!

This change aims to provide a seamless experience and accessible rates to all merchants, taking the stress out of shipping. The need for more flexibility and better options is completely understood, especially for eCommerce businesses in today’s fast-paced digital world.

No Need for a Negotiated Service Agreement

SKULabs is making shipping more straightforward than ever. You no longer need a negotiated service agreement to receive the best available Priority Mail and Parcel Select Ground shipping rates. Volume requirements and tier thresholds have been eradicated to ensure simplicity and accessibility.

Additionally, we have a team of solution experts dedicated to making sure the correct shipping carrier settings are enabled so you get the best rates!

Enhanced Benefits of Priority Mail®

The new rates make Priority Mail® an even more enticing option. Expect lower rates than before for items weighing 1-6 lbs. shipped in Zones 1-4. We also offer cubic options for packages up to 20 lbs., expanding the possibilities for shipping larger or bulkier items. Additionally, you can expect improved delivery times, ensuring your packages reach their destinations even quicker.

Advantages of Parcel Select Ground®

Parcel Select Ground® is now included in USPS rates, providing a broader range of options to fit your shipping needs. Lower rates are available for most packages from 1-10 lbs. shipped in Zones 1-4. Like Priority Mail, cubic options are available for packages up to 20 lbs.

Connect with SKULabs Today!

Now is the perfect time to discuss how we can help optimize your shipping by speaking with one of our experts. Don’t miss the chance to take advantage of these new rates and enhance your shipping strategy!

Schedule a meeting or give us a call at 1800-243-2986 to learn more.

Pricing Made Simple

Navigating the murky waters of inventory management and order fulfillment software can be daunting, especially when hidden costs and pricing gymnastics are part of the equation. How many times have you found a promising solution only to be blindsided by mysterious fees tucked away in the fine print?

Or maybe you’ve endured lengthy sales pitches without ever hearing the one number you’re genuinely interested in—the price. Hidden fees can be frustrating when finding the right inventory management software.

At SKULabs, we understand this frustration. That’s why we’ve rolled out new pricing plans and packages on our website, where you can see and choose a plan that best fits your needs. After all, isn’t it liberating to know upfront how much you’ll be investing, free of smoke and mirrors?

Let’s dive into transparent pricing in inventory management and order fulfillment software and how SKULabs is setting an example with simple, clear pricing.

The Problem with Non-Transparent Pricing

You’re probably familiar with the hurdles and frustration of hidden fees and non-transparent pricing. Imagine finding an e-commerce solution that seems perfect for your needs, only to realize later that the advertised price doesn’t cover all the costs.

There might be setup fees, service charges, or even additional costs for vital features that aren’t included in the base price. It’s like a betrayal, isn’t it? This lack of transparency can leave you feeling misled and unsatisfied.

Another common issue is the high-pressure sales pitches that commonly occur on your first phone call. The anticipation of waiting to know what the service will cost you can be agonizing. The time-consuming process can frustrate you, as it’s better to know whether a service fits your budget before delving deeper into sales negotiations. SKULabs understands the importance of your time and will reserve your first phone call to answer questions to ensure all of your needs can be met without the stress of high-pressure sales.

A murky pricing model can pose serious challenges, especially if you’re running a startup. At the beginning of your business journey, you’re usually working within a tight budget.

Not knowing the full price upfront can make your budget planning daunting. As a result, you might encounter problems like financial overcommitments or the underutilization of valuable tools and services due to the fear of hidden costs. Moreover, the time and energy spent on unraveling complex pricing structures and negotiating with sales teams could be better spent on pivotal activities like product development or customer acquisition. 

Our Solution: Transparent and Customizable Pricing

At SKULabs, we understand the headaches that unclear pricing models can cause, and that’s why we’ve taken a different approach. We’ve rolled out new, transparent pricing plans that put you in the driver’s seat.

Our plans are easy to understand and customizable to fit your unique needs. Whether you’re a small startup or a large enterprise, you can choose a base plan and tweak it to suit your business requirements. This transparency in pricing brings various benefits for both you and us.

For you, it means no unpleasant surprises or hidden costs. You know exactly what you’re getting and how much it will cost, removing the guesswork and allowing you to make informed decisions.

For us, it builds trust and long-term relationships with our customers. While others may make you jump through hoops to get a price, we believe in making it easy to understand exactly what you’ll be paying. Our new pricing plans are our commitment to providing a fair, straightforward, and customer-centric experience.

Overview of Our Pricing Plans

At SKULabs, we have various pricing packages targeting businesses of all sizes. We have a plan that suits you if you’re just starting and trying to build your business. We all have packages for large enterprises that are established on online marketplaces.

Here is an overview of our plans and pricing to help you find one that suits your business needs:

The Basic Pricing Plan

This basic package is designed to make inventory management more affordable for small businesses trying to grow their operations. It costs $299 per month and gives you access to everything you need to start shipping and tracking your inventory.

The basic package supports up to 1,000 orders and charges $0.20 for each additional order. It also supports two users and two stores, charging $75 for each added user and $25 for every added store.  You’ll enjoy real-time sync for multi-channel inventory management, access to purchase orders, shipping carriers, barcode scanning, and 10,000 SKUs.

Pro Pricing Plan

This is our most popular plan, going for $999 per month. The higher price means access to more features and sales channels, creating a better opportunity to grow your business. For instance, the cap for orders is 10,000, and the plan supports five users and five stores.

The Pro package gives you access to all the features in the basic plan and more. For instance, the plan allows for batch picking and gives you detailed insights to help you improve your inventory management. You will also get inventory age and forecasts to maintain optimal stock levels, reducing overstocking and stockouts.

The Enterprise Plan

The Enterprise Plan is our premium offering going at $1,999 per month. It’s designed for businesses that need a more customized solution and larger businesses that need high-volume handling. The Enterprise Plan includes all the features of the Pro Plan but is designed to handle even more orders, up to 50,000.

One of the notable features of the Enterprise pricing plan is the optimized sync, ensuring your inventory, sales, and order data across multiple sales channels and warehouses are always up-to-date. You’ll also get dedicated support from the SKULabs team.

The Enterprise Plan also allows flash sale sync to help you handle sudden spikes in demand effectively during flash sales or promotional periods. Other features include custom reports and access to beta features, allowing you to try out and benefit from the latest innovations from SKULabs before they are released to all users.

Discover the Freedom of Transparent Pricing with SKULabs

In a world where hidden fees and non-transparent pricing run rampant, SKULabs stands out as a breath of fresh air. Our new transparent pricing plans put you in control, empowering you to make informed decisions without any surprises. Whether you’re a small startup or a large enterprise, we have a plan tailored to your needs. With a clear pricing plan, you can choose a plan that streamlines your inventory management and order fulfillment without straining your budget. Get started with SKULabs today to say goodbye to pricing gymnastics and embrace a new era of simplicity and trust.

Quickbooks Commerce is sunsetting

Change is the only constant in the world of business. It’s what makes companies evolve, grow, and innovate. However, when change comes in the form of shutting down a platform, it can be a tough pill to swallow for businesses that have built their operations around it.

This is the case with QuickBooks Commerce, which is set to sunset after August 31, 2023.  If your business relies on this platform for inventory management, this news may have left you feeling uncertain and confused about what to do next.

Fortunately, there are alternative solutions that can help your business make a seamless transition and continue to grow its operations. In this blog post, we’ll explore what QuickBooks Commerce sunsetting means for users and why SKULabs is the best alternative.

Why is QuickBooks Commerce sunsetting?

Effective inventory management is the lifeblood of any business that deals with physical products. QuickBooks Commerce was built around this notion and is a cloud-based tool to help wholesale and multichannel brands manage their inventory.

In June 2021, Intuit, which owns QuickBooks Commerce, announced that it would retire the standalone product. The company would concentrate on incorporating e-commerce features directly into QuickBooks Online, which better aligns with its strategic direction.

However, there’s still a lot of confusion surrounding what will be supported in QuickBooks Online, including whether it can still support inventory and order management tasks. To avoid getting caught up in the messy sunsetting, it’s best to look for an alternative that can do everything that QuickBooks Commerce does.

Why SKULabs is the best alternative

At SKULabs, we understand the pain and confusion that you may be experiencing as a QuickBooks Commerce user. Not to mention the significant disruption to your business, especially if you rely heavily on the platform to manage your online sales channels and inventory.

That’s why we offer a reliable and trusted alternative for managing your inventory and sales channels. Here are some reasons why you should choose SKULabs:

SKULabs can do what QuickBooks Commerce does and more

Both SKULabs and QuickBooks Commerce offer a comprehensive suite of tools for inventory and order management. They allow you to list and manage your products across multiple channels and take control of your order fulfillment, all from a single place.

Both platforms share features such as order management, integration with QuickBooks Online, tracking and managing product listings, powerful reports, and more. The similarity in features means that users looking for an alternative to QuickBooks Commerce will find many familiar capabilities when using SKULabs.

A user-friendly platform

SKULabs was designed to offer easy-to-use solutions for order fulfillment, inventory management, and warehouse management. The intuitive interface makes it easy for you to navigate, even if you are not a tech guru. The platform’s features are clearly outlined, so you can quickly understand how to use them and make the most of your subscription.

Outstanding customer support

At SKULabs, we pride ourselves on providing top-notch support to our customers. Our team is always available to help you in areas like setting up your account. They will also help you troubleshoot any issues you may encounter when using SKULabs.

You can reach our customer support team through phone, email, or live chat to get a real-time solution to your issues. We have various account managers who can assist you in setting up a SKULabs account and onboarding your team. We also offer other resources, such as blog posts, video tutorials, and FAQs, to ensure you have all the information you need to use our platform effectively.

Transparent pricing

We believe that businesses should be able to see exactly what they are paying for and how much it will cost without any hidden fees or surprises. That’s why we offer straightforward pricing plans that start at $299 per month.

Our most popular plan is the Pro Plan, which starts at $999 per month and allows you to access more sales channels and inventory management features. But no matter which plan you choose, you can rest assured that you will get features designed to supercharge your e-commerce business. Depending on your needs and budget, we will help you find a plan that suits your business.

Make the switch from QuickBooks Commerce to SKULabs

While the sunsetting of QuickBooks Commerce may seem like a significant disruption to your business, it’s an opportunity to explore other options that better suit your needs. And what better option than SKULabs, a user-friendly platform with everything you need for inventory and order management and dedicated customer support?

Our team will help you make the switch and move data from QuickBooks Commerce to SKULabs. When you switch, you’ll enjoy real-time inventory control, manage your multi-channels in one place, and more. If you’re ready to see what SKULabs can do, speak to our customer specialist to learn more about our platform.