Stitch is an inventory and order management platform built for modern, high-growth brands. We help you sell efficiently across multiple channels, respond quickly to operational demands, and control your inventory from one place. With Stitch, you get a partner and platform focused on forward-thinking retail, helping you focus on building your business.
Stitch centralizes your inventory, sales, and fulfillment data into a single dashboard, offering 30+ real-time reports and forecasting insights for smarter purchasing, allocations, and pricing decisions.
Seamlessly integrate Stitch with Amazon, eBay, Etsy, Shopify, Shopify Plus, Bigcommerce, WooCommerce, Magento, Square, Quickbooks Online, Xero, inDinero, ShipStation, Shipwire, DCL Logistics, Shipping Easy, Stripe, Scout, and More!
I have recently joined a company as a financial consultant and have 25+ years using varied operating software (ERP, stand-alone, cloud-based, inventory...). The company I consult for is a distribution company that has several sales channels (3 Shopify and 1 Amazon) selling into both B-to-B and B-to-C customer base. Stitch software seems to work well on the inventory movement side with the syncing from the sales channels as well as shipping the units via ShipStation. So...no issues there...
However, on the reporting side and syncing to an integrated accounting solution (we currently use Xero) is where the "holes" begin. Be ready to have the accounting team spend countless hours trying to reconcile Stitch to your accounting system...
FIRST ISSUE: is with the closing of a sales order - there are 4 action buttons (pack, ship, invoice, and pay) that need to be completed in order to close the order. At that point, the order (invoice) is synced with Xero. This may work for most B-to-C activity but will not work with B-to-B (selling into wholesalers. Most payment terms offered to wholesalers are net terms (30, 60, 90...). So...the order cannot be closed out until payment is received which will be 1-2 accounting periods later. So the revenue recognition will not be accurate. Companies that carry inventory should confirm to using the accrual method of accounting, not the cash method. Stitch says there is a way to manually close an order...but again this involves a lot of review and the manual closing of several orders. My issue is that Stitch should recognize a sale once the order is shipped, not when the invoice is paid... This is accounting as it's basic (if you're utilizing the accrual method).
SECOND ISSUE: we have also encountered numerous syncing issues. You always need to review your accounting software for missed invoices synching from Stitch. It is now Feb 2, 2017, and issue with invoices not synching since Jan 27th...So that will need to be address and reconciliation will need to take place. This issue seems to occur every month, thus, there's a lot of time wasted trying to connect with customer support to rectify the issue.
THIRD ISSUE: is that Stitch does not have a "true" sales report. They have 2 basic "sales" reports (Sales by Product and Sales by Variant). Both reports have date parameters so you run a date specific report. The issue is that the Stitch sales report include both OPEN and CLOSED orders. It states it is a sales report but it will never tie back to your sales amount posted in your integrated accounting software. You can get close with the reconciliation but will need to manually back out the open sales order data. Our team here has spent countless times communicating our issues with customer service (either through email, chat or telephone). Quite often if we contact them 2-3 times on the same issue, we may receive 2-3 conflicting solutions. So...you leave the communication more confused than when you started (in this case it was on reconciling sales using existing Stitch reporting).
FOURTH ISSUE: COGS. Stitch pushes a manual entry of COGS information to the integrated accounting software only 1-TIME per month. It should show up in your Accounting software as a "draft" journal entry ready for review and posting. We have not seen this monthly journal show up over the past year. So, trying to account for COGS can me was done but you will need to spend lots of hours and run a multitude of reports to make sense of the data. Your COGS entry will not be exact but close. For the bean counters...booking COGS that gets you a close result does not work. You really need to have exact data. My big issue is that Stitch does not allow for daily COGS posting. Thus, if you're working on trying to provide financial updates to management, having them wait until the end of the month does not work. There are certainly lots of potential with this software but first, fix the back-end side.
- the look and feel, no issues
- the pricing, no issues
- handling the movement of inventory units to/from the sales channels, no issues
- reporting has lots of holes in it
- perpetual syncing issues to the integrated accounting solution
- the syncing of COGS data to the integrated accounting solution can only be done monthly
- recognition of revenue for customers with "net" terms does not conform to the accrual method of accounting
Probabilité de recommander le produit
We are grandfathered in from early stitchlabs pricing so we don't pay the $499 monthly price. Given that I miss out on upgrades as stitchlabs tries to phase out my $75/mo plan and force me to switch over. I use it with Shopify, Shipstation, Xero, Amazon, Paypal and Stipe.
Eventually I will but not yet and here's the Pros and Cons why:
Here's why I stay and you probably would choose this platform:
It's the better one out there. I tried almost all of them for a trial period and gave each a good try except cin7 which required too much time to setup. It's avg but it works and support will attempt to fix issues if they can be fixed. The amount of bugs on other platforms outweighed any feature advantage they had over stitch. And overall I needed this to work which it did except the XERO invoicing. Any other PRO is completely outlined in product reviews professionally written I just needed to fill in some cons.
It's slow! Well slow vs working on a software platform running on a central server. The cloud has it's perks such as ease of access but speed takes a hit.
The service went down once this year during peek hours, that blew.
The platform is still being developed and sometimes upgrades are rolled out too soon so users are forced to deal with bugs. Ex. Right now I have roughly 10 orders with custom items unable to be closed. It worked fine before but now they are just stuck and it's annoying. Support knows about the problem and couldn't give a time frame when this would be fixed (going on 3 weeks now.)
Integration sucks with XERO! Invoices are constantly missing and we need to double check to make sure invoices get transferred. A manual push can be requested but still some don't get transferred. Support also knows about this but I think there's little hope for this fix. (going on 3-4 months with this one) To be fair I've seen this with other platforms as well so not sure who's at fault here. Support just let me know they need to fix something but couldn't elaborate. I think it has to do with repeat customers who's accounts already exist in XERO since those are usually the invoices missing.
Development is slow and features that would make the platform more efficient are missing. Such as reporting, x-links within PO's Orders Inventory using variants, Sorting, etc just naming a few.
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We manage multiple channels through Stitch. We've run into road block after road block. Everyone has order changes that come in after the initial order. While changes are easy to make, there's no way to automate sending order confirmations or shipping confirmations. It does integrate with Ship Station, which we've loved. But although they praised about that interface, if you have 2 packing slips/boxes associated with an order, it does not recognize that as 2 individual boxes in Ship Station. You end up having to Split the Shipment in ShipStation and then it closes the whole darn order in Stitch. If you have a partial shipment that goes out, you have to then update it in Stitch and in ShipStation. Stitch does not import the split shipment that you created in Ship Station. Lots of manual work. The QuickBooks integration is a nightmare. I wish you could map the fields the way you want them mapped. For instance, we have Companies and a Contact Person for each account. It only imports contacts and does not tie a company to a person. This is a nightmare on many fronts...both in QuickBooks, Stitch and ShipStation. Again, more manual entry required. Download a .csv, import to QB, try your best to get the info linked to an Account you already have created in QB. It's HOURS of fun!! (or DAYS of fun if you have a historical import.) We were also told about this barcode scanning and how easy it would make inventory counts. It is not functional. So,, unless you would like to add multiple other systems to supplement this product, then I would suggest going elsewhere. We're neck deep in it and after much time spent training employees and writing manuals on "How To" do things in Stitch, we're at a loss for words.
-It's great to see all your orders in one place.
-It creates a beautiful invoice.
-We love the ability to import a Purchase Order and mark it as received into inventory.
-We like it's dashboard capabilities
-No functionality to accommodate clients that are on Net 30. Order stays open, leaving you at risk for overselling.
-We were also told that you could bundle products and we were thrilled with this feature, however...it has made for an inventory NIGHTMARE! If you have 1 Small in stock and one store orders 5 different products that all pull from that bundle in size Small, you are then oversold by 4 units.
-We have yet to see inventory sync successfully without constant counting and recounting of inventory.
-No clear instruction on when to void an order, return an order, re-open an order and edit, what to do when an order is imported incorrectly. No edit ability.
-When you partially fulfill an item, it sends the items on backorder to our website. Our website is set to auto-notify the client of the tracking # and what items ship and they've been getting shipping confirmations with the wrong information.
-There is no clear way to notify clients of backorders without more manual typing and intervention.
-Does not have the ability to print a pick list for our team to pull orders.
-When you edit an order, it does not push the items to ShipStation for you to automatically add to your shipment. It takes hours to show up IF your lucky that it even shows up.
-Stitch has taken our historical data and mixed order between contact and then the client history regarding their account made no sense. Client A had 3 of Client B's orders imported and when Client B placed a new order, it also went on Client A's account. We had to duplicate the order, invoice, payment, etc.: under a new account that didn't get imported.
-No barcode scanning to ensure inventory accuracy.
Got this software to connect multiple platforms that i have with one inventory system. I actually shopped the market through a good amount of inventory management softwares. I had a few key points in mind that i needed, and Stitch Labs seemed to have it all, and looked pretty easy to use. Based on the marketing that i have seen them do. It seemed like they are constantly changing and growing, so i thought it would be the best bet. Some things i found that became a big liability for me when working with them:
1. Customer service is in California i believe, so any response i needed immediately i needed to wait until about 12 - 1 pm (i am located EST)
2. Their platform was very complicated to use on the simplest term. I am pretty tech savvy and have about 10 or so softwares that i use on a daily basis and i kept finding myself having to contact customer support.
3. Besides for Shopify, they aren't really fully integrated. They are basically a shadow of what is going on in the platform. So really they are good for reporting in that sense, but not solving the issue of inventory really. ( what i mean by that, they only receive information from platforms about products and inventory, they dont send back information. Only Shopify, do they send information back to the platform. So your still stuck to working and managing however many platforms you have.)
Overall, the feeling that i get from the platform is that it was built by programers and developers, and their mindset as to how to manage things. Where as you would want an inventory management platform to be built with an inventory managers mindset. Yeah, they hit every point they say they do but how do they hit each point is a big deal. A lot of times i feel like im scratching my right ear with my left hand while working with their platform. Which is a big waste of time, and gets me and my employees very confused.
1. When you do get customer service, their are very respectful and helpful.
2. They are a growing company.
3. They do hit every point they say they do.
I just wish they had the most simplistic/fundamental inventory management things done simply. A lot of other people do it, im sure they can.
Our company, Luckless Clothing, has been searching for a service that can help assist us with tracking merchandise sales from within our storefront, as well as our online marketplace. StitchLabs not only meets those needs, but exceeds them. They've been such a valuable asset to helping us manage our inventory, and not waste valuable man hours hand counting our stock of well-over 150 items. You can only imagine how confusing it was counting stock three times a week, wasting hours upon hours making sure that we weren't selling items online that were sold here in store. It was an utter nightmare, and Stitch helped us alleviate those pains. It is extremely easy to integrate into your website, or into nearly any platform you currently use like Storenvy, Etsy, or other big sales marketplaces. In addition, Stitch does a fantastic job integrating into our Square Stand for our in-store sales, and helps us keep up to date information and purchasing trends for all of our sales channels. I would recommend anyone to use Stitch if this is an issue that you struggle with.
-FANTASTIC inventory controls, easy to update products by downloading .CSV and then re-uploading it for mass changes to stock.
-The REPORTS section is incredible. It does all of the comparisons, product tracking, and sales information for you to see what's been selling the best, analyze profits, and shows you so much more! This is by far one of the best assets to being involved with Stitch.
-Allows for multiple sales channel information, so you can work on multiple websites and see which channels are performing better.
-Gosh, there's so much more; such as having the ability to work with drop shipping products from wearhouse's, implementing shipping websites to help you work with mailing labels, and ordering products with their invoice services. Overall, Stitch is a FANTASTIC PRODUCT! I highly recommend this to everyone.
-One of the biggest cons that I have with Stitch though, is that they do not offer Phone support unless you pay a hefty premium for it. This is one big draw back when you have issues with Stitch integrating with other platforms due to these other platforms changing code, etc... Sometimes it is substantially easier to get on a phone with a Rep or Tech from Stitch, and talk about these issues in real time, rather than waiting on a rep to get back to you via E-Mail. This can get frustrating from time to time, however, they do get back to you between 12-24 hours later. They do offer "Getting Set-Up" phone calls with reps that guide you through the installation, integrations, etc... and that is a great service, however Tech Support I believe should be included with the price you do pay for Stitch.
-Upgrades cost $$$, and these upgrades are a sort of "A-La-Carte" style unless you really get into the higher pricing structures. It can be pricey for a small business to really get into the big benefits of using StitchLabs, however based on our interactions and experience with Stitch, it is very valuable to have some of these upgrades.
CENTRALIZE INVENTORY, DATA, AND OPERATIONS across all channels and fulfillment locations.
AUTOMATE AND INTEGRATE critical inventory, operations, sales, shipping, financial, and business systems.
CUSTOMIZE OPERATIONAL WORKFLOWS to meet and scale with your unique business needs.
An online inventory control solution designed for growing multi-channel retail businesses, Stitch Labs simplifies operational challenges and provides users with a more holistic understanding of how their businesses are performing. The software automatically syncs a retailer’s inventory, orders, and sales across all channels, resulting in streamlined operational efficiencies and more strategic business decisions.
Ideally suited for multi-channel retailers that utilize one or more online sales channels, Stitch Labs is also frequently used by brick-and-mortar retailers, as well as wholesale channels. Key features include inventory syncing, multi-warehousing, FBA stock control, order management, analytics, accounting integrations, publishing listings, purchasing, and forecasting.
Stitch Labs offers a way for multi-channel retail businesses to simplify operations through the use of centralized inventories and powerful forecasting tools. Business owners who use Stitch Labs are able to create more time in their days by streamlining and automating manual inventory tasks. They can also get access to sales forecasts and actionable insights, which can then be used to make smarter business decisions.
Ultimately, Stitch Labs provides its users of a clearer view of where their businesses are at and where they are going. Inventory reporting features—such as product reports, sales forecasting reports, historic stock logs, and sales channel reports—become an integral component in diagnosing a retailer’s strengths and weaknesses. Stitch Labs is also able to simplify the order management process with shipment tracking, historical order imports, wholesale management, and even drop shipping capabilities.
Stitch Labs is able to keep stock availability updated across all online sales channels. Updates are made in real time as orders come in from customers on the web.
If you’re a retailer who sells on multiple channels, you’ll understand the value of inventory syncing right away. Let’s assume you have 30 pairs of red socks in stock at your warehouse. When an order comes in from Amazon, Stitch Labs will automatically update your inventory on the other channels you sell on. These channels could include Shopify or eBay, among many others.
Businesses that sell on multiple channels—such as Amazon, Shopify, and eBay—often need support for managing sales and inventory changes. Stitch Labs serves as a central command center for all order management issues. This helps drive the process forward and improves efficiencies for retailers that need help managing product shipping and fulfillment.
To prevent customers from slipping away from your business because of poor order management, Stitch Labs, allows you to centralize your orders before they get sent to shipping with the use of shipping integrations, such as ShipStation or Shipping Easy. You can also manage your wholesale orders along with traditional retail orders, without the need to switch between multiple online systems.
Retailers that use Stitch Labs are able to quickly generate new purchase orders (POs) based on accurate sales forecasts and stock level alerts. The software’s purchasing module streamlines the buying process, increases transparency about what stock is awaiting shipment, and ultimately improves supplier relations.
By creating a PO in your Stitch Labs account, all the pertinent information—including current product availability, typical purchase volume, and cost—will be available right away. To determine what stock is awaiting, view the Awaiting column in the Main Inventory view.
Stitch Labs is able to provide its users with a proprietary forecasting algorithm. This algorithm can be used to predict upcoming sales volumes, which in turn improves purchasing and operations for any retail or wholesale business.
The longer you use Stitch Labs, the more accurate your forecasting reports will become. You can review your latest sales forecast reports to see estimates of when your inventory is expected to sell out. Using this information, you can connect with suppliers in a timely manner and avoid back-orders or sell-outs.
Stitch Labs integrates with Quickbooks, Quickbooks Online and Xero. The web-based solution can automatically send sales, purchasing and inventory asset numbers into these systems.
Stitch Labs also integrates with sales channels such as Amazon, BigCommerce, eBay, Etsy, Magento, Store Envy, Square, Shopify, SparkPay, Vend, and WooCommerce; shipping solutions like ShipStation and Shipping Easy; payments providers like PayPal, Stripe, and Authorize.net; and analytics apps such as Google Analytics, Lokad, and Google Drive.
An API is available, and Stitch Labs is working closely with partners that are building additional integrations.
Pricing for Stitch Labs is available on a tiered basis, with functionality tailored based on the size of the business.
Voici quelques-unes des questions fréquentes sur Stitch Labs.
Types de licences disponibles pour Stitch Labs :
À partir de: $499/mois
Type de licence: abonnement
version d'essai gratuite: non disponible
Plans start at $499 and move up from there according to your unique business needs.
Fonctionnalités du logiciel Stitch Labs :
Utilisateurs habituels du logiciel Stitch Labs :
entreprises de taille moyenne, PME
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Applications s'intégrant à Stitch Labs :
Hike, Lightspeed POS, NuORDER, QuickBooks, ShipRush, ShipStation, ShippingEasy, Shipwire, Square Point of Sale, Zoey
Ressources d'aide disponibles pour Stitch Labs :
FAQ, base de connaissances, support en ligne, support téléphonique, tutoriels vidéo