Add inventory tracking for packaging materials
We keep track of our product inventory elsewhere, but use ShipStation to ship our products and therefore would like ShipStation to keep inventory of the boxes we use to ship products. We use the preset packages and think it's only natural to know how many we have used and how many we have left so we dont over-order boxes or know which box sizes we use more so we can place orders for them!
Kai Wu LeafSide commented
Christopher, I literally just opened a support ticket about this same issue and suggested it as a feature. :)
This to me is the big "gaping" hole in Shipstation's inventory tracking. If it can deduct our finished goods when orders are fulfilled, why can't it deduct the packaging materials used?
Shipstation is the only software in the ecommerce workflow process that knows when orders are fulfilled and what boxes/packaging we are using, so it is only obvious that they need to add this, otherwise we are all literally counting our boxes manually like cave men once a week.
All things equal, I would switch solutions to another system if they had this feature, because it is an obvious requirement.
Please add this feature!!
Definitely useful. We add ice gel packs to our orders. They are heavy and influence the correct calculation of the weight of the shipment. So if either manually or by automation rules we could allocate packaging materials and then track it as per this request would be super helpful.
Miriam Magid Ardent commented
Parabolica Press Parabolica Press commented
Yes!! Inventory tracking for all our supplies would be fantastic.