QuickBooks Commerce (TradeGecko) has been a popular inventory management system for many businesses. It’s important to have an inventory management system that can grow with your business. It’s also important to have software that has the features you need and won’t cost you more than you can afford.
On June 9, 2021, Intuit announced that TradeGecko will be officially shut down on June 10, 2022. If your business currently uses TradeGecko, you will have to find and configure a replacement solution before June 2022.
In this post, we share some of our recommendations for TradeGecko alternatives.
What is TradeGecko
TradeGecko is a cloud-based solution that provides businesses with tools to help manage their inventory management and operation. The system boasted numerous features to assist with manufacturing, order fulfilment, shipping support and customer management services.
After the merge with Intuit’s QuickBooks, TradeGecko was renamed QuickBooks Commerce. The merger was shortly followed by the news of the sunsetting of the system. QuickBooks Commerce will only be available in the United States, affecting the rest of the TradeGecko customers.
Considering New Solutions
There are countless different options available that are similar to TradeGecko, the next challenge is finding a solution that will work for your business.
Start by considering TradeGecko, and what it did for your business.
- What did TradeGecko do well for your business
- What didn’t TradeGecko do well for your business
- What was TradeGecko missing from its services
- What features are integral to your business
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What System To Choose?
In your research, you might be looking at ERP solutions or wondering if you should look at an ‘Add-On’ system.
An Enterprise Resource Planning Solution (ERP) is a type of software that organisations use to manage their day-to-day operations and activities like accounting, procurement, project management, supply chain operations and more.
Initially, most businesses need a start-up accounting system like Xero which will initially be enough. As businesses grow and become more complicated, their requirements change. Usually, that is when ERPs are considered.
When looking at implementing a business platform, here are some things to consider:
- Does this solution resolve all or most of the pain points and needs?
- What are the options for scalability?
- Do the products integrate and work seamlessly?
- Are these products supported?
- Are the add-on providers still progressive with updates?
- What are the costs differences?
Xero is a cost-effective solution for smaller businesses, but as businesses grow and become more complicated – the business requirements change. Growing businesses can’t afford to be held back by the systems that they are using.
Moving off of TradeGecko is an opportunity for businesses to make better decisions, plan ahead and grow.
There are a number of options to consider as possible replacements for TradeGecko which offer excellent Inventory Management and support, whether it be through the Xero ecosystem or an ERP.
Potential Alternatives to TradeGecko
- DEAR Inventory
A cloud-based inventory and order management application for SMBs which offers a complete back-end management solution with purchasing, sales, warehouse management, and manufacturing as well as various other integrations.
We recommend DEAR for those that have light manufacturing needs, multiple channels, and want the ease and convenience of a system that is not as rigid in its controls.
A cloud-based modular ERP system designed to help companies improve their internal operations, specifically by providing them with the most efficient stocking methods. Users are able to efficiently manage their warehouse, maximise their inventory by reducing stock levels and avoiding stock-outs.
We recommend Odoo for when you want it all in one place.
Cin7 is the automated inventory management platform for brands growing their business. It synchronizes stock with sales and orders across a variety of sales channels and automates order processes for greater efficiency.
Cin7 tends to work well with customers who sell through multiple channels. Cin7 has a strong POS, B2B interface, and connections to all the major eCommerce platforms such as Shopify, WooCommerce, etc.
It is frustrating to have to move from TradeGecko and have to find a new solution. But it also allows for the opportunity to find a system that is better suited for your needs and for your future growth.
Need Help Moving Forward?
Consider engaging with a Cloud Integrator to assist you with making a selection.
Cloud Integrators, like WAOConnect, can help to match your workflows to the various systems to help confirm which system would suit your needs.
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