Top 5 WordPress Inventory Management Plugins

This blog is intended to help you find the best-suited inventory plugin for your WordPress website and your business. All of the above-mentioned inventory management WordPress plugins are either free or paid. Most free plugins provide you the necessary functionalities, while the paid plugins offer you some extra add-ons that would be useful for scaling up your business. But Plugins, although robust, can only extend/expand on the functionality of a website so much.

After a certain point, to meet the needs of your growing eCommerce business and to scale it up, you would need a full-fledged inventory management solution. Orderhive’s stand-alone inventory management solution enables you to do everything the above-mentioned plugins can do but additionally also empowers you to automate your manual processes. A full-fledged inventory management solution is not just a step-up in functionality but also in saving you more time that can be better used for catering to the needs of your growing business.

WP Inventory Manager

WP Inventory Manager

This plugin offers an easy-to-use, intuitive, drag, and drop interface along with fully customizable labels, that allow you to manage and display your inventory exactly how you want it from the website’s WordPress dashboard.

The free version of this plugin provides you with the basic tools of an inventory management software. There is no cap on the number of items you can store and manage in your inventory; it also allows you to classify/categorize your inventory. But the free version offers you no support, add-ons, or auto inventory updates; for such robust features, you’d have to opt for the paid plans. This is precisely why many users have upgraded to a $49 or $149/year license; these paid plans allow you a year of customer support and robust add-ons.

Key features:

  • Fully customizable labels.
  • Supports multiple categories.
  • Ability to set user permissions to add or edit items.
  • Templating system makes customization easy.
  • Filters, hooks, utility functions, and robust template override systems make the plugin developer-friendly. It gives them full control over how inventory is displayed on the front-end.
  • Separate database tables for faster database access.
  • Compatible with various browsers, both desktop, and mobile.

Pros

  • Great tech support
  • WordPress-style functions for familiarity
  • Use of shortcodes
  • Developer friendly and customizable

Cons

  • Add-on required for “advanced” inventory management.
  • Add-on required for import/export.

Premium license at additional cost.

ATUM Inventory Management for WooCommerce

ATUM Inventory Management for WooCommerce

ATUM by Stock Management labs is an extraordinarily robust yet free inventory management tool that makes keeping track of changes made in your shop easier than ever. Their WordPress plugin is beautifully carved into the WordPress interface, and the system feels intuitive and business-friendly.

The ATUM plugin provides you complete management of your online store inventory, Woocommerce inventory, locations, and prices quickly. It also allows for supplier management, tools to assist with re-ordering, business reports, inventory search filters, and SKUs. Their new ATUM screen(dashboard) gives you a much more practical view of your products.

Key features:

  • Friendly user interface
  • Image thumbnails for easier identification of inventory.
  • The stock control system gives full control of WooCommerce stock.
  • Editing SKUs and purchase prices directly from the Stock Central page.
  • Customizing the visual appearance of Stock Central as per your business needs.
  • Advanced search providing auto-fill feature and inventory/stock filters.
  • Inventory logs can now allow you to increase or decrease your WooCommerce stock.
  • ATUM allows you to pair products with corresponding suppliers for quick stock reordering.

Pros

  • Free plugin and forum support
  • Helpful documentation and video tutorials
  • Perfect for small merchants to large corporations
  • Great for drop-shipping business

Cons

  • Premium add-ons for multi-inventory, product levels, stock-taking, data export, stock logs, and more

WooCommerce Rapid Stock Manager

WooCommerce Rapid Stock Manager

WooCommerce Stock Manager WordPress plugin allows you to manage stock, set stock status, set price, set stock, set sale price, set weight, and set backorders for each product and variation. It is ideal for simple and variable products, and its time-saving customizability makes it quite appealing.

Key features:

  • The friendly and color-coded interface allows updating products without reloading the page and gives you a clear idea about stock status, and indicating you to promptly take action on any critical status
  • Allows you to filter products according to product type, category, stock status, etc.
  • Low-stock email notifications and indicators.
  • Easy export to Excel, Google Spreadsheets, OSX Numbers, to allow further filtering and calculations
  • Allows you to link products from your Amazon or eBay channels to keep track of and update the inventory on other systems.

Pros

  • GDPR-ready; this plugin doesn’t collect personal data
  • Ability to record stock audit and stock effectively for multiple warehouses.
  • Compatible with WooCommerce 3.0+ and various other web browsers.

Cons

  • Reviews indicate some negative reviews
  • $39~$46 for a license

Z Inventory Manager

Z Inventory management is an online, intuitive, lightweight, easy-to-use WordPress plugin that makes inventory management and tracking easier and more efficient. This fast and simple WordPress plugin can help you organize your sales, receipts, purchase orders, shipments, and much more.

Key features:

  • Purchase orders: Keeps track as your items arrive with purchase receipts and helps replenish inventory levels by ordering more stock.
  • Allows you to monitor your inventory’s utilization at a glance or focus on specific items with reports.
  • Ship and track sales orders.
  • It can be installed on your own WordPress powered site

Pros

  • Provides a variety of configuration options to fine-tune your system
  • Automatic installation; WordPress handles the file transfers itself. No need to leave your web browser
  • Requires no monthly fee

Cons

  • Inventory stat & history, and ability to duplicate existing purchases and sales only available by upgrading to 2 different Pro licenses

Veeqo Inventory WordPress Plugin

Veeqo Inventory WordPress Plugin

Veeqo is a popular WooCommerce order and inventory management WordPress plugin that allows retailers to manage their online stores as well as their multiple sales channels from a single dashboard.

With this plugin, you can control the quantity of stock displayed on your website, update product details for multiple channels from a single place, and auto-update inventory data in all the linked stores or channels after any purchase is made.

Key Features

  • Import your customer orders with a single click from all of your eCommerce sales channels and retail stores.
  • Allows you to create multiple warehouses, edit product information, and sync inventory across them in real-time.
  • Manage inventory from anywhere at any time using a smartphone app.

Pros

  • Customer service is quite helpful. They also make the onboarding process very easy.
  • The mobile app works well and is quite handy for update stock on the move and scanning product barcodes.
  • New features are continually being developed.

Cons

  • Product syncing seems to be an issue. Product names and SKUs get incorrectly synced.

Conclusion

This blog is intended to help you find the best-suited inventory plugin for your WordPress website and your business. All of the above-mentioned inventory management WordPress plugins are either free or paid. Most free plugins provide you the necessary functionalities, while the paid plugins offer you some extra add-ons that would be useful for scaling up your business. But Plugins, although robust, can only extend/expand on the functionality of a website so much.

After a certain point, to meet the needs of your growing eCommerce business and to scale it up, you would need a full-fledged inventory management solution. Orderhive’s stand-alone inventory management solution enables you to do everything the above-mentioned plugins can do but additionally also empowers you to automate your manual processes. A full-fledged inventory management solution is not just a step-up in functionality but also in saving you more time that can be better used for catering to the needs of your growing business.

Samveg Parikh
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Samveg Parikh

Samveg is an engineer turned writer who strongly agrees with Professor Dumbeldore that words are the most inexhaustible source of magic. He is currently working with Orderhive. When he’s not working you can find him exploring the city using his forever hungry stomach as a compass, fixing his 1982 Yezdi, or running away from the routine on a solo trip.

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