4Psite has a wide variety of modules and we use our own terminology for certain subjects and topics. In this blog post, we will quickly explain some of the most used names in our system. We picked the most requested names/terms in our system to give you a brief explanation. Divided into three topics, here they are!
1 - What is an order management system?
4Psite is a tool to help you fulfill your orders, manage your inventory and purchasing, run your drop shipping operation and much, much more. The perks of having a system like ours in your workflow is that you can optimize your time by having all your stores connected in one place. Once you connect all your stores to 4P - which is a task done by our team - all orders will flow in the order screen, and it does not matter which store they are from. Also, we indicate with an abbreviation which store each order belongs to.
2 - Supplier vs Drop Shipper:
Well, you can have both in 4P! Supplier is the/company that provides you the goods to sell from your warehouse . We have a full purchasing management module inside 4P. It is possible to create purchase orders in our system and also keep track of the expected quantities of your skus.
DropShipper is the company/warehouse that stores your products and ships them for you. As an option, 4Psite can grant a special login for your dropshippers so they can ship from 4P and see only the orders assigned to them.
3 - Catalog vs Inventory:
The catalog is pulled from your store and you will see the product images - if they exist on your store’s end. This is valid for all stores/shopping carts such as Shopify, BigCommerce, Yahoo, Magento, WooComerce, Miva, Wix, etc. 4P's catalog stores your master products - or as we call them: parent items. All unique items are in the catalog tab. We also give you the opportunity to filter the catalog by store when viewing it - multiple stores, multiple catalogs! Also, on the order screen it is also possible to filter by channel - you will see only the purchases that came from the specific store or channel such as Amazon, Walmart, eBay etc. that you are looking for.
4Psite is always improving the communication between customers and our support team. Among other things, the FAQ is such an important tool for new clients that are not that familiar with our terminology and even for long-time clients that might need this type of information.
We invite you to visit our FAQ section in your account today to check more terms/names so you can better understand how we work and take advantage of it all - without boundaries!
4Psite is a multi-channel, cloud-based system with features such as inventory management, purchase management, manual orders module, shipping and more. To discover all about 4Psite, visit our page.
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