Woocommerce Stock Management – Smart Returns Management!

There are many benefits to e-commerce. But alongside the advantages, some store owners suffer from a significant disadvantage of Product Returns.

So, e-commerce store owners work hard, spend money on SEO (search engine optimization) and PPC (paid ads), finely they get a sale and send it to the client – bummer, the product is returned and the client wants a refund!

Beyond frustration, it creates a serious burden on inventory management

Smart Product Returns Management

When a customer makes a purchase in a physical store he or she knows exactly what they get – perfect fit, value for money.

when a customer makes a purchase in an e-commerce store he or she believes that the product is a good fit but they don’t have certainty until the product actually arrived.

As result, some retail industries suffer from up to 30% in returned products (compared to 8% in brick-and-mortar stores). beyond that, dealing with returns is more complex than retunes or replacement at a physical store.

Common reasons for returning products:

  • products arrived damaged.
  • products look different from the picture.
  • products are not the ones ordered.
  • products are not suitable for the user

all these reasons don’t exist offline.

Customer service for product return request

The average customer buys a number of products but may return only one of them and we need to understand which. some times customer has a good reason to return and others less so…

For that reason, customer service demands a number of calls or emails to fully understand the client and approve the product return. now, multiply these communications and we get an ongoing nightmare.

After the return of the product, we still need to update stock so we can sell it again and

To streamline processes we recommend using a Refund System for WooCommerce, our favorite one:

YITH ADVANCED REFUND SYSTEM FOR WOOCOMMERCE (click to link)

Works like charm. reduces about 80% of return-related customer service and ads users’ control over their purchases so they feel comfortable ordering again in the future.

Users can see previous orders (limited time) and can request a refund for a specific product from the order and the webmaster can chat with the client about the request and refund with money or coupon when products are returned safely.

Simple. Smart. Affective.

Easy WooCommerce – How to Manage A WooCommerce site easily?

WooCommerce is one of the favorite eCommerce systems. with 4.4 million websites appreciating the software, We are talking about 30% of all online stores and approximately 8% of all websites online.

Woocommerce is so popular because it is so easy to use by comparison to other alternatives as Magento, PrestaShop, etc. but when adding addons to the website it starts getting a bit messy.

Easy WooCommerce

To really enjoy the capabilities of WooCommerce you must add plugins as pricing and discounts, social login, Variation Swatches, and many more. eventually, the WordPress panel gets cluttered with too many options that are ok for a professional but not for the common user.

If you are creating an eCommerce website for A client or you just feel it can be easier to manage your WooCommerce website, we have the answer for your needs.

How to Manage A WooCommerce site easily?

So here is  a five-step tutorial on how to do that:

  1. Login to your WordPress admin panel
  2. Navigates to plugins.
  3. Install User Role Editor plugin.
  4. Activate and set a new role.
  5. Assign a role to the user.

Let’s go through the steps,

first, please log in to your website panel by using the link: www. mywebsite.com/wp-admin while changing the domain so it logs in to your website.

Second, on your left side of the WordPress panel, you will find a tab names plugins. mouse over it to see the option to install a new plugin, now you can search for the plugin:

User Role Editor (click to plugin)

Now we need to activate the plugin and set new capabilities for the user role “shop manager” so users will see the only shop-related admin panel options. for the best result, we suggest leaving only the following capabilities:

  • assign_product_terms
  • assign_shop_coupon_terms
  • assign_shop_order_terms
  • delete_others_products
  • delete_others_shop_coupons
  • delete_others_shop_orders
  • delete_pages
  • delete_private_products
  • delete_private_shop_coupons
  • delete_private_shop_orders
  • delete_product
  • delete_product_terms
  • delete_products
  • delete_published_products
  • delete_published_shop_coupons
  • delete_published_shop_orders
  • delete_shop_coupon
  • delete_shop_coupon_terms
  • delete_shop_coupons
  • delete_shop_order
  • delete_shop_order_terms
  • delete_shop_orders
  • edit_others_products
  • edit_others_shop_coupons
  • edit_others_shop_orders
  • edit_private_products
  • edit_private_shop_coupons
  • edit_private_shop_orders
  • edit_product
  • edit_product_terms
  • edit_products
  • edit_published_products
  • edit_published_shop_coupons
  • edit_published_shop_orders
  • edit_shop_coupon
  • edit_shop_coupon_terms
  • edit_shop_coupons
  • edit_shop_order
  • edit_shop_order_terms
  • edit_shop_orders
  • manage_product_terms
  • manage_shop_coupon_terms
  • manage_shop_order_terms
  • manage_woocommerce
  • publish_products
  • publish_shop_coupons
  • publish_shop_orders
  • read
  • read_private_products
  • read_private_shop_coupons
  • read_private_shop_orders
  • read_product
  • read_shop_coupon
  • read_shop_order
  • upload_files
  • view_woocommerce_reports

After setting this capability, the user will log in to the WordPress panel and see only 3 main options:

  1. Order management
  2. Product management
  3. Coupon management 

WooCommerce made easy for anyone.

What is E-Commerce Management?

E-commerce is definitely the future of all Commerce. We all buy online on a daily basis and all indicators show it’s going to grow more and more in the coming years.

Business owners who want to expand their business can build A E-commerce website for approximately 3,000$ and start shipping their goods all around the world quite easily.

There is only one problem with E-commerce, someone needs to manage the website and make sure all store elements work properly and marketing is effective and E-Commerce Management is the solution you most likely need!

E-Commerce Management Services

Business owners can not do everything by themselves, especially if they don’t have technology backgrounds or spare time. for that reason, E-Commerce Management companies provide outsource webmasters to do that for them.

E-Commerce Management includes the following sub-services:

  • Website Hosting.
  • Website Monitoring.
  • Website Backups.
  • Website Maintenance.
  • Website Content Management.
  • Website Sales Management.
  • Website Inventory Management.
  • Website Price Management.
  • Website Marketing.
  • Website Data Mining.

and much more.

E-Commerce Management by A professional Webmaster can allow business owners to continue managing their own business while selling online like a pro.

How to pick an E-Commerce Management company?

As A business owner, it’s not easy to put your future in the hands of another. More so if you don’t really know what to ask for and are 100% relying on a stranger. in many cases, there are ways to lower the risks by choosing a company that provides services to friends and family but if that’s not your case please try to use the following tips:

  1. Have a video chat!
  2. Ask their clients!
  3. request no commitment! 

By simply talking to your webmaster you may get most of your answers. even so, make sure to speak with active and past clients to get more resolutions about service level, response time, and finely results!

Just to be sure it’s always best to pick a company with good self-esteem that believes in its capability to give the best of services and not rely on client commitment but on pure satisfaction!

What to expect?

E-Commerce Management is not magic. As business owners, you still need to be available to your Webmaster so he or she can work as fast as possible uploading new products, updating prices and inventory on existing products, and take your website to actual sales.

The secret to success online is patience.  like in the real world, building a brand and gaining repeating clients takes some time. if in your brick and mortar shop you invest big on start and later much less, eCommerce demands less of a pre-investment and more of a month to month investment but eventually, it becomes profitable and business starts booming!

Woocommerce Inventory Management – Stock Management Solutions!

How long does it take you to update inventory on your Woocomerce site? How much time is spent updating inventory of product variations? Probably a lot. 

If you are looking for an inventory management solution, We have your back! We offer a tool that allows much more than any other solution As of 2022.

Since our tool yet to be fully ready, We have gathered the possible tools available now.

FREE Woocommerce Inventory Management Plugins

We will keep it short:

  1. ATUM Inventory Management for WooCommerce
  2. WP Inventory Manager
  3. Smart Manager For WooCommerce
  4. WooCommerce Stock Manager
  5. Stock Export and Import for WooCommerce

All other plugins cost money or not working well.

Woocommerce Inventory Plugins

A brief description of each of the options,

ATUM Inventory Management for WooCommerce:

probably the best option for most webmasters. Very simple to use, Convenient filtering tools and detailed reports make inventory management more convenient and fast than ever before.

summary in numbers:

  • 420,713 downloads
  • Frequent updates
  • 4.5/5 star review

WP Inventory Manager:

This plugin does not look impressive or convenient to use but after using it for a short time you will discover that it’s just a great tool! The plugin does exactly what it is supposed to do – not much more.

summary in numbers:

  • 73,159 downloads
  • Frequent updates
  • 4.5/5 star review

Smart Manager For WooCommerce:

This is a tool that is not intended for inventory management only but for the overall management of all Woocommerce products. However we find it easy to manage inventory through it on a daily basis.

summary in numbers:

  • 792,519 downloads
  • Frequent updates
  • 4.5/5 star review

WooCommerce Stock Manager:

Well planned plugin that allows you to manage stock for products and their variables from one screen by a few simple clicks. We found ourselves using this plugin time after time while significantly time saving.

summary in numbers:

  • 457,440 downloads
  • quarterly updates
  • 4/5 star review

Stock Export and Import for WooCommerce:

Not our initial solution for stock management.  It requires a bit more professional knowledge But enables effective offline inventory management through external employees.

summary in numbers:

  • 6,976 downloads
  • quarterly updates
  • 4/5 star review

In conclusion

There are many solutions, It is advisable to choose the most convenient method for you and not necessarily the plugin with the most downloads!

its free so try all of them once – Be smarter!

WooCommerce Store Management App – Is there one that actually works?

There are so many apps that claim to allow easy management of Woocommerce stores but all of them are just not good enough. Some offer order management, Others offer product management – They all offer a pretty bad experience 🙁

WooCommerce Store Management App

If you tried to search for A good app (Android or Apple), you have most likely found A few apps defined ass WooCommerce management. When installing them the outcome is one of the below:

  • App demands plugin & WordPress account.
  • App demands API credentials.

After you get over the opsticals, you can view orders and maybe a bit more. No real abilities to upload new products or fully edit existing Products. To upload a simple product you may need to pay for a subscription.

Truth be told – its depressing!

How to manage WooCommerce from mobile?

For now, there is not much to do. But in the near future we plan to release a real simple sallution for free!.

You will be able to do so many apparations – almost all you can manage via your pc, will be possible on your mobile phone!

Keep tuned 😜