Fishbowl Compatibility: Shipping Solutions

Order fulfillment involves shipping the right products to the right people in a timely manner. Having a reliable shipping solution is a huge help in making this happen smoothly.

Shipping Solutions That Integrate with Fishbowl

Fishbowl works with many shipping solutions, and it is UPS Ready, Fishbowl BlogFishbowl integrates with both carriers and shipping software solutions:

  • Endicia
  • FedEx
  • Integrated Shipping Solutions
  • ShipStation
  • StarShip
  • UPS Ready
  • United States Postal Service

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You’re Invited to Fishbowl’s Open House!

The 2015 release of Fishbowl Manufacturing and Fishbowl Warehouse is right around the corner, and it’s going to be an event to remember.

Fishbowl logo, Fishbowl BlogFishbowl 2015 Release

Fishbowl 2015 will have a lot of improvements and new features, including:

Greater Speed and Capacity: Fishbowl is faster and better equipped to handle hundreds of thousands of products. Continue reading

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3 Features Your RMA Solution Should Have (Part 3): Reports

It’s time for the third and final part of this blog series on RMAs. All three of these posts are based on the excellent article from Find Accounting Software.

RMAs can yield valuable information in reports, Fishbowl BlogRMA Recap

I’ve already talked about how important it is for RMAs to be flexible enough to be used for a variety of purposes and in a variety of business types. And I also talked about the need for an RMA solution to integrate with inventory management software, accounting software, and a CRM.

This week I will go a step further and explain the practical usefulness of the data and trends that can come from RMAs. Once again, I will focus primarily on Fishbowl’s RMA module. Continue reading

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Fishbowl Compatibility: EDI Solutions

So you’ve got a bunch of great products and you’re looking to make the leap into the big leagues, doing business with some of the biggest retailers, like Target and Wal-Mart. What’s the most important thing you need to get? An EDI solution!

Why EDI Is So Important

Fishbowl works with EDI solutions to allow vendors to work with big retail chains, Fishbowl BlogEDI stands for electronic data interchange, and it is incredibly important to wholesale distributors, manufacturers, and other businesses that ship lots of goods to retailers. Big retailers won’t even do business with you unless you have an EDI solution.

What an EDI solution does is it takes all of the information about an order that you need to send to retailers and it formats it to meet their specifications. Continue reading

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Fishbowl CEO Takes on New Leadership Role at Utah Valley University

You can usually find Fishbowl CEO David K. Williams working hard to help his company stay on its successful path. But he also takes the time to quietly serve others in the community.

The Woodbury School of Business logo, Fishbowl BlogA New Role

For several years, he has been on the Woodbury School of Business’ National Advisory Council at Utah Valley University. He’s mentored students, helped improve the council’s image among local residents, and more.

And now David has been asked to take on even more responsibilities by becoming President of the NAC. Continue reading

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3 Features Your RMA Solution Should Have (Part 2): Integration

Let’s return to Return Merchandise Authorizations. Last week I talked about the importance of having a flexible RMA solution. This time I’ll talk about why it should integrate with your inventory management software and other solutions.

RMA solutions should integrate with inventory software, accounting software, CRM, and more, Fishbowl BlogOnce again, I’ll focus on how Fishbowl’s RMA module helps in the return process. Fishbowl’s integration of its RMA with the rest of its inventory management functions allows you to:

  • Immediately update your inventory records when you accept returns
  • Not have to enter the same numbers in several different places, saving time, increasing productivity, and eliminating data-entry errors

Here are a number of modules and solutions that Fishbowl’s RMA module integrates with to speed up returns and limit data-entry problems: Continue reading

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Fishbowl Compatibility: CRM Solutions

CRM stands for customer relationship management. A CRM solution is, thus, a way to keep track of your relationships with all of your customers. It lets you monitor their progress from first contact to final sale and then also keep track of later purchases and other interactions with them.

Fishbowl CRM Compatibility

Fishbowl integrates with CRM solutions, most notably Salesforce, Fishbowl BlogFishbowl is compatible with the following CRM solutions:

You definitely want your CRM and inventory management software to work together because otherwise you may wind up making sales that you don’t have enough products to fulfill. Continue reading

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Fishbowl CEO to Keynote QuickBooks Conference

David K. Williams is the CEO of Fishbowl, Fishbowl BlogFishbowl CEO David K. Williams will be the keynote speaker at the QuickBooks Unwrapped Conference on November 19, 2014.

Fishbowl Manufacturing and Fishbowl Warehouse are the No. 1 selling inventory management solutions for QuickBooks users. Plus, Fishbowl has been a QuickBooks Gold Developer since David became CEO in 2004. He is uniquely qualified to speak to a group of QuickBooks users about running a successful business. Continue reading

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3 Features Your RMA Solution Should Have (Part 1): Flexibility

I’ve already talked in general about why RMAs are amazing, and now I’m going to delve deeper into what makes them so useful to a business. Specifically, what should your RMA solution be able to do in order to make the return process simpler for your customers?

RMA solutions should be flexible to work with many business types, Fishbowl BlogI’m going to talk about three features that RMA solutions should possess. They should be:

  • Flexible enough to handle a variety of needs
  • Integrated with inventory management software
  • Able to generate detailed reports to shed light on customer behavior

I’ll also talk about how Fishbowl Manufacturing and Fishbowl Warehouse provide each of these features. Let’s talk about the first one on this list: Flexibility. Continue reading

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Fishbowl Compatibility: Point of Sale Solutions

An important part of doing business is accepting payment from customers. If you run a distribution business, but you’d like to open your warehouse to retail customers as well, you’ll need a good point of sale system. It helps a lot if this point of sale system integrates with your inventory software.

Fishbowl has a powerful point of sale solution, Fishbowl BlogFishbowl’s Point of Sale Solution

Luckily, Fishbowl offers a point of sale solution that is:

  • Touchscreen ready
  • Compatible with several merchant services, including QuickBooks Payments, T1 Payments, and Authorize.Net
  • Able to scan barcodes
  • Integrated with Fishbowl to update inventory records when sales are made

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