Zoho Inventory Community Digest September 2021 - a monthly rundown

Zoho Inventory Community Digest September 2021 - a monthly rundown

Hello all!

Another month and here we are with another edition of the Zoho Inventory Community Digest. We have product updates, spotlights, webinars, and much more in our Community Digest for you this month. Let's check it out.  
1. Spotlight

Micro businesses are an important part of the small business world. Micro business owners generally look out for the best money-saving options available in the market, and free is a great price point. In this video, we suggest you take a look at 5 free inventory tools for micro businesses.
2. Product updates

  • Existing dropdown options in your dropdown custom fields can now be marked as inactive. You can go to Settings > Preferences and select the module containing your custom field to mark options as inactive or view the existing inactive options if your wish to turn them active again.

  • Now you can connect your Amazon FBA stock to other integrated sales channels like Etsy, eBay, and Shopify. This will allow you to fulfill sales orders from these other sales channels via the Amazon FBA inventory or warehouse.

  • Managing customer and vendor statements at the branch level is now easy. You can manage your company's branches while viewing your statement reports in the Customers/Vendors module of Zoho Inventory.

  • The FIFO cost lot tracking report in Zoho Inventory now has an option to filter this report by branch.

  • When you record a payment toward an unpaid invoice in Zoho Inventory, you will be able to see a list of up to 250 unpaid invoices from this customer at the top of the invoice list. This will help you identify the right unpaid invoice and apply the payment to it.

  • While creating a transfer order between your warehouses or making an item adjustment to your stock, you can now attach a file to this transaction. This will make it easier to associate reference documents like stock take sheets or internal transfer requests with your transactions.

  • The latest update to the Zoho Finance and Zoho Analytics integration now allows the following modules to be synced via this integration.

    System Mails
    SMS Notifications
    Landed Costs
    Sales Receipts (for all sales receipts enabled customers)
    Shipping Bills
    Bill of Entry

  • We have now introduced the option to edit the billing and shipping addresses for Amazon orders in Zoho Inventory.

  • If you have integrated a marketplace or shopping cart with your Zoho Inventory, we now offer a reduced sync time for your orders. You can now schedule a sync interval of 15 minutes for your integrated online sales channels.

  • When sales orders from your integrated shopping cart or online marketplaces are brought into Zoho Inventory, they will now have their shipping charges (not including taxes) mapped to the default shipping charges field in the Sales Order module.
3. Mobile app updates
  • iOS/MacOS updates

    Zoho Inventory is now live on iOS 15.
    Live texts, scanning of multiple serial numbers, and enhanced privacy on widgets—have it all with a better user experience with the latest iOS 15 updates for Zoho Inventory.
4. Customer Corner

Read this excellent tribute from our customer Omar Fattah, who runs a watersports equipment distribution center in Cairo.  

"After a few months of searching for a great cloud-based solution to manage my books and inventory, I came across Zoho. It had everything I needed to run an import and distribution business spread across several warehouses and stores. The experience has been seamless, the support has been great, and best of all, I learned it all by myself with no tutorials. It's extremely user-friendly."

Omar Fattah
Holix Watersports Showroom, Egypt

We would love to hear your feedback on Zoho Inventory, too. Check out our customer testimonial page and click Share your story on the right side of the page to let us know your thoughts! 

5. Webinars

Were you able to join us for the webinar in partnership with Easyship, Mastering your inventory and order management this holiday season?
Well, no worries. If you missed it, watch our webinar recording from below to get our tips and tricks on managing your inventory and fulfillment efficiently during this shopping season.


6. Hottest inventory management tips 

In this month's most-discussed tips, we would like to bring you an automation solution for converting your sales orders into packages and shipments in Zoho Inventory. Find out more about this code.

As always, we encourage you to join our webinars and follow our community forums to stay up to date on Zoho Inventory and inventory management best practices. If you need any additional assistance, feel free to send us an email at support@zohoinventory.com. We'll be happy to help you find all the answers you need.

Salman Nazar
Community Manager | Zoho Inventory

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