Our largest door is our e-com, we have two brick-and-mortar stores in Toronto and a growing number of customers coming from the US. I would 100% recommend Katana to other apparel businesses, especially as the fashion industry moving towards sustainable, made-to-order manufacturing is picking up more.
Chief Operating Officer (COO), Peace Collective
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Katana is the platform to help grow your business and illuminate your priorities
As the distributor of products for one, or many, companies, you’re required to keep up with orders no matter how fast they come at you. Your business processes need to be second to none, and if you’re successful you’ll have a growing business on your hands. This is why it’s a great choice to implement inventory management software to help lighten the daily load and refine your stocking, packing, and shipping processes.
Katana offers the necessary features to help you automate workflows, integrate your disparate providers into a single platform, and manage your business in a more holistic way.
Greater inventory control, clear warehouse management, and simplified stock-takes
As the distribution center for consumer orders, it’s crucial that you’re able to monitor inventory at all times, and your inventory systems are second-to-none. You need to keep stock levels at the optimum amount, particularly for high-demand products, and Katana’s automated reordering is a massive help here. You can set reorder points for when the stock hits a certain amount, and a purchase order for this item will automatically be created.
Along with managing inventory, you’re also able to work more directly with the team in your warehouse using our shop floor app. You can create daily tasks for them, add notes to clarify details, and track when products are shipped out. This means whether you’re there in person, or working remotely, your team will always be up to date.
Finally, you can use barcode scanning to track inventory, complete stock takes, and manage your activities across one, or multiple, warehouses or storage facilities. And all the data comes back to Katana so you can access it when needed.
Sell via multiple channels and manage your money your way
Whether you’re distributing products that you sell yourself, or receiving orders from other companies, it’s crucial for customer satisfaction that they have a choice in their purchasing method. For online sellers, this will mean a well-presented and structured e-commerce store, and with Katana you can easily integrate your Shopify or WooCommerce store with the click of a button.
However, if you’re selling products in person, you can use your Shopify integration to sync your POS data back to Katana so you always know your sale numbers, online and offline.
Finally, bringing all of your financial data together, we have integrations with QuickBooks Online and Xero, so you can manage your accounts payable, accounts receivable, and all other financial elements of your business in one place. And it always links back to your distribution data in Katana, to give you a full view of your performance whenever you need it.
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Yes, you can use barcoding and barcode scanners with Katana for stock taking and inventory management, to keep track of stock, products, and batches across all of your warehouses and storage facilities.
Yes, we do. We support both physical and online sellers, so if you’ve got a web store or a physical one, you can track your sales using Shopify’s integration with POS software.
The timeline can vary, but you should be able to get up and running within a couple of days. Katana offers a well-presented platform, and has an extensive Knowledge Base with lots of video guides to help you get started.
Absolutely – our case study section offers some of our success stories so far, and you can look at our features and pricing pages to help make software comparisons before making an ultimate software selection.
Finally, you can reach out to our sales team if you’d like a guided demo, or a chat about how Katana could help your business specifically.