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The 10 Ecommerce Automation Tools You Need This Year

We’ve already done a whole blog post talking about the benefits of ecommerce automation. By automating as many of your daily tasks as possible, you can save time, money, and energy, leading to a more streamlined business and invaluable peace of mind for you and your team. But how do you actually go about automating these processes? What ecommerce automation tools are the best on the market right now? In this article, we’ve broken down ecommerce by its pillars to discuss the 10 tools you can’t afford to miss out on.



1. Contalog

Contalog offers a cloud-based inventory management system that lets you quickly track stock levels and inventory status. You can enter as many product attributes and quantities as you need, and the software will easily sort it for your convenience. It can even predict inventory requirements to see when you’ll need to replenish your stock.


2. Woocommerce

As a business owner, the last thing you want is to run out of stock when you still have orders coming in. Woocommerce allows you to set thresholds and trigger low stock notifications, so you immediately know if you need to reorder something. You’ll never have to worry about running the numbers yourself, and your customers can rest assured that you have what they’re looking for. 



1. ShipStation

With ShipStation, you can automate the flow of your orders from your sales channels to your carriers. You’ll experience customizable automation that does away with manual data entry and spares you from the repetitive, mundane tasks of automation. You can track packages, create labels, manage inventory, and more. 


2. Fulfillrite

Fulfillrite combines multiple elements of fulfillment, like automated picking and packing, processing of specialty orders, serial number tracking, return labels, packing slip customization, and more. You can monitor orders and returns in real time, and their shipping calculator gives you an idea of the rates before you move forward with an order. 



1. Veeqo

Veeqo allows you to manage your entire backend in one place. Customer orders can be synced from multiple sales channels, but you’ll have one easy platform to return in order to check your numbers. Since everything is streamlined, you’ll always know exactly how much stock you have, and you can analyze which platforms are bringing in the most traffic. Veeqo also works well for automating fulfillment.


2. SharpSpring

SharpSpring combines sales and marketing to create one cohesive platform. You can track where your customers are coming from, utilize dynamic forms to convert leads, take advantage of built-in and 3rd-party CRM integrations, design effective landing pages, and more. You’ll know everything about your target audience members to convert them quickly and accurately.



1. Buffer

This social media scheduling tool allows you to spend one chunk of time creating content, then schedule it out over the coming hours, days, or even weeks. You can access multiple channels through Buffer and return to the platform to analyze your campaigns. Buffer also allows you to engage faster with your audience, helping you gain their trust and build a solid reputation. 


2. Missinglettr

If you don’t have time to write out all your social posts, Missinglettr can take care of that for you. It can’t write huge blog posts but can take care of things like Twitter campaigns that retweet your content over your preferred course of time. Simply show Missinglettr a piece of content you’ve already created, and the super intelligent software will pull quotes, images, and excerpts to create new posts to go out later. 


Customer Service 

1. Zendesk

With Zendesk, you can keep all your customer service communications in one place, whether you’re working through phone, email, websites, or any other channel. Your customers will all have the same experience every single time, and you’ll be better able to respond to their needs. Zendesk can even provide question fields so your customers are directed to the right department.


2. Richpanel

Richpanel allows you to spend less time dealing with customer support requests because your customers will essentially do it themselves! Users are presented with a self-service module where they can specify their issue, see their recent orders, and provide relevant information. Once the request comes to an actual agent, they’ll have everything they need to resolve the problem right away.


This is just a handful of the incredible ecommerce automation tools on the market. Every business is different, so sample a few platforms to discover what makes the most sense for you. At DEAR Systems, we’re proud to cover multiple aspects of your business, including inventory management, sales, purchasing, accounting, and more. We make it easy to streamline your processes in one place, giving you the freedom to focus on the parts of your business you’re passionate about. For more information about all of our services, contact us today!


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