INVENTORY MANAGEMENT   |   10 minute read

6 Best Inventory Management Apps to manage stock on the go

Small or wholesale business owners can use mobile apps for inventory management and sales wherever they go.

Inventory management involves knowing four important points: 

  1. You are offering the products customers want
  2. You have enough of those products to satisfy demand
  3. You have priced those products competitively and correctly
  4. Those products are available for quick and easy shipping to customers

Hand holding phone: best inventory management mobile apps


Using a fully-featured mobile app for inventory management allows owners, managers and sales reps to track product, capture leads and make changes even when they’re not in the office.

6 Best Inventory Management Apps, Detailed

There are a number of mobile apps for inventory management to choose from. Here are 6 options to consider.

  Inventory Now Stock Control Zoho TopShelf On Shelf MyStock
Platform iOS iOS iOS and Android iOS iOS
iOS and Android
Barcode Scanning Support  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
Customizable Product Categories  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
Item Kitting  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes No  Yes
Order Tracking  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
Retail Integrations Unknown Unknown 10 14 Unclear Unclear
Pricing Free for up to 20 inventory items. Paid tiers starting at $5/mo
Free for up to 15 items Free for up to 20 orders per month. Paid tiers begin at $39/mo Plans start at $69/mo
Free for up to 15 items Free trial version

Inventory Now (iOS) 

  • Platforms: iOS
  • Pricing: Free for up to 20 inventory items. Paid tiers starting at $5/month
  • Barcode Scanner Support: Yes
  • Customizable Product Categories: Yes
  • Item Kitting: Yes
  • Order Tracking: Yes
  • Retailer Integrations: Unknown

 

Stock Control

  • Platforms: iOS
  • Pricing: Free for up to 15 items. Paid tiers allow for additional items to be added.
  • Barcode Scanner Support: Yes
  • Customizable Product Categories: Yes
  • Item Kitting: Yes
  • Order Tracking: Yes
  • Retailer Integrations: Unknown

 

Zoho

  • Platforms: iOS and Android
  • Pricing: Free for up to 20 orders/month. Paid tiers begin at $39/month. 
  • Barcode Scanner Support: Yes
  • Customizable Product Categories: Yes
  • Item Kitting: Yes
  • Order Tracking: Yes
  • Retailer Integrations: 10

 

TopShelf 

  • Platforms: iOS and Android
  • Pricing: Membership plans start at $69/month
  • Barcode Scanner Support: Yes
  • Customizable Product Categories: Yes
  • Item Kitting: Yes
  • Order Tracking: Yes
  • Retailer Integrations: 14

 

On Shelf

  • Platforms: iOS
  • Pricing: Free for up to 15 items. Paid tiers allow for additional items to be added.
  • Barcode Scanner Support: Yes
  • Customizable Product Categories: Yes
  • Item Kitting: No
  • Order Tracking: Yes
  • Retailer Integrations: Unclear

 

MyStock

  • Platforms: iOS and Android
  • Pricing: Free trial version. Paid upgrade allows for additional items and other features
  • Barcode Scanner Support: Yes
  • Customizable Product Categories: Yes
  • Item Kitting: Unclear
  • Order Tracking: Yes
  • Retailer Integrations: Unclear

In addition to those listed above, each app offers its own set of features and capabilities that set it apart in the market. Owners should evaluate each one to see if it fits their business’s needs. 

Introducing QuickBooks Commerce's Mobile App

With QuickBooks Commerce’s mobile app, business owners and sales professionals carry product catalogs - including shipping details, photos and more - with them everywhere, available to show a sales lead at a moment’s notice. 

That kind of instant availability can make the difference between gaining or losing a potential customer. 

The app runs on iOS (iPhone and iPad). It enables you to create, edit, and manage sales orders, whether you are at a trade show or meeting with a customer.

QuickBooks Commerce Mobile allows sales professionals to manage customer relationships on their smartphones by providing access to customer information, sales opportunities, and communication tools.

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