Inventory Planner Forecasting

Inventory Planner Forecasting

by Inventory Planner

Create purchase orders, save time purchasing, advanced reports

4.9 of 5 stars(90 reviews)

Create Purchase Orders

Save time on purchasing. Incorporate vendor minimums, case sizes, and other supplier-specific information.

Forecast for Replenishment

Maximize profits with data-driven recommendations that ensure you have inventory when and where customers want it.

Open-to-Buy Planning

Use Open-To-Buy to create a purchasing plan based on revenue goals, optimal stock cover, and cashflow requirements.


About Inventory Planner Forecasting

Take control of your inventory.

Optimize your cash flow and reclaim your time with an inventory forecast based on sales trends and vendor lead time. Easily see what, how much, and when to order with Inventory Planner’s data-driven forecast.

Selling on Amazon or other sales channels? View all of your sales trends and inventory needs in one place. Control what products to replenish at each warehouse and for all sales channels.

Customized forecasting optimizes your inventory investment

  • Prioritize what needs to be ordered
  • Adjust forecast methods for seasonal or trendy items
  • Plan for upcoming promotions to optimize levels of inventory available during BFCM and Q4 sales

Save time creating Purchase Orders

  • Easily create purchase orders based on inventory forecasts
  • Email vendors directly from Inventory Planner
  • See what is ordered and what is received across multiple sales channels and warehouses

See the information you need to make smart business decisions

  • Create a purchasing budget and plan cash flow using Open-to-Buy (OTB) planning
  • Compare product lines, brands, and suppliers to see financial trends in your business.
  • Identify overstock to help you free up needed cash

Low Stock Alerts emailed to you daily

  • Set alert levels for your entire store or for each product so that you know when to order
  • Detail lead time by vendor and variant to ensure you avoid missed revenue

How does it work?

After installing the app and connecting your sales channels, Inventory Planner will sync your sales history. With additional information provided like vendor lead time, Inventory Planner automatically produces your forecast.

You can connect more than one Shopify store to the same Inventory Planner account. Each will show separately for reporting, or you can create a combined warehouse to see aggregate information.

Launch from Shopify POS

  • View incoming inventory and expected arrival date for each POS location
  • Receive new stock and update inventory levels
  • Customize reports to monitor key metrics for each retail location

Ready to Start?

Sign up for a 14-day free trial to see for yourself how you can take the guesswork out of inventory forecasting.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I connect multiple sales channels?

Yes, Inventory Planner supports Amazon, Brightpearl, Cin7, DEAR, eBay, ecomdash, Etsy, Linnworks, LOCATE Inventory, Mintsoft, Odoo, Orderhive, Ordoro, QuickBooks Commerce, Quickbooks Online, Quickbooks Desktop, ShipBob, ShipHero, Skubana, and Unleashed.

What does Inventory Planner change in my store?

Inventory Planner is mostly read-only service. We don't create, edit, or remove any products or sales orders. Optionally, you can update stock quantities when you mark your products as received in purchase orders.

Integrates with

  • Amazon,
  • Linnworks,
  • QuickBooks,
  • Tradegecko,
  • Xero,
  • DEAR Inventory

See the app in action

Explore how the app works in an example store.

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Works with

  • Shopify POS

    Shopify POS

    Use this app while selling in person with Shopify point of sale.

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Support

Pricing 14-day free trial

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$99.99/month

+$10/mo each extra 1000 variants, +$50/mo each extra channel or location

* All charges are billed in USD. Recurring charges, including monthly or usage-based charges, are billed every 30 days.

4.9 of 5 stars

The overall rating reflects the current state of the app. It accounts for all app reviews but prioritizes the most recent ones.
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Most recent reviews

ACAPELLA

Great customer support and awesome app for "retail heavy" companies like ours. Would totally recommend!

Developer reply

April 27, 2021

Thanks so much for your feedback!

Word on Fire

Great functionality and great customer service. I was really impressed by their responsiveness and how easy it was to set up.

Developer reply

April 19, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We're so glad to hear that set-up was easy and that the functionality helps with running your store!

Slice Engineering

Inventory Planner has been one of the best apps to ever happen to our store on Shopify. It provides replenishment recommendations/forecasting for your products based on past sales. After the initial setup, thinking about "is this going to be enough inventory to last us the rest of the month" is no longer an issue. Using data-driven recommendations, IP can tell you how much you need of a product and when you need to replenish that specific product so you don't run out. This is especially important if you are placing a purchase order for a product, and need to place another purchase order for the same product before the first purchase order even arrives. The number of different settings they have is far advanced for ANY Shopify app you will find in terms of inventory management. This being said, Inventory Planner is not an IMS system by itself. You can use Shopify has your single source of truth for inventory, or other applications. However, when you allow Inventory Planner to manage the data from your IMS system, your life will change. It does all of the thinking for you. The main things you need to feed it, besides current stock and sales data, are how long the lead time is for certain products and how many days of stock you want to have on hand for a certain product. After that, VIOLA, no more stockouts! Another feature of inventory planner that our store loves is the ability to set up assemblies. If you have certain parts that are in multiple different products that you sell, Inventory Planner can track that part and tell you how much you need to order based on all of the higher-level assembly products that part is in. Jill, Stuart, Bassel, Oleg, and the rest of their team do a phenomenal job both in customer service and in application value (something that is rare to find)! When is the last time you got to chat/email/video call a customer service representative who actually wrote the detailed knowledge base article you had a question about. Not to mention the fact that they are responding to you sometimes in less than an hour! With all of this being said, if you are having inventory management problems, I highly recommend this application! You will be far impressed from your original expectations.

Developer reply

April 6, 2021

We're so glad to hear that Inventory Planner helps with your stock forecasting and purchasing! Thank you for your feedback and detailed review!