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This page has a variety of articles linked so you can explore on your own. Don’t forget though, if you need help just use the handy support link right from within Stratify. You could consider that your first learning experience with us, since Stratify is what we call the desktop application of InventoryLab :)
To access support and the help center from within Stratify, click on the Support Icon near your name in the upper right corner of the Stratify page and select Support to open up a ticket or chat, or access the Help Center:
The Help Center is where our online user guide is located, as well as links to our Customer Forum and Customer Coaching.
You should have already connected your Seller Central account by the time you get here, but just in case you haven’t, this is the process:
Keep in mind that your trial account pulls in all of your inventory data from Seller Central, but only 60 days of your financial transaction data. This is because the reports we sync from go inactive by default in Seller Central after about 60 days.
This is why, during the trial period, do NOT be too concerned with inventory alerts, because those are usually caused due to the lack of financial transaction data beyond the 60 days we can pull while you are on the trial. These usually clear once you subscribe and request your historical data from Amazon.
This is also why your sales transactions stop after about 60 days. But don’t worry! Once you subscribe, reach out to us and we can show you how to pull in all of your past Amazon data.
First things first, though. While you are waiting for your InventoryLab account to fully sync with your Seller Central account, make sure you check out the settings in the below article that you might want to change:
Adding Buy Costs
The next step should be to add in the buy costs for your inventory from Seller Central. The reason for this is that all of your financial reports pull the buy costs from the inventory page to give you a clearer understanding of your profits. Sales, Refunds, Profit and Loss, etc all get their buy cost from the inventory pages (except for sales from inventory no longer in your account, but we’ll show you how to add those in later in this section).
You first need to make sure the sync is finished so navigate to Inventory> FBA or Merchant, and make sure there is a timestamp in the upper left of the page and you see your inventory listed below:
If your inventory is showing, you can now add in your buy costs.
The easiest and quickest way to do this is by exporting your inventory, adding buy costs to the .csv file, and then importing it back into your inventory page. This works for both FBA and Merchant Fulfilled inventory.
The below article walks you through this process:
Importing Your Inventory Buy Costs
If you purchased items at different buy costs, you could also add in each buy cost for a particular item using the steps in this article:
If you have several items that need multiple buy costs, the simplest and most efficient way to do this is by using our Bulk Edit option:
Bulk Edit Inventory Buy Cost Information
Once you have added in your inventory buy costs, the sales pages (as well as your reports) pull that information to add to your transactions. In the case of your FBA and Merchant Sales, it gives you at a glance the amount of profit or loss on each sales transaction:
However, if you have sales for items no longer in your inventory, you will not see buy costs for those items.
Going forward, as you delete inventory from Seller Central, we will add this information to your Archived Inventory page so we can have access to it for future reference:
But for inventory that you have deleted prior to signing up for InventoryLab, you will have to add in the buy costs for those items no longer in your inventory. This will become clear once you subscribe, since we will then have access to your sales information beyond the 60-day limit on the trial period. While on the trial period you may or may not see this in your account. If you do see items with no buy cost from the last 60 days, and you have added the buy cost to your inventory pages, follow the steps outlined here:
A Quick Start to Listing Your Products
While you don’t have to add buy costs before listing your products using our batch method, we do encourage it so that your buy cost accounting is accurate. We use the first in, first out principle of accounting for those buy costs so adding them after you have already listed items can throw that off.
And, since buy costs are accounted for as you list items using our batch method, adding the buy costs to your newly synced inventory via export/import is the quickest and easiest method at this stage of your journey.
Either way, this next guide shows you how to list your products via our batch process, create shipments, and enter box contents all before navigating to Seller Central to purchase your shipping labels:
Quick Start to Listing Your FBA Products
Quick Start to Listing Your Merchant Fulfilled Products
And that should get you started in your journey using InventoryLab.
You can print labels as you list if you connect a thermal label printer:
Research and Sourcing
Want to research profitable products? We have Scout inside Stratify for the desktop, and we also have Scoutify available for mobile sourcing. Both are included with your trial and subscription!
Research Options - Scout
Research - Scoutify
For a more hands-on approach, we do offer Customer Coaching in small group settings. You can ask questions live from your coach on a variety of topics during each session.
And, as always, if you need assistance just reach out to Support under the Support icon when logged in and our Customer Champions can help get you back on track!