Learn how to adjust vendor items and prices, as well as purchase order workflow from platform to vendor.

Vendor Detail

Every vendor within your SKUSavvy account can hold vendor details for sending purchase orders, preferred communication channels, location, and pricing information. Vendors are assigned which products they hold, and a price available to purchase the product from that vendor.

  • 1) Each vendor accepts multiple emails

  • 2) When email communication is turned on with the vendor, SKUSavvy will send your vendors an email with your PO and a portal they can

vendor detail page

Vendor Shopify Import

When you connect SKUSavvy with your Shopify store the vendors and associated products will come over into SKUSavvy. You should aim to complete the vendor profiles within SKUSavvy. As you add new products and vendors on Shopify these will come over into SKUSavvy.
New vendor/product relationships added within SKUSavvy do not update to Shopify

Vendor Products

There are two ways to assign an item to a vendor, one from the vendor profile and again from the product itself. Within the vendor detail page, at the bottom, there is a way to add new products associated with the vendor. Add a product, and enter a cost for the product from that vendor. When you create a purchase order and select that vendor, the products associated will be the available options to buy from this vendor.

One product can be associated to multiple vendors at different costs
  • 1) Select or scan the item you want to add to a vendor

  • 2) Vendor SKU

  • 3) Unit cost for the vendor

what products does a vendor carry
Set Vendor Associations on the Product

Within a product variant, you will see a whole section dedicated to vendors. From here you can select which vendors carry this product and at what price. This information will carry over to the vendor table. You can have more than one vendor association per product. On the purchasing of a product, you will select which vendor to purchase the product from. Here, you can compare products across different vendors when creating the purchase order taking into consideration lead times.

  • 1) Select a product and variant

  • 2) Choose vendors

  • 3) Add a new vendor

  • 4) View existing vendor associations, margin, costs on the product variant

product vendor associations

Vendor Purchase Orders

Purchase orders can be initiated anywhere you have your products and vendors available or from within your warehouses > inbound orders, or from within the vendor > orders section. Making the vendor selection will show all current products available for the vendor. Simply enter your quantity or filter by cost/price, tags, and add a quantity to all items matching your filters. You can also import purchase orders using a CSV. Visit the complete purchase order guide for more information.

Vendor Orders

vendor purchase order history

New Purchase Order Creation

place purchase order with vendor

PO Check-In

As a brief intro, once a purchase order has been placed and sent off to the vendor, it will be confirmed with the vendor by email, and then added to the queue for inbound orders. All inbound orders will have an attached invoice and available shipments to check in. Once the order arrives, a warehouse employee will go through the process of checking in a PO.

  1. Select an inbound order

  2. Scan shipment (can be a barcode on the shipment label or bill of lading etc.)

  3. Assign shipment barcode or create new shipment

  4. Scan item barcodes associated with the PO

  5. Allocate items to a bin via scan