SKULabs helps everyone from large top of category sellers to fresh startups manage their FBA inbound inventory more accurately. After you connect your FBA warehouse, you can view near real-time FBA inventory levels that take into account all of the complex inventory issues we've witnessed over millions of units of inventory being sent to FBA fulfillment centers around the world.
As of today, we recommend using Amazon's tools for planning your inbound shipments. You can't really beat their FBA forecasting and optimization tools for planning your inbound shipments.
After your shipments are created, we recommend one of three processes to deduct your Inbound shipments:
1. Ad-hoc deduction. Go to the inventory tab and scan out inventory for your FBA inbound shipment from the Deduct tab. Quick and easy.
2. Create a transfer order transferring inventory to a dummy warehouse that you occasionally empty out. After Amazon receives it, you'll see it appear in the actual FBA warehouse.
3. Create sales orders under a new manual store called FBA Inbound that you can exclude out of your analytics. Process the order as usual then optionally plug in tracking information into the manual shipment window to keep track.
In prior versions of SKULabs, you could plan your inbound shipments but Amazon's rapid advancement in tools surrounding this functionality have supplanted the need to plan shipments in SKULabs so we retired the feature.
In future versions of SKULabs we do plan to automatically sync your shipping plans from Amazon and display them possibly even with the ability to print FBA labels.
Let our team know if you struggle with creation of inbound shipments in Amazon or need a better way to process inbound shipments you've already created in SKULabs. We're constantly improving the product and would love to hear your situation.