Orderbot is an Order Management system that also offers inventory management, purchasing management, a wholesale B2B eCommerce platform, sales CRM and various other features. Their primary focus is offering a centralized multi-channel platform that consolidates all orders coming from multiple sales channels and marketplaces.
Within the system, users can view an “Orders” dashboard; this provides a view of both incoming and outgoing orders that can be filtered down, searched through, and color-coded. Order guides display what products are currently available to customers, what is visible on websites and marketplaces, and current product prices.
Orderbot is cloud based; this allows users to securely access the system from a browser anywhere there is internet connectivity. The system also offers mobile capabilities. Orderbot can integrate with different platforms for accounting, shipping, and ecommerce. Support is available by phone and email, and additional information can be accessed on their Wiki page.
Robert from Magic Forest, Ltd
Specialty: Consumer Goods
Nothing. 1. No manuals. The only possibility to train using Orderbot is to preview a series of on-line videos. The audio uses a non-native English speaker, and are poor, at best. Employees are expected to sift back thru videos each time they need a refresh on some operation.
2.Integration with Quickbooks is a problem. They claimed it was a ‘no-brainer’ with third party soft-ware but it never happened.
3.Double-entry of data. We were not told in the beginning that, to ‘get going’ required double entry of our sales information: once into Quickbooks, and the second into Orderbot, and operating Orderbot over a 2-3 week period to see if it was working properly.
4.The accounting part, i.e. matching up Quickbooks accounts with Orderbot accounts, was held out till the end. Ditto here on the 2-3 week double data entry to match the accounts up. I have post graduate degrees in math, physics, and chemistry. This isn’t rocket science, and it shouldn’t require one to implement. I was instructed to hire a ‘real’ accountant to make it all work properly.
5.They charge a monthly subscription fee from the beginning when the contract was signed, months before even being close to running.
6.The user-interface is not intuitive. Navigating between different modules within Orderbot, knowing where to click to get drop down menus or launch some action was all very tenuous, and felt like guess work most of the time. My team (three others) didn’t have a good experience with it either.
No manuals. Customer service was awful. We never received the operational product that they promised, even after months of trying and thousands of dollars.
I wish I could suggest a solution. Instead I was sold a mirage in the middle of the desert! There is certainly a need for a robust SaaS in the wholesale trade that can provide metrics for inventory, sales, and customer service at your finger tips. I am tired of the Excel spreadsheets...
Carlton from Laboratory Supply Network
None. It cost us high to find out that it was going to be unsuitable for us. It was way oversold by their sales staff and could not deliver on its promises. Furthermore, it is very clear that Orderbot's parent company, Weblinc, has pushed a number of policies on Orderbot which are blatantly unfriendly to customers. This makes them much less desirable to work with. We went through a lengthy process to try to find a solution that would be acceptable and Weblinc's policies forced Orderbot's only position to be that we could try Orderbot again (and why would we try something again when we've already wasted tens of thousands of dollars and hundreds of labor hours on something that did not work in the first place?) This entire situation has been a thorough disaster for our company. I would strongly recommend avoiding them.
Staff is very kind and helpful. I could see how it would work for certain businesses with smaller product lines or who did not need to maintain product data in any other system.
It is an entirely separate system to manage that is quite difficult to manage. For companies like ours with many products which are frequently updated (we are a distributor, but the same could be said for manufacturers with large lines), product management becomes a nightmare. After it became clear the software was unusable based on our set of needs, and we would never make it out of development / testing, we received none of our licensing fees back which were paid up-front.
todd from chive
Employees number: 11-50 employees
we have been running with orderbot for about five years now. originally we used it to streamline shipping with various fedex/dhl/usps integrations. this saved a ton of time and manpower for us.
since that earlier time we have really seen the features grow with in orderbot. order pick slips, bulk pulls, various order guides for multiple countries, and the ability to scan all of our orders at trade shows.
most recently we are loving the integration with shopify. with in a day we had four order guides set up for 2 continents . both retail and wholesale and it worked seamlessly.
we can't wait to see what we can integrate next.
top shelf software and an awesome team over at orderbot!!!!!!!!!!!!!
works perfectly on all platforms and is easy to use
wish i had one
we had worked worked with two other companies before we made the move to orderbot. best move we ever did
Karen from Summit Clothing
Overall easy to use and user friendly, help us track all orders in process and control the inventory of finished goods.
Leopoldo from Tonic Active
Employees number: 51-200 employees
Great product, has simplify our order processing flow.
Also has help us integrating our inventory control systems.
KRISTIN from THE ORIGINAL SQUEEZE COMPANY
We have worked with Orderbot for the past 4 years and have appreciated their amazing customer service. Their software is very helpful for our small business, helping us manage orders and inventory as our business grows.
Danny from MBE
Employees number: 2-10 employees
It seemed too good to be true. I set up multiple meetings with their team, the creator of the software (or so I was led to believe). It seemed a perfect fit. Everything we asked for it could do and if it couldn't do it yet, they were "two weeks away from implementation." We paid our thousands of dollars to get it set up, expecting a quick turnaround because that's what they told us it woulds be and, lo and behold, months later we were still waiting. Finally it actually got set up, but the promises we were made turned out to be phony. "If you want that it will take extra time to implement." (See: Extra Money) We tried contacting their team directly. Occasionally we'd get him on the phone, but that's about it. Eventually, he stopped returning calls though promises were made there, too. We eventually put a stop payment on them with our credit card so that SOMETHING would get done. Wouldn't you know it? That's when they start working on the problems. Eventually, the company was sold to another company, but as of the moment, it's the same, "That'll take more time (see: money) to implement."
They have amazing promises.
Those promises fall well short.
Try to find something else, and then tell me what you find so I can jump ship.
Donald from Quadra Media LLC
Employees number: 11-50 employees
The company seemed very professional during the sales process once the agreement was signed my sales rep disappeared, emails to her bounced back and her superior only responded after I threatened to refer this to my attorney. Now 2 months later her superior has stopped returning emails after he implied that he was going to return the deposits that the company received in April and May. I can't truthfully rate the Features and Functionality but everything else is bad about this company.
The demo was great, reality is not.
Orderbot's employees and their managers are like magicians they'll disappear.
I would stay away from this company and the software the company is only as good as their employees and their owners. I hope you don't make the same mistake I made.
Leroy from BD JUICE
When we first found Orderbot, it seemed to good to be true. They took us through countless demos, and took a ton of time to answer all my questions and learn about our business.
We relatively small business when compared to some other their other clients. From day one they treated us with a ton of respect, and were super helpful, providing advise way beyond anything we could have every imagined.
While it took us longer than we initially anticipated to implement (by about two weeks). They never came back to us and charged more for the extra time, and even helped us correct some of our mistakes.
We are very impressed with the team, and software has exceed out expectations. The big wins for us where:
a) Seamless flow from order entry, to production, to delivery, invoicing and payment.
b) Allowed us know exactly what we needed to produce, and if we has sufficient inventory
c) Integrates well with XERO (our accounting package)
Charlie from GOODWIPES
These guys know how to systemize operations. Orderbot is perfect for manufacturing companies that need to see inventory as a function of time...what is where and when. For us, we do all order writing and invoicing through Orderbot. We then pull quick account summaries to upload to our accounting software for the financial side. This system has proven to save time and help us deliver greater customer service. The team at Orderbot comes with a strong operational background and a ton of experience; this results in quick solutions and explanations to any hiccup we encounter. They Rock!
Whitney from TRUEtees
This software is a game changer. In the ever evolving world of business this software is able to handle it all. I started with straight wholesale business but adding additional revenue channels is a breeze to integrate to your already established business. Information is easy to find, reporting is excellent and the most complicated costing scenarios are not a problem. My business ranges from wholesale to DTC and private label and Orderbot is able to handle each one individually and mold it into one solid picture of my business. The integration with my payment gateway and shipping have made my day to day duties a breeze. They helped me with the initial setup and helped me with every question I had.
Thing thing I like most of all is the transparency in my day to day activities. I can see all my orders and shipments at every stage of the process so that nothing falls through the cracks. As a business owner that is most important.
Jennifer from Wishbone Design Studio
Orderbot is an incredibly powerful platform that enables us manage our global business simply & efficiently. We operate multiple distribution centres on three continents, in multiple currencies & multiple tax regimes. We need to keep a tight control of our purchasing, inventory, sales and tiered pricing structure. Orderbot does all of this in an elegant way, offering us an amazing level of flexibility while storing our customer, product and inventory databases in a single fully-integrated, cloud-based order management system that also offers e-commerce platforms for consumer and wholesale online sales. On the cons side, Orderbot is in growth mode and while day-to-day customer service is speedy, dev work is unpredictable or slow. Nonetheless highly recommended.
Robert from Plastic Innovations
Highly focused software for wholesalers and manufacturers. Really they just focus on the day to day operations, and let my accounting system do accounting things. My favourite feature is backorders! They Nailed it! Big time