Linnworks by Linn Systems is a cloud-based order and inventory management solution designed for item-based businesses and retailers. It features deep shipping and order management capabilities along with standard inventory management functions. Users can also monitor their stock across all channels.
Unique to Linnworks is its open API, allowing users to customize the system’s features to suit their needs. The solution integrates with e-commerce sites, such as eBay, Amazon and Bigcommerce, in addition to shipping outfits such as UPS, FedEx, USPS and Royal Mail. With its bulk-listing tool, users can update product information across all channels without having to perform double entry. The solution also features support for users who are shipping goods to international locations, with customizable shipping labels and currency conversions.
Linnworks is available as a monthly subscription priced at different tiers based on the number of users.
Nate from Cleveland Furniture Factory Outlet
Employees number: 2-10 employees
Linnworks offers a good platform to control certain processes and marketplaces without an exceptional amount of hassle.
Trouble is, the software is not extremely user-friendly, and sometimes the bulkiness is hard to deal with. Our company switched to an alternative company as a result.
Patrick from Cleveland Furniture Factory Outlet
Linnworks has some advanced functionality to make ecommerce much more automated and less time consuming such as scheduled imports and exports of CSV files. You can set up the software to automatically pull inventory data from a file every day, every week, etc. as well as exporting order data to a file on a set schedule. It integrates with many popular ecommerce marketplaces to allow companies to expand their reach.
Linn Systems seems to be switching their software from a program that was installed on the user's computer to a cloud-based system, and they haven't quite gotten all of the kinks worked out of the cloud-based version. There are some bugs that negate some of the software's great functionality, and the system just doesn't seem to be quite finished. Also, support is decent but not the best I've experienced.
Make sure to take advantage of the free trial and thoroughly test the software before you make a decision. Checking out all the alternatives is a great idea to make sure you get the features you need without paying extra for ones that you don't.
Ian from JMD Online Ltd
Linnworks offers excellent multi channel stock control and order processing. In over 2 years of use we have not oversold a product over our 17 selling channels. Their customer support is very good and their prices are a fixed monthly amount which is great for accounting.
e-commerce is not a 'One Size Fits All' type of business, but Linnworks is adaptable and customisable and fits in perfectly with the way that we want to do things
Some of the documentation does need updating, and a bit more input into their forums would be good.
Give it a try (for free) and ask questions on their facebook page and on their own forum. There are a lot of helpful Linnworks users out there that will give you there own experiences.
Gareth from Navitech ltd
The best part about linnworks is the value compared to other e-tail software's out there.
I dont like the fact that if you need change things are taking longer and longer such as integration with channels or bugs within the software
My recommendations is to meet face to face before signing up and really underline what support you are getting and what is feasible to ask for and have a regular contact to follow up any tickets created
Overall experience is OK and the application proves to be very capable. But is lacking in the documentation area. I find that its much easier to reach out to support to get the necessary information.
Generally easy to use.
24 hour support.
A lot of value for the cost
Lacking in a few key areas and often find that you need to jump through hoops to accomplish a simple task.
Mr N from Accounting
Employees number: 1 employee
Ok, staff are nice but software lacks Xero functionality that I need.
Really helped me get control of the warehouse
Hard to update product data in bulk. The training materials online are not well organised and lack structure meaning you are dependent on support which is not amazing
It did do what it said on the tin... But it wasn't the nicest UI to use and needed some attention to get your head around how it all worked. It seemed the best out of the bunch of stock management.. Still had it's problems..
Didn't always sync stock and the software crashed a fair bit. the UI was horrible to use at times.. It wasn't so bad once you worked out what does what... But for a new user it's pretty nasty!
Eliah from -
Great tool for anyone looking to automate their e-commerce business.
I have used many solutions out there but was not satisfied with my experience. Their platform has been working great for me. They manage my orders, control/update my inventory, provide direct supplier integration feeds and work with my Amazon FBA account. They also connect with my shipping couriers which allows me to create/print my shipping labels. I no longer have to remember all my log ins for my Marketplaces/couriers, etc.
I have about 50,000 sku's in my inventory which was frustrating to get loaded in to the system but the tech support was able to make a little bit easier for me. This was the most difficult part for me because of my inventory size but overall I would have to give this solution 5 stars.
Klaas from Linnworks / Linn Systems Ltd
Employees number: 51-200 employees