When selecting an inventory management app, the most crucial factor is to find a tool that aligns with your organization's goals and needs. While inventory management apps might seem similar at first glance, a closer look reveals that they have slightly different features. In this fourth installment of our 'Inventory Management App Comparison Series,' we'll compare the features of Cin7 and BoxHero, leaders in inventory management and POS solutions. Examine the differences between these two solutions and decide which app is the best fit for you!
Previously in the Comparison Series:
1. User Experience
Cin7: Provides an end-to-end solution that allows you to manage all activities occurring across multiple distribution channels in one place. Real-time information on purchases, sales, manufacturing, inventory, accounting, etc., can be viewed from the dashboard.
It also offers three different mobile apps for various needs: production management, inventory management, and POS. Using all three may make switching between them cumbersome.
BoxHero: Packed with useful features specific to inventory management. Unlike Cin7, it provides a single mobile app that can perform almost all functions available in the PC version. It supports both English and Korean, making it user-friendly for both language users.
Cin7: Offers a 14-day free trial or a demo upon request. After the trial, you'll have to select from one of Cin7 Core's three pricing options. Subscription costs range from $325 to $650 per month. Exact pricing for large organizations or those requiring 3PL features is not publicly disclosed.
BoxHero: Provides a 30-day free trial. After the trial, you can switch to a single, more affordable plan at $18 per month (based on annual billing).
3. App Integration
Cin7: Supports integration with over 40 popular ecommerce apps including Amazon and Shopify. The more expensive Cin7 Omni plan allows integration with over 700 apps.
BoxHero: Provides an open API and supports integration with Zapier, allowing notifications to be sent through Slack, email, etc. Upcoming updates will include integration with several other platforms like Shopify, Clover, WooCommerce, and Square.
4. Additional Features
Cin7: Comes with an in-built POS system, allowing effective tracking of in-store sales, payments, and cash management.
BoxHero: Offers unique barcode generation and printing capabilities. Even if you're not a Boxhero user, you can take advantage of its free barcode printing tool.
Cin7, having received investment from Rubicon, a U.S.-based venture capital firm, is continuously innovating for global growth. It is an appropriate solution for organizations that sell both online and offline, require a POS system, or anticipate significant business expansion. However, its high subscription cost can be a burden for some. If you’re looking for a more affordable option focused solely on inventory management, Boxhero would be more recommendable.