Craftybase

Inventory management tool for US-based small manufacturers

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Craftybase Overview

What is Craftybase?

Craftybase is an inventory management software that helps US-based small manufacturers of handmade craft items track stock, expenses, and cost of goods sold (COGS) in real-time. Managers can utilize the solution to recommend product selling prices by calculating production costs including labor, material, and shipping costs, profit margins, and other commissions.

The software enables administrators to link auto-generated order codes to customer accounts and automatically adjust order cancellations and damaged or lost stocks across inventory levels. It lets businesses use IRS-approved methods to collect and submit cost of goods sold (COGS) information to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) via Schedule C or Form 1040. Craftybase also offers a lot tracing functionality, which lets professionals track product batches to trace raw materials across the entire supply chain and generate material traceability reports.

The system allows teams to view vendors’ purchase order history, calculate material value in stock, generate reports in the form of charts or graphs to evaluate goods, and more. Craftybase also enables businesses to calculate materials in configurable quantities such as centimeters, inches, or drops and receive alerts for low stock levels.

Craftybase Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$23.00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Craftybase is offered across three pricing plans, outlined below. A 14-day free trial is available and a discount is given for annual commitments.

Pro - $23 per month (billed monthly) or $19 per month (billed annually)
Studio - $35 per month (billed monthly) or $29 per month (billed annually)
Indie - $59 per month (billed monthly) or $49 per month (billed annually)


Craftybase Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

Media

Craftybase activity dashboard
Craftybase expense report
Craftybase product list
Craftybase video Craftybase screenshot: Craftybase activity dashboard Craftybase screenshot: Craftybase expense report Craftybase screenshot: Craftybase product list

Craftybase Reviews

Craftybase Reviews

Overall rating
4.8
/
5
Excellent
108

Very good
26

Average
3

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4.7
Features
4.4
Ease of Use
4.2
Customer Support
4.8
98% recommended this app
Kathryn H.

Affordable inventory management for makers

I wish I had Craftybase when I started making in 2011 because it's daunting trying to start from scratch with so many products that contain components I make as well as common materials. Adding new components with new products would be more manageable.

All my items include components I manufacture myself (laser cutting. painting) so having to enter "recipes" for all components individually is tedious. For example, I can copy a recipe for an ornament (three different components, ribbon, tag) but when I create components, I can't copy the recipe from a similar component (cardboard shape, primer paint, color paint, topcoat) and this gets really slow with all the colors I have.

Recently a new client ordered $800 of obsolete items I hadn't entered into Craftybase. It took 10 hours to enter component recipes for 2 products x 4 colorways, some of which had common components and many had common materials. I assumed I'd be able to generate a pick list to total the common components & materials. Nope! Back to the spreadsheet to group common components... but I didn't try to automate the paint required, so I wasted a lot of time going to the hardware store for more primer. Probably not making minimum wage on this order.


Shelly H.

Lifesaving (and marriage saving)!

They are responsive, fix problems when they arise, they are excellent at walking you through what it is you need to do to achieve your task. It's been a life saver for me since I still have a day job and takes some of the nitty gritty record keeping off my hands through automations.


Tammie B.

mostly good, but needs features.

i am sort of solving inventory issues, but there could certainly be a lot more automated features to take a lot of time off the process. if it could automatically update inventory in e-commerce systems and if it could send automatic emails to me when a product gets low, that would be hugely beneficial.


Lisa E.

A must for made-to-order businesses

I couldn't run my business without craftybase. I run a jewelry shop with thousands of orders per year. I've got over 200 skus with 70 variations each and CB makes it simple to create product recipes, manufactures, and adjust inventory. There is some initial setup for variations but after that it's all automated.v taxes are a breeze with this software


Katie H.

Excellent product for crafters

Craftybase let's me get an accurate picture of what actual COGS I'm selling are, and makes it easy to track inventory consigned over multiple locations. Responsive customer support, too.


Kathryn H.
Industry: Arts & Crafts
Company size: Self Employed

Affordable inventory management for makers

Used Other for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 26/08/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I wish I had Craftybase when I started making in 2011 because it's daunting trying to start from scratch with so many products that contain components I make as well as common materials. Adding new components with new products would be more manageable.

All my items include components I manufacture myself (laser cutting. painting) so having to enter "recipes" for all components individually is tedious. For example, I can copy a recipe for an ornament (three different components, ribbon, tag) but when I create components, I can't copy the recipe from a similar component (cardboard shape, primer paint, color paint, topcoat) and this gets really slow with all the colors I have.

Recently a new client ordered $800 of obsolete items I hadn't entered into Craftybase. It took 10 hours to enter component recipes for 2 products x 4 colorways, some of which had common components and many had common materials. I assumed I'd be able to generate a pick list to total the common components & materials. Nope! Back to the spreadsheet to group common components... but I didn't try to automate the paint required, so I wasted a lot of time going to the hardware store for more primer. Probably not making minimum wage on this order.

Pros

Designed for solo crafters or small businesses
Affordable pricing
Accommodates both raw materials and components I manufacture (many small business products are for retailers who buy and resell finished goods)

Cons

Does not permit copying recipes for components, just final products
Does not generate pick lists to manufacture orders
Must set up for either creating batches for inventory or creating products for specific orders, and I have different product lines that fit one model or the other but can't justify dual subscriptions to set them up as separate businesses
Not integrated with Xero for accounting

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Shelly H.
Industry: Luxury Goods & Jewelry
Company size: Self Employed

Lifesaving (and marriage saving)!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 26/08/2019
Review Source: Capterra

They are responsive, fix problems when they arise, they are excellent at walking you through what it is you need to do to achieve your task. It's been a life saver for me since I still have a day job and takes some of the nitty gritty record keeping off my hands through automations.

Pros

It's online and supports multiple sales channels. It pulls items out of my inventory and has been a life/marriage saver at tax time (I'm a sole proprietorship) and it's ease of use for tallying annual reports is fabulous. I do handcrafts so QuickBooks really is not designed for this industry.

Cons

The tech support is great and they work really quickly to get back to you in short time. In an ideal world, it would be 24/7, but their response time is great.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Tammie B.
Industry: Retail
Company size: Self Employed

mostly good, but needs features.

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 26/08/2019
Review Source: Capterra

i am sort of solving inventory issues, but there could certainly be a lot more automated features to take a lot of time off the process. if it could automatically update inventory in e-commerce systems and if it could send automatic emails to me when a product gets low, that would be hugely beneficial.

Pros

I like that it helps you price your goods including labor costs. it is pretty easy to use if you know the terminology of inventory. i also really like that it allows for consignment which a lot of other software does not. it allows for manual entry of orders which many other software programs do not.

Cons

i don't like that it doesn't update shopify or other ecommerce sites. so i have to update inventory in craftybase and then also go into shopify and update inventory there as well. you can set low inventory alerts, but it doesn't notify you, so you have to manually go in and check periodically to see which products are running low. seems to defeat the purpose of an alert. it also doesn't sync with bookkeeping systems or shipping systems.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Lisa E.
Industry: Arts & Crafts
Company size: Self Employed

A must for made-to-order businesses

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 26/08/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I couldn't run my business without craftybase. I run a jewelry shop with thousands of orders per year. I've got over 200 skus with 70 variations each and CB makes it simple to create product recipes, manufactures, and adjust inventory. There is some initial setup for variations but after that it's all automated.v taxes are a breeze with this software

Pros

-automatically imports orders from multiple channels
-automatically creates manufactures for products and decreases material stock levels
-keeps track of all my expenses
-provides tons of various reports to help during tax time
-customer service is easy to reach and always helpful

Cons

There's nothing I don't like about craftybase!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Katie H.
Industry: Arts & Crafts
Company size: Self Employed

Excellent product for crafters

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 26/08/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Craftybase let's me get an accurate picture of what actual COGS I'm selling are, and makes it easy to track inventory consigned over multiple locations. Responsive customer support, too.

Pros

Ability to integrate with other platforms and easily track sales and expenses. Actually costing out to get COGS is definitely high on the list.

Cons

There are some limits to reporting - there are some improvements that can be made in that area.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9.3/10
Based on 137 user ratings
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Craftybase Pricing

Craftybase Pricing

Starting from
US$23.00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Craftybase is offered across three pricing plans, outlined below. A 14-day free trial is available and a discount is given for annual commitments.

Pro - $23 per month (billed monthly) or $19 per month (billed annually)
Studio - $35 per month (billed monthly) or $29 per month (billed annually)
Indie - $59 per month (billed monthly) or $49 per month (billed annually)

Craftybase is offered across three pricing plans, outlined below. A 14-day free trial is available and a discount is given for annual commitments.

Pro - $23 per month (billed monthly) or $19 per month (billed annually)
Studio - $35 per month (billed monthly) or $29 per month (billed annually)
Indie - $59 per month (billed monthly) or $49 per month (billed annually)

Value for Money
4.7/5
Based on 137 user ratings
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Craftybase Features

Craftybase Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Audit Trail
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Compliance Management
Customisable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4.4/5
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Additional information for Craftybase

Additional information for Craftybase

Key features of Craftybase

  • Cost Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Order Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Supplier Management

Craftybase FAQs

Craftybase FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Craftybase.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Craftybase offer?

Craftybase offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$23.00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Craftybase is offered across three pricing plans, outlined below. A 14-day free trial is available and a discount is given for annual commitments. Pro - $23 per month (billed monthly) or $19 per month (billed annually) Studio - $35 per month (billed monthly) or $29 per month (billed annually) Indie - $59 per month (billed monthly) or $49 per month (billed annually)

Q. What are the main features of Craftybase?

Craftybase offers the following features:

  • Cost Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Order Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Supplier Management

Q. Who are the typical users of Craftybase?

Craftybase has the following typical customers:

Small Business

Q. What languages does Craftybase support?

Craftybase supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Craftybase offer?

Craftybase has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Craftybase support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Craftybase supports

Q. What other apps does Craftybase integrate with?

Craftybase integrates with the following applications:

PayPal, Shopify, Square Point of Sale, WooCommerce

Q. What level of support does Craftybase offer?

Craftybase offers the following support options:

Online Support, FAQs, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials