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TradeGecko retires this June. What you need to know.

Written by Chris Galt | January 14, 2022

Intuit Quickbooks has announced that TradeGecko (also known as QuickBooks Commerce) will be retired on June 10, 2022. If your company uses the inventory management platform, you need to start thinking of moving to an alternative system now.

Here’s what you need to know.

The details 

  • TradeGecko will be formally switched off on June 10, 2022 
  • As of June 2021, TradeGecko is no longer accepting new customers
  • While users in the US will have the option to switch to a new version of the product, users outside the US will be cut off from the TradeGecko service entirely
  • Users will have until June 10, 2022 to export their data and migrate their system to a new platform 
  • Customers will be refunded for any unused time after TradeGecko shuts down 
  • There will be no compensation for costs incurred from the forced shift to a new system 

Will you need to move to a new system?

While US-based customers have the option of migrating to the new QuickBooks Online + QuickBooks Commerce bundle, users outside the US have not been given the same choice. 

Unfortunately, this means you’ll need to find a software alternative. Users will have until June 10, 2022 to export their data and migrate their system to their new software platform. 

Why you need to start now

While you still have 5 months to make the move, that’s very little time when you consider all the complexities of moving to a new system. You’ll need to trial and decide on a new product that meets the unique requirements of your business, integrate to any key peripheral systems, adapt your processes, transfer your data, and train your staff in how to use it. There’s a lot to do.

To help you get started, we’ve listed a few of our favourite alternatives.

Our favourite inventory management systems

These 3 best-of-breed inventory management systems offer many of the same features as TradeGecko. In fact, in our opinion, they’re superior products. 

DEAR Systems

DEAR Systems is one of the most feature-rich and cost-effective inventory and manufacturing solutions on the market. 

DEAR is designed for manufacturers, wholesalers/distributors, retailers and eCommerce operators who want a complete view of inventory management, accurate production planning and custom reporting.

The advanced inventory management system seamlessly integrates with many of the major systems, including Shopify, Xero, and HubSpot. Other features include manufacturing and warehouse management tools. 

MRPEasy

MRPEasy is an MRP solution which streamlines the manufacturing process, designed for wholesalers, retailers, and importers. 

The platform connects products, sales channels, stock locations, orders, warehouses, workflows, reports and more into one automated solution, and is easily scalable when expanding into new markets or adding new sales channels.

MRPEasy also integrates with your critical peripheral solutions, including Xero and Shopify. 

Katana

Katana is another leading manufacturing solution designed for small-medium manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors. 

Katana helps businesses streamline their processes, manage costs, and gain visibility over the entire supply, manufacturing and sales process. Features include real-time stock visibility and profit reporting, a ‘drag-and-drop’ super user-friendly interface, and the ability to make custom workflows via their API.

Katana also integrates with many of the other ‘go-to’ apps in the small-business ecosystem, including Xero, Shopify, Amazon, Salesforce and more. 

Next steps

If you’re feeling stressed and frustrated about the forced transition, we hear you. Our dedicated team of specialists are here to help you smoothly sail through this change. 

Specialising in digital transformations and systems implementations, we can help you prototype and migrate to an inventory management system that fits your business perfectly. Get in touch for a free consultation.