We’re very excited to announce our first integration with inventory optimization software. Lokad Salescast makes it easy to decide which points in time to reorder products, as well as determine optimal quantities to order using its forecasting tech. By taking out the manual entry portion of the process, Lokad Salescast enables your store to optimize efficiently as it scales!
It’s a two step process, with very little extra work on your part after the initial setup!
First, in eCommHub, simply go to the “Vendors” tab and select “Vendor SKUs” from the navigation bar. Then, in the sidebar, press the “Show Options” link under the “Export Products” section of the sidebar.
The next step is to choose a date range that applies and select “Lokad Salescast” as the desired export format. With regards to date range, for higher accuracy, it’s better to use a range of 6 months or more.
After pressing the “Export” button, a link to the file (which will save as “Lokad_Items.csv”) will appear. It’s important to remember not to change this filename before importing it into Lokad.
Now, you must download the corresponding Orders export file for Lokad Salescast. To do so, go to the Orders tab. Similar to above, press the “Show options” link under the “Export Orders” section of the sidebar, select the same date range as above and select “Lokad Salescast” as the desired format once again. This time, the generated link will save as “Lokad_Orders.csv”.
It’s now time to complete the Lokad end of things. First, login to Lokad and select the “Files” tab. From there, you can upload the two files that have been exported to Lokad.
After the files have been uploaded, go back to the “Salescast” tab in Lokad. From there, simply adjust configuration settings as desired. When you are ready, you can hit “Start project” and Salescast will begin analyzing your order and product data.
And that’s it! After following the above steps, you’ll be ready to start using Lokad!