February 27, 2012

Erply – Streamline Your Retail Operation

Erply is a tool for retailers that is so versatile, you don’t even need a storefront to use it. Ideally suited for any type of business that deals with customers, big and small, Erply handles all the aspects of running an operation: from tracking inventory and managing payments at the point of sale, to handling the accounting and other important operations.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the work that goes into running a retail business, you’re not alone. Erply was developed to help business owners in your exact same predicament. Start by checking out the online Erply manual, or just jump right in by clicking on the dashboard and seeing what’s what. On the dashboard page, you’ll see a widget bar with all the financials for your company. Below that, you can find many different types of charts that dig down deep into your sales stats and goals. Find out how many products you’ve sold over a specific period of time, which products are flying off the shelves the fastest, and which sales associates are doing the best job promoting your key products. You can also use Erply to facilitate credit card processing, manage store credits and returns, offer special customers discounted pricing, send invoices to vendors, and track your inventory using barcode scanners.

The way you use Erply will be largely determined by what type of business you run. Retail stores might be most interested in the application’s inventory management and pricing tools, while salons, spas, and auto mechanics may find that Erply’s scheduling software is its most valuable feature. Whether you’re interested in running a promotional campaign, accepting payments with an iPad, or building solid relationships with your most valued customers, Erply is an app that can get you there.

Practical Uses:

  • Book appointments for customers at your salon
  • Find out how many designer dresses you have in stock
  • Offer special discounts to your most valued customers
  • Assign tasks to the employees at your auto body shop

Insider Tips:

  • Multi-store businesses can look up inventory at other locations
  • Businesses can accept payments on the iPad
  • Erply’s credit card processing system is PCI compliant
  • Users can access any customer’s sales history from the dashboard

What we liked:

  • Admins can quickly create additional user accounts for all their employees
  • Erply can send automated bills on a weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis
  • The dashboard page is completely customizable with special widgets
  • Business owners can see which of their employees is bringing in the most money

What we didn’t like:

  • Nothing


Company Info:

  • Launched: 2009
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Tallinn, Estonia
  • Founded by: Kristian Hiiemaa
  • Web site:


  • Small plan is $70/month
  • Established plan is $225/month
  • Chain plan is $999/month

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