How does Cogsy's vendor management feature compare to Shopify's?
Cogsy’s vendor management feature has 3 big advantages over Shopify’s:
Your vendor records are totally private (only you and your team can access this information).
You can add point-of-contact cards to each vendor, so it’s easier to reach out and build these relationships.
You can assign backup vendors – which levels up your system of record and strengthens your supply chain.
Will my vendors automatically sync from Shopify?
The first time you log into Cogsy, your vendors will automatically sync from Shopify, so you’re not starting from scratch.
However, this is a one-time, one-way sync. After that, Cogsy’ll be your system of record. So, you only need to add and update vendors within the purchasing platform.
What's the difference between my primary and secondary vendors?
Within Cogsy, you can assign primary and secondary vendors at the SKU level.
Your primary vendors indicate your first choice of who to work with. So, Cogsy’s restock recommendations will cater to this vendor’s lead time and unit prices.
Meanwhile, your secondary vendor is your backup vendor. AKA, the partner you’ll work with if your primary vendor can’t provide what you need. Having this secondary vendor ready to go makes it easy to pivot when snags happen along your supply chain.