Getting Started with Skustack

Overview

In this article, we’ll take you through the essential steps to get started with Skustack and make the most of its features. Our step-by-step instructions will help you install the application, configure the necessary settings, and manage your bins seamlessly. To begin, head to the Google Play Store to download Skustack.

To access the Skustack application, you must have the Is SKUStack User setting enabled on the Employee Details page for your account.

Skustack is not included in your Sellercloud subscription by default and additional costs may be involved. For more information on pricing, please visit this page here or contact the Sellercloud sales team:


Device Configuration

Follow these steps to manually install the Skustack application on your handheld device:

  1. Connect the device to your PC via USB. USB storage connector must be enabled on the device.  Enable Use USB to transfer files.
  2. On your PC, download the Skustack app and paste it into any folder on the device.
  3.  Open your device file manager and locate the APK file.
  4. Tap to install the application. After installation, the icon will show up on the app list.
  5. Now you can open your Skustack app and log in.
  6. Complete the device registration process.
If your device is not registered, you will be able to log into Skustack, but you will not have access to any of the application’s functionalities.
The required density specifications for your handheld device:

  • Screen Density: hdpi (1.5)
  • DPI Density: 240

If a device does not have that screen and dpi density, certain pages might cause the app to crash and certain images / UI components will not show up properly.


Enable Warehouse Bins

There are certain settings in the Skustack Admin portal that must be configured in order to enable bins for your account. To do that:

  1. Navigate to the Skustack Admin portal at https://xx.skustack.com (replace “xx” with your server ID or team name).
  2. Enter your login credentials.
  3. On the left, select Settings > Client settings.
  4. Select Enable Warehouse Bins. This will enable bin management for your account.
    The Client setting Enable Warehouse Bins should not be enabled without the assistance of Sellercloud support!

  5. Select Enforce Bins on Selected Warehouses. This setting allows bin management to be enabled for specific warehouses. For example, FBA warehouses should never be bin-enabled.
  6. Next, go to Settings > Manage Warehouses. Open the desired warehouse and enable Inventory Managed Strictly Per Bin from the Actions menu.
    The warehouse setting Inventory Managed Strictly Per Bin should not be enabled without the assistance of Sellercloud support!

    1. By enabling the Inventory Managed Strictly Per Bin, the inventory in that warehouse will be calculated based on items in the bin. When this setting is enabled, any inventory in the warehouse will be lost. You will need to import bin quantity or manually add inventory into your bin.
    2. Inventory that is added to the warehouse (i.e. through a PO) or inventory that leaves the warehouse (i.e. through shipped orders or FBA inbound shipments) must be added to/picked from a bin. Failure to do so will result in inaccurate product inventory.
    3. Inventory in a non-selected warehouse will be calculated using the regular warehouse inventory calculation.
  7. To access your bins:
    1. Click Bins Manage Warehouse Bins, or;
    2. Click Settings > Manage Warehouses > Select your desired warehouse > Manage Bins.

The following client settings should also be enabled:

  1. Always deduct inventory from Shadow Parent. This controls whether orders for shadow products deduct physical inventory from the parent product’s inventory or from the shadow inventory. When this option is enabled, the order will always display the shadow parent.
  2. Enable Pick List Generation by Warehouse. Picklists will be generated based on the warehouse and the picklist will only be able to be opened in Skustack in the warehouse it was generated for.
  3. Default Product Kit Type. This should be set to Independent.
Learn how to set up Shipbridge for Skustack here.
When you first start out with Skustack, you may want to create and set up bin locations. Following the initial bin creation, it is recommended to use a file import to update your bin quantities.

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