Thrive User Guide

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We know using a new tool for your business can seem a bit overwhelming at first. That’s why we created this guide to walk you through your new account! This guide will help you optimize your inventory, simplifying your work and saving you time each day.

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Connecting To Thrive

Thrive connects with Shopify, Square, Clover, BigCommerce, and WooCommerce. Once your import is complete, you’ll be able to instantly access reporting and manage your product inventory for all your integrations in one central location. 

Moving forward, all product and inventory changes should be made exclusively in Thrive. Thrive will immediately sync out stock counts and product information to your POS system and/or e-commerce platform. Sales information will be sent from your connected integrations to Thrive and will automatically deduct inventory as you sell. 

Thrive University: Introduction and Data Syncing

Single Location/Integration - Connect your integration

Multiple Location/Integration - Connect all your integrations

Please schedule a call with a product specialist to ensure you get the correct setup using this calendar

Identify the integration/location with the inventory you want to build your catalog off of. This should be your most accurate pull of inventory

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The Basics

Your Thrive account is looking a bit empty right now, let’s change that!

Thrive University: Settings & Navigation Basics

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Access Control: Invite Your Team

Thrive Access Control allows you to have multiple users on your account with custom permissions. Access Controls also include a full Audit Log so you can review changes made by each user.

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Inventory Set Up


Thrive University: The Catalog

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Vendor Management: Easily Manage Suppliers

Your vendors, or suppliers, are the foundation of your business. Without proper vendor management, sustainable growth and success are hard to manage. Vendor management simply refers to managing relationships with the reps and businesses you purchase your products from. 

Thrive organizes all your vendor information in our secure platform so you don’t have to purchase additional, costly third-party apps. Access the vendor information you need, eliminating that pile of business cards or half-filled out spreadsheet templates.

Note: Our system allows you to assign one product to multiple vendors, making it easy to order from different suppliers to find the best cost week over week

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Purchase Orders: Automate Receiving New Inventory

Thrive’s simple, powerful tracking system streamlines creating and receiving a shipment. Purchase Orders allow you to track the actual cost of each lot of inventory in your system, making your accounting precise and accurate.

By this point your brand’s logo and vendor information should be in Thrive which means we will do the heavy lifting, saving you hours each week.

Thrive University: Streamlining Receiving & Transfers

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Stock Counts: Keep your inventory in check

Thrive shows any stock discrepancies and pushes out stock count updates to all your integrations at once. You can view or download previous Stocktake cycle count reports giving you better transparency on patterns where errors occur and trends allowing you to make more informed business decisions.

Thrive University: Inventory Count Management

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Bundles, variants & modifiers: Simplify inventory tracking

Whether you’re building scratch-made recipes, selling a single glass of wine, or running a simple 2-for-1 sale, Bundles simplify component tracking. Bundles combine products or components together and track the inventory when selling the finished item. Costs and quantities are automatically calculated, so scratch all those complicated spreadsheets. Just build a Bundle and let Thrive manage the component stock levels.

Thrive automatically deducts the inventory counts for Modifiers, such as a shot of espresso, extra pickles, or your world-famous secret sauce. Modifiers let you customize and track individual components that make up a product or order at the point of sale

Additionally, designate altered forms or variants of your original products with Variants. This could be (but isn’t limited to) size, flavor, or color. Each Variant has its own inventory quantity and serves as an option for its “parent” product.

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Assemblies: Streamline your production line

Thrive’s Assemblies tool takes care of deducting and crediting the proper quantities for your product line at the time of creation. So whether you build custom skateboards or bake scratch-made muffins, deduct raw materials with the click of a button.

Assemblies are versatile for all kinds of uses, some of the most common being case breaks, recipes, and managing bills of materials.

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Thrive Metrics

Reporting: See Where Your Inventory Stands

Real-time reporting is essential in order to optimize your inventory. Thrive connects with your point of sale system and/or e-commerce platform to receive real-time sales and inventory data. We have a number of inventory reports so you can hone in on inventory valuation, slow-moving products, discount usage, inventory change, and more. 

Additionally, custom report dashboards are unique to Thrive, giving you complete control of the data you want to see and how you see it. 

Thrive University: Metrics & Reporting Suite

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Customizable reporting dashboards

Power a healthy business with detailed insights and customizable reporting Dashboards, keep your finger on the pulse no matter where you are. 

Thrive University: Setting Goals & Creating Dashboards

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Grow Your wholesale business

Simplify your growing wholesale business with one inventory management platform for all the ways you sell. Once your wholesale customers are added to Thrive, easily create price lists and manage invoices for direct orders.

Thrive University: Metrics, Invoicing & Bulk Uploads

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Change The Way You Do Business

Enter a form of payment so you experience uninterrupted service once your 30-day free trial ends. Don’t worry, we won’t charge you until after your trial has ended.

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All Features Available During Your 30-Day Free Trial
All the tools you need to grow your business
Starting at $79/mo
Starting at $199/mo
Starting at $399/mo
Starting at $799/mo
Locations / Integrations
Transactions Per Month
Products / Items / SKUs
Order History
3 Years
Reporting History
3 Years
Product Catalog Management
Catalog / Menu Management
SKU Creation
Lot Costs
Modifier Configuration
Pricing Calculator
Expiration Dates
Price Tag / Label Printing
Spreadsheet Bulk Upload
Average Costs
Inventory Management
Min / Max Levels
Low Stock Alerts
Stocktakes and Approvals
Basic Internal Transfers
Basic Purchase Orders
Modifiers Inventory Tracking
Kits / Bundles
Recipe / Ingredient Managment
Bill of Materials
Automated Purchase Orders
Automated Stock Transfers
Barcodes & Labels
Barcode Generation
Dymo Label Printing
Brother Label Printing
Avery Label Printing
Scan-to-Create Stocktakes
Scan-to-Create Invoices
Scan-to-Create Purchase Orders
Scan-to-Create Transfers
Custom Dashboards
Sales Goal Tracking
Franchise Reporting
Product Profitability Reports
Inventory Change Reports
Dead Inventory Reports
Inventory Valuation Reports
Low Inventory Reports
Unsold Product Reports
Saved Reports
Region / District Reporting
Scheduled Reports
Intelligent Stock Forecasting
Customer Managment
Dynamic Price Lists
Wholesale Reporting
Payment Terms
Theft / Discount Tracking
Multifactor Authentication
User Access Permissions
Live Chat
Dedicated Account Manager
Professional Services
Account Implementation
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Catalog Migration
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Product Creation
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Global Currency Support
Dashboard Reporting App
Barcode Scanner App
Alexa Voice Command
Additional Transactions Available
Google for Retail Integration
QuickBooks Online Integration
Beta Feature Access