Why Choose Thrive Over SKU IQ

Choosing the right inventory management platform is critical to your business. Discover why growing businesses are choosing Thrive. 

If you’re here, it’s because your business needs the data and organization an inventory management solution brings to the table. Discussed below are the differences between Thrive and SKU IQ and how these platforms can impact your bottom line. 

Before we get into the specifics of the product and feature differences, Shopventory was built exclusively for small and medium-sized businesses that need a platform that will grow with them.

Top 3 Reasons Growing Businesses Choose Thrive Over SKU IQ


Simplify Complex Inventory

Because Thrive is designed for inventory management, we go beyond just stock counts and catalog syncing. Thrive manages all parts of your inventory, even if it’s really, really complicated with tools like Bundles, Modifiers, and Variants.

A favorite feature is Assemblies which tracks inventory levels for raw materials, managing your entire product line from creation to sale. It’s designed specifically for retailers looking to streamline and optimize their manufacturing process so they can focus on growing. 

We provide the tools to have full transparency over your inventory so you never oversell, set profitable margins, and automate re-ordering.


Reporting That Goes Beyond Surface Level

We have reports you don’t even know you need, like our inventory change report. Thrive users love this report for seeing trends in product movement over a specific timeframe. That means you can do things like curate a better summer product assortment than last year when you know exactly what flew off the shelves and what gathered dust. 

And because we know each business has different needs, we have robust custom reporting capabilities so you see the exact information you want, how you want it. In fact, we built a whole custom Thrive Metrics product for you to visualize the health of your entire business. 

When it comes to SKU IQ, you have to be on their highest plan before being able to receive custom reports. And they build them for you, meaning you don’t have the instant flexibility you need to run your business day-to-day. 


Capabilities That Inspire You To Diversify Your Sales

Thrive was designed to break down barriers to growth. Small business owners need new channels which contribute to a stronger, diversified business. You need a platform that helps you meet your goals as fast as possible. 

With Thrive, you can easily run a wholesale operation, list your products on Google Shopping, open stores across the country, and design your own exclusive product line. SKU IQ, however, was built to simply support small storefront and e-commerce businesses. So if you’re hoping to accelerate your sales with new channels, you need Thrive.

What Business Owners Are Saying About Thrive

We have a growing online business and product inventory that had way outgrown our method of spreadsheet management so we were looking for a software that would help with this.

We are very happy with Thrive, it has already started to make it easier to keep up with our inventory. We don't have a very big web-store but enough to keep us on our toes trying to keep track of all of it and transitioning from our huge spreadsheet to Thrive simplifies reports.

We have a growing online business and product inventory that had way outgrown our method of spreadsheet management so we were looking for a software that would help with this.

Thrive Vs. SKU IQ
At A Glance

Free 30-day trial
Set up support
Highest plan
Stock count syncing
Number of pre-built reports
Custom reporting
Highest plan
Product bundling
Bill of materials
Purchase orders
Vendor management
Automatic re-ordering
Internal transfers

Who We Partner With

What Makes Thrive Different From SKU IQ

So if you’re a business owner with big dreams, we have staff who have been there. From running the store floor to working in the kitchen to owning a boutique, our team understands your challenges firsthand. That’s how we’re able to make an inventory management platform that helps you now and in the future, whether you decide to expand your business with a new location or sell wholesale. 

All Features Available During Your 30-Day Free Trial
You're growing and need more tools like PO's, barcode scanning and more
Starting at $79/mo
Starting at $199/mo
Starting at $399/mo
Starting at $799/mo
Locations / Integrations
Products / Items / SKUs
Transactions Per Month
Order History
3 Years
Reporting History
3 Years
Global Currency Support
Dashboard Reporting App
Barcode Scanner App
Alexa Voice Command
Catalog / Menu Management
SKU Creation
Lot COGS Management
Custom Reporting Engine
Product Profitability Reports
Theft / Discount Reports
Inventory Change Reports
Dead Inventory Reports
Inventory Valuation Reports
Low Inventory Reports
Low Stock Alerts
Price Tag / Label Printing
Stocktakes and Approvals
Pricing Calculator
Modifiers Configuration
Modifiers Inventory Tracking
Expiration Dates
Vendor Management
Vendor Performance Reports
Warehouse Feature
Internal Transfers
PAR Levels
Automatic Purchase Orders
Kits & Bundles Management
Recipe / Ingredients Tracking
Spreadsheet Upload Tools
User Access Permissions
Barcode Scan Stocktakes
Barcode Scan Invoices
Barcode Scan Purchase Orders
Barcode Scan Transfers
Intelligent Stock Forecasting
Automatic Stock Transfers
Beta Feature Access
Google for Retail Integration
QuickBooks Daily Sync
Optional +$30

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