Nowadays, a Merchandise Management System (MMS) is essential to ensure efficiency, agility and practicality for companies. Keeping control of the goods in stock is of great importance and also helps to ensure good sales volume and thus optimize operational costs. A Merchandise Management System brings the following advantages to the company:    

  • financial savings and higher team productivity;    
  • time optimization, as the purchasing process is significantly simplified;    
  • helps to avoids out-of-stock and ensures operational reliability;    
  • Improves business relationships with suppliers.    
  • process chain optimization;   
  • automation and elimination of redundant steps;    
  • loss prevention;    
  • error reduction.   

Modernizing the organization helps simplify and automate day-to-day operational tasks. In this way, technology is a differentiator to improve employee and organizational productivity. An efficient Merchandise Management System (MMS) usually offers the following functions: 

  • inventory and warehouse management;     
  • management of warehouse locations;      
  • incoming and outgoing goods inspection;   
  • production and material planning;   
  • efficient reports;     
  • prices; 
  • product expiry date;  
  • supplier data and much more.  

Manual processes lead to errors more easily. In the case of inventory problems, for example, a failure means a financial loss. Therefore, starting from the possibilities that the market offers, the ideal solution is to implement an effective management software. In this article, we take a look at two popular software: JTL-WaWi and Weclapp.  

JTL- WaWi (or MMS in English) for online trading 

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JTL-Wawi is a free merchandise management solution with a wide range of functions. The system supports enterprises in all online trading processes and enables centralized management of all sales channels, regardless of the number of web shops, used marketplaces (e.g. Ebay, Amazon) and local shops (POS). With JTL you have full control over inventory and sales and can control any number of customers, articles and orders. JTL Software is best suited for small and medium-sized businesses. JTL Software is very flexible and easily scalable, also available in different tariffs.    

JTL-Software-GmbH is a German company and was founded in 2008. The company currently employs around 200 people, has over 500 partners and over 50,000 customers. The advantages of the JTL solution:   

  • German company   
  • Many extensions and themes   
  • Free Community Edition   
  • No setup fees  
  • Easy installation and configuration   


The main functions of JTL-WaWi   

Article & assortment

The article administration in the system contains an extensive Product Information Management (PIM). Thus, user can manage the category and product data with their variants. 

Voucher management 

It is possible to create, sell and redeem vouchers (printed or digital).



User can create the items with multiple components, set items, production items, and so on. 

Individual pricing

The system offers various price types, standard prices, different prices per customer group and individual prices per sales channel.          


Attributes, Features and Customizable Fields

With JTL software one can create the product attributes, summarize the attributes and filter the products based on their attributes. 

Integrated price calculation

With this option it is possible to change the prices of several articles automatically. It is also possible to set a basis price and use this price to calculate new prices.

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Costs for JTL-WaWi    

JTL WaWi is free of charge and requires no registration. It can be downloaded here

The company offers many tariffs on other products and extensions (JTL Shop, JTL Connector, JTL Auction and others) depending on business needs and business goals. All prices and tariffs on JTL products can be found are here

Weclapp ERP - perfect JTL alternative 

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Weclapp is also a German ERP solution that best suits small and medium-sized businesses. It makes it possible to manage customers, projects, orders, invoices, accounting and much more in one central software. Weclapp software can be used in the most important business areas such as CRM, merchandise management system, project management, accounting & invoicing - all in a clear, user-friendly interface. This ensures a short training period and easy use of the system. 


In our article “Weclapp as a new ERP for e-commerce” you will find the detailed description of Weclapp functions for e-commerce.  

What are the advantages of Weclapp? 

  • Quotation creation, processing and confirmation, delivery note and shipping label creation, invoicing including invoice dispatch - all this can be done within one software. 
  • data security. Your data is protected against loss, falsification, damage and deletion. They are transmitted in encrypted form and nobody has access to the company information. Weclapp stores your company data in accordance with the strict German data protection regulations. 
  • There are many integrations and plugins available (Office 365, JIRA, PayPal, Amazon, online stores, project management, etc.) that help extend ERP with necessary functions and adapt the solution to your business. The plugins can be found on Weclapp Store. The extensions can be searched by categories depending on actual business goals.
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  • With Weclapp, order processing is quick and straightforward: from the customer inquiry through the preparation of an offer to checking the receipt of payment. 
  • Thanks to the workflow automation, employees save valuable time. In addition, it is possible to make the work processes more transparent and effective, the cooperation between different departments is faster, easier and clearer. 
  • Weclapp allows for a quick start and easy software implementation.  
  • The system updates are free and take place automatically.
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There are three ways to use Weclapp, depending on business requirements and needs:           


  • You can test CRM for free here.
  • You can test the Cloud ERP service for free here.
  • You can test Cloud ERP trading for free here.   

There are two options to use Weclapp ERP: 

  • Weclapp OnPremises  
  • Weclapp Cloud 

Weclapp Cloud prices: 

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For the Weclapp users there is a knowledge base, video tutorials, and a community forum. Weclapp support from the manufacturer can be free or paid. There are four support packages: free basic package and another three are with payment. Detailed information can be found here.  

Our agency Kenner Soft Service GmbH offers you services related to setting and customizing Weclapp as well as integration and synchronization with Shopware, Magento, JTL and xtCommerce online shops. We are happy to support you with the onboarding of Weclapp and help with the data migration. Contact us for detailed information.  


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