Small Business Manufacturing Software

Manufacturing software designed for ambitious makers

Losing precious time & money to inventory issues and production problems? Effortlessly manage your production process and gain real-time visibility into your inventory, so you can make the decisions to need to grow your business.

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Craftybase Inventory and Manufacturing

Automated inventory management

Keep sortable, searchable lists of all your material inventory with photos - available online, whereever you are. Maintain full purchase histories and have Craftybase auto calculate your rolling average unit prices. Create recipes for commonly used combinations of materials, with associated recommended pricing guidance and detailed profit margin calculations. Track the hidden costs of making sub-assemblies using components.

Being able to easily add and subtract materials from my master inventory based on daily sales is invaluable in keeping organized & proactive. Managing inventory was a painful, manual, and inaccurate process before I discovered Craftybase.

Kara's Vineyard Wedding
Raw material inventory management

Pricing Guidance

Craftybase uses your exact cost of materials and labor to generate pricing suggestions for every product you make. Use our software to be more confident with your pricing and ensure that you are making the profit margins you need to take your small manufacturing business to the next level.

Craftybase helped us make sure we were accounting for everything in our prices, and helped us quickly test what would happen if we changed suppliers to upgrade some of our materials.

Jeff Amrhein
Jeff Amrhein
Founder, Hand and Hide

Cost of Goods Sold (COGS)

Our calculations are GAAP compliant, using IRS approved methods and are suitable for small and medium sized manufacturing businesses. Each order is automatically assigned a material usage cost based on your complete inventory history: rather than wrangling excel spreadsheets and stressing over EOY counts, you'll be building up your COGS tally during the year as you make and sell.

Having a small business that manufactures products with countless raw materials, Craftybase keeps us organized and helps us have a clear picture of the health of our business.

Bri Ussery
Bri Ussery
Founder, The Good Hippie
Cost of Goods Sold for Craftspeople

Compliance & Traceability

There is no need to track your compliance requirements separately to your inventory: Craftybase provides you with full traceability of all products and materials. Log purchases with lot numbers and associate with your manufacture records to create a purchase-to-sale, GMP and CPSC traceability solution for your small manufacturing business. Generate a full report in seconds that shows exactly which orders contain a particular lot batch of material - perfect to handle material faults and product recalls!

Product & Order Management

Our powerful inventory adjustments capabilities can handle any stock change including cancellations, damage and stock loss situations. Automatically import your orders and products from sales channels, and see detailed profit breakdowns for orders that include your material costs and incurred expenses.

Craftybase has helped track my customer orders, how much they cost and how much they cost me to make them, keeping me on top of my orders which is so important to my little maker business.

Lorraine Purcell
Lorraine's Cakery
Product and order tracking

Powerful reporting

Generate traditional, bookkeeper-friendly reports to provide you with the detail you need to be on top of your small manufacturing business: Profit and Loss, Expenditure & Revenue, Inventory Valuation, Schedule C (COGS). Our popular product and high revenue customer reports gives you the visibility you need to make better decisions for your business. Instant profitability guidance feature allows you to see a full breakdown on any of your products or orders.

Craftybase, overall, has helped me streamline my inventory expenses, keep consistent unit costs and allowed me to see through the Reports section, my business grow each year.

Shelby Crandell
Founder, The Soap Brewhouse

Location tracking

Craftybase gives you powerful tools to ensure you are completely on top of your stock located in different physical locations. Create unlimited location records, transfer stock to locations and assign sales to locations. Utilise our location revenue and expense reporting to get a "birds eye view" of your small manufacturing business.

Location and warehouse software for small manufacturing businesses

Stocktaking, made simple

Craftybase's powerful stocktaking features will finally free you from huge end of year counts and instead will help ensure you are keeping accurate stock numbers right through the year. Material lists can be quickly generated, either randomly, by category or even based on how long it has been since the last count. Instant feedback is provided about your stock count accuracy, allowing you to review and take any action to rectify the discrepancy.

Craftybase, overall, has helped me streamline my inventory expenses, keep consistent unit costs and allowed me to see through the Reports section, my small manufacturing business grow each year.

Shelby Crandell
Founder, The Soap Brewhouse

Scalable Solutions

Grow without limits

As your business expands, the Craftybase platform grows with you. Experience the power of an integrated MRP system specifically designed for small businesses like yours. Flexible plans to fit your industry, workflows, and preferences.

No long term contracts, no over-engineered over-priced features you'll never use. Just everything you need to unlock the full potential of your small-batch business.

Streamline your end-to-end manufacturing process and gain real-time visibility into your inventory.

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Why choose Craftybase as your inventory solution?

Everything At Your Fingertips

Your manufacturing business command central is here. Sales, stock and financial data are now all in the one place and accessible from any internet enabled device (our industry standard backups also ensure your data is extremely safe).

Daily, Automatic Imports

Stop manually copying over numbers to spreadsheets - there is a now an easier and better way! We automatically import of all your products and orders each night ready for the start of your day.

Pricing Guidance

Know exactly how much it costs to produce your products - our pricing guidance feature means you'll always be on top of your margins and profits.

Cost of Goods Sold (COGS)

Track your cost of goods sold in real time using the data you enter. We'll even generate the numbers you need for your Schedule C at the touch of a button.

Lot Tracking & Expiry Dates

Keep your manufacturing business fully compliant with Craftybase's powerful lot tracking software, traceability and expiry date features. Have everything you need at your fingertips in the event of a product recall.

Reports & Charts

Keep your finger on the pulse and know how well your store is doing, with our extensive and detailed reports. Charts and graphs show you your vital stats in an easy to understand way.

Low Stock Alerts

Track your exact material and product stock levels, so you know exactly when you need to order more supplies or make more coffee products. Don't run out of stock ever again and keep those sales rolling in!

I no longer have to do manual inventory - what else is there to say?! I love the manufactures and managing supplies... especially with two online channels and selling at shows.

Tracking all my inventory, projects, invoices, contacts in one place and being able to run reports to see how my business is doing has helped me run my business a little easier.

Having real time inventory, pricing guidance, and expense tracking makes the paperwork of owning a business simpler. Keeping all of the information in one place makes it ideal.

Heather Heather

Craftybase has been a wonderful tool in running my business. I love that I can look at reports and know exactly what I have in inventory and also see what my total sales are.

Alicia Alicia

Being able to create "recipes" for each of our products has made managing our material inventory a breeze! It's a dream come true to always be on top of our inventory levels!

Kara Kara


We no longer have to wonder how much of something we have in stock. It's much easier for me to sell my product when I know how much is on the shelf!

Caitlin Caitlin


I love that the app keeps track of how much material I have on hand and how much it costs me exactly… This allows me to really know how much my products cost me to make and how much I should charge.

Janna Janna

I love that Craftybase keeps track of the cost of materials over time including shipping. As costs creep up I can make sure my product prices reflect that reality.

Arrowyn Arrowyn

Thanks to Craftybase I can run my entire business off one program and can always stay on top of my ingredient inventory, sales and stock levels. I don't know where I would be without it!

Pauline Pauline

I went into business because I had great ideas for products, not because I was good at keeping track of numbers. Craftybase lets my brain do it's creative work by taking care of the nitty-gritty.

Amy Amy

Manufacturing software and your maker business

Why small businesses should adopt manufacturing software

For small business manufacturers, spreadsheets may seem like a practical way to start tracking inventory and production operations. However, if you have larger ambitions for your company's growth, you will quickly find that this solution quickly becomes cumbersome and can lead to situations where you are spending more time wrangling excel formulae than working on your business.

Using modern inventory and manufacturing software such as Craftybase is a great way for small manufacturers to optimize their operations. With the right software package, they can easily track inventory levels, see detailed reports on production processes, monitor stock movements in real time, and gain better visibility into their overall supply chain. Not only will it help them save valuable time by streamlining manual processes, but the software will also provide valuable insights into their operations and help them make better informed decisions. By adopting inventory and manufacturing software, small manufacturers can effectively scale up their operations to prepare for future growth.

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What is the best manufacturing software for small business?

As a small business owner, you know that it’s essential to make the most of every penny. As a small manufacturing business, you also have to optimize your entire supply chain - that’s a lot to take on in between making sure you are making and shipping quality products to your customers. That’s why having the best manufacturing software to help you track your production is essential for your small business success.

While we clearly would recommend Craftybase as your complete manufacturing solution, it's wise to assess the options to ensure that you are choosing the best solution for your small business:

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