Shopify D2C takes off in beauty manufacturing with help from Katana cloud-based manufacturing software. Manufacturing Report recently published a feature article by manufacturing journalist, TR Cutler.
Small manufacturers worldwide have forgone retail sales in favor of a D2C (direct to consumer) model using Shopify and Katana cloud-based manufacturing software. This is particularly true for innovative beauty products.
Foxen Canyon Soap, a Shopify D2C manufacturer is a sustainable and environmentally friendly small soap and skincare company founded by Ellowyn Isaacson. She is very happy with the Katana solution and has quickly grown to become one of the largest soap companies on the Central Coast of California.
The Nude Alchemist is also a Shopify manufacturer. Products are made with all-natural botanical ingredients, and certified organic where feasible, sourcing locally and right across the globe to maintain quality. They too are thrilled with the efficiencies achieved with Katana.
The mother and daughter team behind Belle Bar Organic formed the beauty company to help women of color live a life free of toxins, harmful chemicals, and inorganic ingredients. Being in the thick of the green beauty movement, this innovative small Shopify D2C manufacturer realized that women of color were not well represented.
Katana cloud-based manufacturing solution is quickly outpacing the old familiar, less friendly brands like MRPeasy and Fishbowl. At the start-up level these small beauty companies need a SaaS model (pay monthly) to get a handle on real-time visual inventory control and order management. Shopify manufacturing companies need the flexibility to handle production workflows simultaneously and effectively.
Katana Cloud-Based Manufacturing Software:
Katana is a cloud-based software designed specifically for small and mid-sized manufacturers. The scalable SaaS (Software as a Service) platform caters to manufacturing companies requiring a robust and effective production planning, scheduling, and inventory control system to manage manufacturing processes.
Katana seamlessly syncs work information and processes with QuickBooks, Shopify, Xero, WooCommerce, BigCommerce, and other similar apps to ensure orders are fulfilled and quotas never missed. With a single glance, Katana users make quick and intelligent business decisions based on reliable, real-time information impacting their business in the most positive and productive ways. Perhaps of greatest importance to smaller manufacturers is the ability to pay monthly rather than a significant capital expense and achieve quick implementation within 7 days. Katana users start with a 14-day FREE trial.