Fishbowl

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What is Fishbowl?

"Fishbowl is the #1 manufacturing & warehouse management solution for QuickBooks. Get advanced inventory & other business tools at a fraction of the price big companies pay."

Fishbowl Manufacturing and Fishbowl Warehouse offer advanced inventory management features to QuickBooks users, SMBs, and large enterprises. Since 2004, they have been the #1 selling manufacturing and warehouse management solutions for QuickBooks.

Fishbowl Warehouse’s extensive feature set includes multiple location inventory tracking, sales data reports, vendor management, auto reorder points, warehouse optimization, multicurrency conversions, and order fulfillment from picking to shipping. Fishbowl Manufacturing adds the ability to monitor production stages, perform many types of manufacturing jobs, finish work orders in batches, generate bills of materials, add labor costs to BOMs, and schedule assigned tasks.

Fishbowl offers additional products that help with other aspects of business operations and increase the accessibility of Fishbowl Manufacturing and Fishbowl Warehouse:

  • Fishbowl Checkout – A point of sale solution that uses Authorize.Net and QuickBooks Payments to accept payments from customers. It then sends that information directly to Fishbowl.
  • Fishbowl Go – An app that allows for barcode scanning, cycle counting, picking, packing, shipping, receiving, and many other automated warehouse tasks on Apple and Android devices.
  • Fishbowl Hosted Services – A server hosting service that keeps a company’s files secure, backs up data, and makes the Fishbowl Server and other programs accessible from virtually any location with Internet access.
  • Fishbowl ShipExpress – A shipping solution that connects Fishbowl to all the big-name regional, national, and international carriers via Shippo. Get discounted USPS postage rates, print shipping and return labels, and more.
  • Fishbowl Time – An online time clock solution that lets employees clock in and out by scanning a personalized barcode or by using other means. Employers can track PTO, payrolls, and taxes, and send them to QuickBooks for safe storage.

Fishbowl Manufacturing and Fishbowl Warehouse integrate with dozens of other business solutions to help SMBs automate tasks and eliminate the risks associated with double data entry. These integrations include Avalara, Amazon, BigCommerce, eBay, Magento, Shopify, FedEx, ShipStation, UPS, USPS, Salesforce, CardConnect, Square, and SolidWorks to help with taxes, e-commerce, shipping, CRM, payment processing, and manufacturing.


Fishbowl scored 83/100 in the Inventory Management category. This is based on user satisfaction (73/100), press buzz (45/100), recent user trends (rising), and other relevant information on Fishbowl gathered from around the web.

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Fishbowl Awards

Fishbowl Warehouse & Dispatch Software Award 2020 Fishbowl Quality Choice Badge 2020 Fishbowl Trusted Vendor Badge 2020

Regional Restrictions: Fishbowl has versions compatible with the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

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Fishbowl Product Overview

  • Perform batch picks to speed up the order fulfillment process

  • Generate bills of materials and work orders for manufacturing jobs

  • Convert quotes into sales orders

  • Conduct cycle counts with mobile devices to maintain accurate inventory records

  • Set up automatic reorder points on parts and products in the warehouse

  • Use multicurrency conversions in sales orders and purchase orders

  • Track inventory across multiple locations using a variety of criteria, such as lot numbers and expiration dates

  • Run detailed reports to identify seasonal trends and project future inventory needs

  • Generate and print barcodes and product labels

  • Manage numerous customers, vendors, and products


Languages: English
Regional Restrictions: Fishbowl has versions compatible with the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

Inventory Management Software Buyer Guide 2020

Product recommendations, vendor rankings, market overview and tips on how to select Inventory Management software for business. Published in September 2020.

Often used in industrial, manufacturing and whole/resale organizations, inventory management software enables users to manage stock. Inventory management applications help warehouse managers streamline automated purchasing, stock level reporting and order m...

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Fishbowl Features

  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • Accounts Payable
  • API
  • Balance Sheet
  • Billing/Invoicing
  • Budgeting
  • Calendar Management
  • Contact Management
  • CRM Integration
  • Customer Management
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Data Visualization
  • Expense Tracking
  • External Integrations
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Lead Management
  • Lead Scoring
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-User
  • Natural Resources
  • Notifications
  • P&L
  • Project Management
  • Scheduling
  • Supplier Management
  • Task Scheduling/Tracking
  • Third-Party Plugins/Add-Ons
  • Product Catalog
  • Shipping Management
  • Order management
  • BitCoin
  • SAP Integration
  • Route Optimization

Fishbowl FAQs

What is Fishbowl generally used for?

Managing inventory, sales orders, purchase orders, work orders, manufacture orders, bills of materials, multiple locations, vendors, customers, and other things related to warehouses, shipping, and sales.

Does Fishbowl integrate with any other apps?

Fishbowl integrates with numerous shipping solutions, such as Endicia, OnTrac, ShipStation, ShipRush, and ShipWorks, as well as all major shippers. Fishbowl for Salesforce makes real-time inventory data accessible in the CRM. Authorize.Net, CardConnect, and Square allow for payment processing in Fishbowl. NETSTOCK, Dropbox, METRC, and SolidWorks all integrate with Fishbowl, too. And there are a large number of e-commerce platforms and EDIs that work with Fishbowl.

What platforms does Fishbowl support?

Fishbowl is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. The Fishbowl Server can be accessed via Android and iOS mobile devices and any Web browser via a product called Fishbowl Hosted Services. Fishbowl Go is an app designed for Android and iOS, as well.

Does Fishbowl offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?

Yes, Fishbowl's price depends on the number of users you want to purchase. You can purchase as many user licenses as you like to allow many people to use the software concurrently. Admins can limit the user rights on a granular basis to make sure employees only have access to parts of the software that are relevant to their jobs.

Who are the main user groups of Fishbowl?

QuickBooks users, manufacturers, wholesale distributors, small and medium-size businesses, large enterprises, and government agencies

Does Fishbowl offer an API?

Yes. We even offer sample code to demonstrate how to build a connection to Fishbowl in Java and C#.

What are some applications Fishbowl is commonly used in tandem with?

QuickBooks and Xero users often use Fishbowl to improve their ability to manage inventory. Fishbowl is the #1 selling manufacturing and warehouse management solution for QuickBooks users because of its seamless integration and advanced inventory management features.

Does Fishbowl offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?

Oh yes. There is a detailed Fishbowl Documentation Wiki that explains how to use every module and feature in the software. You can also find dozens of training videos on Fishbowl's website, and the Support team is available to answer calls and emails during regular business hours and after hours.

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