Craftybase Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

Craftybase

Inventory management tool for US-based small manufacturers

4.77/5 (139 reviews)

Craftybase Pricing

Starting from: $23.00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

Craftybase is offered across three pricing plans, outlined below. A 14-day free trial is available and a discount is given for annual commitments.

Pro - $23 per month (billed monthly) or $19 per month (billed annually)
Studio - $35 per month (billed monthly) or $29 per month (billed annually)
Indie - $59 per month (billed monthly) or $49 per month (billed annually)

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Craftybase Pricing Reviews

Pros
  • I also like the tips and helps. It really makes you feel like there want you to succeed.Martine K.Read the full review
  • I find Craftybase SUPER easy to use. I make products that require multiple levels of inventory tracking, and had been looking for software to help me accomplish this for months.Robin I.Read the full review
  • I love the ease of use, the ability to customize categories and keep up with lot numbers and batches, but my favorite thing about Craftybase is the customer service.Susan D.Read the full review
Cons
  • Some things are stuck the way they are and dont apply to what Im doing or if things change in the way we create products it is hard to apply the changes.Nicole B.Read the full review
  • Some of the bugs are frustrating. For example, some of the Etsy fees do not auto associate with sales/products.Bonnie K.Read the full review
  • The sequencing of adding in a project, then adding in manufactures and linking them all together was a bit confusing to learn.Karlyn B.Read the full review
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25 reviewers had the following to say about Craftybase's pricing:

Bex L.

Couldn’t work without it

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-26
Review Source: Capterra

I’ve been a long term user and been very happy with it - especially useful if linking to Etsy, also the support is brilliant t and very friendly and prompt

Pros
It’s easy to use It’s much better than an excel It’s very visual when planning inventory

Cons
Could be cheaper (says anyone with cogs)

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Leslie D.

Excellent Accounting Software

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-26
Review Source: Capterra

This software has saved me money and time while keeping perfect track of inventory.

Pros
It is very easy to use and is much cheaper than similiar software.

Cons
So far there is nothing I do not like about this software. I have had no problems and have not had to call customer service.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Melissa M.

Excellent software for crafty businesses

Used monthly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-26
Review Source: Capterra

I found this super easy to set up even if you have little to no accounting experience.

Pros
I love that this program made finding my cost of goods easy. It makes it that much easier to find proper pricing.

Cons
I wish it had more accounting reports available

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Susan W.

Ok.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-26
Review Source: Capterra

It’s ok. The best out there for small business. But work so hard to get data in, would be nice to get better reporting out.

Pros
For small manufactures. The price. Pricing help

Cons
Cumbersome to use. Few reports. Not customizable reports.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Kathryn H.

Affordable inventory management for makers

Used occasionally for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-26
Review Source: Capterra

I wish I had Craftybase when I started making in 2011 because it's daunting trying to start from scratch with so many products that contain components I make as well as common materials. Adding new components with new products would be more manageable. All my items include components I manufacture myself (laser cutting. painting) so having to enter "recipes" for all components individually is tedious. For example, I can copy a recipe for an ornament (three different components, ribbon, tag) but when I create components, I can't copy the recipe from a similar component (cardboard shape, primer paint, color paint, topcoat) and this gets really slow with all the colors I have. Recently a new client ordered $800 of obsolete items I hadn't entered into Craftybase. It took 10 hours to enter component recipes for 2 products x 4 colorways, some of which had common components and many had common materials. I assumed I'd be able to generate a pick list to total the common components & materials. Nope! Back to the spreadsheet to group common components... but I didn't try to automate the paint required, so I wasted a lot of time going to the hardware store for more primer. Probably not making minimum wage on this order.

Pros
Designed for solo crafters or small businesses Affordable pricing Accommodates both raw materials and components I manufacture (many small business products are for retailers who buy and resell finished goods)

Cons
Does not permit copying recipes for components, just final products Does not generate pick lists to manufacture orders Must set up for either creating batches for inventory or creating products for specific orders, and I have different product lines that fit one model or the other but can't justify dual subscriptions to set them up as separate businesses Not integrated with Xero for accounting

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Nicole K.

Syncs PERFECTLY with Etsy

Used daily for free trial
Reviewed 2019-10-30
Review Source: Capterra

I do not like that the transaction fees are in the expense category. I know they are an expense, but I wish they were separate from the rest of my business expenses. I also wish it would take the sales tax that a customer paid and Etsy remitted on my behalf and take it out of my income. Or at least deduct it out in a separate tax section to show that it was collected and remitted to the appropriate state.

Pros
I like that I was able to sync my Etsy Shop account with the software. It is constantly updating sales from my account. Since I make handmade items for sale, it helps me track the material used for each order. I also like that it imports all of my listings and how many of each I have sold. If I were to make them in advance, it would track how many I have made on hand.

Cons
It is a bit over whelming at first. And I wish it was cheaper per month after the trial.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Meredith H.

Great product for the money!

Used monthly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-08-27
Review Source: Capterra

I like the tool. There is a slight learning curve but it works for me in my one person business.

Pros
It helps me keep track of expenses and raw materials. What I like best is the costing algorithm. I like that I can easily see the cost of raw materials going into each batch and it suggests final retail & wholesale pricing.

Cons
There isn’t a report that allows me to see the COGS for each product and compare them.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Sarah M.

A great resource!

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-08-26
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
It keeps me organized and I love that I can refer to my recipes easily. My favorite part is the automatic cost analysis and recommendations for pricing new products.

Cons
Probably the price. It does get a little pricey, so I’ve had to say no to some of the features I really wish I could utilize, like the batch # feature.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Julie K.

Great way to calculate prices and understand your

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-08-26
Review Source: Capterra

There was about a six week learning curve understand the software. However, I believe it’s because the software has so many options for you. Customer service has been awesome and now I depend on it completely.

Pros
Calculating your cost of goods and time spent to make your products. Let you figure out where is the best defend your time. Also allows you to calculate prices for multiple platforms

Cons
System doesn’t calculate cost of goods on product that was built prior to starting the software. I understand the reason, however, it makes the first year a little difficult to easily get your taxes together.

Response from Craftybase


Thanks for the great review Julie! You'll be pleased to hear that it is possible to calculate COGS on products that were manufactured before you began tracking with Craftybase - you can do this by setting a Starting Adjustment for the product, or you can alternatively backdate your stock changes as far back as you wish to include your past manufactures. Feel free to get in touch with us at support if you need a hand with this part of Craftybase and we'll be very happy to help!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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tammie b.

mostly good, but needs features.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-26
Review Source: Capterra

i am sort of solving inventory issues, but there could certainly be a lot more automated features to take a lot of time off the process. if it could automatically update inventory in e-commerce systems and if it could send automatic emails to me when a product gets low, that would be hugely beneficial.

Pros
I like that it helps you price your goods including labor costs. it is pretty easy to use if you know the terminology of inventory. i also really like that it allows for consignment which a lot of other software does not. it allows for manual entry of orders which many other software programs do not.

Cons
i don't like that it doesn't update shopify or other ecommerce sites. so i have to update inventory in craftybase and then also go into shopify and update inventory there as well. you can set low inventory alerts, but it doesn't notify you, so you have to manually go in and check periodically to see which products are running low. seems to defeat the purpose of an alert. it also doesn't sync with bookkeeping systems or shipping systems.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Sandra P.

Great Service! Very quick response time

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-26
Review Source: Capterra

Very good. I would recommend it to friends.

Pros
All my Etsy information automatically filters in. I can easily keep track of my expenses and revenue and know exactly where I am for the month. I love the ability to build recipes for a product before I actually make it to see where I would need to price it to be profitable.

Cons
Shipping cost are not allocated to the order automatically. I would love to be able to add packing materials to the cost of the order and to be able to keep track of the packing material inventory at the same time.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Heather W.

Great for any size business

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-08-26
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Ease of use is amazing. Price is super competitive Options

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I thoroughly enjoy this product. It’s easy to use and reliable!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Diana K.

Great but learning curve

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-26
Review Source: Capterra

I think the price is great, and overall I'm happy with it

Pros
I really like being able to have my inventory and costs tracked efficiently

Cons
There is a bit of a learning curve and I still don't really feel like I have it 100%

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Courtney B.

Perfect for Pricing Formulas

Used monthly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-26
Review Source: Capterra

I love that Craftybase keeps track of the inventory side of the things in my business so I can focus on making products.

Pros
I love being able to accurately price my products with ease! Before finding Craftybase, I was trying to figure out prices by estimating material costs in a notebook and/or trying to match similar price points on Etsy. Now I can easily calculate the profit margins on existing and new products for retail, wholesale, and consignment.

Cons
It is very time consuming to import all of your materials

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Leslie E.

Great Time & money saver for a small business.

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-08-27
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience has been great. Their customer service has been on point....always quick to respond, friendly and professional. It's been easy to keep up with my expenses and profits for taxes too.

Pros
It's pretty easy to use. I love that it keeps my recipes and shows when an ingredient is getting low or even the whole product so I can schedule when to restock. I am also thankful that it shows my costs in making each product along with showing recommended retail & wholesale pricing, as well as what my profits are.

Cons
Some of the features can be confusing. For me, the stocktakes have been too time consuming, so right now it's not my favorite.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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MJ N.

Great product for small business

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-26
Review Source: Capterra

It has really helped me to set up my own small handmade business! Initially there is a lot to setup, but once you get all of the baseline info in there it really makes costing and pricing -- and taxes! -- so much easier. And it gets easier every year.

Pros
Easy to set up and use. They are always adding new features and listening to what the users want. And their customer support is fantastic! They personally reply, very quickly, to any questions or issues.

Cons
A little clunky in some parts -- too many steps sometimes to get a task done. But, again, I feel they are addressing this and adding more streamlined functionality.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Janna W.

The only usable software for makers

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-26
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, Craftybase is the best software for my business. There is no other comparable program to track manufacturing of handmade goods in the way this software does. Is it perfect? No. But they are always making improvements based on user suggestions so I think it's only a matter of time until it does everything that I need it to. And the price? Totally reasonable for what it does.

Pros
This software allows me to track the costs of my materials and labor to accurately price my products. It also keeps track of all my expenses, manufacturing, inventory, tax info and more. It is super detailed and useful.

Cons
It doesn't have an option for tracking sales of services in the same way that it does for physical products. As someone who often does design and printing and other services with my products as well as workshops...there isn't a good way to designate which items are manufactured products and which are just services and don't have a cost of goods sold associated with them.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Kristin S.

So powerful! It's worth the money.

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2021-02-28
Review Source: Capterra

Helps me organize my hundreds and hundreds of styles/types/colors of materials. Integrates nicely with multiple sales platforms.

Pros
The power in this is amazing! I can search through all my materials by color or fiber content or size or date purchased, etc. It's a lifesaver for me to be able to see my materials with photos and all the data I need. The recipes/manufactures and the way it calculates COGS is super powerful. I can start typing the name of the material and enter the amount — and it calculates the actual cost of materials used based on date of manufacture. Very helpful for makers who have some supply left of an old lower price and new supply purchased at a higher price. Craftybase will average the cost to figure out what your current COGS is.

Cons
Being a cloud software, it requires a subscription, which is a bit pricey. And there have been periods of downtime (though they communicate well about outages in the Facebook group). It takes a while to set everything up, and there is a bit of a learning curve.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Kristina B.

Craftybase makes everything easier!

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-26
Review Source: Capterra

I love creating, not accounting or bookkeeping. Craftybase makes the least fun parts of my work so much easier!

Pros
I love how Craftybase helps me to track inventory and allows me to set reorder triggers when I approach minimums for stock on hand. It's easy to track manufactures, identify ingredient batches, set pricing for different customer categories, and price/create new, bespoke products using ingredients in the system.

Cons
Since I leverage less popular outside software, I sometimes have to wait a little longer for integrations that are relevant to me--but there hasn't been anything I've pined for that didn't show up as an option as they continually expand their offerings.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Lindsey-Star D.

Great overall database and expenses

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-27
Review Source: Capterra

Keeping track of COGs and expenses.

Pros
For a handmade business, it is great to keep track of materials, recipes, components.

Cons
The storefront integration isn’t quite what I would prefer. If it was a true all in one solution that would be really helpful. It was well worth it at the promotional price but iffy at regular price.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Lindsay S.

My external brain!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-26
Review Source: Capterra

cannot live without it!

Pros
It does everything I need as far as inventory, taxes, expenses, recipes, prices. I don't know how I would live without it!

Cons
some things are not as efficient as they could be - like doing things in batches or bulk changes. And I wish it integrated better with bigcommerce.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Alison C.

I Can't Imagine Running my Jewelry Business Without Craftybase

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-26
Review Source: Capterra

I honestly don't know how people can run a successful craft business without Craftybase. It is definitely well worth the money and time investment.

Pros
Craftybase not only keeps me ridiculously organized but it ensures I set my prices at a rate that covers my costs and time.

Cons
If you have a big inventory of supplies and/or products it is labour intensive to set up but it's worth it in the long run for the time it saves day-to-day

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Karlyn B.

Craftybase Review

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-08-26
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I like being able to track my inventory, build recipes for the items that are made, having it automatically price the items for me and track sales.

Cons
The sequencing of adding in a project, then adding in manufactures and linking them all together was a bit confusing to learn.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Kari C.

Finally I can understand how to do inventory & COGS for my knitting biz!

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-08-26
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
The emails that Craftybase sends help remind me to use the software and set things up properly. My favorite part of the software is the wholesale & retail price suggestions!

Cons
There's a learning curve; I almost need a map telling me to first, add materials; then, create a recipe; then, create a product; then, create a manufacture.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Stephanie H.

Craftybase is a good fit for soap and cosmetic micro biz owners.

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-26
Review Source: Capterra

Craftybase is geared toward small craft businesses, but you aren't likely to outgrow it overnight. And the customer service is some of the best I've ever experienced, so if you run into issues or limitations, they will work with you towards a fix. The dashboard gives a snapshot of orders, expenses, stock levels, and profitability. And, a series of tabs lets you navigate to specific sections intuitively to input new activity or access info. It is a cloud-based, so it’s great those who need to access inventory information away from home base, or those who find that alternatives don't work on their favorite device. While some user may miss accounting and formulating features, the granular sales and inventory tracking alone make Craftybase worth the price.

Pros
-solid inventory tracking for raw materials, masterbatches, and finished product -COGS and tracking -pricing guidance -recipe archive -traceability tools for GMP compliance -order management -interfaces with several popular e-commerce solutions

Cons
-lacks robust accounting features -subscription software (instead of a one-time software fee) -requires internet connection to utilize -lacks formulating features specific to soap and cosmetics makers -no banking integrations -product bundle tracking is clunky

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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