Assigning inventory to locations

If your store has multiple locations, then the inventory at each location is shown on the Inventory page, the inventory bulk editor, inventory CSV, and the details page of each product.

When you create a product, the product is stocked at all locations by default. You can change the list of locations that stock the product and adjust the inventory levels of the product at each location, with the following constraints:

  • All products need to be stocked at a minimum of one location.
  • You can’t unstock products from locations that have unfulfilled orders or transfers that require inventory of that product.

If you need to update the inventory quantities for a large number of products across locations, then use a CSV file.

Change the list of locations that stock a product

If you stock products at more than one store location, then you can select the locations where you stock a product or variant from its detail page. When you remove a location from the list of locations that stock a product, the inventory quantity at that location is deleted.

If you enable Track quantity for a product, then you can track the product quantity for each location where the product is stocked.

Steps:

Stock products at locations by using the bulk editor

You can change the locations that stock a product by using the bulk editor on the Inventory page.

Steps:

  1. Go to Products > Inventory.

  2. Select the location that stocks the products you want to change. Products that are not stocked at a location don't show up in that location's inventory list.

  3. Check the product variants that you want to change.

  4. Click Edit variants.

  5. In the bulk editor, click Add fields and add fields for the locations where you want to stock the products.

  6. Update the inventory quantities for each product variant at the relevant locations.

  7. Click Save.

Learn more about bulk editing products and variants. The instructions for products also apply to bulk editing of inventory.

Managing inventory from multiple locations or fulfillment apps

You can manage inventory for products from multiple locations, which could include one or more store locations as well as one or more fulfillment apps that has multi-managed inventory enabled.

Multi-managed inventory allows you to manage some of a product's inventory at store locations while some of its inventory is managed by the fulfillment app. Fulfillment apps could include dropshipping apps, logistics services, and custom fulfillment services. For example, an app could be a warehouse that fulfills orders on your behalf.

When you manage your store's inventory from multiple locations, you need to set a product's inventory to be stocked at Multiple locations before you can update its inventory quantities when the following is true:

  • The product is stocked at multiple store locations.
  • The product is stocked at one or more store locations, and some inventory is managed by one or more fulfillment apps that allow multi-managed inventory.

You can manage inventory quantities for multiple locations from a product or variant's details page.

Steps

  1. From the Products page, select a product.
  2. If the product has variants, then select a variant.
  3. In the Inventory section, make sure Multiple locations is selected from the Inventory will be stocked at list.
  4. If you want to add or remove locations, then click Edit locations and check or uncheck locations in the list, and then click Save.
  5. If you want to update inventory quantity for a location, then click the quantity listed under Available to adjust or set the quantity, and then click Save.
  6. If you want to enable tracking for the product or variant, then check Track quantity.
  7. If you made any changes, then click Save.

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