Enabling multiple locations

Depending on how you run your store, you might need to enable locations before you can track inventory across multiple locations:

  • If you are a point of sale (POS) merchant that already has multiple Shopify POS locations, and you want to manage your inventory across multiple locations, then you need to enable inventory tracking across multiple locations. Follow the steps that are outlined on this page to enabled locations in your store.

  • If you currently have only one location in Shopify, or have one location and also use third-party fulfillment services, then no conversion steps are necessary. Skip the steps on this page. You can start adding and using more locations as needed.

  • If you use a third-party fulfillment service for a product, then you can't also stock the product in the locations that you manage.

If you only have one location, then you can still enable multiple locations. You might want to do this if you want to use a feature like local delivery. Your current location's settings won't be affected.

Enable multiple locations

Before you enable inventory tracking across multiple locations, do the following:

  • Read Getting started with locations to learn how the conversion will affect your store and to decide if you should enable locations.

  • If you have private apps developed for your store, then make sure they are updated to use inventory tracking for multiple locations.

  • If possible, enable locations and update your inventory quantities when your retail outlets are closed and when you're not getting many online sales. For example, don't enable locations during an online sales events like a flash sale.

  • If you already have multiple locations enabled, then you won't see the options outlined in the steps below.


  1. Log in to your store as a user with Settings permissions.
  2. Go to Settings > Locations.
  3. Click Enable inventory at locations.
  4. Click the checkbox to confirm that your existing inventory will be assigned to your shipping origin.
  5. Click Enable inventory at locations again.
  6. Get started with locations to set up locations in your store.

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