Tracking and adjusting inventory

Viewing your product inventory

You can view product inventory on the Products page, which displays a combined inventory count for all the variants of each product.

You can view the inventory counts for your product variants on the Inventory page. On the Inventory page, you can search variants, filter or sort by different criteria, or change the sort order. You can also add tags to your products to help with inventory management.

Adjusting inventory quantities

You can change the available inventory quantity of products in the following ways:

  • on the Inventory page
  • for product with variants, on the product details page
  • using the bulk editor
  • using the inventory CSV file

You can also use the inventory barcode scanner on a mobile device to add barcodes for your products.

If a product's inventory quantity is tracked using inventory apps, then its quantities will be allocated only to that app location. You can change the locations products are assigned to.

When you have multiple locations, a location filter appears in the Shopify admin on pages and sections where it applies, such as the Orders page and the Inventory page. When you select a location in the filter, the page keeps your selection until you change it. The selected location for a page is stored in a browser cookie, so it isn’t maintained between devices or browsers.

Adjust inventory quantities

Adjust inventory quantities for products without variants

Adjust inventory quantities for products with variants for a single location

Adjust inventory quantities for products with variants for multiple locations

View a product's inventory adjustment history

If you are using Shopify to track a product's inventory, then you can view the history of its inventory adjustments. If the product has variants, then you can view the inventory adjustment history for each variant that is being tracked, but you can't view the inventory adjustment history for all of the variants at once.

You can view only the last 90 days of inventory adjustment history for a product or variant.

When you view the inventory adjustment history for a product or variant, you see the following information about inventory adjustments:

  • Date - The date of each adjustment.
  • Activity - The event that caused the adjustment, such as a transfer or an order.
  • Adjusted by - The staff member who made the adjustment.
  • Available - The inventory quantity that is available after the adjustment.
  • Committed - The number of units that are part of an order but aren't yet fulfilled. Inventory units that are part of draft orders aren't counted as committed until the draft order becomes an order.

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Inventory adjustment reasons

When you adjust your inventory quantities, you can select a reason for why each quantity has been adjusted. Inventory adjustment reasons appear in your adjustment history, under the Activity column.

Inventory adjustment reasons
Inventory adjustment reason Usage
Correction The default option if no other option is selected. Use to correct an inventory error, or as a general reason.
Count Use after counting physical stock, where a discrepancy was found between the actual inventory quantity and the previously recorded inventory quantity.
Damaged Use to remove damaged stock.
Data correction Refers to an error correction that was made automatically. This reason is read-only and can’t be changed from within your Shopify admin.
Promotional or donation Use when you're adjusting inventory due to items that are used in promotions or as donations.
Received Use when adding new inventory to refer to new stock.
Return restock Use to add a returned item back to available inventory, when the item can be resold.
Theft or loss Use when you're adjusting inventory due to theft or loss.

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