Tracking and adjusting inventory

Set up inventory tracking

Before you can view or adjust inventory levels for a product, you need to set up inventory tracking for the product. After tracking is set up, an inventory history is available for 90 days.

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View your product inventory

You can also view product inventory on the Products page, which shows a combined inventory count for all of 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 or filter by Availability, Product type, Product vendor, Inventory quantity, or Tagged with. You can also add tags to your products to help with inventory management.

Adjust inventory quantities

You can change the Available inventory quantity for product variants on the product details page, the Inventory page, the bulk editor, or inventory CSV.

If you manage inventory across multiple locations, then you can change inventory quantities by location.

Product details page without variants

Product details page with variants

Inventory page

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  1. In the Shopify admin, go to Products > Inventory.

  2. If you have multiple locations, then select a location from the drop down menu.

  3. Optional: Filter or search the list of products.

  4. You can adjust the available quantity of a single variant or multiple variants by the same amount.

    • To adjust a single variant, enter the quantity in the Edit quantity available column.
    • To adjust multiple variants by the same amount, select the variants you want to edit and click More actions > Update quantity.
  5. Change the inventory quantity.

    • To adjust the quantity by a specific amount, click Add and then enter a number. You can use a negative number to subtract from existing inventory quantity.
    • To set a new total inventory count, click Set and then enter a number.
  6. Click Save. The new total is in the Available column.

If a product is not listed for that location, then you're either not tracking inventory for that product, or the product isn’t stocked at the location.

View a product's inventory 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 history for each variant that is being tracked, but you can't view the inventory history for all of the variants at once.

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

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

  • Date - the date of each adjustment
  • Event - the event that caused the adjustment, such as a transfer or an order
  • Adjusted by - the staff member who made the adjustment
  • Adjustment - the quantity of the adjustment change, negative or positive
  • Quantity - the inventory quantity after the adjustment

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