Create a transfer between locations

If you have multiple locations for your store, then you can transfer inventory between any active locations. You can't create transfers for products that are managed by App and custom fulfillment locations, such as dropshipping apps, third-party logistics services, and custom fulfillment services.

Create a new transfer between locations


  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Products > Transfers.

  2. Click Add transfer.

  3. In the ORIGIN section, click Select origin and then select the location that the inventory is coming from.

  4. In the DESTINATION section, click Select destination and then select the location that the inventory is going to. If you want to add a new location, then you need to create a location or activate a disabled location.

  5. In the Add products section, either enter the name of the product that you want to add to your transfer, or click Browse to view a list of your store's products, collections, product types, tags, and vendors. Select the products and variants that you want to add to the transfer.

  6. To add all of the products and variants that you selected, click Add to transfer.

  7. In the Quantity column, enter the quantities for each product that you're expecting to receive from the origin to the destination location. If you transfer more quantity than the available amount at the origin location, then your quantity will go to negative amounts.

  8. Optional: In the Shipment details section, enter a date in the Expected arrival field, the Tracking number for that shipment, and select the Shipping carrier. The shipping carrier is automatically selected based on the tracking number that you entered and can be manually adjusted.

  9. Optional: If you want to assign a reference number or a tag to the transfer, then enter it in the Additional details section. You can click View all tags to select or remove tags that you've used before. Click Apply changes when the tags that you want are in the APPLIED TAGS section. Tags can have up to 255 characters.You can use reference numbers and tags to filter and organize your transfers on the Transfers page. For example, you can create an Urgent tag to show that this is an urgent request.

  10. Click Save transfer.

After you create a transfer, you can view incoming inventory quantity on the product details page.

Duplicate a transfer from a location

If you're making a transfer between your locations with the same items, then you can duplicate an existing transfer.


  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Products > Transfers.

  2. Click the transfer that you want to duplicate.

  3. Click More actions.

  4. Click Duplicate. The same origin, destination, products, product quantities, and tags are automatically added from the original transfer to the new transfer being created.

  5. Optional: Make the changes you want to the new transfer.

  6. Click Save.

Next steps

After you create a transfer, you can use it to receive your items when they arrive at your destination location from your origin location.

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