Create an inventory transfer

You can track and receive incoming inventory by creating an inventory transfer in Shopify. Inventory transfers can be used for tracking inventory between your store locations if you have multiple 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 inventory transfer

You can create new incoming transfers from other active store locations. After you create a transfer and mark it as pending, you can view incoming inventory amounts on the product details page under Incoming. You can also view incoming inventory on the Inventory page by clicking the Incoming tab.

Before you mark a transfer as pending, you need to save it as a draft. The draft status allows you to edit the transfer. For example, if you notice a certain SKU's inventory becomes more depleted, then you can add more of that SKU to the draft incoming transfer.

When you mark the transfer as pending, you can't edit the origin or destination anymore. Ensure that you're done editing the draft and you're ready to put the transfer into progress when you mark it as pending.


  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Products > Transfers. All of your transfers are displayed on this page.

  2. Click Create transfer.

  3. In the Origin section, click Select origin and then click the origin location that you want to transfer inventory from.

  4. In the Destination section, click Select destination and then select the active location that you want to receive inventory.

  5. In the Add products section, enter or select the products and variants that you want to add to the transfer, and then click Add to transfer.

  6. Under Quantity, enter the quantities for each product in the transfer. If you enter an amount greater than the available product quantity at the origin location, then the inventory quantity at the origin will be a negative number after the transfer is created.

  7. Optional: In the Shipment details section enter the following:

    • a date in the Expected arrival field
    • the Shipping carrier. The shipping carrier might automatically be selected based on the tracking number that you entered, and can be manually adjusted.
    • the Tracking number for that shipment
  8. Optional: In the Additional details section assign a reference number or a tag to the transfer.

  9. Click Save as draft.

Your transfer is now in a draft status. You can click Mark as pending after you prepare your items for transfer.

After a transfer is marked as pending, you can't continue to edit the transfer. Marking your transfer as pending also adjusts Available inventory values at the origin location and Incoming inventory at the destination location.

Duplicate a transfer

If you're making an inventory transfer with the same items, and from the same origin, 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.

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