Inventory reports

If your store is on the Basic Shopify plan or higher, then you have access to reports about your inventory. You can use your inventory reports to view a month-end snapshot of your inventory, and track the quantity and percentage of inventory sold per day.

View your inventory reports

  1. In the Inventory section, click the report that you want to see.

Month-end inventory snapshot

The Month-end inventory snapshot report shows the quantity of each product variant you had in stock at the end of each month:

Month-end inventory snapshot report

The following columns are in the report:

Column Description
Product title The title of the product.
Variant title The title of the product variant.
Variant SKU The identification code of the product variant option.
Ending quantity The trackable inventory quantity of a product variant at the end of the last day of the selected time period. Negative numbers are possible. Learn why.

Negative inventory numbers

You might see a negative number in the Ending quantity column in the Month-end inventory snapshot report for the following reasons:

  • You have inventory tracking enabled and you oversell a variant. For example, if you set the inventory quantity of a product to 5 at the beginning of the day and you receive eight orders for the product during the day, then the starting quantity is 5 and the ending quantity is -3, because you oversold the product by three units.

  • You don't have inventory tracking enabled. If you don't have inventory tracking enabled, then the default quantity is set to 0 and each order decreases the number of items available by one. For example, without inventory tracking enabled, if you add a new product to your store and receive two orders for that product, then the starting quantity is 0 and the Ending quantity is -2.

For more information about inventory tracking, refer to Tracking and adjusting inventory.

Average inventory sold per day

The Average inventory sold per day report shows the average number of items of inventory sold per day by product variant:

Average inventory sold per day report

The following columns are in the report:

Column Description
Product title The title of the product.
Variant title The title of the product variant.
Variant SKU The identification code of the product variant option.
Quantity sold Number of units of a product variant sold during the selected period. This number doesn’t reflect inventory adjustments such as returns, manual adjustments, or transfer receipts.
Ending quantity Number of units of a product remaining at the end of the selected time period. This number reflects all inventory adjustments that occurred in this period, such as returns, manual adjustments, or transfer receipts.
Quantity sold per day Average number of items of the product variant sold per day during the selected period (quantity sold divided by number of days in the time period).

Percent of inventory sold

For each product variant, the Percent of inventory sold report shows the percentage of each variant's inventory sold that is sold from the total starting quantity during the selected period.

Percent of inventory sold report

The following columns are in the report:

Column Description
Product title The title of the product.
Variant title The title of the product variant.
Variant SKU The identification code of the product variant option.
Quantity sold Number of units of a product variant sold during the selected period. This number doesn’t reflect inventory adjustments such as returns, manual adjustments, or transfer receipts.
Starting quantity Quantity of a product variant at the beginning of the first day of the selected time period. If a variant was added within the selected time period, then the variant's Starting quantity is the inventory quantity that was input when the variant was created. Negative numbers are possible. Learn why.
Percent sold Percentage of the product variant sold during the selected period, out of the total starting quantity. Values greater than 100%, lower than 0%, or N/A are possible. Learn why.

Values below 0% or over 100%

You might see a value below 0% or above 100% in the Percent sold column in the Percent of inventory sold report for the following reasons:

  • You have inventory tracking enabled and you oversell a variant. For example, if the inventory quantity of a product is 5 at the beginning of the day and you receive ten orders for the product during the day, then the Percent sold is 200%.

  • The Starting quantity is negative. For example, if the inventory quantity of a product is 10 at the beginning of the day and you receive 15 orders for the product during the day, then the Starting quantity the following day will be -5. If you don't restock the product the following day and you receive two more orders for the product, then the Percent sold that day is -40%.

The value is N/A if the Starting quantity is 0.

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