Managing your inventory

Inventory is the quantity of a particular product that is available for sale.

Inventory tracking can help you avoid selling products that have run out of stock, or let you know when you need to order or make more of your product.

Note

While Shopify can track your inventory and display these numbers in your store Admin, if you'd like to receive direct notifications of low stock levels, check out the Shopify App Store.

Set up inventory tracking

  1. From your Shopify admin, click Products (or press G P P):

    Products

  2. Click the name of the product you want to track.

  3. In the Inventory section, set your Inventory policy to Shopify tracks this product's inventory from the drop-down menu.

    Track inventory 2

    Note

    If your product has variants, you must change their inventory on the edit variant menu.

  4. Click to set the product Quantity.

    Track inventory 1
  5. Click Save.

  6. Click the link at the top of the variant menu to return to the product page.

    Back to product

Caution

If you're using Shopify POS, you can continue selling products when inventory reaches zero and below. This is because the Shopify POS app assumes you have the inventory on hand if you are selling in person.

Manage inventory with in place editing

You can manage all your products’ inventory at once from the Manage Inventory page:

  1. From your Shopify admin, click Products, then click Inventory (or press G P I):

    Click Products then Inventory

  2. From here, you can view your products and their inventory. Use the Update quantity column to make changes to your inventory levels:

    Track inventory 4

    There are two buttons you can use to make changes to your inventory:

    • Add button: when the add button is pressed, it adds the number in the input field to the current quantity. The new total will be previewed on the left.
    • Set button: if set button is pressed, then the new total will be set to that number:
      Track inventory 5
  3. Click Save.

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