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.


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

Set up inventory tracking

To set up inventory tracking for a product:


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:

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    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 can be previewed on the left.
    • Set button: if set button is pressed, then the new total will be set to that number:
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  3. Click Save.

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