You can use Shopify’s Transfers feature to record, keep track of, and receive incoming inventory from suppliers.
As a merchant, the Transfers feature can help you manage your inventory in several ways:
- it allows you to record incoming inventory after you’ve submitted and confirmed your purchase order (PO) with your supplier
- it lets you indicate whether you’ve received full or partial inventory, which allows you to process inventory at your own pace
- it automatically updates your current product inventory after you’ve received the items from your supplier
- it allows you to see the number of incoming items and their expected arrival date right in the product’s details.
|Enable inventory tracking||For your inventory to update automatically, you need to make sure that you let Shopify track it for you.|
|Create a transfer||When you’ve confirmed with your supplier that your products will arrive by the expected date, you can prepare to receive them by creating a transfer.|
|Receive inventory||Using your transfer, you can confirm that you’ve received the inventory that you expected and automatically update the number of items you have available in your store.|
|Calculate inventory||When Shopify tracks inventory for you, it adjusts the number of incoming items for a product in its product details. Make sure you understand how those numbers are calculated.|