Add a stock

Last update: 2023-10-25
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Stocks map your sources to sales channels (or websites), providing a direct link to salable quantities and product inventories.

When creating a custom stock, you assign websites and sources. Sources can include enabled and disabled sources. For example, you might add a warehouse to your stock, preparing to open the location for managing inventory and completing shipments.

After adding sources, you must prioritize the order for the sources from top (first) to bottom (last). This order affects recommendations during order shipment.

New Stock

Add the inventory stock

  1. On the Admin sidebar, go to Stores > Inventory > Stock.

  2. Click Add New Stock.

  3. Expand Expansion selector the General section and enter a unique Name to identify the new stock.

    General stock options
  4. Expand Expansion selector the Sales Channels section and select the Websites where this stock is available.

    For a multisite installation, hold down the Ctrl key (PC) or the Command key (Mac) and click each website.

    NOTE

    If you select a website or sales channel assigned to another stock, it is unassigned from that stock. Any Sales Channels not assigned to a custom stock are assigned to the Default Stock.

    Sales Channels options for  stocks
  5. Expand Expansion selector the Sources section and do the following for any stock other than the default:

    • Click Assign Sources.
    Assigned Sources
    • Select checkboxes for all sources that you want to assign to the stock.
    IMPORTANT

    If you assign the same source to multiple stocks, it could result in overselling of the products assigned to that source.

    • Click Done.

      The added sources display in Assigned Sources.

      Assign Sources to Stock
  6. Use Sort icon to drag and drop the sources into a priority from top (first) to bottom (last).

    The source order is important when shipping orders.

    Assigned Sources Example
  7. On the Save (Menu arrow) menu, choose Save & Close.

Field descriptions

Field Description
General
Name Name for the stock. For example: UK Stock, US Stock
Sales Channels
Websites Defines the scope of the stock by assigning the stock to specific websites as sales channels. Select one or more websites per stock. Each website can only be assigned to one stock.
Sources
Assign Sources Assigns inventory sources to this stock. Custom sources cannot be assigned to Default Stock.
Assigned Sources List of assigned sources. Drag and drop the sources using Sort icon into a prioritized order for order fulfillment and shipping.

Code - Unique code ID for the source.
Name - Name description for the source.
Unassign - Remove the assigned source from the stock using Trash icon.

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