Transfer inventory to source

Depending on the business needs and status of location, multi-source merchants often transfer product inventory from one source location to another. For example, you may be closing a warehouse location or no longer shipping specific products from a location, moving all operations for those products to a new location.

This option allows you to select one or more products, the origin source to transfer inventory, and the destination source to receive quantities:

  • Inventory quantities, Source Item Status (In Stock/Out of Stock), and the Notify Quantity for the selected source are moved per product.

  • If a product does not have that source, it is skipped.

  • All product inventory for the source is moved. You cannot transfer a partial quantity.

If the origin and destination sources are in different stocks, it affects the aggregated Salable Quantity and reservations for in-progress orders.

You can also unassign the source when transferring inventory quantities.

Unassigning a source clears all quantity data. Reassigning a source can potentially cause issues with salable quantities, reservations, and pending orders. It is recommended that you process all orders before unassigning sources or making other source changes. You can also use new commands to detect and update reservations. See Inventory Management CLI Reference for more information.

Transfer inventory to another source

  1. On the Admin sidebar, go to Catalog > Products.

  2. Select the products for which you want to modify sources.

    Browse or search to find products and select checkboxes for transfer.

  3. Click the Actions menu at the top and choose Transfer Inventory to Source.

  4. Click OK in the confirmation dialog.

  5. To transfer products to a new destination, select the origin (from) source.

  6. to transfer products to a new destination, select the destination (to) source.

  7. To remove the source from the products, select the optional checkbox Unassign from origin source after transfer.

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  8. Click Transfer Inventory.

    All product quantities are deducted from the origin source and added to the destination source. The Quantity and Salable Quantity automatically update.