magento-setup-inventory-settings-quantity-stock-availability

To set up a product with full inventory control:

1. On the Admin menu, select Catalog > Manage Products. Then, open the product in edit mode.
2. In the panel on the left, under Catalog, select Inventory. Click to expand the Product Stock
Options section.
3. If necessary, clear the checkbox below the Manage Stock field. Then, set Manage Stock to
“Yes.”

4. To change the default setting of any field, first clear the Use Config Settings checkbox. Then,
do the following:
a. In the Qty field, type the number of units you currently have in stock.
b. In the Qty For Item’s Status to become Out of Stock field, enter the stock level that
indicates the item is considered to be out of stock.
c. In the Minimum Qty Allowed in Shopping Cart field, enter the default maximum
quantity of any product that a customer can place into the shopping cart.
d. In the Maximum Qty Allowed in Shopping Cart field, enter the default maximum
quantity of any product that a customer can place into the shopping cart.
e. If the quantify of the product is indicated with decimal precision, set Qty Uses Decimals
to “Yes.”

  • If the product can be shipped in separate boxes, set Can be divided into Multiple
    Boxes for Shipping to “Yes.”

f. Set Backorders to one of the following:
No Backorders Does not accept backorders when product is out of stock.
Allow Qty Below 0 Accepts backorders when the quantity falls below zero.
Allow Qty Below 0 and
Notify Customer
Accepts backorders when the quantity falls below zero, but
notifies customers that orders can still be placed.
g. In the Notify for Quantity Below field, enter the stock level that triggers a notification to
be sent that a product has fallen below the threshold.
h. If you want to sell product packaged as multiples—such as a six-pack—set Enable Qty
Increments to “Yes.” Then in the Qty Increments field, enter the number of products that
are packaged together.
i. Set Stock Availability to one of the following:
In Stock Makes the product available for purchase.
Out of Stock Unless Backorders are activated, prevents the product from
being available for purchase and removes the listing from
the catalog.
5. When complete, click the Save button.

Field Descriptions (cont.)

Field Descriptions (cont.)

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