ShipStation's Native Inventory Management solution has four main features:
- Track and manage your stock levels
The Products tab has an Inventory section— it's an additional Products grid that lists out your stock levels. Set up your initial stock levels with a CSV import and ShipStation will deduct stock as you ship out your orders. Replenish your stock with a few clicks in the interface or with a CSV update.
- Alert you when your stock levels hit or fall below certain thresholds
Set account-wide or SKU-specific thresholds. When stock levels reach those amounts, the Inventory grid will show alert icons indicating that it's time for you to reorder.
- Apply available stock to higher priority orders first
ShipStation reserves available stock for your "Awaiting Shipment" orders using a process called Allocation. Adjust how the Allocation process works by defining your own Allocation Strategy to include tasks that match your fulfillment priorities.
- Prevent users from shipping 'out-of-stock' orders
It's frustrating to create shipping labels for orders when you don't have the stock to ship them out. Thanks to our Allocation process, it's easy to tell if it's okay to ship an order or if it isn't. You can set ShipStation to warn or block whenever there’s an attempt to ship an order with insufficient or unknown stock.
If you're looking to solve these problems, then our native Inventory Management solution is right for you! You can find our setup guide here.
For an introduction to our Native Inventory Solution, check out this short video:
*Note that at this time, our inventory solution does NOT do the following:
- Send stock counts to all selling channels.
- Send purchase orders to vendors
- Split apart kit/bundle SKUs into individual component SKUs.
We've got a great set of Inventory Management partners that offer those advanced Inventory Management features and more!