ShipStation offers a few ways for you to view and manage inventory. This directory will guide you to the resources you need to understand and configure the option that is right for you!
This article, Does ShipStation provide inventory management? provides more detail on the inventory options available in ShipStation so you can decide which option is best for your business.
To summarize, you can either view your external inventory levels within ShipStation - this works for selling channels & inventory management solutions you may be using that offer this option, like Shopify or Stitch Labs - or you can use ShipStation's Native Inventory Solution to upload and track your inventory stock levels directly in ShipStation.
Below is a directory of ShipStation's help articles to help you configure and use either option.
When using an external inventory solution, whether it's an API connection (like Finale Inventory) or Shopify's integrated inventory option, ShipStation can act as a window to view your stock counts so you know if it's okay to ship an order or not. As long as your inventory system is set to send ShipStation that information, all you need to do is connect the correct Inventory Source to your corresponding Ship From Location in ShipStation. The following articles will help you with this process:
ShipStation's Native Inventory
ShipStation's Native Inventory option is essentially an inventory counting system within ShipStation. It allows you to assign inventory to your uploaded product records and then deducts the inventory when you ship an order. Keep in mind, this option does not send stock counts to your selling channels (though ShipStation still notifies your channels when you ship the orders). Inventory, in this case, is all contained within ShipStation.
The articles below give a comprehensive view of ShipStation's Native Inventory solution, from start to finish.
How do I set up ShipStation's native Inventory Management solution?
This article provides comprehensive instructions on configuring ShipStation's native inventory. The following articles provide additional details about each individual step.
MODIFYING OR ADJUSTING INVENTORY LEVELS