How do I use parents, variants, and aliases with Inventory Management?

If you’re using Aliases, be sure they’re set up to map any unwanted SKUs to the appropriate Standalone or Variant products. Those two product types can be associated with inventory units, so correctly mapped aliases will help ShipStation deduct stock properly as you ship orders.

Remember, Parent products are non-buyable 'umbrellas' that exist to group variants for reporting and also to push product-level settings to their variants. Since it's not possible to buy a parent product, they can't be associated with inventory units.

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