When editing a Ship From Location, the "Inventory Source" dropdown menu lets you link the Ship From Location to either one of the following:
- An Inventory Warehouse
Inventory Warehouses are part of our native Inventory Management solution. Linking to one lets ShipStation know which Inventory Warehouse to deduct stock from as you ship orders, all based on the selected Ship From Location.
- An External Partner's Stock Counts
Some of our Selling Channel and Inventory Management partners can tell us the stock levels for your order's line items as you ship. These externally managed counts are visible within ShipStation's Order Detail screen and the Order Sidebar.
Ready to set up one of those links? Follow the steps below:
Head to your Account Settings (the gear icon in the upper right).
Next, select Shipping and then Ship From Locations from the sidebar on the left.
On this screen, click Edit for a Ship From Location that needs a link to an Inventory Source. Then find the "Inventory Source" dropdown and make your selection.
Don't forget to Save Changes! Repeat this process for any other Ship From Locations needing these links, and you'll be all set!
Keep in mind that you can only pick one Inventory Source per Ship From Location, but you can link the same Inventory Source to multiple Ship From Locations!