Inventory management is supported for all sizes of businesses, including a single store with one website to an international network of websites, stores, warehouses, and drop shippers. All merchants using Magento fall into two types based on the number of locations, or sources, in your business.
Single Source merchants ship products from one location. You are considered a Single Source merchant/mode until you start adding custom sources and stocks to your installation.
Multi Source merchants ship products from more than one location such as brick-and-mortar stores, warehouses, drop shippers, and distribution centers. After adding custom sources per location, you automatically become a Multi Source merchant.
Adding new sources
Create a source for each location such as warehouses, brick-and-mortar stores, distribution centers, and drop shippers.
Adding new stocks
Stocks map your sources to sales channels (or websites), providing a direct link to salable quantities and product inventories.
Prioritizing Sources for a stock
After adding sources to the stock, arrange those sources from top-to-bottom in priority for fulfilling orders.
Assigning Sourced per Product
Before modifying quantities and settings, you need to assign sources to the products.
Assigning Quantities per Product
After adding sources, update the inventory quantities for your product.
Bulk Assigning Sources
Assign sources to selected products as a mass action
Bulk Unassigning Sources
Unassign sources from selected products as a mass action
Transferring Inventory to Source
Mass transfer all inventory from one origin source to a destination source
Source Item Status
The setting determines the current availability of the product. Available options: “In Stock” or “Out of Stock”
The quantity of the item that is currently in stock
The setting determines the stock level at which notification is sent that the inventory has fallen below the threshold.