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To configure the default inventory settings:
|1.||On the Admin menu, select System > Configuration. Then in the panel on the left, under Catalog, select Inventory.|
|2.||Click to expand the Product Stock Options section, and do the following:|
|a.||Set Manage Stock to one of the following:|
Activates full inventory control to keep track of the number of items currently in stock.
Does not keep track of the number of items currently in stock.
|b.||Set Backorders to one of the following:|
Does not accept backorders when product is out of stock.
Allow Qty Below 0
Accepts backorders when the quantity falls below zero.
Allow Qty Below 0 and Notify Customer
Accepts backorders when the quantity falls below zero, but notifies customers that orders can still be placed.
|c.||In the Maximum Qty Allowed in Shopping Cart field, enter the default maximum quantity of any product that a customer can place into the shopping cart.|
|d.||In the Qty for Item’s Status to Become Out of Stock field, enter the stock level that indicates a product to be out of stock.|
|3.||At the Minimum Qty Allowed in Shopping Cart field, click the Add Minimum Qty button. Then, do the following:|
|a.||Select the Customer Group.|
|b.||Enter the default Minimum Quantity for members of the group.|
Repeat these steps as needed.
|4.||In the Notify for Quantity Below field, enter the stock level that triggers a notification to be sent that a product has fallen below the threshold.|
|5.||If you want to sell product packaged as multiples—such as a six-pack—set Enable Qty Increments to “Yes.” Then, enter the number of Qty Increments to be sold together as a package.|
|6.||If you want to return any item that appears on a credit memo back to inventory, set Automatically Return Credit Memo Item to Stock to “Yes.”|
|7.||When complete, click the Save Config button.|