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You can define an inventory level that becomes the threshold to determine when an item needs to be reordered. The out of stock threshold can be set to any number greater than zero.
Another way you can use the stock availability threshold is to manage products that are in high demand. If you want to capture new customers, rather than sell to high-quantity buyers, you can set a maximum quantity to prevent a single buyer from taking out your entire inventory.
Your catalog can be configured to display the availability of each item as “In Stock” or “Out of Stock” on the product page. The configuration setting applies to the catalog as a whole, and the message changes according to the stock status of the product. There are several display variations possible, including how “out of stock” products are managed in the catalog and search results lists.
|1.||On the Admin menu, select System > Configuration. Then in the Configuration panel on the left, under Catalog, select Inventory.|
|2.||Click to expand the Stock Options section. Then, do the following:|
|a.||To configure how “out of stock” products are handled in the category and search results lists, set Display Out of Stock Products to one of the following:|
Includes “out of stock” products on catalog pages.
Omits “out of stock” products from catalog pages.
|b.||To configure the stock availability message on the product page, set Display products availability in stock in the frontend to one of the following:|
Displays an availability message indicating the product stock status.
Does not display an availability message.
|3.||Click the Save Config button to save the setting.|
|1.||On the Admin menu, select Catalog > Manage Products.|
|2.||In the list, click to open the product. Then in the Product Information panel on the left, select Inventory.|
|3.||If necessary, clear the Use Config Settings checkbox, and set Manage Stock to “Yes.” Then, complete the inventory settings as needed.|
|4.||Make sure that Stock Availability is set to “In Stock.”|
|5.||Click the Save button to save the product settings.|
|1.||On the Inventory tab, set the Qty for Item’s Status to Become Out of Stock to a value above zero.|
|2.||To set the quantity of the product that is allowed in the cart, set the following fields to the appropriate values for your product, store, and strategy:|
- Minimum Quantity Allowed in Shopping Cart
- Maximum Quantity Allowed in Shopping Cart
|3.||To be notified when stock drops below the threshold, clear the Use Config Settings checkbox. Then, set Notify for Quantity Below to a number to establish the threshold. The default the value is 1.|
If you need time to restock your inventory, you can use this value to indicate when it is time to replenish.