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Managing stock creates opportunities for customer engagement by displaying stock availability messages in your store, and giving your customers the opportunity to receive product alerts. Even if your store doesn’t have a large inventory of products, your customers can benefit from the way you manage your inventory.

Inventory settings can be made for the catalog as a whole, and fine tuned for each individual product. In addition to controlling stock levels, the inventory settings determine how backorders and returned items are managed. If your needs are simple, you might choose not to manage inventory at all. However, inventory management is more than just keeping track of how many products you have on hand.

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