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Managing Inventory

Each product in your catalog has both a short and long version of the Advanced Inventory options, depending on whether you want to manage stock for the product. The long form appears when Manage Stock is set to “Yes.” The initial values reflect the default Product Stock Options set in the configuration.

Advanced Inventory (Short Form)

Advanced Inventory (Long Form)
  • Field Descriptions




    Manage Stock


    Determines if inventory control is used to manage this product in your catalog. Options:


    Displays the long form with all stock management options.


    Display the short form without stock management options.



    The quantity of the item that is currently in stock.

    Out-of-Stock Threshold


    Determines the stock level at which a product is considered to be out of stock.

    Minimum Qty Allowed in Shopping Cart


    Determines the minimum number of the product that can be purchased in a single order.

    Maximum Qty Allowed in Shopping Cart


    Determines the maximum number of the product that can be purchased in a single order.

    Qty Uses Decimals


    Determines if customers can use a decimal value rather than a whole number when entering the quantity ordered. Options:


    Permits values to be entered as decimals, rather than whole numbers, which is suitable for products sold by weight, volume or length.


    Requires quantity values to be entered as whole numbers.

    Allow Multiple Boxes for Shipping


    Determines if parts of the product can be shipped separately. Options: Yes / No



    Determines how backorders are managed. Backorders do not change the processing status of the order. Funds are still authorized or captured immediately when the order is placed, regardless of whether the product is in stock. Products are shipped as they become available. Options:

    No Backorders

    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.

    Notify for Quantity Below


    Determines the stock level at which notification is sent that the inventory has fallen below the threshold.

    Enable Qty Increments


    Determines if the product can be sold in quantity increments. Options: Yes / No

    Stock Status


    Determines the current availability of the product. Options:

    In Stock

    Makes the product available for purchase.

    Out of Stock

    Unless Backorders are activated, prevents the product from being available for purchase and removes the listing from the catalog.