Configuring Product Options

These configurations apply only to the edited product, overriding all configurations at the global website level. Modify these settings when editing a product, through the Sources section and Advanced Inventory page.

  • Configure product options by source
  • Configure product Advanced Inventory options

To configure product options by source:

Configure the quantities and additional settings per added source for the product.

  1. On the Admin sidebar, click Catalog. Then choose Products.

  2. Locate and open a product in Edit mode.

  3. Expand the Sources section, and configure product settings per source.

  4. Enter a Quantity amount.

  5. Set the Stock Status as In Stock or Out of Stock.

  6. To modify the Notify for Quantity Below per source, clear or select the Notify Quantity Use Default checkbox. If cleared, enter the stock level that triggers notification that the item is out of stock. This amount is subtracted from the Salable Quantity at the stock level.

    • Select to use Default: Magento checks the product Advanced Inventory options for configuration settings.
    • Clear to Modify: Enter a value for the Notify Quantity, overriding Advanced Inventory and Store configuration settings.
  7. When complete, click Done, then Save.

    Sources Section for Product

  8. When complete, click Done, then Save for the product.

Field Descriptions

Field Scope Description
Source Code Global The unique code for a source.
Name Global The unique name for a source.
Status Global Product is enabled or disabled in the catalog.
Source Item Status Global 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.
Qty Global On-hand stock amounts for each source, or location.
Notify Quantity Global An amount for the Notify for Quantity Below for this specific source if Notify Quantity Use Default is not selected.
Notify Quantity Use Default Global Indicates to use the default setting for Notify for Quantity Below in the product Advanced Inventory or global setting in Store configuration.

To configure advanced product options:

  1. On the Admin sidebar, click Catalog. Then choose Products.

  2. Locate and open a product in Edit mode.

  3. Expand the Sources section, click Advanced Inventory and configure:

  4. To activate inventory control for your catalog, set Manage Stock to “Yes.”

    Advanced Inventory for a Product

  5. Enter an amount for the Out-of-Stock Threshold:

    Option Description
    Positive amount With Backorders disabled, enter a positive amount.
    Zero With Backorders enabled, entering zero allows for infinite backorders.
    Negative amount With Backorders enabled, we recommend entering a negative amount. The amount is added to the Salable Quantity. For example, enter -50 to allow orders up to this amount.
  6. Enter the Minimum Qty Allowed in Shopping Cart.

  7. Enter the Maximum Qty Allowed in Shopping Cart.

  8. Set Qty uses Decimals to Yes/No if customers can use a decimal value rather than a whole number when entering the quantity ordered.

  9. Set Allow Multiple Boxes for Shipping to Yes/No if the product can be sold separately, in many boxes.

  10. Set Backorders to one of the following. For complete information on backorders, see Configuring Backorders.

    Option Description
    No Backorders To not accept backorders when product is out of stock.
    Allow Qty Below 0 To accept backorders when the quantity falls below zero.
    Allow Qty Below 0 and Notify Customer To accept backorders when the quantity falls below zero, and notify the customer that the order can still be placed.
  11. In the Notify for Quantity Below field, enter the stock level that triggers notification that the item is out of stock. This amount is subtracted from the Salable Quantity at the stock level.

  12. To activate quantity increments for the product, set Enable Qty Increments to “Yes.” Then in the Qty Increments field, enter the number of the items that must be purchased to meet the requirement. For example, an item that is sold in increments of 6 can be purchased in quantities of 6, 12, 18, and so on.

  13. When complete, click Done, then Save.

Field Descriptions

Field Scope Description
Manage Stock Global Determines if inventory control is used to manage this product in your catalog. Set to enable or disable all Magento Inventory Management features. You mauy want to disable if using a third- party, ERP system.
Out-of-Stock Threshold Global Determines the stock level at which a product is considered to be out of stock.

Options:
Positive amount: With Backorders disabled, enter a positive amount.
Zero: With Backorders enabled, entering zero allows for infinite backorders.
Negative amount: With Backorders enabled, we recommend entering a negative amount. The amount is added to the Salable Quantity. For example, enter -50 to allow orders up to this amount.
Minimum Qty Allowed in Shopping Cart Global Determines the minimum number of the product that can be purchased in a single order.
Maximum Qty Allowed in Shopping Cart Global Determines the maximum number of the product that can be purchased in a single order.
Qty Uses Decimals Global Determines if customers can use a decimal value rather than a whole number when entering the quantity ordered.

Options:
Yes: Permits values to be entered as decimals, rather than whole numbers, which is suitable for products sold by weight, volume or length.
No: Requires quantity values to be entered as whole numbers.
Allow Multiple Boxes for Shipping Global Determines if parts of the product can be shipped separately.
Backorders Global 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.

When enabled, we recommend entering a negative amount for the Out-of-Stock Threshold.

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 Global Sets the quantity that triggers a Quantity Below notification, warning of low stock. This amount is deducted from the Salable Quantity, not from the inventory Quantity.
Enable Qty Increments Global Determines if the product can be sold in quantity increments.