The stock section is where you can easily manage the stock levels for all of your products.
Unlike other parts of the products section managing your stock all takes place on one page, and there are 3 parts to the page: stock settings, the grid, and export & imports.
This is where you can edit things like the out of stock message and allowing customers to see products that are currently out of stock.
“Allow customer to see out-of-stock products” means that your customers will be able to see which items you see but which are currently not in stock. This is turned on by default.
“Show stock levels on your product pages” means that your customers will be able to see how many items are available for each product. This is turned off by default.
“Allow customers to pre-order products in your shop that are out of stock” means that customers will be able to purchase items that aren’t currently in stock, and then you will fulfill the order once you have positive stock levels again. This is turned off by default.
“Allow products that are out of stock to be purchased via manual orders” means that you will be able to process an order for an item that doesn’t currently have stock. This would be useful if you have a physical store. This is turned off by default.
The Out of stock message and Pre-order message are the messages that the customers will receive when they either attempt to purchase an out of stock product or when they pre-order a product.
If you make any changes to any of these fields make sure you click on the Update stock settings button.
Here you can manually set the stock levels of each product individually by either adding a certain amount of stock to the product, or straight setting the value. If you have a lot of products use the search bar to find the product that you wish to edit. You can click on the product name in the grid to quickly get to the product page.
Export and Import
If you wish to export your stock levels or import them from somewhere else then this is where you can begin that process.