Explains ShipStation's Inventory Settings page, the do not track option, inventory permissions and restrictions, and how to print inventory locations on packing slips.
ShipStation's main Inventory Settings are located in
Settings > Inventory Management > Inventory Settings.
These settings allow you to control certain inventory behaviors.
When shipping products that have either NO ON HAND STOCK remaining or an UNKNOWN on hand stock level, tell ShipStation to either Allow the shipment as usual, allow the shipment with a warning, or block the shipment.
Blocking the shipment will prevent ShipStation from creating a label for the order containing the out of stock item.
When shipping from a location that is not tracking inventory, you can have ShipStation warn you that the inventory for the product will not be adjusted.
Have ShipStation create an alert when stock for your products falls below your set threshold (you can override this value by setting a reorder threshold at the product level).
If the Enable Inventory Tracking toggle is off, ShipStation will ignore all inventory settings and stock levels.
In addition to the Settings page, ShipStation includes a few more options for inventory you may wish to use. See the below sections for details.
The Do No Track Inventory option is on the Product Details page under the Inventory tab.
Check the box labeled Do Not Track Inventory for any individual products not to be tracked.
Use the Do Not Track Inventory feature for coupons, freebies, samples, seasonal products, or rare items that you may not always have in stock. It is also useful to use with limited-edition and one-time-only products.
Your ShipStation account User Management Settings include some inventory specific permissions and restrictions.
Admin users can go to to
Settings > Account > User Management and click Edit to modify these permissions for any user.
Permissions: For non-admin users, check the Inventory Management box to give the user permission to add, move, and remove inventory, allocate and deallocate inventory for an order, or set up allocation strategies.
Restrictions: Enabling this option disables the Allocate, Allocate By, and Deallocate buttons for the user. The user can view inventory data, but cannot modify it.