Inventory Management

From your control panel Products > Settings > Inventory you can change the following settings:

Setting

Value

Description

Manage Stock

Yes/ No

If set to "Yes" it decreases the number of products in stock when purchased.

If you don't need to keep track of available stock (for example digital or downloadable products) you can set it to "No".

Display Out of Stock Products

Yes/ No

Set to "Yes" only if you want your customers to see items that are not in stock.

Low Stock Tab Threshold

1(by default)

You can set the number for when a product appears in your Low Stock Tab within your Product List.

Minimum Qty Allowed in Shopping Cart

You can set a minimum quantity of a product which the customer has to add to the cart. This minimum quantity is per item in the cart, not for the whole cart!

Maximum Qty Allowed in Shopping Cart

10000 (by default)

This is the maximum number of items that customers can add to the cart.

Backorders

-No Backorders.
-Allow Qty Below 0.
-Allow Qty Below 0 and Notify Customer.

-No Backorders: Customers can't purchase out of stock products.
-Allow Qty Below 0: Customers can purchase out of stock items.
-Notify: Customer will see a message upon checkout that this is a backorder.

Qty for Item's Status to Become Out of Stock

0 (by default)

By default, when the quantity of a product becomes zero, its stock availability automatically changes to Out of Stock.

Only X left Threshold

0

This will show "Only X left" where X is the number you put into this setting

Enable Qty Increments

Yes/ No

If you set this option to "Yes", a field for "Qty Increments" appears to enter the number for the increments. If you enter 5, your customers need to order 5, 10, etc. units of a product.

Enable Customer Group Qty Increments

Yes/No

If you set this option to "Yes", "Qty Increments" can be set for each customer group on products.

Automatically Return Credit Memo Item to Stock

Yes/No

If set to "No" you will need to check a box within a Credit Memo to return a product to stock. Otherwise it will do this automatically when set to "Yes".