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Step 5: Set up Inventory Sync & Inventory Rules

I. Inventory Synchronization

With inventory sync turned on, LitCommerce will automatically update the inventory quantity on your sales channels to match the quantity in your main store. Every time there is a new order on your channels, the inventory quantity will decrease according to the amount ordered and will be updated on all selling channels. This way, you can always display the correct quantity for every product to avoid overselling.

Nonetheless, kindly note that the synchronization does not function the other way around. Direct inventory quantity updates made on sales channels won't be reflected in your LitCommerce account.

You cannot make changes to the quantity in your LitCommerce central catalog as well. If you want to modify the quantity, please go to your Main store account and adjust the quantity there. After that, LitCommerce will update in the central catalog to match the quantity in your Main store catalog.

Your listings must be linked to an existing item in the LitCommerce central catalog for the synchronization to function effectively. You can refer to this link to see how to link your products:

II. How to enable inventory sync

For each channel, you can manually enable inventory sync. Go to your channel's Listing section and click Channel Settings in the top right corner to enable inventory sync.

Scroll down to the Inventory section. To enable this function, please click on the switch next to Inventory Sync.

After that, so as to save any modifications you've just made, click Save Settings at the bottom of the page. And you’re ready to go!

III. How to set up inventory rules

Each channel can have its own restrictions regarding inventory amounts. You can choose how to set the quantity for listings on the channel utilizing rules. Price rules and inventory rule settings are on the same page. You can locate it in the "Inventory" section if you scroll down further. You can establish 3 inventory rules for each channel:

1. Quantity

Only a specific percentage of the items that are currently in stock are able to be sent to your marketplace channel under this criteria. For example, you are having 300 items that are currently in stock. For this setting, you can choose to use 100% of available inventory from the center store, even 50% of 300 items, meaning 150.

For No Manage Stock listings, automatically set the quantity to:

On the Mainstore, there is an option to set up the track stock number of that item. If you choose “**Yes**”, the new stock quantity will be sent to LitCommerce via the API. Conversely, if you choose “**No**”, all quantity data will be sent as 0. So in case you set No manage stock, when you sync/list products to the channel, you’ll need a stock number. Then, you’ll use that setting to set a fixed number as the quantity for all No managed stock items.

2. Maximum Quantity

You may determine the maximum amount that will be shown on a channel via this rule. This is a helpful approach to utilize to make your listings appear scarce, conceal from other sellers how many you actually have, and get around some channels' selling restrictions, including eBay. For example, your quantity in your Mainstore is 300. If you set the maximum quantity per item to 200, then your quantity on Channel will appear as 200.

3. Minimum Quantity

No matter how many products you have in your central catalog, LitCommerce will always display a minimum of X units if you choose a minimum quantity. For instance, if you have a minimum quantity rule of 5 and your available number lowers to 0, LitCommerce will maintain your listing quantity at 5.

IV. Keep the product alive

Currently, when a product in the MainStore is not active, it will be auto-ended or inactive on the channel. This option allows you to keep the product on the channel active.

V. For Shopify

The “For Shopify” section will only appear when the Main Store is Shopify. If your Main store is another type of shopping cart, it is not available. This section contains the following settings:

Sync from Shopify Location

For this feature, you may select one or multiple locations from which you want to sync the Product inventory from Shopify to your channel.

VI. All channels

This will help you get a better understanding of the sync inventory of platforms that LitCommerce currently supports, comprising Etsy, Amazon, eBay, Reverb, Walmart, Facebook Shop, and Google Shopping.

For the eBay channel, you can see the eBay Inventory Sync Setting here, at:

For the Etsy channel, you can see the Etsy Inventory Sync Setting here, at:

For Amazon, you can see the Amazon Inventory Sync Setting here, at:

For Reverb, you can see the Reverb Inventory Sync Setting here, at:

For the Walmart channel, you can see the Walmart Inventory Sync Setting here, at: link inventory sync of Walmart.

Facebook Shop
For Facebook Shop, you can see its Inventory Sync Setting here, at:

Google Shopping
For the Google Shopping Platform, you can see its Inventory Sync Setting here, at:

Updated on: 09/10/2023

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