Support » Plugin: WooCommerce » how to stock-in products (adding inventory)

  • Resolved volkerforster

    (@volkerforster)


    Hi, I used a channel integration tool for several years that took care of my inventory. But I switched to a solution based on my WooCommerce store, and I am not longer using the other 3rd party tool.

    I am running into an issue, and I can’t find an answer to a freaking simple question – quite embarrassing but I am probably blind on at least one eye.

    How the heck can I stock-in the products I receive in my warehouse? Yes, I can edit every single product, take a calculator and add the inbound quantity to the current quantity, and then save the change and go to the next product. But there must be a better way.

    How can I just enter the inbound quantity to a product, and it will automatically be added to the inventory? I can’t find out how to do that, but I am convinced this is an extremely basic function of every system that is capable of stock-keeping…

    please help

    thank you

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  • Plugin Support abwaita a11n

    (@abwaita)

    Thread Starter volkerforster

    (@volkerforster)

    Thank you for your response. But the plugins you mention don’t have anything like a stock-in function. I can always overwrite the stock level with a different value, but this is not how stocking-in is handled.
    I see this is just one more time that WooCommerce misses basic core functionality. Very disappointing. Adding stock means you enter an SKU and a quantity. In return, the new quantity will be added to the current stock and date, time, SKU and quantity (optional with a new purchase price and other information like supplier, parcel tracking number etc.) will be written to a log file. This is how adding stock works. Everywhere in the industry. In every store in the world. And the WooCommerce team doesn’t know about that… tz tz tz.

    Plugin Support MayKato woo-hc

    (@maykato)

    Hi @volkerforster

    You could also check out this third-party plugin (https://wordpress.org/plugins/atum-stock-manager-for-woocommerce/) which seems to support inbound stock.

    I do understand the stock-in feature is important, but it is not available at this moment with core WooCommerce. The good thing though is that there are plugins that can be added to your store to meet your requirements.

    Additionally, although there’s no guarantee on when/if this will be developed into an extension, you can add the idea (feature request) to our Ideas Board.

    Thread Starter volkerforster

    (@volkerforster)

    Hi @maykato
    I am using ATUM already, but their stock editing features are difficult and not intuitive to use. To add inbound stock, one needs to create an inbound order first, and it takes extra steps to select products and then to add the quantity afterwards. Suuuuper difficult and time-consuming.
    I ordered my custom plugin, which will give me easy and time-saving functions to add stock or to move it to a different warehouse etc.
    WooCommerce should just give the option to add or withdraw stock quantity right within the product list instead of only letting me overwrite the current value after I opened the product to edit it. Many things in WC are far away from being convenient and time-saving, but I believe this is done in purpose to grant plugin developers more business.

    Plugin Support MayKato woo-hc

    (@maykato)

    Hi @volkerforster

    I ordered my custom plugin, which will give me easy and time-saving functions to add stock or to move it to a different warehouse etc.

    OK! I’m glad to hear you were able to solve it that way. When there isn’t an ideal solution to your requirements, it’s best to have an expert custom-develop the feature.

    While WooCommerce is continuously updating and improving, we’d like to hear what can be improved. So please feel free to post on the idea board I mentioned previously.

    I’m marking this thread as resolved. If you have any other questions, please open a new topic.

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