Web Shop Manager™ (WSM) is introducing a new Product Inventory Management system that works in conjunction with Product Options that our eCommerce clients are already familiar with. Product Options with Inventory can be used for Inventory Management when there are 10 red-small t-shirts, and 12 red-mediums. Assigning inventory levels to these configurations will ensure that your customer will not be able to order more than you have on hand. In addition, you can use this system to assign specific SKUs to configurations. For instance if red-small has its own SKU you can assign that only to that particular configuration, in a sense creating a brand new item.
Please notify a WSM team member if this seems like something your eCommerce website could benefit from. This feature will need to be enabled for you. Once this has been enabled the steps to proceed are as follows.
The procedure to create Option Sets with Inventory is very similar to creating Option Sets in general. The procedure and more details can be found on the Product Options page. Remember to use Global Options wherever possible to help save time and to help keep your eCommerce Product Options organized. For instance, if small – medium – large are used for more than one item it makes sense to add that as a global option.
On Option Sets that are to be used in conjunction with Inventory Management, check Yes next to Inventory. Please see the image below for an example:
The next step is to assign the corresponding Option Sets to the product.
Navigate to the product you wish to assign Option Sets with Inventory too and follow the steps below:
Edit the product with Option Sets assigned, and follow these steps:
Each Configuration can be edited in the fields that are numbered and explained below:
Save your Configurations once you are satisfied.
Your eCommerce customers will see something that appears like all other Option Sets on your site blending seamlessly.
Managing eCommerce Products and Inventory has never been easier. Our customers can take something that was already familiar to them and now use it for Product Inventory Management. Our modular eCommerce Content Management System (eCommerce CMS) makes it easy to take existing eCommerce features and use them in new ways. We are thrilled to offer this new eCommerce enhancement to our existing clients, and hope this may alleviate pain for those that have yet to discover how WSM can help them.
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