Channel Warehouse


Channel Warehouse

The Channel Warehouse page is accessed from your company’s Toolbox > Channel Warehouse:

These settings let you set a specific warehouse for each channel, which has a number of impacts as outlined below:

  • If no warehouse is selected, inventory is deducted from the Default Warehouse (in Client Settings) even if there are no available quantities.
  • When a warehouse is set on a channel, the ShipFrom warehouse on all the channel’s orders will default to this warehouse. Typically, all orders have a ShipFrom warehouse of your default warehouse. Quantity will always deduct from the ShipFrom warehouse regardless of its current quantity.
    Other settings and customizations, such as post-order plugins, may affect the ShipFrom warehouse set on an order.
  • Restrict Inventory Usage box means the selected warehouse will be the only warehouse whose inventory is sent to the channel. Learn more about restricting inventory to a specific warehouse for a given channel.
  • Inventory Percent column is enabled by the Client Setting Enable Channel Inventory by percentage. This can be used to determine how much of inventory in this warehouse is sent to the channel, a useful tool for preventing overselling. Learn more about inventory percentage per channel.
  • To have FBA inventory imported into SellerCloud for your company, set the FBA Warehouse for the FBA channel on this page. Learn more about FBA inventory.

Inventory Percentage Per Channel

You can send different inventory levels to different channels based on varying percentages per channel. So, instead of a specific number safety quantity (such as 5 units for all products), the amounts depend on the quantity available:

  • Example 1: Product has 100 units available and you set Amazon to 70% – SellerCloud will send 70 to Amazon, not the other 30 units.
  • Example 2: Product has 10 units available and you set Amazon to 70% – SellerCloud will send 7 to Amazon, not the other 3 units.
  • Example 3: Product has only 3 units available and you set Amazon to 50% – SellerCloud will send 1 to Amazon, not the other 2 units (or an impossible 1.5 units). The amount sent will always round down when using percentages; in this example, to 50% of 2 units.
  1. Select the client setting Enable Channel inventory by percentage.
  2. Go to Settings > Company > Toolbox > Channel Warehouse and see the field beside each channel called Inventory Percent. The default is 100%.
  3. Update it to another percentage to reflect the amount of the inventory you want SellerCloud to send to the channel. This could reduce the need for basic custom inventory calculations.


Limit Available Inventory to Specific Warehouse

By default, inventory in a sellable warehouse will be available for all channels. However, you can restrict inventory to a specific warehouse for a given channel.

Example:

  • SKU123 has an inventory quantity of 20 in Warehouse A and a quantity of 5 in Warehouse B:
    • Available inventory sent to Amazon can be restricted to 20 = inventory quantity in Warehouse A, while
    • Available inventory for eBay can be restricted to 5 = inventory quantity in Warehouse B

Once this is done, the available inventory for the channel shown on the channel page will be restricted to that warehouse. Orders from that channel will deduct from the selected warehouse, and inventory feeds will be sent from that warehouse.

In image #1 below, product B002G9UGT8 has an available quantity of 10 across all sellable warehouses. However, 0 are available in the eCommerce NJ warehouse, as set in image #2.

As shown in image #2 below, by choosing the Ecommerce NJ warehouse in the company’s Channel Warehouse page and clicking the Restrict Inventory Usage box, the available inventory for eBay will be 0, as shown in the red box in image 1.

If the inventory was not restricted, the quantity in the red box would have been 2 because the fixed price listing quantity is 2.

Products that are replenishable will always show the fixed quantity because they ignore the actual available quantity.

  1. Navigate Company Settings > Toolbox > Channel Warehouse.
  2. Locate the channel to which you want to restrict inventory.
  3. Select a warehouse.
  4. Enable the Restrict Inventory Usage option.

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