Safety Quantity

Overview

A Safety Quantity is a buffer between the amount of inventory you have and the amount Sellercloud sends to the channel, which prevents overselling on high-selling items. It is used to subtract a number from the available quantity. For example, if there are 5 units available and the Safety Quantity is 1, only 4 will be sent to Amazon.

You can read more about the other ways to control inventory sent to channels here: Channel Warehouse, Channel Warehouse Mapping, Replenishable.


Set Safety Quantity on Products

You can set safety quantities on products manually or in bulk.

Manually

To override the Safety Quantity on a product level:

  1. Go to Catalog > Manage Catalog > Open a product.
  2. From the Toolbox, go to Channels > Select *Channel* Properties
  3. Edit the Safety Qty field.The image shows the channel properties pages.

In Bulk

  1. Go to Catalog > Manage Catalog > Tools > Import Product Info > Bulk Product Update.
  2. Generate a template with a Safety Quantity column.
  3. Populate the fields and import it back to Sellercloud.

Set Safety Quantity Defaults on Companies

The Safety Quantity can be set on a company level manually or in bulk.

Manually

  1. Go to Settings > Company > Manage Companies > Open a company.
  2. From the Toolbox, go to either:
    1. Defaults and set a Safety Quantity for each channel, or toThe image shows how to set Safety Qty as default on a company-level.
    2. Channels > Select a channel > General Settings > Set a Safety Qty for the channel.The image shows the Safety Qty field on the Amazon General Settings page.

In Bulk

  1. Go to Catalog > Manage Catalog > Tools > Import Product Info > Bulk Product Update.
  2. Generate a template with a Safety Quantity Use Default column.
  3. Populate the fields and import it back into Sellercloud.The image shows the default Safety Qty column headers.

Replenishable Products and Safety Quantity

Each channel has a default company-level safety quantity and a product-level safety quantity. On the channel’s page, there are two safety quantity settings — one for regular products and one for replenishable products. Typically, Safety Quantity can be set to 0 for replenishable products because there is no strict inventory for replenishable products.The image shows the Replenishable and the regular Safety Qty.


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