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Inventory Management

Stock Items

During an order, the inventory is checked to determine the product's availability based on the quantity requested. In this section, you will learn about stock items and how to define the available inventory of an SKU in a given market's stock location.
Stock items relationships with stock locations and SKUs

What is a stock item?

A stock item is the available inventory of an SKU in a given market's stock location. When customers place an order, the stock item quantities decrements and increments when orders are canceled or a return is approved.

When a user creates a new stock item, the associated SKU must be available in one of the market's stock locations. Its quantity determines the value of the stock before adding it to the inventory.

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