Represent physical sites where the available products are stocked and shipped from. It can be warehouses, stores, wholesalers...
See your sources from:
- Source Item
It is a source for a given product.
Assign sources to your products from the Sources tab of any product page in:
One stock can be linked to several websites and sources.
See your stocks from:
- Sales Channels
Refers to a website. It can only be linked to one stock.
See your websites from:
- Salable Quantity
It is the total virtual inventory that can be sold from a website.
Check the salable quantity from:
It is the number of products reserved and deducted from the salable quantity when customers add products to cart and pass their order.
Check the quantities reserved from:
When an order is shipped, the quantity of reservations is reset and deducted from the quantities of the inventories of the appropriate sources.
Adopt the best way to manage your inventory with the MSI Suite
The MSI Suite includes several extensions. Each one responds to a problem and to a desire to improve Magento 2 default inventory management.
Thanks to these extensions that are completely plug and play, the MSI Suite easily adapts to your business model, whether you manage several warehouses, multi-stocks, dropshipping…
Perfect your inventory management and your selling process with the MSI Suite and enjoy:
- optimal order management: optimize and automate the orders assignation to the appropriate sources. Save time and avoid human errors in your Magento 2 back office with MSI Order Management (available soon).
- smoother and fine-tuned inventory management: gain considerable time while managing your inventory directly from the stocks grid and get a clear and accurate view of your products' availability thanks to the tree view with MSI Stock Management and MSI Backorders.
- team management under control: limit the access to your orders, products, and stock management for each source by assigning specific permissions to each user registered in your Magento 2 admin with MSI Permissions.
- more transparent information on product availability: provide your customers with more information on your products' availability, carriers, or delivery times via completely customizable stock status messages with MSI Stock Status and MSI Custom Attributes.
How to use MSI Backorders for Magento 2
Since the release of Magento 2.3, many enhancements were added to the default Magento features and particularly to the inventory management.
The MSI Backorders extension for Magento 2 allows you to manage the backorders individually for each source through your back-office.
You'll be able to handle your backorders for each product and arrange backorders dates and quantities directly at the source level.
Manage backorders at the source level
Backorders are taken into account each time there is a check on the products' quantities, for example in the frontend product page, in the cart...
The MSI Backorders extension allows you to manage backorders at the source level.
You can easily manage the backorders for a product in:
Select and Edit a product.
You will have the possibility to manage backorders directly in the Sources tab.
If you untick the Use Default box, you have the choice between 3 options:
- No backorders
When there's no stock, it's impossible to order the product.
- Allow quantity below 0
Even if there is no stock, the product can be ordered.
- Allow quantity below 0, and notify customer
Even if there is no stock, the product can be ordered and the customer will be able to see in the front-office that backorder is allowed for that product.
You can define an out-of-stock threshold for each source. Beyond this value, the product will go out of stock.
If a customer wants to order more items than there are, a notification will appear on the product page.
Use MSI Backorders with the extensions of the MSI Suite
The MSI Suite is a package including all necessary extensions to completely improve and enhance the Magento 2 inventory and multi-stock inventory.
With MSI Backorders, the Suite includes 5 other extensions:
- MSI Stock Status
Display customized and elaborate stock status messages to better inform your customers about the availability of your products.
- MSI Custom attributes
Brighten up the assignation of your products to the sources with any kind of custom fields.
- MSI Permissions
Control the access to the orders, the products, and the stock management for each source and for each user registered in your Magento admin.
- MSI Stock Management
Manage all your stocks inventory directly from the stock grid and get a clear and accurate view of your products' availability thanks to the tree view.
- MSI Orders Management (coming soon)
The MSI Backorders extension can be used in combination with the below extensions of the MSI Suite.
MSI Backorders with MSI Permissions
Using MSI Permissions with MSI Backorders would allow you to manage backorders for the sources for which store managers are responsible only.
MSI Backorders with MSI Stock Management
Using MSI Stock Management with MSI Backorders allows you to edit your backorders statuses, dates, and quantities for each product and each source directly from the stocks grid.
MSI Backorders with MSI Stock Status
Using MSI Stock Status with MSI Backorders gives you the possibility to provide your customers with more information about the backorders dates and quantities via customized stock status messages.
You will be able to display these stock status messages:
- on the product page
- in the cart
- in the checkout
- in the order confirmation email