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 Custom Attributes 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 Custom Attributes extension allows you to expand your inventory system with any additional information.
You'll be able to create any kind of fields:
- Text field
- Number field
- Date field
- Yes/No field
- Dropdown field
Create your custom attributes
You can create custom attributes for your inventory in:
Configure the settings of the attribute
In the Settings section, you'll have to fill in:
Define an internal code for the attribute.
The label for the attribute will appear in the sources grid from the product page.
- Sort order
Define the order of display in the sources grid.
You can create different types of attributes and you'll have to fill in more information depending on these types.
You have the possibility to add a Yes/No attribute.
The attribute will appear in the sources grid as a switch button.
You must tick the default value and add the Value for Admin.
Note that you can drag and drop each option to modify the order.
Use MSI Custom Attributes 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 Custom Attributes, 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 Backorders
Easily switch from a global backorders management to management at the level of your sources and arrange backorders dates and quantities.
- 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 Custom Attributes extension can be used in combination with the below extension of the MSI Suite.
MSI Custom Attributes with MSI Permissions
Using MSI Permissions with MSI Custom Attributes would allow you to manage your custom attributes for the sources for which store managers are responsible only.
MSI Custom Attributes with MSI Stock Management
Using MSI Stock Management with MSI Custom Attributes allows you to update all your custom attributes in bulk directly from the stocks grid.
MSI Custom Attributes with MSI Stock Status
Using MSI Stock Status with MSI Custom Attributes gives you the possibility to provide your customers with more information about your inventory via customized stock status messages.
For example, you could inform your customers about the cutoff time for each source in your 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