Sources Represent physical sites where the available products are stocked and shipped from. It can be warehouses, stores, wholesalers... See your sources from: StoresInventorySources
Source Item It is a source for a given product. Assign sources to your products from the Sources tab of any product page in: CatalogProducts
Stocks One stock can be linked to several websites and sources. See your stocks from: StoresInventorySTocks
Sales Channels Refers to a website. It can only be linked to one stock. See your websites from: StoresSettingsALL Stores
Salable Quantity It is the total virtual inventory that can be sold from a website. Check the salable quantity from: CatalogProducts
Reservations 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: CatalogProducts 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 Managementand 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:
Create your custom attributes
You can create custom attributes for your inventory in: StoresInventoryStock Attributes
Click on Add a new Attribute.
Configure the settings of the attribute
In the Settings section, you'll have to fill in:
Code Define an internal code for the attribute.
Label The label for the attribute will appear in the sources grid from the product page. Location
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 can create text attributes. You'll have to fill in a default value and define if the attribute is required or not.
You can create number attributes. You must fill in a default value and define if the attribute is required or not.
You can also add date attributes. You'll have to define if the attribute is required or not.
You have the possibility to add a Yes/No attribute.
The attribute will appear in the sources grid as a switch button.
If you want to create dropdown attributes, you have to add the different options available in the dropdown list.
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.
A license is valid for an unlimited period of time on one single installation
If you're using more than one installation, you will have to buy a separate license for each instance.
if you're running several domains on a same installation, you will need only one license for all of them.
Although your license doesn’t have a limited period of validity, your Support & Upgrade period does. By purchasing a module, you’ll be granted a 12-month support period for free. Passed this period, you will have to pay for a new one (see FAQ: Extend your Support period)
One license is valid for an unlimited period of time on oneinstallation only. However, it is possible to extend or transfer your license in 2 cases:
If you would like to add your testing environments to your license. In that case, it is possible to extend your license to an unlimited number of domains for free. For mywebsite-staging.com or mywebsite-dev.com
If you want to transfer your license to another live domain. In that case, the Support & Upgrade period for your license must still be active.
To be able to use MSI Custom Attributes on both your production and testing environments, follow the instructions below:
Once MSI Custom Attributes is installed, you have to activate the license. For previous versions, you can activate the license from your back-office:
Go to your Magento admin panel. A message pops up at the top of the page.
If the message doesn't appear then you must check that:
1. The Adminhtml_Notifications and Wyomind_Core modules are well enabled. 2. The HTML output of the Adminhtml_Notifications and Wyomind_Core modules are not disabled in: storesconfigurationadvanced advanced 3. The encryption key well exists in app/etc/env.php:
Copy your activation key in: StoresConfigurationWyomind Your extension
You can find your activation key in 2 different places: - In the confirmation email that you received after purchasing MSI Custom Attributes. - In your Wyomind account:My account Licenses & downloads Select MSI Custom Attributes and click on .
A new page opens where you'll find your activation key (see below).
In your Magento admin go to: StoresConfigurationWyomind Your extension
Paste the activation key in the Activation Key field and choose between the automatic (yes) or the manual (no) activation method: - By choosing Yes, the connection to Wyomind license server will be automatic. - By choosing No, you will have to log on to Wyomind license server yourself.
Click on Save config .
A message appears at the top of your admin panel. Click on that link: Activate it now!
Copy and paste the license code in theLicense code field from your admin or simply click on Activate now!
Finally, refresh your cache, log out and log in back straight after, to complete the installation.
When the extension includes other modules, repeat the steps described above for each one, using the corresponding activation keys (each module has its own activation key).
Add another domain to your license
To activate the license on another domain (test, staging...):
Once the extension is installed on the new domain, copy your activation key in: StoresConfigurationWyomind Your extension
After having saved the configuration, a notification appears. Click on Add this domain to my license.
A transfer request will then be sent to our team within an hour. Once the request is taken care of, you will receive a confirmation email. If your transfer request is accepted, you can use MSI Custom Attributes on both environments at the same time.
Note that the order in which you activate your license on your domains does not matter. You can start with your staging/dev/local environment or with your live domain, the process will be the same.
Also, if you have loads of staging domains, or if you are an agency managing load of domains for your customers, please contact us so that we can automatically whitelist these domains.
Mass Stock Update allows you to update manually or automatically all Magento stocks attributes in one go through any CSV or XML files available from the Magento's file system or any remote server through HTTP or FTP.