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Stock management

Go to YITH > Point Of Sale > Customization > Stock Management to edit the settings for the stock management of your online store and points of sale.

You will see the following options that apply to the whole store globally:

Stock management

1. Show stock on Register

Show stock on Register: enable if you want to show the number of available units of in-stock products, and highlight out-of-stock and on-backorder items on the POS screen.

For in-stock products, the stock will automatically update after completing the order.

Show stock on registerProduct stock on register

Out of stock and on backorder labels on POS

2. Multi-stock

Enable multistock: enable this option to manage multiple stocks for your products and sync the stocks of all your stores (both the online store and the points of sale).

Enable multi-stock

Please, note, this option applies to all products globally, but you will have to complete the configuration on a product basis.

Go to the product, select Inventory and you will now see the additional POS inventory section enabled:

POS inventory

You will see an option called Enable Multi Stock in POS which is disabled by default.

This option overrides the global settings, so, if disabled, the multi-stock option will NOT be available on this product. This is the default behavior to make sure that the multi-stock feature is only available after you intentionally go and finish the stock configuration on the product.

So, keep it disabled to keep this product have just main stock settings and use it for both the POS and online sales.

Alternatively, you can enable the Enable Multi Stock in POS option and start setting up a stock value for each of your points of sale.

Enable multi-stock in POS

If you don’t set any stock value or forget to do that for one or more stores, while keeping the Multi stock option enabled, the plugin will apply the global settings explained in the next option.

3. Products of a store without stock are

Products of a store without stock

Here you can set up how the plugin should deal with a specific case, that is when both the global multi-stock option and the product multi-stock options are enabled, but, no stock value has been defined for one or more stores.

Enable multi-stock

Product without stock sample

You will be able to choose one of the following:

  • The product is purchasable: the general stock will not be decreased if an item is purchased from the store POS system.
    Ex. You CAN buy the Washing machine from any of your points of sale, but the total number of stock units available in the general stock will not be changed. No stock counter will appear on the product.
  • The product is purchasable from the general stock: the general stock value will be updated whenever an item is purchased from the store POS system.
    Ex. based on the following screenshot, you CAN buy the product from New shop store (where no stock has been set) and will see a total availability of 10. Whenever an item is purchased from this store, the total general stock will be decreased to 9 units.

Product purchasable from general stock

  • The product is not purchasable: you will have to add a stock value for every store to let customers purchase the product from any of your points of sale.
    Ex. based on the above screenshot, you will NOT be able to purchase the product from Technoshop (whose stock has not been set) but only from Cheery Tree Lane Store and Marilù store.

Stock and refunds

Whenever you refund an order placed through the POS system, the items are restocked automatically only if you are using WooCommerce version 4.1 or higher.