The inventory section contains all inventory-related information and activity for your business. Generally inventory syncs automatically between your connected 3PL/inventory management system and Pipe17, but you can also edit inventory manually.
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On the main Inventory page, you'll see a list of product SKUs which Pipe17 has an inventory record for as well as a breakdown of that SKU's available, committed, on hand, inbound, and future inventory. You can use the checkboxes to the left of each entry to delete them if necessary.
Here, you can also import or export a CSV file of inventory records to update your inventory.
|Why don't I see all my products here? Your inventory page shows inventory records for SKUs, not products. It is sometimes the case that a product appears in the "Products" page but not in the Inventory page - this is normal! This means is that Pipe17 has no record of inventory for this product. If this is incorrect, you can either import inventory via CSV or wait for your 3PL to sync with Pipe17 and add/update inventory for that product.|
You can learn more about inventory in Pipe17 in the Inventory section.
Inventory in Pipe17 falls into these categories:
- On Hand: Inventory that is physically available for shipment at a stock location.
- Committed: Inventory reserved for existing orders.
- Available: Inventory that is available to sell, calculated based on "on hand" minus "committed" values.
- Future: Inventory that you don't yet have, but expect. Future inventory needs to be added manually if you want future units (pre-orders) to be available to your buyers.
- Committed Future: Future inventory that is reserved for existing orders (pre-orders).
- Inbound: Inventory that is not yet on shelves, but is on its way to a stock location as part of a transfer or purchase order.
Inventory record page
The inventory record page contains detail about one specific SKU, in one specific location. You can use the location drop-down to switch between locations, if your product is stocked at multiple warehouses. You can also manually edit your inventory here, according to the steps in Adjusting Inventory.
The inventory ledger will show a history of inventory for the SKU. Here you'll see a historical view of each inventory category (on hand, committed, etc), as well as detail of the exact event that caused it to change. The possible events are:
- Ingest: This comes from an integration you have set up that is changing inventory (usually a 3PL). For most 3PLs connectors, this ingest event happens on a nightly basis.
- Adjust: This change was made by a user.
- Ship: A shipping request was sent for an order.
- ShipCancel: A shipping request was canceled for an order.
- Fulfill: A fulfillment was processed for an order.
- Receive: Stock was received at this location, like by a purchase or transfer order.
- XferOut: A transfer order was initiated from this location.
- XferIn: A transfer or purchase order was initiated to this location.
- XferFulfill: A transfer order was fulfilled.
|Why do a see an adjust event without the name of a user? Probably because the product you are looking at is a bundle. Bundle inventory is re-calculated automatically based on the inventory of its components, so when the component inventory changes, the bundle inventory also changes. Read more in our help guide on Bundle Inventory!|
Within the Inventory section you'll find your Locations page, which is where you can create or edit your fulfillment/stock locations. To read more about locations, see the Locations in Pipe17.
If you want to manage your stock purchase orders in Pipe17, you can do so via the Purchase Orders page. Here you'll see a list of all closed and open purchase orders, along with supplier information and destination. If you click into a specific PO, you'll see the list of line items included in it as well as detailed information about its status.
In this page, you can manage inventory transfers between locations via transfer orders. Similar to purchase orders, you can create a transfer order here either via the Pipe17 user interface or via a CSV file upload. You can also click into a specific TO to see its details and status.