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WooCommerce Essential GuidesWooCommerce: Stock Management Settings Configuration

As we did in the previous chapter of this guide, we are now going to continue going through the Products section of our WooCommerce based store.

This time we are going to analyze the items in the Inventory tab, where you can configure the inventory details of your e-commerce store.

Let’s see each of these parameters up close:

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  • Manage Stock –Allows you to enable the inventory management option and keep track of how many units of each product you have left in your store. This function is recommended for those who sell products that easily run out of stock.
  • Hold Stock (minutes) –The amount of time (in minutes) your store will wait for the payment of a specific order, before the items are put back in your inventory and the order is voided.
  • Notifications – Divided in two sections:
  1. Enable low stock notifications” allows vendors to be notified once a certain product is about to run out of stock (which is ideal for those who rely on a specific supplier).
  2. Enable out of stock notifications” Allows the seller to be notified once a specific item is out of stock.
  • Notification Recipient – The email address to which the aforementioned notifications are going to be delivered.
  • Low Stock Threshold – Indicates the amount of items threshold under which the “Low Stock” notification is going to be triggered.
  • Out of Stock Threshold – Indicates the amount of items threshold under which the “Out of Stock” notification is going to be triggered.
  • Out of Stock Visibility – Allows you to hide products that are out of stock.
  • Stock Display Format – Allows you to chose what to show in the product page, when to display the amount of units remaining, whether it’s all the time or only when they are running low.

And you are set! Now that you have set the stock management in your WooCommerce store you can rely on its automatic services to keep an eye on our inventory.

See you in the next chapter!