Tracking Inventory

Stock Management in Zen Cart

Several options exist for inventory tracking. See Admin > Configuration > Stock for details.

Common configurations are:

1. Don’t track stock

Check stock level = false 
Subtract stock = false 
Allow Checkout  = true 

This configuration is well suited for stores that sell virtual products, which can’t be depleted.

2. Track stock, but permit backorders

Check stock level = true 
Subtract stock = true 
Allow Checkout  = true 

This configuration is ideal for stores that sell products where manufacturers can fill re-orders easily and out-of-stock or discontinuation situations are unlikely.

3. Track stock, do not permit backorders

Check stock level = true 
Subtract stock = true 
Allow Checkout  = false

This configuration would be a good match for stores that sell unique or limited quantity products, such as artisan produced goods.




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Last modified September 7, 2020 by Scott C Wilson (13c8ba8).