Shipwire inventory alerts automatically notify you when inventory levels fall below thresholds you set. Alerts can be triggered based on a minimum quantity in stock, or when your position falls below an estimated number of days on hand. Use inventory alerts to give you advance notice on when you should resupply your stock, and/or to know when levels are so low you may be losing sales.
Shipwire’s interface is very flexible and powerful: it allows you to setup as many (or as few) alerts as you want – including more than one per product, or alerts that span multiple products, or warehouses, depending on your specific needs.
The rest of this article will describe how to work with inventory alerts, and will cover the following:
- Accessing Inventory Alerts
- Configuring Alerts
- Adding and Editing Alerts
- Inventory Table (in Manage Inventory)
- Alert Column (in Manage Inventory)
- Alert Notification
Accessing Inventory Alerts
You can set new Inventory Alerts from the Manage Inventory screen. See the image below for a quick tour of the key interface elements (click image to see at full size)
The first step in adding new alerts is to start in the Inventory Alerts Setup screen. This interface will show you any of the alerts you have created, allow you to change key settings, and add new alerts. Details below (click image to see at full size):