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How to assign items to locations
How to assign items to locations

Assigning products to locations, shelves, or bins within your warehouses.

Updated over a week ago

Quickly locate items in your warehouses by assigning them to picking locations.

How to assign items to new locations

In most cases, items are assigned to a warehouse automatically according to your store's initial stock import settings, but you can also assign picking locations:

  1. Click on an item's name from the Items tab on your Inventory Page.

  2. Under the Stock panel on the item's details page, click Add stock.

  3. In the popup form that appears, specify:

    1. Which warehouse you wish to assign the item

    2. A custom Picking Location (Warehouse-Based) or Location (Location-Based)

    3. How many items are currently on hand in stock

    4. An Alert value

Tip: For ideas on how to organize your Picking Locations, see our article on how to optimize picking locations.

Editing items locations

You can edit an items existing picking location easily.

  1. Go to your inventory page and open the item

  2. In the stock panel, use the edit icon next to the desired location:

How to assign or edit picking locations in bulk

Using the bulk assign locations action

The advanced inventory list allows you to select items and use the action "Bulk assign locations" to quickly assign items to locations.

Using CSV imports

NOTE: Before importing CSVs, it's always best take a back up of your Item Details & Stock export from the Imports/Exports page (just in case). Once you've got a back up, you can use the steps below:

You can assign or change picking location names on items without updating their on-hand counts or alert levels by using the Item Details CSV import.

  1. Create a new CSV file which contains just the following 3 columns:

    1. SKU - Make sure the SKUs match exactly to the items in SKULabs (including case)

    2. Warehouse - Make sure it matches the warehouse name found in SKULabs exactly

    3. Location - The picking or bin location you want to add to the SKU.

  2. Upload the CSV using the Item details import:

Changing or assigning picking locations while also updating on-hand and/or alert levels for your items can also be done in bulk through an Items Stock CSV import.

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