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How to manually assign items to locations
How to manually 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. This is typically handled automatically by your store's initial stock import settings, but can also be done manually as outlined below.

How to assign items to new 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:

  • Which warehouse you wish to assign the item

  • A custom Picking Location (Warehouse-Based) or Location (Location-Based)

  • How many items are currently on hand in stock

  • 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

Edit an items picking location by using 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

To assign or change picking location names on items without updating their inventory levels (without changing on-hand counts or alert levels), use the Item Details CSV import.

The CSV should only contain 3 columns:

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

  2. Warehouse - Make sure it matches the warehouses name exactly

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

After that, it's always best take a back up of your Item Details & Stock export from the Imports/Exports page (just in case).

Finally, 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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