Item stock alerts inform you when on hand stock levels are below a certain number. Alerts are set per item for each location the item is stocked in.
How does the alert system work?
The dashboard displays a panel for any low stock items below their alert levels:
You can also schedule an automated report provided via email.
When filtering your inventory page, you can choose to filter out products that are "adequately stocked". This means items that have enough inventory above their alert level and enough inventory to fulfill open orders.
How to set alerts
There are a few ways to set alerts:
On the inventory page
1. On the Inventory > Items tab, click the products On Hand count to edit.
Within an item's stock panel
Open an item's details page and edit the alert per location via the Stock panel:
In bulk via CSV upload
An Item Stock import can set alerts in bulk by including the following columns in a CSV upload:
Warehouse - the case-sensitive name of your warehouse in SKULabs
Location - optional
Tip: You can choose to exclude the "On Hand" column as long as you include the "Alert" column (and vice versa). As long as at least one is present, using the other in the same CSV is considered optional. This allows you to set item alert levels in bulk without risking on hand counts changing.
View our article on how to import and update Item stock in bulk for more details.