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Navigate to: Stores and Reps > Stores > Manage > Inventory
On the Inventory tab, administrators can associate warehouses with the store for order fulfillment and inventory tracking purposes. It is important to add a default warehouse to the store and optional to add associated warehouses to the store.
When multiple warehouses are associated (with one warehouse as default and other warehouses as associated warehouses) with the store, then:
The quantity of products displayed on the webstore is the sum of the quantities available in the default and associated warehouses.
Say there are 2 warehouses associated with the store. If a default warehouse has 1 quantity of a product and the associated warehouse has 5 quantities of the same product, then the customer is allowed to place an order with 1-6 products. This means that the quantity of products gets deducted first from the default warehouse and then from the associated warehouse for the same order when the ordered quantity is not available in the default warehouse.
When back-ordering is enabled for a particular product and that product is ordered then the quantity will first get deducted from the default warehouse and then from the associated warehouse. Once the quantity in both the warehouses is 0 then the quantity will be reduced from the default warehouse and result in a negative inventory total.
Associating a Warehouse with a Store
Before starting these steps, you will need an unassigned Warehouse with Products associated.
Select an unassigned Warehouse from the "Unassociated Warehouse" table
Use the "Right" arrow button to associate the desired Warehouse with Store
Use the "Save" button to save progress. The page reloads with action confirmation.
The warehouse is now associated with the store.