ShippingEasy makes it easy to set up automatic alerts that let you know when your stock is getting low. This guide shows you how to set the threshold at which ShippingEasy notifies you your stock is getting low.
If you prefer, feel free to watch the short video that covers the information in this section and follow along on your account:
How to Set Up Low Stock Alerts
Step by Step Guide
There are three ways to set the low stock threshold for your products:
- Universal threshold that applies to all products.
- Individually on a product by product basis.
- Via CSV upload
Setting the Universal Low Stock Threshold
Navigate to the “Inventory Settings” section of the settings page:
The top field on this page is the “Low stock threshold” which will apply to every product. This can be overwritten by individual products.
Don’t forget to hit save at the bottom:
Setting Low Stock Threshold on a Product by Product Basis
Navigate to your product catalog by hovering over “Inventory” on the blue bar at the top and selecting “Product Catalog”:
Click on the SKU or name of the product and click the “Edit” button in the top right:
Set a low stock threshold in the top right of the product details:
Then just hit “Save Product” at the bottom, and repeat for as many products as needed.
Setting Low Stock Threshold for Multiple Products Via CSV
If you want to set multiple low stock thresholds at once, you can always upload a CSV of your products and include low stock thresholds within. To do this, all you need is a spreadsheet with minimum of 2 columns, but we recommend 3 for clarity. The three columns are “Product Name”, “SKU”, and “Low Stock Threshold”:
Then simply fill out these three columns for every product you want to update. You can also download your product catalog into a CSV and update that:
If you do that, however, be sure to remove any columns with information you are not updating, as this can make unwanted changes to your product catalog.
Once you have your CSV file, navigate back to the product catalog page and select “Upload from CSV” from the “Add Products” drop-down:
On this page, click “Browse” to navigate to your CSV file, then click the “Upload Products” button.
This takes you to the column mapping step. Just select the column in the drop-down on the left that matches the information on the right:
After you click continue at the bottom, the upload will be processed. Click the green “Ready” button when it appears:
This takes you to the final step where you look over the information before completing the upload and correct any errors. Click the “Complete Upload” button to finalize the upload: