Veeqo differentiates between physical stock on hand, stock reserved for pending orders, and stock that is available for sale. This differentiation helps overcommitting inventory and prevents overselling.
How it works:
When an order pulls into Veeqo, Veeqo will try and allocate stock to that order.
Allocation means that a piece of your inventory has been put aside so that no one else can buy it, but the item is physically still in your location.
When the order is shipped, then the allocation is removed and the physical stock is decreased.
In this section:
What do the different stock levels in Veeqo mean?
Physical number of items you have in stock
Allocated (or committed)
Number of units in stock, but which are reserved against sales orders that are pending fulfilment
Number of units that are available for sale. (Stock on hand, less allocated stock).
This is the number Veeqo syncs to your sales channels
Incoming from suppliers
Number of units that you have reordered from suppliers through Veeqo's purchasing function.
This only includes the units that have not been received.
Incoming from transfers
Number of units that are in transit from your other locations or stores.
Total incoming units from your suppliers and stock transfers
Number of units available for sale, after accounting for incoming units.
Available stock + Incoming from suppliers + Incoming from transfers
An allocation example
The following example shows stock levels of an order before it is received, after it is received and after fulfillment.
Before an order
New order for 2 bean bags
Order shipped to customer
How to allocate stock in Veeqo
There are 3 ways to allocate stock:
Allocate a single order
Bulk allocate across multiple orders
Automatically allocate across all orders (beta)
1. Allocate a single order
Add inventory to individual orders by clicking into Order XYZ -> Allocate
2. Bulk allocate across multiple orders
Add inventory to multiple orders by going to Orders Page -> Actions -> Allocate. The oldest orders are allocated before newer ones
3. Automatically allocate across all orders (beta)
Veeqo can automatically allocate available inventory to orders, saving you manual effort and time.
Inventory is automatically allocated to orders by date (oldest orders first) when the following occur:
A purchase order is received
A stock transfer order is received
Increase in available inventory from a stock take
Increase in available inventory from manual stock changes
Correspondingly, inventory is automatically removed from orders (newest orders first) when the following occur:
Decrease in available inventory from a stocktake (e.g. missing items)
Decrease in available inventory from manual stock changes (e.g. damaged items)
To enable Automatic Allocation, click on Settings -> General -> Inventory -> Enable the "Automatically run allocation when available stock is changed" setting.
How does Veeqo decide which location to allocate stock from?
See this guide for more details.
How does allocation affect my shipments?
By default, Veeqo assumes allocations from the same location will be shipped together if stock is available. If you would like to split shipments across multiple locations, see this guide for more details.