How to Manage the Inventory of a Product in WooCommerce

Managing inventory for a particular product in your WooCommerce store could seem like a tough thing to do but once you understand how it works, you can easily manage inventory for any products you added to your store.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to manage the inventory of a product in your WooCommerce store.

In order to manage the inventory for a particular product, you will need to click on the Inventory tab under the Product data section. See the screenshot below for your reference:

Once you clicked on it, the following is what you will see:

To begin managing the inventory, you will have to input the SKU. SKU refers to a Stock-keeping unit. It is a unique identifier for each distinct product you sell. It’s sort of like the barcode on an actual product.

You can input any characters in this field. As long as you know that those characters are the unique identifier for the product which you are adding.

After that, you will see something called Manage stock. Enabling this option allows you to manage the stock of the product in an automated way. You get to specify the stock quantity available, you get to enable backorders and you also get to set the low stock threshold – WooCommerce will automatically notify you via email when the product stock reaches the low stock threshold which you have set.

On the other hand, if you don’t wish to manage stock in an automated way, you can do it manually by changing the stock status whenever the product goes out of stock or on backorder.

Finally, you will see the Sold individually option. Selecting this option will put a restriction on the product. The restriction is that only one product can be purchased in a single order.