These options allow you to send up a different inventory value to channel rather than your actual product inventory to allow oversell if you know you can get the stock quickly or to prevent oversells on popular products
Max Inventory: This field allows you to determine the maximum inventory that the listing will show, regardless of what inventory you have for the product in StoreFeeder. For example, if you set the Max Inventory to 5, but have 10 in StoreFeeder, the listing will show 5 up to the point when less than 5 are available. Once your inventory in StoreFeeder goes below the specified Max Inventory, the true inventory will be shown on the listing.
Oversell: Using this feature, you can list more inventory than you have of a product in StoreFeeder. For example, if you have a reliable supplier and know you can get the stock quickly, you can enter a value that will keep the listing live past what inventory you have on the product in StoreFeeder. Additionally, this feature can be used to keep a listing live when you are out of stock on the product without letting the listing appear out of stock on channel.
Out-of-stock threshold: The out-of-stock threshold option allows you to set a figure within the listing that once reached, will mean the product is no longer available for sale on channel. This has the benefit of reducing the risk of product oversells. For example, if the out-of-stock threshold was set to 5 when your inventory level reaches 5, we will mark the listing as having 0 stock.
Inventory Type Settings
You can also set where the inventory for the listing comes from as well as what percentage of your inventory will be applied to the listing. There are three different types of inventory settings:
Inventory + Oversell: This will use the inventory on your product as well as your oversell amount if you have entered one.
Inventory + Oversell + Priority Supplier Inventory: This will use the inventory on your product as well as your oversell amount if you have entered one, plus the inventory of your priority supplier specified on the product.
Inventory + Oversell + Sum Of Suppliers Inventory: This will use the inventory on your product as well as your oversell amount if you have entered one, plus the total inventory of all of your suppliers.
You can then enter what percentage of the selected inventory type is to be used.