February 07, 2023

Enhanced inventory tracking with On hand and Unavailable quantities

We have added two new states - On hand and Unavailable - to Shopify Admin. On hand represents everything you physically have at a location. Unavailable represents any inventory that is part of a draft order with a reservation and anything that an app has set aside.

These changes help you to maintain a real-time, accurate and more granular view of your inventory across locations. With better inventory management, you'll be able to minimize lost sales, misplaced stock, and reduce excess ordering.

Along with these new ways to manage your inventory in Admin, we launched the Inventory States API. It allows 3rd party apps to modify inventory values at your locations, giving you better visibility into your inventory quantities from Shopify's Admin.

Learn more about enhanced inventory tracking in the Shopify Help Center.