INVENTORY MANAGEMENT - USER GUIDE FOR MAGENTO 2


INTRODUCTION

Having a powerful Inventory Management module is a must for retail businesses that want to be more efficient and keep data accurate. If your inventory is not enough to supply, you may lose customers. But if the inventory you keep is more than need, you will waste lots of money to manage. Thus, it is vital to equip your business with an effective inventory system to always keep your warehouses at an ideal stock level. Magestore team has been working hard to offer you a friendly & affordable Inventory management, a module in our Omnichannel Solution, with smart design, clean and simple workflow to handle every activity about stock management, stock transfer, stock taking and low stock notification,etc, in your warehouses in the most efficient way. Moreover, this guide is specially written by business flow which divided into processes so you can quickly access to the part you need.

With the latest upgraded version and its convenience and the amount of time saved, we hope that you would enjoy and feel exhilarated when experience this newest ones.

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Magestore Team


WORKFLOW

Note:

  • White shape: means manual process;
  • Blue shape: means automated proccess and can be done with Magestore's Omnichannel Solution;
  • Blue/ Torquoise shape with gray text: means automated process but not yet been done with Magestore's Omnichannel Solution.

Inventory Adjustment

Inventory Adjustment

Transfer Stock - Send Stock

Transfer Stock - Send Stock

Transfer Stock - Request Stock

Transfer Stock - Request Stock

Good Receipt

Good Receipt

Good Delivery

Good Delivery

Drop Shipping

Drop Shipping


PERMISSION MATRIX

PERMISSION MATRIX


HOW TO USE

Inventory Adjustment

  • Path: Inventory Management > Stock Control > New Stocktaking

There are two stages in an inventory adjustment process: Stocktaking and Stock Adjustment. Stock-taking or "inventory checking" is the physical verification of the quantities and condition of items held in an inventory or warehouse. This may be done to provide an audit of existing stock. It is also the source of stock discrepancy information.

To begin, inventory excutive staff will count every items in the inventory location, then check the physical count against the system records. If there are any discrepancies, inventory excutive staff have to make a note about variances and follow up where necessary. Once the stock take has been finalized, update the inventory records in the module inventory adjustment.

The process is divided into these steps below:

Step 1: Inventory Manager creates Stock Taking then exports list of product

Inventory Adjustment

  1. Select the warehouse to do the stocktaking.
  2. You can customize the stocktaking code (in fact, this data is auto generated by the system).
  3. Enter names of people who participate in this stocktaking process.
  4. Select stocktaking time
  5. Enter the reason why you do this stocktaking.
  6. Click on “Prepare Product List” to select products.

Inventory Adjustment

On the pop-up screen: There are 2 ways to prepare a product list:

  1. Click on “Add Products to stocktake” to select products.

  2. Or Click on “Import Products” to import a products list from your device.

  3. Click on “Start Stocktake” to activate the process.

Step 2: Inventory Staff counts quantity of product in stock -> Update Stock Taking (input data)

Inventory Adjustment

  1. Enter the amount of items physically counted
  2. Click on “Complete Data Entry

Inventory Adjustment

  1. Click on “Re-data Entry” to re-select the product list (if any).
  2. Click on “Complete Stocktake” to fulfil the stocktaking process.
  3. Click on “Export Counted Products” to transfer the data of physical counted products to an excel file (optional).

Step 3: Inventory Manager creates Adjust Stock -> Complete Adjust Stock -> Update the inventory records

Inventory Adjustment

  1. Click on “Adjust Stock” to update the inventory records
  2. Click on “Export Difference List” to transfer the data of discrepancies into an excel file (optional)

Inventory Adjustment

On the pop-up screen:

  1. Enter the adjust quantity

  2. Click on Adjust to update the inventory records

Inventory Adjustment

On the pop-up screen: This final pop-up screen summarises the data of your recently inventory adjustment, including: old quantity, change quantity (discrepancies) and adjust quantity.

  1. Click on Export Products to transfer the data to an excel file on your device.

Transfer Stock - Send Stock

  • Path: Inventory Management > Transfer Stock > Send Stock

When admin wants to send stock from his warehouse to another warehouse, the process to Send stock is included:

  • Step 1: Delivery warehouse Manager creates Send Stock
  • Step 2: Staff at Delivery warehouse picks/packs stock at warehouse -> Send Stock
  • Step 3: Staff at Receipt warehouse checks quality -> confirms quality to Manager
    • Good quality -> Receive Stock -> Save Receive Stock -> Mark as Completed. Now you can download Shortfall list & Summary of the Send Stock.
    • Not meet enough quality -> Return Stock -> Complete Transfer Stock

Step 1 + 2:

Transfer Stock - Send Stock

Fill the Transfer Code, choose Source Warehouse and Destination Warehouse

Fill in the Reason box

Transfer Stock - Send Stock

To prepare product list, click on the Prepare Product List button

Transfer Stock - Send Stock

Add new list (click on Select Products) or import a list of product prepared before (click on Import)

Transfer Stock - Send Stock

To add new list of products
1. Click on the product needed
2. Add Selected Products

Transfer Stock - Send Stock

  1. Choose the quantity to transfer and click on Start Send Stock
  2. Click on Remove to delete product line

Transfer Stock - Send Stock

The send transfer is completed

Step 3:

Transfer Stock - Send Stock

Click on Select Products in receiving history

Transfer Stock - Send Stock

  1. Click on the send created for receiving
  2. Click on Add Selected Products

Transfer Stock - Send Stock

Write the quantity received in receiving history

Transfer Stock - Send Stock

Click on Save Receive

Transfer Stock - Send Stock Transfer Stock - Send Stock

Create receiving successfully

Transfer Stock - Request Stock

  • Path: Inventory Management > Transfer Stock > Request Stock

If a warehouse lacks of stock, admin can create a Stock request to get stock from other warehouse. The process to request stock includes:

  • Step 1: Receipt warehouse Manager creates request
  • Step 2: Delivery warehouse Manager checks, then Staff picks/packs stock at warehouse -> Send Stock
  • Step 3: Staff at Receipt warehouse checks quality
  • Good quality -> Receive Stock ->Save Delivery Stock -> Save Receive Stock -> Mark as Completed. Now you can download Shortfall list & Summary of the Request Stock.
  • Not meet enough quality -> Return Stock -> Complete Transfer Stock

Step 1+2:

Transfer Stock - Request Stock

Fill the Transfer Code, choose Source Warehouse and Destination Warehouse

Fill in the Reason box

Transfer Stock - Request Stock

To prepare product list, click on the Prepare Product List button

Transfer Stock - Request Stock

Add new list (click on Select Products) or import a list of product prepared before ( click on Import)

Transfer Stock - Request Stock

To add new list of products
1. Click on the product needed
2. Add Selected Products

Transfer Stock - Request Stock

  1. Choose the quantity to transfer and click on Start Request Stock
  2. Click on Remove to delete product line

Transfer Stock - Request Stock

The request transfer is completed

Step 3:

  • DELIVERY STOCK

Transfer Stock - Request Stock

Click on Select Products in delivery history

Transfer Stock - Request Stock

  1. Click on the request created for the transfer
  2. Add Selected Products

Transfer Stock - Request Stock

Write the quantity deliveried in delivery history

Transfer Stock - Request Stock

Click on Save Delivery

Transfer Stock - Request Stock

Create delivery sucessfully

  • RECEIVE STOCK

Transfer Stock - Request Stock

Click on Select Products in receiving history

Transfer Stock - Request Stock

  1. Click on the request created for receiving
  2. Click on Add Selected Products

Transfer Stock - Request Stock

Write the quantity received in receiving history

Transfer Stock - Request Stock

Click on Save Receive

Transfer Stock - Request Stock

Transfer Stock - Request Stock

Create receiving successfully.

Goods Receipt from Customer Return

The following goods receipt workflow only applies for refund sales order requested from customers. The return goods will be confirmed by sales staff before getting restored back to any selected warehouse.

  • Path: Sales > Order > Select Refund Order(s) requested > Credit Memos

Now let’s go to the detailed steps:

Check order information

  • First, Go to Sales > Order > Select to the refund order requested from customer.

Check order information

  • If the order was invoiced and shipped to the customers, the refund request will be accepted. Then go to the next step.
    If the order didn’t meet the refund policy (exceed a certain time limit etc), then the staff can end the refund process and complete the order without further adjustment.

Check goods condition/quality

After checking the refund condition regarding the requested refund order, sale staffs also have a duty of checking goods condition/quality before accepting the refund request from customer.

Implement the refund process in the system

When the refund order is accepted, follow this step to complete the refund process:

  • Step 1: Go to Sales > Order > Create Credit Memo

Implement the refund process in the system

  • Step 2:
    • Select Warehouse where refund goods will be restored.
    • Input the quality to refund.

Implement the refund process in the system

  • Step 3: End the refund offline process.

Implement the refund process in the system

Goods Delivery

Create New Order

  • Path: Fulfillment > Order Listing > All orders

  • Or Sales > Orders

 Create New Order

  1. Click on Create New Order

 Create New Order

  1. Double click on a customer line to select a customer

 Create New Order

  1. Click on Add Products

 Create New Order

  1. Click on Search and use filter to search expected products
  2. Mark the checkbox to select products
  3. Enter the quantity to order
  4. Click on Add Selected Products to order

 Create New Order

  1. Mark the checkbox Custom Price to customize a price
  2. Mark the checkbox to Apply discount (if any)
  3. Apply coupon code and Use gift card to checkout

 Create New Order

  1. Select a shipping method

Create New Order

  1. Mark the checkbox to append comments or email order confirmation to the customer
  2. Click on Submit Order.

The order has been created successfully.

Verify Orders

  • Path: Fulfillment > Order Fulfillment > Verify Orders

Verify Orders

  1. Click on Process Verify to verify the order

Verify Orders

  1. Click on Mark as Verified, then the order has been verified successfully

Prepare Fulfil

Prepare Fulfil

  1. Click on tab Prepare Fulfill on the top sidebar
  2. Click on Fulfill

Prepare Fulfil

On the pop-up screen

  1. Select a shipping channel on the dropdown list

  2. Click on Add products to request

Prepare Fulfil

  1. Mark the checkbox to select products
  2. Enter the quantities to pick
  3. Click on Add Selected Products to request

Pick Items

Pick Items

  1. Click on tab Pick Items on the top sidebar
  2. Click on View Details

Pick Items

On the pop-up screen

  1. Use scanning barcode to scan items to pick

  2. Enter the picked quantity

Pick Items

  1. Click on Mark as Picked to finalise
  2. Or click on Mark all items picked to pick all items ordered above

Pick Items

On the pop-up screen, scroll down then 7. Click on Print Picked Items to print a picking slip

Pack Items

Pack Items

  1. Click on Pack Items
  2. Click on View Details

Pack Items

On Pack Request Information tab 3. Use scanning barcode to scan packing items 4. Enter the quantity of products packed

Pack Items

  1. Write a comment about this package
  2. Mark checkboxes to:
  3. Notify customer about Packing Items List
  4. Display your comment on the storefront
  5. Set the carrier
  6. Click on Pack to finalise

Your recently package will be displayed as below

Pack Items

Delivery Packages

Invoices

  • Path: Fulfillment > Orders Lisitng > All Orders

Invoices

  1. Click on View to see detailel information

Invoices

  1. Click on Invoice tabs

Invoices

On the pop-up screen

  1. Enter the quantity to Invoice

  2. Click on Update Qty’s if there is any changes in quantities

Invoices

  1. Mark the checkbox to send a copy of invoice to customer via email
  2. Click on Submit Invoice to finalise

Drop Shipping

Below is a step-by-step guide on how to handle a sales order that will be drop shipped to a customer. If you do not have enough in stock to complete the sales order, then a drop-ship request should be made and sent to the suppliers. The process contains these steps:

  • Step 1: Admin creates and sends Dropship request to the supplier
  • Step 2: The supplier receives Dropship requests
  • Don’t have enough items in stock -> Cancel Dropship
  • If the item is available in stock -> Creates Shipments -> Ships items to customers and confirm the shipped Qty after shipping.

Then move to Step 3: Admin receives Tracking Information from Supplier -> Export Payment Transaction and creates Invoice.

Step 1: Admin creates and sends Dropship request to the supplier

  • Path: Sales > Orders

Drop Shipping

Click on “Create new order” in sales

Drop Shipping

Click on the customers chosen to make new orders

Drop Shipping

Click on Add Products to choose products for the sale order

Drop Shipping

Choose the products to sell and set the quantity in the Select and Quantity column, after that, click on Add Selected Product(S) Order

Drop Shipping

Choose the rate in the shipping method

Drop Shipping

Click on Submit Order to submit order

Drop Shipping

Click on Mark As Verified

Drop Shipping

Click on Fulfill to continue the process

Drop Shipping

  1. Click on Request Dropship
  2. Click on Add Products To Request

Drop Shipping

  1. Click on the product and set the quantity
  2. Click on Add Selected Product(s) To Request
  3. Click on Save

The Dropship request is saved in Dropship Request. The status of this dropshipment in backend is Pending.

Step 2: The supplier receives Dropship requests

Each supplier selected will receive a notification email about the drop-ship request as below:

Drop Shipping

As being instructed in the email, the supplier follows the login link to access the Supplier Manager page and then fills in the Qty. that he can ship.

Note: When adding/ editing a supplier, the Password Management section will be shown. You can set password and email it to the supplier. The email will be shown as below:

Drop Shipping

In case the supplier forget the password, the can request to reset the password. After the request is send, the supplier will receive a notification email as below:

Drop Shipping

The supplier can use his email address and password to log in on the Supplier page and create drop-ship.

  • In case supplier don’t have enough items in stock -> Cancel Dropship

If the supplier can’t meet your demand, they would refuse to create shipment. You will receive a notification email as below:

Drop Shipping

  • If the item is available in stock -> Creates Shipments -> Ships items to customers and confirm the shipped Qty after shipping.

The supplier need to enter the carrier information and shipped Qty to create shipment. After a supplier create shipment, you will receive a notification email as below:

Drop Shipping

When supplier created Shipments and confirmed email to the customer. Then we will move to Step 3.

Step 3: Admin receives Tracking Information from Supplier -> Export Payment Transaction and creates Invoice.

Reports

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