Shopfront supports generating orders using predefined levels and amounts known as reorder levels and reorder amounts respectively. It is useful to generate orders using reorder points if you know how much stock you want to order when your inventory reaches a certain level.
We would also suggest looking at generating dynamic orders which use your recent sales to generate an order.
Setting Reorder Points
Before generating an order using reorder points you'll need to setup reorder levels and reorder amounts for products.
- Open the Menu
- Select Stock
- Select Products
- Find the Product you wish to modify and enter the edit screen
- Change to the Inventory tab
- Set the Reorder Level and Reorder Amount to the points you want
- Press Save Product
Note: When a product's inventory is equal to or below the Reorder Level, the Reorder Amount (plus the difference between the current inventory and the Reorder Level) is added to the order.
When all of your reorder points have been set, you'll need to create an order as specified in creating supplier orders, however you'll have to set Generate Stock From to Reorder Points.
Once the order has been created you'll be able to edit and modify the order to your liking before sending it.