Magento 2 Multi Warehouse Inventory – Magento 2 In its core work as a single warehouse system. What does it mean for retailers? I will try to explain more about this part Also will explain more about the multi-warehouse inventory system.
What is Multi Warehouse Inventory?
First of letting me explain the difference between a single warehouse and Multi warehouse inventory.
Single Warehouse Inventory Ecommerce
Most of the popular e-commerce platforms are single warehouse inventory systems. They believe that all the inventory of the products is located in a single warehouse.
These kinds of traditional e-commerce shops are supported by almost most of the platforms including
- Magento / Adobe Commerce
and many others.
There is nothing wrong with these shops. Even they are still a very good choice for retailers having a single source of inventory, not the multi-source inventory.
Multi Warehouse Inventory Ecommerce
The first and most important question is when a shop needs to have a multi-warehouse system? OR Multi warehouse Ecommerce setup.
The common problem is as the business grows. It becomes super expensive to deliver the goods from a single warehouse system.
Also, it becomes expensive as well to manage everything in a single warehouse. Almost every big eCommerce site in the world has a multi-warehouse setup from Amazon to eBay and from Walmart to Alibaba.
What is Multi warehouse inventory?
Having the inventory of the product at multiple warehouses is called multi-warehouse inventory. Well, that looks pretty simple.
Why There is need for Multi warehouse Ecommerce
This is something important. Having a multi-warehouse that means your business is growing because it is an expensive process.
Managing a warehouse is not an easy task. It requires a lot of effort and cash.
But this is also essential for growing online business and marketplace. Also, it is super mandatory to have smooth logistics and quality control system.
Amazon is the biggest example of it. Amazon FBA is an example of a multi-warehouse inventory system.
Magento 2 Multi Warehouse Inventory Extension
Magento 2 in their recent release, has introduced MSI ( Multi-source inventory ) which is an important step for Magento 2 becoming a Multi-warehouse system.
Webkul offer integration of MSI Extension with its dropship module
Multi wirehouse eCommerce is also useful in the case of marketplaces and point of sales solutions.
Magento 2 Multi Warehouse and Point of sale
Point of sale or POS software is an essential tool for offline retail shops. But the main problem comes when you are selling online and offline together.
If you are running an online store and suppose you are also running an offline shop. It becomes really hard to manage the inventory. This is a critical problem.
That’s why in the Magento 2 Point of sales system we have included the multi-warehouse concept from day one. Even long before MSI.
The shop owner can split the inventory between an online shop and pos. Even not single pos, multiple pos with split inventory are also supported.
Magento 2 Multi Warehouse and Marketplaces
The same issues happen here as well. Especially when multiple sellers/vendors are selling the same product.
In this case, it becomes a big mess. Let me explain the case.
As you can see in the above wireframe. Here one product is sold by a single vendor. Imagine a case when one product is sold by multiple vendors?
As per the above screenshot, you can see when the same product is sold by multiple vendors it becomes really hard to manage the inventory of the same product by multiple sellers. This is common in all the marketplaces.
That’s why we have built the extension – Magento 2 Seller price comparison addon
That’s all for Multi warehouse inventory still have any issues feel free to add a ticket and let us know your views to make the module better contact us.