This article will teach you about managing multiple warehouse locations in Sellbrite.
Sellbrite offers multiple warehouse locations for merchants who store their inventory in different physical locations.
Whether you're a merchant who uses your own warehouse + Fulfillment By Amazon, or multiple warehouses of your own, or multiple 3PL services, Sellbrite can handle your needs.
Adding a Warehouse Location
To add a merchant-fulfilled warehouse location, go to Settings > Warehouse Locations, and click Add Location.
You can edit the name and address of the new location. However, you're not actually receiving inventory quantities to the warehouse yet. We're only creating the location in this step.
It is not possible to manually add an FBA warehouse location. Those can only be added by enabling FBA in your Service Integrations.
Managing Warehouse Locations Per Channel
As soon as you add a new warehouse, that warehouse becomes immediately Active as an inventory and fulfillment location on all sales channels. New orders will be "assigned" to one of the Active warehouses as the Ships From location of the order, and the inventory for the item ordered will be deducted from that warehouse.
To manage which warehouses are Active on each channel, go to the Channel Settings page of any of your Sales Channels. You will see your new warehouse on the bottom of the list.
You can sort the order of your warehouses here by dragging and dropping them into place. The order of the warehouses dictates the priority for fulfillment purposes.
In other words, when a new order is received, Sellbrite will check for available inventory for the item ordered in the first warehouse in the list and will move down the list until it finds a warehouse with enough available inventory to fulfill the order.
That warehouse is then "assigned" to the order as the Ships From location and inventory is adjusted in that warehouse.
To disable a warehouse from being used on a particular channel, simply drag it to the Disabled Warehouses section on the right.
Your inventory rules above will combine the total inventory quantities for ALL of your active warehouses on this sales channel to calculate your Total Available per product. Thus, if each warehouse has 3 units of your product, you would have a Total Available of 12 on this channel. Your inventory rules will then adjust that total.
Receiving New Inventory Quantities
You can edit inventory from the Inventory Manager, if the SKU you're attempting to edit inventory for is located in a single warehouse.
You can also edit inventory in bulk, through the Inventory Manager's Bulk Edit page for all merchant fulfilled warehouse locations.
Inventory can also be imported in bulk, using the Inventory CSV. Before you load the file, you'll need to choose which warehouse the inventory belongs to that is being imported.
Transferring Inventory Quantities Between Warehouses
Transferring warehouse quantities one at a time
Start from the Inventory Manager and select the product you'd like to adjust quantities for. Click on the "Inventory" tab in the product page and manually adjust the on-hand quantity, reducing what you have in one warehouse and adding it another.
Transferring warehouse quantities in bulk
Transferring inventory quantities in bulk requires using our Inventory CSV, but it's still quick and easy. The first thing you'll need to do is export your CSV file by going to Settings > Export Data > Inventory > All Data. Sellbrite will give you the option to choose which warehouse you're exporting from and if you'd like to filter by category (this is optional).
The next step is to simply re-import the same CSV file back into Sellbrite, only now you'll want to select a different warehouse to import to. If you don't plan on transferring the entirety of your inventory and just want to split your quantities across warehouses, you'll need to make the appropriate adjustments in your CSV file before importing.
When you import your CSV, you will also be given the option to import the "actual quantity" or a "quantity adjustment".
- Actual quantity - Select this option if you're importing the actual or "final" quantities for your products.
- Quantity adjustment - Select this option if you're adding additional quantities to what you already have in Sellbrite.
The last step is to reconcile your inventory, which you need to do in order to avoid having duplicate quantities. This process actually doubles your inventory because Sellbrite ingests your CSV as new inventory and will not recognize that you are moving it from one warehouse to another. You can reconcile your inventory in two easy steps:
1. Open the CSV file you just imported and zero out all of the inventory quantities.
2. Re-import the CSV file and the select the original warehouse you exported from.
That's it, you're done!