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Pseudo Stock, setting Pseudo or artificial stock levels on any channel

Pseudo Stock, setting Pseudo or artificial stock levels on any channel

In this guide we show you how Cloud Commerce Pro can automatically set and maintain an artificial stock level on any channel. We call this Pseudo Stock. Pseudo stock can be used to publish more stock than you have (or stock that you can get in quickly perhaps) or even to show lower levels than you actually carry, perhaps to create urgency on the channels you are selling on.

Pseudo stock is available for all channels including trade channels. With Pseudo stock your inventory remains accurate but your customers are presented with a different availability.

Download and Edit Pseudo Stock File


1. Click the Products Button

1. Click the Products Button

Click the products button to begin the process of downloading the Pseudo stock file.

2. Click Imports

2. Click Imports

Click the export button at the top of the page to load the product export screen.

3. Click the Export Pseudo Stock button

3. Click the Export Pseudo Stock button

Click the Export Pseudo Stock button. Cloud Commerce Pro will create a file with all your products and a list of sale channels so you can set as many channels as you like at the same time.

4. Download the file

4. Download the file

The download is added to a list and when it completes, click the download icon to save the file to your computer.

5. Save to your PC location

5. Save to your PC location

Choose a location to save to your PC. On a Mac or other computer this window may look different.

6. Open the Pseudo stock file

6. Open the Pseudo stock file

Open the Pseudo stock file to edit the values in the file.

7. Edit the file

7. Edit the file

 

Each SKU will have two columns for each sales channel in your system. The first column lets you set the type of Pseudo stock you wish to apply and the second column is the actual value you wish to set the Pseudo Stock to.

To set the type in the spreadsheet simply indicate this with a 1,2 or 3 followed by the value you want to set for the product

Pseudo stock type Explanation:

1) Static

If your real stock =100 and you set your Pseudo Stock = 10

Pseudo Stock will remain at 10 regardless of real stock and sales. Every time a sale is made on any channel the Pseudo stock level will be checked and set back to 10 on the channel or channels that 10 is set for.

2) Decrementing Regardless of real Stock

If your real stock =100 and you set your Pseudo Stock = 10

As you sell items the pseudo stock will count down 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 then 0, and the item will become not available for sale until you update the Pseudo stock figure– regardless of real stock figure

3) Decrementing Maintained by real stock

If your real stock =100 and you set your Pseudo Stock = 10

As you sell these the Pseudo Stock will remain at 10 until the real stock figure reaches10 and then both figures will count down 9 8 7 6 etc until you run out of stock.

 

Upload and Update Pseudo Stock into CCP


11. Click products to begin the upload process

11. Click products to begin the upload process

To get started click the products icon on the main menu.

12. Click imports

12. Click imports

Click the imports button to open the file import menu.

10. Upload the spreadsheet

10. Upload the spreadsheet

Click the Upload spreadsheet button to upload your edited file.

11 Select the file

11 Select the file

Choose the edited file from your location on your PC or other computer.

12. Select your file

12. Select your file

Your uploaded file should appear in the file list in CCP. Choose it from the list.

13. Choose Step 21 Pseudo Stock Import

13. Choose Step 21 Pseudo Stock Import

Scroll down to step 21 Pseudo Stock Import and click the button.Your file import will begin

Updating Pseudo Stock in the CCP Interface on a per product basis


14. Monitor progress and Pause or Cancel

14. Monitor progress and Pause or Cancel

You can monitor the file progress and if required Pause or cancel it using the buttons.

15 Click Selling to edit Pseudo Stock manually

15 Click Selling to edit Pseudo Stock manually

 

If you prefer to edit Pseudo stock manually you can do this by visiting the sales channel section.

Click Selling to commence this process.

 

16. Select the sales channel

16. Select the sales channel

 

Select the sales channel where the product is listed.

In this mode you can only edit one product and one sales channel at a time. For bulk updates use the Pseudo Stock file described earlier.

 

17. Select the product range or category

17. Select the product range or category

Chose the range or category where the product is located.

18. Click the £ Sign

18. Click the £ Sign

Click on the pound sign to enter the Price and Pseudo stock editor.

19 Choose the type of Pseudo stock

19 Choose the type of Pseudo stock

Click on the drop down selector to choose from the three different types of Pseudo stock.

20 Enter a quantity

20 Enter a quantity

Enter the stock quantity you require to start the Pseudo stock level at.

21. Click Save

21. Click Save

Click Save to update the product and exit the screen.

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