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The ability to manage inventory and stock is meat and drink for a stable and sustainable business It allows controlling storage and the number of items available for sale.
While Magento 2 does offer advanced stock management opportunities by default (click here for the official documentation), keeping product variants under check can become a challenge, especially without a useful tool at hand.

Advanced Product Options for Magento 3 icon

 

The Advanced Product Options extension can be helpful here as well. The module enables you to:

  • specify the number of items available for sale and display it on the frontend,
  • track custom options inventory, including out-of-stock and low-in-stock products,
  • enable/display stock management.

 

 

Product Options Stock Management

To reach the functionality, go to ProductsCatalog. Then select a product you wish to modify, and jump to the ‘Customizable Options’ tab. Here, use the toggle to enable/disable stock management for a specific option.
Next to the toggle, you’ll see the field with the ‘Quantity’ value. That’s precisely where you can specify how many items are currently in stock.

Follow these brief video guidelines to easily tweak this functionality:

Built-in Stock Reports

Hundreds, literally, there can be hundreds of product variants. To have a fast and easy overview of them, you’ll need to access the Option Inventory Report grid.
To do that, go to Stores Other Settings Option Inventory Report.
Here, you’ll be able to:
• sort the custom options,
• check out-of-stock or low-in-stock items,
• update one, or several options in bulk (default Magento functionality has been included).

Follow these brief video guidelines to easily tweak this functionality:

In fact, after you update specific product variants in the Option Inventory Report grid, the Quantity field and Manage stock toggle get consequently updated:
Quantity field and Manage stock updates - APO

Front-end View

After you enable these configurations, here’s how the number of items available in stock will be seen on the frontend:

Wrap Up

That’s about it! Now you know how to manage and use this simple yet critical for any business functionality!

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