For any inventory feed, we typically recommend using the vendor's policy for inventory tracking purposes. However, you may have a vendor that has a policy to "continue selling when out of stock" for example, and that might not align with your business model.
How to know what is the vendor's policy
Go to the vendor's inventory feed, click on a product title and scroll down until you see "Inventory policy":
You should see one of the following values:
- track: Track and stop selling when out of stock
- continue: Track and continue selling when out of stock
- ignore: Do not track inventory levels
- deny: Track and stop selling when out of stock
❗Deny and track mean the same and have been left in the UI for backward compatibility. This might help you figure out if your vendor's policy is causing any issues for your marketplace such as an item being sold even when it is out of stock, for example.
How to override the vendor's policyYou can go to the inventory feed's settings, on the top right corner, and choose a different option under "Inventory policy for the items":
After this, you can "Save" and fetch the feed.