Store Level Backorder Inventory Setting

Back order inventory is a store wide setting that allows users to decide what strategy is applied to backordered SKUs. When your SKU availability is at 0 and you have an inbound quantity or items in FC transfer your SKU will be considered in “backorder”. Applying a setting to a backordered SKU will give you control over EVA and how she approaches the buy box.

This is useful for sellers that would like to make sure their SKUs are able to be fulfilled while they are arriving in the warehouse. A setting to continue pushing for the buy box win is also available.

To activate this setting you will need to go to the “Pricing management tab” of the platform. See Figure 1.

Figure 1

Then go to the “Manage Settings” button in the automation settings area of the page. See Figure 2.

Figure 2

Once opened you can navigate to the “Other Pricing Settings” and click on the drop down menu to select what strategy you would like to adopt when your SKU is considered backordered. Here you can select to:

  • Set the price to the Average Sales Price, avoiding the fluctuations in pricing entirely.
  • Match the buy box or Share the buy box, making your prices the same as your competitor and slowing down your sales velocity.
  • Chase and own the buy box, disregarding the backorder status and allowing EVA to price as if there was an available inventory.

See Figure 3.

Figure 3

Once finished make sure to click on the “Save” button to apply your settings.

Importantly, settings applied here will override other pricing settings.

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