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How to set up product shortages
How to set up product shortages

Learn how to never miss a potential rental order again through setting up product shortages in Booqable.

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Written by Jeffrey
Updated over a week ago

While Booqable is designed to help you prevent overbooking, you can allow shortages for specific products, so you can reserve more than you have available.

This setting is useful if you don't want to decline any orders due to not having enough items in your inventory, or because you can easily purchase more stock or sub-rent from another rental company.

How it works

1. Set up shortages

1. Click on a Product and navigate to the Settings tab.

2. Under Settings, select Allow shortage.

3. Enter a shortage limit (the maximum allowed shortage for any date range).

💡Note: If you show product availability in the online store, the shortage limit will be added to the displayed availability. For example: if you have 10 items available and allow a shortage of 2, the online store will show 12 items available.

2. View orders with shortages

1. Head over to Orders from the main navigation.

2. Navigate to the With shortage tab to see a list of orders with shortages.

3. How to solve shortages

You can solve shortages by adding regular, expected, or temporary stock to your inventory. 

1. Click on the product, and click into the Inventory panel. You can add stock from this screen by clicking Add stock.  

2. Use the Available from field to create expected stock - useful if you placed purchased additional stock. Expected stock becomes regular stock after this date has passed.

3. Fill in the Available till field to create temporary stock - useful if you sub-rent items.

4. Leave both fields blank to create regular stock that's available right away and indefinitely. 

You're all set!

You have now successfully learned how to set up product shortages in Booqable.

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