Gain some peace-of-mind as you ship and see your product’s inventory levels in ShipStation as you leverage Finale to manager your inventory.
By selecting Finale Inventory as an Inventory Source, Finale will send ShipStation stock levels for all of your products. That means that when you pull up an order, you’ll be able to see its products’ inventory levels in the sidebar and order detail page. No more jumping from dashboard to dashboard, site to site, to make sure you have enough stock to ship.
This will let you check on your stock counts while you're shipping orders without having to switch between ShipStation and Finale to check availability.
To enable this feature, please follow the two steps:
1) Click on the "Test Connection" button under "Edit Connection: ShipStation."
After clicking on the "Test Connection Screen", you should now see a line called "Provide stock information to ShipStation" from the Main connection screen.
2) Click on the Connections in the top navigation bar to reach the connection screen. Under the ShipStation connection, you'll see a new line "Provide stock information to ShipStation" which is disabled. Click on the "Edit task configuration" link in the action menu for that line.
On this screen, you'll need to select the stock levels to display for each ShipStation warehouse on the edit task configuration screen. For each ShipStation warehouse you can display the total for all locations in Finale or just the quantity for a specific location.
Finale determines whether orders are eligible to be shipped by comparing the total quantity on hand to the total quantity reserved for each product. For these eligible orders, Finale will change the order status of the order from "On Hold" to "Awaiting Shipment."
If there is more product reserved than is on hand, then orders with the earliest order date are considered eligible for shipment.
After you make these changes, in ShipStation when you click on an order you should see the stock levels in Finale.
If you do not see your Finale Inventory stock levels in Shipstation on the order details screen, check the following settings in Shipstation for the Shipping From Location, Inventory Source setting.