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how can i update the quantity of stock available in this website?

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how can i update the quantity of stock available in this website? viva66 5/25/12 10:40 PM

Re: how can i update the quantity of stock available in this website? Britsy - please "rate" replies 5/25/12 11:15 PM
Hi viva66

Do you want this to update automatically ? If so, I believe that you are going to be disappointed. Site Builder does NOT run on a database that holds records of the stock items and the associated quantities. Best you can do is to schedule a manual update where you physically log in and alter the stock quantities.

Is this a bad thing ? No, I do not think so at all !

Remember, that you will get an order via email and you will need to reply to this order to arrange payment etc. This will give you an opportunity to check stock ( you may already have a stock sheet and will know if you can meet the order) --- Lets say that you are out of stock on an item, then you can give feedback as to when it will be available AND... you have an opportunity to suggest an alternative or even to up-sell on the order ! This way you can end up with getting rid of slower stock ( make him a offer he can't refuse !) or even end up with an order for way more than the client would have placed if he had no personal contact with you !
If the system was automatic, it loses the personal touch and when there is no stock indicated on the website, the visitor will just skip that item (even if there is going to be new stock in a few hours !)

So, hang in there and look at this in a positive way...

Best of luck and 
warm regards

Britsy