Receiving Inventory

Five options to receive product shipments into Thrive.

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Written by Joe Barlow
Updated over a week ago

Thrive offers 5 different ways to receive incoming inventory:

Option 1: Receive a purchase order.

First, please make sure your products are assigned to vendors in Thrive. Once that's complete, you can create purchase orders to send to those vendors. Thrive gives you the option to export purchase orders as a PDF, CSV, or just email them directly to your vendor.

Once the delivery arrives, you can then receive your purchase orders to update the incoming quantities.

Option 2: Bulk 'Add' option on the Inventory page

This option will open up the Quantity, Cost, and Price fields in Thrive. 

Here I can say I’m adding new units to the quantities that are already there. So if I had 10 before and I added 5, I would have a total of 15. 

The 'add function' can also be used to subtract a number of units. Simply add a minus symbol before the number you want to subtract (e.g. "-5" will deduct 5 units from the shelf).

Once you enter the quantity, you can add the unit cost for this incoming lot. In other words, you are setting how much was paid for this particular shipment of inventory.

If I leave the cost field blank, then Thrive will assume the cost that is entered into the Default cost field in the Edit Product Panel when I click on the product name.

Option 3: “Receive Inventory” Bulk Upload spreadsheet

This will let you generate a bulk spreadsheet where you can put in the incoming Quantity along with the lot cost, just like in option 1. You can leave any products blank if they’re not being received. 

Once you’re done, you can submit the spreadsheet to Thrive from the top of Column D. Don’t forget that second click!

Option 4: Use our Barcode Scanner Mobile App

If your inventory has barcodes or SKU numbers assigned and entered into Thrive, then you can search for those items from the app using your phone’s camera. 

The Barcode Scan App allows you to receive inventory or edit existing quantities. 

Option 5: The Product Detail page

From the Products Details page, click on the "Locations" tab.

Then, click "Edit" for the location you want to adjust, and select the proper "Adjustment Reason" as shown below. Choose between "Receive Inventory" which will add units to the current quantity, or "Manual Adjustment" which will override the current quantity.

When you're done, click "Update."

Most importantly, however you choose to receive inventory, just make sure all your inventory management gets done in Thrive only. Changes made in Thrive will automatically be sent out to your merchant account integrations.

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