Sitecore XC supports the creation and management of inventory sets. Inventory sets provide separate containers to organize sellable items outside of catalogs or categories, and can be used to control availability for different channels.
With inventory sets, you can do the following:
Allocate sellable items between multiple inventory sets. For example, when a sellable item is associated with two inventory sets, you can allocate 100 of the sellable item to inventory set A, and 40 to inventory set B. This lets you manage stock according to your needs.
Transfer amounts of sellable items between multiple inventory sets. For example, if you allocated 100 of a sellable item to inventory set A and 40 to set B, but set B is running low, you can transfer additional amounts of the sellable item from inventory set A to inventory set B. This lets you respond to the different needs of your stores and distribution centers.
Set the dates that a sellable item is available for preorders or backorders, and the amount a customer can order. For example, if a Blu-Ray release date is six months away, customers can purchase it in advance of the release date to assure that they will receive it as soon as it’s available.Note
Preorder and backorder functionality is not fully implemented in this release.