Nobody has offsite warehouses with the need to transfer large amounts of product?

Are we the only company that needs functionality in Lightspeed for managing inventory between a store front and an offsite warehouse? Or, a non-hair-pulling-out workflow for transferring product to and from a virtual warehouse?

The feature request website only has few votes for this request and has been under review for 5 years, but I wonder how many LS users even know that you can vote for suggested requests, so I don't have much faith in the concept.

So my question is nobody else needs this?


  • keltykelty Member Posts: 1
    Absolutely.  We're running two server installations - receiving everything into our warehouse and transferring to our store location as needed, but it negates the backorder functionality so there's no at-a-glance status.  We have to log out, switch servers, log in again, check the status, look up the PO, check with the vendor, log out, switch back, update notes...  It's tedious and wastes tons of time.

    I've considered entering POs into my store server instance to allow the backorder function to work properly, but the potential of mismanaging inventory between the two locations is a big concern, particularly if the warehouse crew forgets to transfer the items from one location to the other.
  • JPattenJPatten Member Posts: 4

    4years later, still no updates on this. We use storage units for our warehouse inventory. We currently have 10 units and would love to be able to see the inventory in each unit. Very frustrating there is still no warehouse support

  • gregaricangregarican Member Posts: 995 

    Couldn't you just setup each site as its own Retail Shop? Then seeing on-hand availability at each site, transfer between sites, etc.

  • JPattenJPatten Member Posts: 4

    Yes I could but I’d have to pay for 10 extra sites because I store my inventory in my storage unit facility (my inventory is spread out over 10 units)

    Would probably have to pay lightspeed lots of money to have all these sites

  • gregaricangregarican Member Posts: 995 

    True. Hmmmm....maybe you could add a product tag each item to indicate where it currently is located. Figure you can search and report against tags in a few places. Just a thought, but a manual process for sure!

  • JPattenJPatten Member Posts: 4

    Yeah that’s not a bad idea. Better than nothing I think. Thanks!

  • Uncle_MiltonUncle_Milton Member Posts: 120 ✭

    Multiple storage locations PLEASE! most stores have a back room and a retail floor so being able to see if stock is on the retail floor or in the backroom is a minimum requirement!! Being able to restock the retail floor based on a report would be awesome too.... but not holding my breath. Adding another location is an option but its a costly and unnecessary one

  • HemantHemant Member Posts: 5

    I am with you... I'd love to have a warehousing option since I have 140 retail locations and few warehouses

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