The Dsco INVENTORY page is a great tool for managing your inventory directly in a web portal. Even if you regularly send EDI or Excel files to Dsco to update your inventory, you can still use the web portal to manually edit a few items as necessary.
Access your Dsco inventory page by clicking on the INVENTORY tab on the top of the page (https://app.dsco.io/inventory). Use this inventory page to create new items, upload or download inventory spreadsheets, and create catalogs of inventory to share with your trading partners.
Make sure you also check out the rest of the documentation on this page for more information on item statuses, searchable fields, and data requirements.
Inventory statuses in Dsco are used to communicate the availability of your items with your trading partner. There are four statuses used in Dsco:
Please note that if inventory statuses in Dsco do not match the quantity listed in Dsco for an item, Dsco will automatically infer the stock status based on the quantity submitted for that item.
Use this status for all items that have a positive quantity, and for which you want Dsco to send positive feeds to your trading partners.If you give a quantity of 0 and a status of in-stock, the quantity will stay at 0 and the status will automatically be changed to out-of-stock.
Use this status for all items that have a 0 quantity, and for which you want Dsco to send 0 feeds to your trading partners. If you give a status of out-of-stock, but your item has positive quantity, the status will be automatically changed to in-stock.
Items with a discontinued status should always have a 0 quantity. If you set a status of discontinued, but the item has positive quantity, the status will automatically be changed back to in-stock.
The difference between out-of-stock and discontinued is:
- A discontinued item is an item you do not anticipate having in stock again this season (or perhaps ever).
- An out-of-stock item is an item you anticipate will be back in stock again soon.
So if an item is simply out of stock and you anticipate that it will be available again soon, do not use the discontinued status.
The following fields are searchable within the Dsco portal. This means that you can search for text contained in any of these fields when searching for inventory on the INVENTORY page (https://app.dsco.io/inventory):
Item Identifiers: item_id, sku, ean, upc, mpn
Product Information: product_id, product_title, product_group, product_description, categories
Dsco enforces the following requirements on certain inventory fields. Go here for more information on these requirements:
UPC: Must be 6 (UPC-E) or 12 (UPC-A) digits
EAN: Must be 8 or 13 digits
GTIN: Must be 8, 12, 13 or 14 digits
ISBN: Must be 10 or 13 digits
SKU: All characters must be one of the following: a-Z 0-9 . , : ; \' ` ~ # & _ ! ( ) - + / \ | ?. The total length must be less than 64 characters.