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Inventory Articles

An inventory article represents the physical items available to be booked by your customers.

An inventory article holds essential information about the physical items, including their SKU and whether their inventory is tracked.

Creating an article

Required step: Stock Keeping Units (SKUs)

Click the Add Article button which opens up the Add articles page. The first thing to do is to select an SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) to which the articles are connected.

Next, you can create and define article specifications. Depending on your requirements and products, specifications are a flexible way to describe and define details about the articles.

Lastly, you define the article identifiers either by auto-generating them or defining them yourself via custom identifiers. With auto-generated IDs, you define the number of articles you want to create. With the custom identifiers, the quantity is determined from the number of custom ids you add to the input field.

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Specifications

Depending on your requirements and products, specifications are a flexible way to describe and define details about your articles.

You can use specifications to add meta-information about your article. E.g. Make, Model, Color. 

Identifier

Rentle can auto-generate identifiers for your articles, or you can choose to add them manually.

With auto-generated IDs, you define the number of articles you want to create. With custom identifiers, the quantity is determined from the number of custom ids you add to the input field.

Connect products to inventory

After you have created your inventory articles, the next step would be to connect them to products. In practice, that you define which articles you need from your inventory when selling a product.