The release of Magento 2.3 extended the capabilities of ecommerce merchants and brought improvements to online shoppers experience by implementing some vital features. One of the enhancements available with the latest version of the Magento 2 platform is related to inventory management. The new mechanism introduces MSI, or Multi-Source Inventory, that allows ecommerce merchants to manage products inventory within multiple warehouses located in different regions and countries. The MSI feature simplifies the workflow of store owners who have various inventory sources and run a few websites, as well as enhances dropshipping opportunities.
So, what about third-party extensions handling multi-source inventory? Are they still useful for Magento 2 web stores that can leverage the MSI functionality by default? We will try to answer this question in today post by exploring the possibilities of one of such tools – the Amasty Advanced MSI extension for Magento 2.
The Magento 2 multi-source inventory module enhances the default functionality making virtual stocks management more flexible and extending shipment options. Besides improved admin workflow, the Amasty extension provides a smart algorithm for shipping products at a minimal cost. This functionality is limited on the Magento 2 platform out of the box. Below, we describe the main features and usability of the Advanced MSI extension.