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Max Lead Time Explained

Whether you buy from overseas or in your homeland, you’ll have to deal with a lag between placing your order and receiving these to your fulfilment warehouse. Some people prefer to use Average Lead time, but the aim of the game here is to stay in stock. So account for variances and enter your max lead time
You can set this globally, per vendor or even by individual products.

Max lead time is the maximum number of days it would take to restock your inventory – from the day you place the order, to the day they are delivered to your warehouse. Obviously, if you’re restocking from same country as your warehouse, the lead time will lower than if you’re restocking from overseas. The maximum lead time will also vary depending on whether you’re shipping via air, land or sea.

If the max lead time is set to a lower amount, the reorder point will be lower as well – it takes into account the average rate of sales for the particular product, calculated from your sales data.

You can set the lead time for every individual SKU as shown in the video above, or globally through Settings.

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