This FAQ discusses how to prevent oversells by using the Minimum Stock Buffer feature in Trade Runner.

About the setting Minimum Stock Buffer

Trade Runner has a setting called a "Minimum Stock Buffer". This setting allows you to set a minimum level of inventory for all products that you want listed on Trade Me. 

So only products with a quantity greater than the buffer will be listed on Trade Me.

Products with a quantity greater than the minimum stock buffer, will be listed on Trade Me with an available inventory value of (quantity - minimum stock buffer).

How To Set your Minimum Stock Buffer

If you set the minimum stock buffer to 5, all products with inventory in our system of less than or equal to 5, will not be available for sale on Trade Me.

To set your minimum stock buffer: 

  1. Click on "Settings --> Administration" from the left hand navigation. 
  2. Enter your desired buffer in the minimum stock buffer field and click the  "Update’" button.
  3. Go back to the Dashboard and click the "Upload to Trade Me" to send any changes up to Trade Me.

Note: the default value is set to 1 so any products with inventory of 1 will not list on Trade Me. Enter ’0′ if you want all products including those with an inventory of 1 to be listed.