This feature allows you to set a date in the future which you know you will have inventory for an item.
This feature would allow for things like pre-orders to come in. Since normally, when a listing has 0 QTY, a customer is unable to place an order for it. This allows for customers to place orders for a product in advance of you actually having the inventory on hand.
Select Future Dated Inventory from the Inventory drop-down menu.
Click on Add New Item.
A quick description of this page.
1. Select the SKU of the product you want to add future inventory.
2. Select the source for which the inventory will come from.
3. Enter the amount of product you will be receiving.
4. Select the date that this product will be available.
That's all folks!