A Location is a physical place where your company keeps inventory, like a warehouse or retail store. When you first get started with Cohub, Locations will be one of the first things you create.

A Location can be thought of as the heart of your tangible business operations. The ebb and flow of Inventory is always channeled through a Location, where it's received via a Purchase Order or sent out to your Customers via a Shipment.

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After a Sales Order is placed, Cohub determines an ideal Location to ship the order from and creates a Shipment for that order. What determines an ideal Location? 

  • A Location must be open, meaning it's available and ready to ship out orders.
  • There must be enough inventory available at a Location to fulfill the Sales Order.
  • If multiple locations meet these criteria, the Location closest to the Sales Order's shipping address will be assigned to fulfill that order and a Shipment will be made.

Now that a Shipment exists at the ideal Location, the Shipment is ready to be picked, packed, and shipped out to the Customer.

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When creating a Purchase Order, you must select a Location where the Vendor will deliver the items you've requested. Once that order arrives, you'll go through the receiving process and inventory will be adjusted accordingly for that Location.

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Frequently, you'll want to view something in Cohub within the context of a Location. Say you'd like to know what the past month's sales have been for one of your retail stores. You could open up a Sales Report, select the store's Location, set the date range, and you'll be able to see important information about individual sales as well as aggregated information regarding revenue, tax, shipping, and more.

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