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We have ways of dealing with 0 or sub zero quantity on items using backorder but it puts our customers off when they see an out of stock label.

I can put the whole catalog back in stock using the admin backend of course but everytime I upload stock levels and prices many items again appear out of stock.

Worse, I do not know if magento has a cron job to put more things out of stock as it finds them with zero levels.

I have tried obvious things like set min quantity for in stock to -100000 but it would not accept.

I could quite easily write a cron job to put everything in stock every 5 mins but that seems wrong. There must be a way to disable this without turning off stock management.

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One solution would be to disable stock management entirely.

To do so, you can go to System > Configuration > Inventory > Product Stock Options section and set Manage Stock to No.

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    Many thanks, and I have considered that but I need to know the quantity of each product so that for zero or low stock items at my supplier, I can advise customers that there would be a lead time for purchase. Would the quantity function still work? (... a little scared to turn it off just like that) – alThePal Jan 12 '17 at 10:21
  • @alThePal no you're right it won't work as you won't be able to fill quantity. In that case what about enabling backorders. In the same section as I mentionned in my answer change Backorder to Allow qty below 0 – Raphael at Digital Pianism Jan 12 '17 at 10:26

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