When to Publish inventory
If you want the inventory to appear in your shop before a Ship Notice is received, you can Publish it—one line at a time, or all at once—by viewing a Ship Notice.
This could be useful if you want to sell inventory before it arrives at the warehouse, and if you're very sure of the count on your incoming merchandise
Ship Notice Details Page
Publish Ship Notice for a Single Item, Publish All Quantities or Un-Publish All Quantities
By default, Whiplash adjusts Available inventory automatically as items are put on the shelf. You don't need to click Publish for this to happen.
If your supplier sends less inventory than you're expecting, or it's damaged in transit, there's a risk of some orders being unable to ship. These will be put in the Insufficient Inventory status. Check Pre-order vs Insufficient Inventory for more details.