Stock Numbers are an efficient method of tracking, organizing, and easily identifying specific units in your inventory. When you add a vehicle to your inventory, DeskManager Online automatically assigns a stock number.
By default, DeskManager Online begins a stock number sequence at #10000. But the stock number sequencing is completely up to you.
For information on changing a vehicle’s stock number, read our article here:
Please note that if vehicles are imported from DeskManager 11 or WebManager, the stock numbers they were assigned originally will carry over to DeskManager Online.
Creating a Stock Number Sequence
First, click the Settings cogwheel located at the bottom of the leftmost sidebar. From the Settings pop-up menu, click Inventory and select Stock Number.
On the Stock Number Setup page, click the name of your lot. If you have multiple lots, you can assign each lot a unique stock number sequence.
If you want to derive a stock number from the vehicle’s VIN, you may choose to have the number match the last 6, 8, or 10 characters of the VIN.
You can instead create a custom sequence by selecting Don’t Use VIN. If this option is selected, you can specify a Prefix, Next Number, and Suffix to create custom stock numbers for inventory and trade-ins.
The Prefix and Suffix are optional and will always remain the same. The Next Number increases by one each time a vehicle is added to the inventory.
Standard inventory follows the sequencing in the Stock Number box. Trade-ins follow the sequencing in the Trade-In box.
If you want Trade-Ins to have the same base number sequence as your standard stock numbers, check Same Sequence as Purchase. You can instead set a Trade-in to be equal to the sold stock number but attach a custom suffix.
If you want to be able to change a vehicle’s stock number manually, be sure to check the Manual Edit box.
Once you are finished, click Save & Close. New vehicles added to this lot will now use the selected stock number sequence.
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