Thanks for the explanation, that already puts a few things straight.
> To sell the inventory to members, one can open a stock order. Then
> instead of indicating articles to order from a supplier, members can
> choose which articles they want from stock (for as long as there is
> stock left).
I see, we never opened a stock order so far, and that's the reason we
couldn't order anything.
I've created a test stock order, ordered 2 of the 3 available test
articles and closed the stock order. If I go to the page
/stock_articles, I can now see a table with my test article, but it says
that there are 3 units of my article in stock, 2 of them ordered and one
available. What I am missing now is a button saying "Yep, those two
ordered articles have now been collected." As I understand it, it should
say afterwards that only 1 unit is in stock at all. Even after I went to
/stock_takings/new, it didn't change.
I can see how this functionality kind of works for coops that order a
lot in advance and then distribute it to their members via this stock
functionality. Our coop orders most things on demand, plus a few
articles extra which go to stock. Members buy stock items spontaneously
when they're there, so they don't really need to order it in advance,
they just need to have a functionality to write down what they took. So
for us, the workflow is a bit cumbersome.