Glossary

Inventory in transit

Written by Matt Rickerby | Jul 19, 2021 5:54:00 PM

What is inventory in transit?

Inventory in transit — also called transit, transportation, or pipeline inventory — is a shipping term that refers to the finished goods that have been shipped by a seller, but have yet to reach the buyer. As the name suggests, inventory items are in ‘transit’ to their destination as well as their respective recipient. Many times, the goods are moving from a wholesaler to an ecommerce retailer (who then becomes a reseller). This phrase is primarily used by the company that’s responsible for selling and shipping the product.