Okay, so we run a retail business and we operate with a third-party seller. We get an order, ship it out, get paid about 2-3 down the line for a bulk of orders in one go.
We are creating draft orders so as we can see how many orders are outstanding to be paid, however, it does not appear to allocate the stock without you processing the transaction. Something we don't want to do until the money is hitting our account.
Any guidance on how to work around this would be superb.
The reserving of stock happens, but dont worry you can edit this per order in the "Reserve Items" menu. This is located near "Add custom item". There is usually a timeslot involved when creating a draft order, you can however just mark it as the previous day and no stock gets reserved.