Using "Reserve items" to prevent cart stealing

Each draft order created by SoldLive has a "Reserve items" link in Shopify:

What it does: if a new person attempts to purchase it before the reservation has expired, they will see an error at checkout letting them know an issue with the inventory is preventing their purchase from completing.

This decrements the "Available" inventory in your Shopify product listing for the products in that draft order.

When you might want to do this: if shoppers are going outside of your live by buying directly on your website, this will prevent them from doing so. There are other ways to prevent this "cart stealing" as well