SKU & Variants to Inventory

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Hi,

 

We've ran into a problem with our 4500 products on our retail store and website that we just switched platform with to Shopify.

 

We're selling furniture and using a third party provider,called Specter as our inventory manager.

 

The problem;
Customer ordering 1 sofa in one of the 3 different color cloths. We can only seem to send a single SKU to our inventory manager. This means that we basicly have to create packages in our inventory manager with unique SKUs for ALL different type of options/colors/variants to include both the sofa and the color. 

 

The SKU for the sofa (main product): SOFA
The SKU for color: COLOR1
The SKU for color: COLOR2

The SKU for color: COLOR3

We'd want the process from Shopify to send two SKUs, one for the main product (the sofa) and one SKU for the chosen color. 

So when a customer orders a sofa in color 2, Shopify will then send two SKUs to our inventory manager.

For example;

(MAIN PRODUCT) SKU: SOFA

(OPTION/VARIANT) SKU: COLOR2


But we cannot seem to find any way to get this to work.. 

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Hey @testbutik 

Create each color as separate sku in hidden product with zero price and unlimited inventory.

Perform following steps

  • When customer choose color, Choose hidden color SKU as well
  • Add sofa and color product to cart with AJAX API

 

AJAX API - https://shopify.dev/tutorials/develop-theme-getting-started-using-ajax-api#change-cart

Shopify Expert - https://experts.shopify.com/lucentinnovation
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Thanks for your reply, but I'm afraid that we're still unsure on how to go about to do this.


We have done step #1 already, with the colors being separate products with their own specific SKUs that are hidden/not available on the website. 

 

How do we perform the action when the customer ads the color X with the sofa, it ads both the color SKU and the sofa SKU to cart?

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Hey @testbutik ,

 

I am not sure whether you are developer or not, but this would need developer help,

You can hire any shopify experts for this advance customization

Shopify Expert - https://experts.shopify.com/lucentinnovation
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