Access to Transfers via API

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Are there any plans to make transfers available via the API?

The best way to manage stock for us would be to post in a transfer and have the shop owner accept the stock in line by line or automatically accept the entire transfer.  This would then update the inventory accordingly through a controlled process.  Otherwise it is necessary to update inventory through the variants using inventory_quantity and old_inventory_quantity which is less safe and does not cleave a clear audit trail.

This could be achieved if the Transfer elements were exposed via the API.

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Shopify Expert
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Cool request. I can see a lot of merchants loving that. 

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Tourist
16 0 3

We (like many others...) REALLY need API access to the transfers to get the incoming quantities of each product.
There are may open Forums for years about this issue but no satisfactory replies from Shopify!
Regretfully there are not even apps to work around this matter...
Even worse, the Transfers cannot even be properly printed to be used as Purchase Orders to suppliers.
Any plan to re-open the tranfers API or to implement an export feature within the shopify admin?
That would be optimal and acceptable option for most.
Thank you!

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Shopify Expert
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@MarcoM if you have not been following Shopify closely, there is a whole new inventory management system being introduced. Multi-location inventory. Hence the old Transfers will likely be morphing into something new too. So if you are patient a bit, it may soon be likely you could access inventory in a more meaningful way. 

In other works, this issue is very likely to go away and be replaced with others. So best to gear up for the future and not the past!

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Tourist
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@HunkyBill that is a GREAT news!
I was not aware of the new Shopify inventory managemet. If you could post a link to some article about it I am sure that would be appreciated by the many other users that keep posting in the numerous forums open about this matter.
Thanks.

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Shopify Expert
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As an example: https://help.shopify.com/api/reference/inventorylevel

 

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Tourist
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Thank you, although I do not see any reference to the actual "Transfers" which basically is an inbound Purchase Order from a vendor.
What we are looking for is the API access to the transfers to get the incoming quantities of each product, or get the ability to export all open "Transfers". We hope is going to be part of the new Inventory app as you mentioned.

Patiently waiting... :)

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Shopify Expert
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I was only pointing out that you won't get transfers till all the new inventory API is worked out... makes sense right?

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