As my business has been growing, it has become increasingly difficult to ensure we always have stock of our packaging stock. Boxes, stickers, shipping satchels, etc.
I have been looking through the Shopify App Store, however, I have not been able to find an app that would be able to track this for us.
Ideally I would like it to automatically deduct this stock for each order along side the number of products being purchased.
If an app does not exist that does this, is there a way to automate a spreadsheet for this?
Or, how do other business' track this?
Hey there, @Harrison998! Thanks for reaching out today. I really appreciate your question today. Admittedly it took quite a bit of digging and research but I think I found a workaround that will essentially make this work for you.
Basically, you would be able to create your packaging materials as "products" in the back end of Shopify and keep them hidden/unpublished from the online store. By having a product in Shopify, you can assign it inventory numbers which our system can help track for you.
From there, you could leverage an inventory app that connects products together. There is a third-party app called connected inventory that allows you to do this. Its main purpose is for when you're selling a product kit (such as a camera kit) that when purchased will reduce the inventory of the individual components of the kit (lens, camera bag, etc.) when it's ordered. You would be able to assign your packing material product to all of your store products so that when one of them is from, the packaging material inventory is reduced as well.
This app offers a 7-day free trial for you to utilize to see if it functions in a way that suits your needs! Let me know if this helps. If there is anything else I can help you with, please let me know.
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Hope it helps!