Vendor login for inventory viewing

Beck_Prior
Tourist
4 0 1

I have multiple vendors in my shop. They would like to see a 'live' inventory of what they have in stock. Ideally an app where they log in and can view the shop's inventory for their products.

I have Puppet Vendors for them to see sales but I would like an app for them to see whats in stock too. 

 

I have searched the apps but can't find what I'm looking for. Can anyone help? Thanks

PaulNewton
Shopify Partner
2576 134 438

Make sure to reach out to your current apps developers to confirm what's possible.

Some multi vendor apps/services should allow this but rather costly for just 1 feature in another app.

 

If the vendors also have customer accounts that are tracked(tagged,metafield,etc) you could modify either the product templates ,collection templates , or vendor pages to show the variant.inventory_quantity (location based quantities n/a in liquid)

 

Find the relevant product variant loops that aren't inside <select> tags

Pseudo code and logi:

{% if customer %}

 {% if customer.tags contains "approved" %}

   {% if customer.tags contains collection.handle %}{% comment %} so vendor only sees quantity in thier collection{%endcomment%}

    {{ variant.inventory_quantity }}

  {% endif %}

 {% endif %}

{% endif %}

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Hi @Beck_Prior,

 

We have a stock alert app, and some users are using our app to share their inventory with vendors. Our app, Merchbees Low Stock Alert, sent an email to you/vendor when your item's stock is below your chosen threshold.

 

You can create one alert or multiple alerts for each vendor. We have two types of alerts. With scheduled alerts, you can choose specific days and time to get the email. The other type is instant alert, and vendors receive an email as soon as when an item's inventory level goes below the stock threshold.


In your case, you can create a daily schedule alert for each vendor with a high stock threshold, and then vendors can see their all items' inventory levels daily. You can also create more than one alert for each vendor, and they can see items' stock at different times in a day. You can create alerts as much as you need. There is no limitation.

 

I know this is not the exact solution you are looking for, but it may be a good alternative.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at support@merchbees.com

Thanks!

 

Co-Founder / Developer at: merchbees
Merchbees Low Stock Alert - Keep track of your low stock items by email and slack
Merchbees Inventory Value - Know your inventory value and quantity in real-time
Push Down & Hide Out of Stock - Move out of stock products to the bottom of the collection to improve SEO & hide/ unhide automatically
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PaulNewton
Shopify Partner
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@Mete is your apps alerts only settable in your app or is a signup/toggle able to be embedded elsewhere either in another dashboard?

Or in a customization like I described?

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@PaulNewton wrote:

@Mete is your apps alerts only settable in your app or is a signup/toggle able to be embedded elsewhere either in another dashboard?

Or in a customization like I described?


Hey @PaulNewton,


Only settable in our app. @Beck_Prior needs to set alerts using "vendor filter" once, then vendors get notified everyday.

Co-Founder / Developer at: merchbees
Merchbees Low Stock Alert - Keep track of your low stock items by email and slack
Merchbees Inventory Value - Know your inventory value and quantity in real-time
Push Down & Hide Out of Stock - Move out of stock products to the bottom of the collection to improve SEO & hide/ unhide automatically
danielpretorius
Shopify Partner
97 0 8

Hi @Beck_Prior ,

 

If you integrate your Shopify store with Airtable you can then create read-only views to share inventory information with your vendors. We have a few clients that are using Airtable for this very purpose. Happy to show you how it works in action. Also, check out our guide on how to manage and track Shopify inventory .

Beck_Prior
Tourist
4 0 1

Thanks for this Paul but I don't understand any of that!

I've reached out to my vendor and it's not something they offer at the moment. I think the link to an app below might do the trick. Thanks for your time

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PaulNewton
Shopify Partner
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Your welcome , be sure to let us know of success or failure for this use case.

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Hey @PaulNewton,

Merchbees works for @Beck_Prior's case!
Actually, he needs to send stock levels to vendors with a monthly schedule, and we added this feature to our app.

Best,
Mete

Co-Founder / Developer at: merchbees
Merchbees Low Stock Alert - Keep track of your low stock items by email and slack
Merchbees Inventory Value - Know your inventory value and quantity in real-time
Push Down & Hide Out of Stock - Move out of stock products to the bottom of the collection to improve SEO & hide/ unhide automatically
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