I am trying to setup a product (ticket for an event), which is available in several different variants (email delivery, postal delivery, reservation-only...). I want to set a total available quantity for the tickets, no matter what variant is chosen, but the system will set specific quantities for each variant
Does anyone know how this can be done?
Thanks for confirming that :)
I had a good dig around, and while you can track your inventory quite easily for each variant, pulling all variants from one stock pool is not a feature, nor a feature of any apps I looked at in app store! It looks like you would need to manually update your inventory amounts to track this. If you decided to go this route, a free app like low stock alert may help you to stay on top of ticket sales https://apps.shopify.com/low-stock-alert
Another alternative would be to set up these options as shipping options. Email delivery and reservation-only would be priced at 0 (which will show up as free at the checkout), and email delivery could have a rate to cover for post if you wanted. Then you wouldn't need to have these as variants, and you can have a single stock pool for each event. You could then use an app like Welcome bar to let your customers know that ticket collection options are available at checkout- https://apps.shopify.com/welcome-bar-by-apptuse
If you wanted to you might like to check out this Event app from Evey, they may be able to provide a solution to help you create events using the Shopify store- https://apps.shopify.com/evey-event-management
I hope this helps!
You can use our Connected Inventory app so that all different types of variants (in your case, event tickets) are pulled from the same stock pool.
The app is frequently used by online stores that sells tickets, class, unisex cloths, and luxury chairs where each variant consumes the same physical quantity. It's also very easy to setup.