I am having major issues implementing some kind of click & collect on my site.
I have a warehouse where I dispatch internet orders from which has its own inventory and I have x 10 brick and mortar stores again where each one has its own inventory.
The issue I have is I cannot use the Shopify collect in store as to use this you have to also set the collect in store location to 'sell online'. By doing this if someone orders from my site it may oversell the product as it is also available in one of the b&m stores which is not good. The way we are set up it is not suitable for my stores to ship or part ship orders.
Can anyone suggest a way around this?
Ideally I would like the customer to see the stock levels on the product screen, select where they wish to purchase it on the product page i.e online for shipping or click and collect with a list of b&m locations, and for any location displayed text stating if its in stock or not.
I'm Miles from the Social Care team at Shopify. It's awesome to hear you're wanting to implement click and collect on your website. The great thing about click and collect is that your customers can choose their preference of having an order shipped or pick it up instore. You're able to set individual inventory for each location as well. This means each of your 10 physical locations is able to have its own inventory set. This would not affect your "Warehouse" stock, as that would be counted separately and only show availability if it's available at that location. You're also able to show your customers the level of stock as well.
You need to complete the following before you can offer local pickup:
This also means that non-pickup online orders can take inventory from your pickup or retail locations. Make sure that you review your fulfillment priority and modify it if necessary.
To set up your local pickup, follow these steps:
We have a guide that will walk you through every step, plus more specifics when offering local pickup. You can find the guide here: https://bit.ly/35yDar1. This can be used with our without Shopify POS.
If this leaves you with more questions, please feel free to reply to this thread and I'll be happy to help out with anything else.
Did you ever resolve this issue?
We have the same problem and tried the set up suggested by Shopify but it doesn’t work.
We have a warehouse from where we ship all our online orders.
We have another location from where we want to offer collection only, this location is not set up to despatch orders.
Each location has its own inventory.
When we tried it out we ended up having to despatch orders from our pick up location as it took stock from here not available at our warehouse.
Please let us know how you got on?