OK, so if your product sell out, I am sure that you jump for joy, but my question is what do you do with that product listing.
Do you delete it from your webiste knowing that it will never be restocked?
Do you put it in its own collection called sold, stolen, or gifted?
Suggestions on how to still keep track of the items that you did sell, stolen or gifted without it being a big mess on your collections/products/inventory?
Do you do an export and then delete the products?
I really appreciate your help on how to store this information
The most common option is to have the product page change when you sell out (your inventory is zero). So what do I mean by change the product page? You could do some of the following:
This assumes that your sold out products will be put back in inventory. Is this the case with your products? If you peminately shed those products I might have some other suggestions for you.
I keep it in the system but remove it from all the channels so it doesn't show on the store etc. That way, as you say, the sales data etc. is still there for reporting purposes. I guess you could also tag them with sold out or similar if you wanted a way of filtering them out in admin but I don't need to do this.
That is what we are doing now. But it seems to still show under all inventory even though it is zeroed out. Does that make sense? I am afraid when running some of our reports the accuracy isn't exact because even though this item is zeroed out it is still showing as inventory even though product is completely sold out.