I have a retail business which consists of one permanent store (using Shopify POS) and also sell the same inventory via our online shop (again Shopify). When 'Locations' were enable I added two other locations as we have stock for sale in another location and we have a regular 'pop up shop' at a variety of locations.
I've cancelled the second location, as having 3 inventory lists was causing more problems, as we haven't got the time to manually update.
I've still got the third location, for our 'pop up events' but haven't ot the time to manually transfer stock from the first inventory to this third inventory. So stock is shown as -1 if I sell one item, and this isn't reflected in my original inventory.
Is it possible to have one 'master' inventory list for more than one location? The current situation is causing problems when customers order something which is shows as 'in stock' but has actually been sold at a 'pop up event' but the original inventory hasn't been automatically updated, and we haven't got the time to do this manually.
We've now had a few clients that have solved the exact same issue with our app, and by syncing their inventory information to Airtable. If you sync your data you can map the inventory at each location to go into a separate column within your Airtable worksheet, and can then modify the quantities quickly and send them back to Shopify. Another useful tool here is Airtable's phone app that allows you to change pop-up inventory levels on the go. Check out our help article on how to track and update Shopify inventory quantities with Airtable.
Same problem here. I have one (large) inventory I sell from through my online store and at in person events. I take my inventory with me, and sell it through the POS app.
I miss the way it used to be, and I hate that Shopify made the new locations feature mandatory.
I don’t have separate inventories when I’m selling at POS events, so when I sell something, I want it to become immediately unavailable online so it won’t be sold twice. My products are handmade and aren’t quickly reproduced. I want the inventory availability to be accurate at in person events—not only does it help me quickly find the item for sale in the correct size/color, it also means when I’m ringing up the sale, the customer doesn’t see an error that what they’re purchasing is out of stock.
I need the location from which I’m physically selling to be accurate for sales tax reasons, and it’s also just nice to have for analytics and records—being able to break down sales by location is hugely helpful.
So far my only workaround is to manually change my store address each time I sell from a new pop-up location, but that’s not ideal, either. Online sales I have during that time show as being ordered from the new temporary location as well, even though they’ll really ship from my actual shop location, not the op-up location.
Please fix this, Shopify!