I have a shop with lots of products. They sync from POSIM, my POS. I also do a lot of special orders, many of them come in quickly, so I'd like to set all my products so they can be sold, even if out of stock. I don't see any way to do this in Shopify. Does anyone know of a solution? I want this to be the default for any new items I add. Thanks so much!
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I'm Miles from the Social Care team at Shopify.
At this stage, there is no option to allow overselling as a default setting, however, you are absolutely able to select this option for new and existing products.
For New Products
When creating your product, under inventory, ensure "Track Inventory" is ticked. This is generally ticked by default. Underneath that checkbox, you'll see another option to "Continue selling when out of stock". Once this is ticked, the product will be available for overselling when out of stock.
Bulk Updates for Existing Products
For existing products, you're able to edit them in bulk, so you can make the change once for all existing products. To allow overselling for these products, follow these steps:
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I can absolutely pass on this feedback to our product team for you. It's a great idea to have this is a default option, or, as you suggested, being able to edit specific collections to oversell.
Thanks again for reaching out!
I hope you can assist me. This solution works temporarily on one of my products (on the rest it works fine). I set the product to continue selling when out of stock, only when I have a look at it after a hour or so the product shows as Out of stock on the site again. I then make the same change, save it again and before you know it the product again shows as out of stock. Can you please advise why this is happening? As mentioned several of my other products are marked the same and they do not default to Sold Out?