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Limited run items: allow total number of products regardless of variant

vibrate
Tourist
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Hi

 

I'm selling limited run posters, in three sizes. I need to be able to have a total of 100 of a given poster design available, and this number needs to drop regardless of which variant the customer buys.

 

So if I have 100 of poster A available, and someone orders 1 large, 1 small, then I should have 98 left. 

 

Currently I seem to only be able to have 100 available of each variant, or 33 of each variant. Neither solution works for my purposes.

 

Does anyone know of a workaround or extension/plugin that can solve this issue?

 

Thanks!

Accepted Solution (1)

StephensWorld
Shopify Expert
1374 167 340

This is an accepted solution.

Option A

 

https://apps.shopify.com/mechanic
+
https://tasks.mechanic.dev/sync-inventory-across-product-variants 

Option B

 

https://apps.shopify.com/stocklink 

 

Option C

 

https://apps.shopify.com/bundleup

 

Option D

 

https://community.shopify.com/c/shopify-apps/having-multiple-products-draw-from-same-inventory/m-p/1...

 

(wait for @aosoble to finish his new app)

 

TLDR: These are all hacky ways to accomplish this, and there really isn't a great way to handle having multiple variants sharing the same inventory count. What I would recommend is either: only offer one size/variant for the product, or else turn off inventory tracking entirely and then manually track how many you've sold ... then turn the inventory back on and set it to 0, once you don't want to sell anymore. 

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https://stephens.world
support@stephensworld.ca

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StephensWorld
Shopify Expert
1374 167 340

This is an accepted solution.

Option A

 

https://apps.shopify.com/mechanic
+
https://tasks.mechanic.dev/sync-inventory-across-product-variants 

Option B

 

https://apps.shopify.com/stocklink 

 

Option C

 

https://apps.shopify.com/bundleup

 

Option D

 

https://community.shopify.com/c/shopify-apps/having-multiple-products-draw-from-same-inventory/m-p/1...

 

(wait for @aosoble to finish his new app)

 

TLDR: These are all hacky ways to accomplish this, and there really isn't a great way to handle having multiple variants sharing the same inventory count. What I would recommend is either: only offer one size/variant for the product, or else turn off inventory tracking entirely and then manually track how many you've sold ... then turn the inventory back on and set it to 0, once you don't want to sell anymore. 

★ Did my post help? If yes, then please like and accept solution. ★

https://stephens.world
support@stephensworld.ca

vibrate
Tourist
3 0 2

Thanks a lot for your detailed reply, very appreciated! I'll have a proper look when I get home, and I'll report back with my findings. Cheers 🙂

Kalen_Jordan
Shopify Partner
452 16 66

I built a workflow similar to this here:

https://www.getmesa.com/blog/manage-inventory-for-size-based-variants-that-are-cut-from-eachother-de...

 

Actually that one is quite a bit more complicated - should be able to build what you're looking for pretty easily if you're open to a 3d party app.