Make the transfers API available!!

Shopify Partner
11 0 68

Why is a Transfers API not available - even as read only? I and MANY, MANY  others have asked and received deafening silence. It is maddening. A couple of things I could do with it are:

  • Report on oversold products where there isn't any incoming stock so I know to order it.
  • Export transfer data to attach to a purchase order I raise in my accounting system.

Neither of these require anything more than read only access. There is already an unsupported JSON API at /admin/transfers.json 


This is has been asked for repeatedly and even hinted that it was coming in 2016.  Seriously? Transfers are a great idea but not if you can't access the data! 


Can someone from Shopify please answer this. 

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Shopify Partner
660 0 140

I would like to second this request as well.

We could unlock a lot of new scenarios with this API.

I thought Shopify might be waiting to release multi-location, but that it's been released for several months, what's stopping the release of the transfers APIs?

Shopify Partner
11 0 68

Even an export link on the transfers page in Shopify Admin would be a good short term stopgap.



New Member
1 0 3

This would be very nice... But makes too much sense apparently. 

16 3 21

And here we are the end of 2019 and this simple task is still not done. You can even see it within products now but still can't even access through liquid as well.

All we want guys is `variant.incoming_inventory`... DO IT Screen Shot 2019-12-30 at 1.40.38 PM.png

Shopify Partner
128 2 33

Interestingly there is a transfer endpoint documented here:


Can we make that official?

3 0 5

We need this for a customer, please release it as soon as possible Shopify!


Also related: unlock the ability to add "Admin links" to Transfer pages.

Shopify Partner
57 0 16

I would like to add my voice to those requesting access to this API. I could really use it for my app. I want to integrate tightly with Shopify!

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New Member
2 0 4

Totally agree . This would be incredibly useful. Please make this happen. 

8 0 5

I am so angry with Shopify.  Where is the live chat in support these days?  Gone completely?

I desperately need my developer to run some back order reports showing delivery ETA on incoming orders and we cannot do this without access.

Shopify doesnt even have ANY reports so how the hell are you supposed to use this "transfer" 

I wanted to enter our purchases so we could - at a glance - see all the products we are waiting for from a supplier.  Pretty obvious and basic - and should be a feature within shopify.

So if it isn't - at least allow developers to do your job for you?

So angry - as now I cannot see the point in spending the time entering the products purchased as I am sure it will lead to more confusion when we have to keep clicking into orders finding products etc.

Shopify Partner
5 0 7

When is this coming?? 

Read-only access would be enough. 

We need ONLY the incoming quantity for variant. Nothing else. Nothing. Else. And the transfers would be usable. Without this there's no point. 

New Member
2 0 11

I completely agree! Make this basic function available!!!

New Member
2 0 8

Also agree. Please make an API available.

4 0 3

Any updates on this?
With the roll-out of the Fulfillment Network is very hard to integrate without an inbound transfer.
How could we get this API available?

Shopify Partner
96 1 25

Is this actually 2021?  Fraid so.  I'm yet another voice requesting transfers.  Just quantity and date, right?   What is the problem?  





Shopify Partner
96 1 25

Hi again.

Since I'm new to this issue and just to confirm that I'm not missing something, I reached out to developers of a high-ranking app, Excelify, who have an app that exports and imports "everything" about your shop, orders, inventory, etc., to see if their app was able to access this "transfers" or incoming purchase orders information.   For the record, I received the following reply:

Renars here from Excelify.

At the moment, Shopify API does not allow apps to access and see this data, so we are not able to export it.

I have added your contact details for this feature in our Customer Needs list so that once Shopify allows this and we have it developed, we can let you know.

So, it's "not just me".  Cheers jb

Shopify Partner
96 1 25

Pleeeeeeese? Jb

Shopify Partner
6 0 6

Yes, why isn't this available?  Every other nonsensical thing is out there, yet something that is mission critical is not available.

21 0 9

WE also need this ASAP!

Shopify Partner
124 0 27

We also need this API.

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