Solved

Can I assign multiple SKUs to a single product variation?

LWFP
Visitor
1 0 0

Hi all,

 

As you can with Amazon, I want to have multiple SKUs for each variation as we have two pools of stock, one in the UK and one in the USA.  For some reason, this isn't possible within Shopify itself.  Is anyone aware of an app I can use for this?

 

For context, I'm a UK based Shopify seller that wishes to use Amazon's multi channel fulfilment service to use my Amazon USA stock to fulfil orders from my USA Shopify customers.  Obviously I don't wish to use my USA Amazon stock to fulfil my UK Shopify orders which is why I need two SKUs for each variant.

 

Thanks,

Marc

Accepted Solution (1)

JoesIdeas
Shopify Expert
2266 207 600

This is an accepted solution.

@LWFP another idea, what if you set up 2 Locations for each products, then when the order comes in set the location based on the shipping location.

 

Then you don't have to have multiple products or multiple skus, just routing to the correct inventory location based on shipping address.

 

If that doesn't solve it, in addition to searching bar code apps, you can try a metafields app, which allows you to add extra fields to products. Something like Metafields Custom Field Master.

• Creator of Order Automator (automate tagging, fulfillment, Amazon, notifications + more)
• Shopify developer for 10+ years, store owner for 7 years
• I also make guides like Shopify Automation Tips and How to Deal with Fraud / Chargebacks

View solution in original post

Replies 2 (2)

Victor
Shopify Staff
2511 229 532

Hi @LWFP,

 

You're correct in saying that you can't add multiple SKUs for a single variant on Shopify. The workaround would be adding two different products or variants—one for US and one for the UK—although I recognize this may not be ideal from an inventory management perspective, or because you'd then have two versions of the same product/ variant on the storefront.

 

I'd recommend checking out the SKU and barcode apps section on the Shopify App Store and seeing if any of these apps would allow you to add multiple SKUs to a single variant.

Victor | Social Care @ Shopify 
 - Was my reply helpful? Click Like to let me know! 
 - Was your question answered? Mark it as an Accepted Solution
 - To learn more visit the Shopify Help Center or the Shopify Blog

JoesIdeas
Shopify Expert
2266 207 600

This is an accepted solution.

@LWFP another idea, what if you set up 2 Locations for each products, then when the order comes in set the location based on the shipping location.

 

Then you don't have to have multiple products or multiple skus, just routing to the correct inventory location based on shipping address.

 

If that doesn't solve it, in addition to searching bar code apps, you can try a metafields app, which allows you to add extra fields to products. Something like Metafields Custom Field Master.

• Creator of Order Automator (automate tagging, fulfillment, Amazon, notifications + more)
• Shopify developer for 10+ years, store owner for 7 years
• I also make guides like Shopify Automation Tips and How to Deal with Fraud / Chargebacks