I am looking for an app that will help manage online inventory.
As soon as stock on a variant is lower than 3, the item needs to show as out of stock or unavailable.
Currently, only when a total across all sizes is lower than a certain amount then it shows out of stock.
Is there an app that can help with this?
I will look forward to your appreciated assistance.
Out of curiosity, why are you wanting to have that buffer of 3 before showing as out of stock? Is it because you're trying to avoid overselling by accident?
Gotcha and how often does the sync happen? Are the in-store purchases through a POS that can tie into Shopify?
Sorry I know I'm not answering your original question. Just trying to think through what the best overall solution is. Obviously you might just want a quicker fix.
You could automatically disable the product pretty easily based on the min inventory level, but you probably want to do it at the variant level. I'm actually thinking maybe the best way to do this is when you set the inventory level in Shopify from your warehouse, just subtract 3 at that point. That way all of the out of stock stuff will just work out of the box.
Gotcha. Yeah I think our app should be able to help to automate the process, depending on what the POS is. I could build out the automation template for you.
Happy to discuss in more detail here or via email/dms.
The best would be to list your stock less.
However if you still looking for fix.
Here is the flow, product variants object contains the inventory value.
We can custom code in theme for your logic and mark the product out of stock.
Hope this will help...
One way to solve your challenge would be to subtract fixed values from your existing stock values. This would work but you would need an SOP for your staff so they know the inventory levels in Shopify do not reflect the actual physical stock.
Another alternative would be to use an affordable inventory management system that has support for buffer stock and can connect to Shopify. We, at Stock&Buy, can help with this - we integrate with Shopify and provide support for buffer stock levels (these can either be changed one product at a time or in bulk). Buffer stock can be defined per location which is quite helpful if you need safety stock per location. Happy to give you a demo to see this in action, just ping me at email@example.com
(Disclosure: I am the CEO and Co-Founder of the company)
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