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Can deleting duplicate vendors impact sales and inventory reports?

FOKlinda
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don’t know if we can delete (or combine) the duplicates of the suppliers we have used in the past- and if we can, will it affect past sales reports? 

 

Also, will it affect past inventory reports? 

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mics
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This is an accepted solution.

Deleting or combining duplicate suppliers in your Shopify store can potentially affect your past sales and inventory reports. This is because your reports are based on the data that exists in your store at the time they are generated. If you delete or merge suppliers, the data associated with those suppliers will also be affected, which may in turn affect your reports.

For example, if you delete a supplier that has been used in the past, any products that were associated with that supplier may no longer show the supplier information in your reports. Similarly, if you merge two suppliers into one, any sales or inventory data associated with the original suppliers may be combined in the new supplier's report.

To avoid any potential issues with your reports, it is a good idea to review your data carefully and make sure that you are not inadvertently deleting or merging suppliers that have been associated with important sales or inventory data. Additionally, you may want to consider making a backup of your data before making any changes, so that you can restore your data in the event of any issues.

It's also worth noting that deleting or merging suppliers in Shopify may affect other areas of your store, such as product listings or purchase orders. Before making any changes, it's a good idea to review your store and ensure that you fully understand the impact of any changes that you make.

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Hello @FOKlinda 

 

To provide you with the most precise solution in this case, could you please share your page URL ( with pass if your store password is enabled )?

 

Thank you and hope to hear from you.
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mics
Trailblazer
172 12 32

This is an accepted solution.

Deleting or combining duplicate suppliers in your Shopify store can potentially affect your past sales and inventory reports. This is because your reports are based on the data that exists in your store at the time they are generated. If you delete or merge suppliers, the data associated with those suppliers will also be affected, which may in turn affect your reports.

For example, if you delete a supplier that has been used in the past, any products that were associated with that supplier may no longer show the supplier information in your reports. Similarly, if you merge two suppliers into one, any sales or inventory data associated with the original suppliers may be combined in the new supplier's report.

To avoid any potential issues with your reports, it is a good idea to review your data carefully and make sure that you are not inadvertently deleting or merging suppliers that have been associated with important sales or inventory data. Additionally, you may want to consider making a backup of your data before making any changes, so that you can restore your data in the event of any issues.

It's also worth noting that deleting or merging suppliers in Shopify may affect other areas of your store, such as product listings or purchase orders. Before making any changes, it's a good idea to review your store and ensure that you fully understand the impact of any changes that you make.

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CathyLynne
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This is not a solution, only a caution. I understand the caution and want to proceed with merging a couple of vendor listings with inconsistent names. (Same vendor, but they were entered slightly differently.) Is there a solution for this issue? Doing so would actually make my sales reports more accurate, since this vendor will not be listed in two different places.

CathyLynne
Visitor
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This is not a solution, only a caution. I understand the caution and want to proceed with merging a couple of vendor listings with inconsistent names. (Same vendor, but they were entered slightly differently.) Is there a solution for this issue? Doing so would actually make my sales reports more accurate, since this vendor will not be listed in two different places.