Help! I need a better way to keep track my shirt inventory

Help! I need a better way to keep track my shirt inventory

OuchApparel
Visitor
1 0 0

Hey everyone,

 

I'm trying to find a better way to keep track of my inventory. My situation is that I have T-Shirt blanks and I plan on pressing them on demand. I don't have a set inventory of the actual shirts with the designs on them, but I do have an exact number of each Size and Color of the shirt.

I have three different products on my "products" page and they all have different designs, but I will be using the same blank shirts for them for each variant. I want it so that when somebody orders a "Small-White" shirt of design "A"  then my overall inventory for a "Small-White" shirt goes down for design "B" and "C" as well.

If this is still confusing please let me know, and I will elaborate further.

Thank you all,
OuchApparel LLC

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Sushant
Shopify Partner
68 2 15

Hi @OuchApparel ,

There is already an app for this called Simple Materials.

In your case, the blank tshirs are essentially your raw material and your printed designs are your finished goods.

In case you also sell blank tshirts, you can try another app called Connected Inventory

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ZEN08
Tourist
4 0 1

Hello,  

I also have a dilemma 😞

ok so let’s say I have 8 heat press transfers and 2 different color t shirt I’m goin got offer and each color t shirt I have 10… how can I stop selling at 8? Not overselling what I don’t have 🥺— I hope this makes sense lol some please help!! How would keep track of both heat transfer and t shirt separately? HELP!

NicholeTPG
Visitor
2 0 1

Did you ever get an answer? Having the same problem here and the bundle apps are not what I’m looking for. 

Joe47
Shopify Partner
19 1 8

Hi @NicholeTPG,

 

We have recently launched Material Manager to help manage these inventory issues. It would allow you to enter an inventory of different t-shirts to use as raw materials. Then you would assign each variant that is created from a blank t-shirt to the respective raw material. It will ensure that all your products that use the same raw material keep their inventory levels in sync.

 

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

NicholeTPG
Visitor
2 0 1
Does it allow you to not have the raw materials set to active? I don’t want to sell my blanks and patches separately. I just want to sell it as finished with the set amount of patches I have pulling from the raw material blanks.
Joe47
Shopify Partner
19 1 8

The raw materials are tracked separately from your Shopify products. So they can never be purchased on their own.

 

You decide which product variants are linked to which raw materials. When a variant linked to a raw material is sold it draws down the inventory of the raw material. All other variants that are linked to that raw material also have their inventory levels updated to match.

ChirpChirp
Tourist
5 0 0

I am also having this issue. We have raw materials (blank shirts and DTF transfers) and want to not oversell. Is there a Shopify solution for this? The third party apps cost money and they have horrible reviews.