Linking a shirt thats made to order with a set amount of pints

SSS31
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I am not sure if this will make sense, but I use your connected inventory app, as I have a base of shirts that are organized by sku, and I make to order, but I also order prints and have no idea how to add a count to those
 
For example I have 
 
Shirt A both have 6 colours and 7 sizes whose skus match shirt B so they pull from both inventory when someone orders
 
Shirt B
 
But then I have the shirt A prints and the shirt B prints that have their own separate inventory, is there an easy way to link these so that if I am out of prints someone cannot order the shirt even if they size/colour they want is in stock? I want to be more organized so that a shirt doesnt sell and I suddenly realise I dont have enough prints. I do have the connected inventory app if there is a way to do it with that one it’d be great but I have no issue switching or adding 
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EasifyApps
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Hi @SSS31,

Do you mean that Shirt A and Shirt B have different prints but actually come from the same source?

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SSS31
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yes, and I need someone to be unable to order if the prints is out of stock but the t-shirt is in stock

EasifyApps
Shopify Partner
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So, here is a solution for you to consider:

  1. Remove the current size and color options from Shirt A and B.

  2. Set the quantity of Shirt A equal to Shirt B, matching the number of your prints.

  3. Use the Easify Product Options app (free plan available) to create size and color options (using Buttons and Color/Image swatches option types) and add them to Shirt A & B products.

  4. Use an inventory sync app to synchronize the inventory of Shirt A and B.

Regarding managing the inventory of the blank shirt, if necessary, there's one more step to take.

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SSS31
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This may work, would it still pull the blank shirt from both, and if sold out not allow the sale?

FusionInventory
Shopify Partner
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Hi @SSS31 ,

Below is my understanding of your situation:

  • You sell many different types of shirts.
  • Each type of shirt is a product variant in Shopify.
  • In order for a particular type to be available for order, it requires a certain base shirt and a certain Print to be in stock.
  • The connected inventory app doesn't work for your use case because you need more complex 'inventory linking' where the end product requires 2 underlying 'materials'.

If the above is correct then I think the Fusion Inventory app that we recently released will work for your use case. Our app will allow you to configure materials and a bill of materials for each product variant that the app needs to track. Here's an example of how it would work:

 

1. Create Materials in the app:

NameQuantity AvailableUnit of Measure
Cotton O-Neck T-Shirt - Black10Pieces
Cotton O-Neck T-Shirt - White12Pieces
Cotton V-Neck T-Shirt - Black11Pieces
Ocean Print5Pieces
Aurora Print8Pieces

 

2. Create Bill of Materials for each product variants (after doing a 1-time sync of product variants from Shopify to app)

Example Bill of Materials for Cotton Product Variant O-Neck T-Shirt - White - Aurora:

MaterialQuantity
Cotton O-Neck T-Shirt - White1x
Aurora Print1x

 

3. Enable Inventory Sync (After configuring the bill of materials for all relevant products)

 

After taking those steps the app would take care of syncing the inventory of your shirts back to Shopify after an order is placed/cancelled or you as the store owner manually update the materials' inventory in the app.

 

Let me know if you think the app will work for your use case or if you I misunderstood your situation with your shop. Feel free to reach out to me over email if you want also.

 

 

I can be reached at aosoble[AT]fusioninventory.app
SSS31
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I tried to email but was unable to, it said the email was not found, can you please provide me the link to check out your app for my shopify store 

FusionInventory
Shopify Partner
16 2 1

Hi @SSS31 ,

 

You can find the app here: Fusion Inventory

I unfortunately had an issue with my email provider over the last 3 days and that caused emails to not reach me during that time. It is fixed and you can email me now.

 

Happy to hop on a call if needed.

I can be reached at aosoble[AT]fusioninventory.app