Product Variants and associated quantities for inventory

hnaegele
Excursionist
29 1 3
I'm having trouble reconciling the product variants quantities to actual inventory stock.  So on this product page you'll see I have three variants - Size, Chain, and Chain length - https://29and11.com/products/the-riyan-pendant-1-corinthians-13-4-7?variant=48392566866201
 
Let's say I have 20 small pendants and 20 large pendants in stock.  I have chain that I custom cut at purchase to the desired length which essentially means I have a very large stock of chain which I'm not worried about selling out.  
 
BUT - Shopify requires me to assign a quantity available to each variant.  So, while I might only have 20 large pendants and 20 small pendants, I can't list a quantity of 20 for each style of chain and size of chain because it tells me that there is a total of 240 pendants available (Size large and small with the different variants accounted for) which is a false number.
 
It's like I need to remove the quantity associated with the variants "Chain" and "Chain length".  Can I do this?  Or how do I work around Shopify's requirement to list a quantity for the chain style and length because I know I don't need to worry about the quantity on those?  I just want the quantity of the base pendant to adjust and not have to factor in chain style or length for quantity available. 
 
Can anyone help?  I'm wiped trying to figure this out!!  Picture of the issue attached.21101461-971D-4E89-88C6-ABEF5174E5C1_1_201_a.jpeg
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Blinknbuild
Shopify Partner
11 0 0
Hello @hnaegele 
 
The solution to this I am thinking will be as follow:

It needs to add a custom field for chain size selection on product page.

Eg: "Select chain size" and a dropdown with sizes.

We don't need to add the chain size as a variant option in this case.

I assume there will be some sort of standard chain sizes (16,18,20) that we can add as a select box on product page and other options can be added as variant.

So you can simply add the available quantity to the pendent only chain size will not be attached as variant with product.

to add custom field add this code in your "product template" inside the "product form".

Eg:

 

<select name="chain-size" id="" required>
    <option value="16">16</option>
    <option value="17">17</option>
    <option value="18">18</option>
</select>



 

You can create a new product template for pendants and add this code into it for this product only.



Let me know if you need any other help.



Thank you
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hnaegele
Excursionist
29 1 3

So can you tell me where this would go within the main.product.liquid section?  I’ve been unsuccessful with other discussions on where to find the specific location to place the code.

Blinknbuild
Shopify Partner
11 0 0

It should go in product form.

It can be like this: {% form 'cart', cart %} or <form method="post" action="/cart" >

Depends on the theme.

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hnaegele
Excursionist
29 1 3

I am using the Dawn theme.

FusionInventory
Shopify Partner
17 2 1

Hi @hnaegele ,

 

Our recently released app can help you with this. It’s called Fusion Inventory.

 

You would need to create materials in the app called “Large Pendant” and “Small Pendant”. Then you create a “bill of materials” for each variant. The bill of materials defines which materials and how much of each is required to make the variant. In your case each variant uses either a large pendant or small pendant.

 

After you complete the set up, you just need to enable inventory sync. The app will then take care of keeping the variants in sync with each other and with their underlying materials.

 

Just keep in mind that I’ll soon be lowering the pricing of the app to $14.99 for the lowest tier. You might want to wait until after I’ve done that to activate a subscription. 🙂 Feel free to install it however.

 

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

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

EasifyApps
Shopify Partner
553 17 44

Hi @hnaegele,

To address your issue, here's a simple solution: you'll maintain your current (pendant) Size options for setting exact quantities. However, for Chain type and Chain length - which don't impact your inventory - you can separate them from your current product setup. Instead, you can utilize the Easify Product Options app to allow customers to choose from various chain styles and lengths. This way, your inventory remains unaffected, yet customers still have the freedom to select their preferred options 🤗.

There are several ways to configure chain style and length within the app. If you provide me with your specific requirements, I can tailor the setup accordingly.

Here's an illustrative example:

  • Storefront:

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  • Simple app settings:

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