Flow for inventory location adjustment

Flow for inventory location adjustment

Pair_of_Squares
Excursionist
11 0 2

Is it possible to make a flow that will trigger on product order creation, that will move the inventory location of one specific product in any order, from a warehouse to a fulfilment location?

 

I have two inventory locations in Shopify, one is like a warehouse where I hold stock and the other is where I fulfil orders. Currently, orders are not taking inventory from the warehouse, leaving the inventory quantity unchanged, but taking it from the fulfilment location, putting the quantity there into negative figures.

I know the first simple suggestion would be to change the inventory location to where it’s fulfilled, but I can’t do this as the warehouse is insured for stock and the fulfilment address aligns with my public business details, but can’t hold inventory.

 

Any advice would be much appreciated! Thanks

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Pair_of_Squares
Excursionist
11 0 2

Would this work for my requirement?

 

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Kalen_Jordan
Shopify Partner
521 17 76

That would move the whole order not just the line item(s) specific to a specific product.

paul_n
Shopify Staff
1156 143 275

You could use the new action Send Admin API request to move the single item by calling this API:

https://shopify.dev/docs/api/admin-graphql/2024-07/mutations/fulfillmentOrderMove

 

Paul_N | Flow Product Manager @ Shopify
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Pair_of_Squares
Excursionist
11 0 2

Could you please explain further how to set this up? Is this done within Flow? I've only started using basic workflows so your solution looks great but I've no idea how to implement it. Thank you

paul_n
Shopify Staff
1156 143 275

You are into complicated territory here because fulfillment is complicated. 

 

I'm not sure where you are stuck. The best way to do this is to try it out and report back a problem that you are having. 

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Pair_of_Squares
Excursionist
11 0 2

The API request / GraphQL option is complicated, I won't be able to do this. But my requirement is really quite simple, are there no other ways to manage my inventory as I mentioned above? It seems Shopify wants you to accurately disclose locations and where inventory is, but then isn't flexible enough to move inventory around as its ordered. Very annoying.