How can I automate archiving of sold out products on my platform?

Jewelry22
Tourist
7 0 15

We recently switched to shopify from another platform and am having a hard time figuring out inventory management. We run a one of a kind store with over 250 new pieces (all one of a kind) every month. With that kind of inventory level I need a way to automatically archive products that are sold out. This seems like it should be a very easy thing to do, but I am going crazy trying to figure out how to do this. Should this not be a 1 click fix from shopify? 

 

In addition to that the product filters feature is maddening. I can create a collection with everything that has 0 inventory. I thought to do that and just archive items daily from that collection, but I was unable to apply any filters once I select the collection. I was going to select my archive collection and then filter by status to give me all of the active listings and in a couple of clicks archive them all. 

 

Please any help on this would be greatly appreciated. 

Replies 4 (4)

jessica0318
Pathfinder
95 0 15

Did you solve this problem now?

Jewelry22
Tourist
7 0 15

no, i made a crazy work around where I did an auto collection for 0 quantity, then I go in and tag the whole collection, then I search that tag with the active status and archive all of those. Its a 3 step process for what should be an automated thing. 

reuse
Tourist
3 0 6

Go to products - filter active only - sort by low inventory - select all 0 quantity items - archive. Easier than creating collections. 

We have 600 to 1000 unique items monthly. We need to have an option to auto archive 0 quantity items. Not a big ask at all. Make it happen Shopify. eBay has been doing it for a couple decades.

IgnacioGuerrero
Tourist
4 0 2

This is what I've been doing too.  Any updates on if there's a one click solution yet?