How can I sync product quantities in inventory management?

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How can I sync product quantities in inventory management?

ANDev
Tourist
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I am looking to do very basic inventory management.

I have 2 different products for which I want to sync the quantity. Simply, when one is sold, it decreases the quantity of the other.

 

I have seen some apps doing that on the store, but it seems they all use some code running on their servers. I feel it should be possible to have a simple solution.

 

Is it possible to have some code in liquid, or some custom app, without external servers, that does something like this?

 

Any hint in the right direction is much appreciated, thanks!

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productsync
Shopify Partner
740 38 160

This is an accepted solution.

There is no native solution in Shopify and to adjust the quantity of other SKUs the order would have to be created first so you can't do it in the theme during checkout.

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productsync
Shopify Partner
740 38 160

Hi

 

This is a common issue for our users where they have 1 product inventory but it is on multiple variants/products and once sells they want all linked products to have stock adjusted.

 

What you do is use a backend driven app like ours to link all the products that use the same SKU.

 

The app has 2 main features that helps you manage inventory levels. 

 

1. Inventory Management

Lets you connect up your products/variants to components and it then updates the inventory based on the component stock level. So when one component stock goes to zero the other linked products will also update to zero.

 

2. Order Fulfilment

When you sell one of these products the stock level won't reduce automatically. What we do is update the order post purchase by replacing the order line with the component SKUs as order lines which then reduces their stock. This then feeds into point 1 above where it updates all linked products.

 

If you need help in setting up and testing please get in touch. You can also find our guide here:

https://help.channelup.com.au/hc/en-us/articles/900004620086

 

Regards

 

Sam

ANDev
Tourist
9 0 0

Hello,

 

why does it have to be "backend  driven" ? Why can't it run on the shopify store directly?

productsync
Shopify Partner
740 38 160

This is an accepted solution.

There is no native solution in Shopify and to adjust the quantity of other SKUs the order would have to be created first so you can't do it in the theme during checkout.

willlopers421
Visitor
1 0 0

I completely understand where you're coming from, and it's great that you're looking for a simple solution to your inventory management needs. It's definitely possible to achieve what you're looking for without relying on external servers or complicated coding. I would suggest looking into some basic inventory management apps that can sync the quantity of your two products and decrease one when the other is sold. You might also want to consider using a spreadsheet or a Simple database to keep track of your inventory manually. These solutions may not be as automated as using custom code or a more advanced app, but they can definitely get the job done in a simple and straightforward way. Good luck!

saifullah_awan
Shopify Partner
1 0 0

It would be helpful if you could provide a simple and time-saving solution to your query. I have also faced this issue with multiple stores. I recently installed the real-time syncing app Syncerize, which has a wide variety of features for real-time inventory syncing.