I really appreciate your response! I understand adding more columns is not ideal and not a great long term solution as new channels are regularily added. I would suggest not defining the POS as a sales channel to avoid this problem. In that case it would be one extra column to determine POS visibility and the other channels could stay grouped together in the "Published" field.
Renars app does not seem to provide a solution, my goal is to have my products availble on the POS during import but not available online. His solution is to automate the imports and only update certain fields at a time but as there is no field specifically for the POS so this will not help me.
The bulk editor is a great option but as you mentioned it is very similar to my current workflow so both seem to be the best options right now.
I will give you long story in the hopes the dev team can find a solution :)
We sell unique products, so every single product has a unique SKU and no variants. We are currently adding and selling around 100 products per week but this number continues to rise. All new items are added to a spreadsheet and then imported to Shopify when they reach the store. Once they reach the store they need to be available for sale on the POS. After a week or two if the product is still in stock we will add in a description and photos and publish the piece on our online store.
This is why I need products to immediately be available on the POS and not necssarily online :)
One last issue that I can see coming is the product limits on the POS. with my current workflow I lose control and by default have to have all products available on the POS. At some point I will reach the product limit on the POS and will not be able to hide products to accomodate the limit on the Ipad as my workaround involves selecting all products not available on the POS to make them available.
Please let me know if that is not clear!
Thanks again for your time,
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I would like to be able to control which sales channels my products are available on while importing. My products need to be available on the POS as soon as they are created but should not available online immediately. With the current "Published" field I can only have available everywhere or nowhere (True or False).
I contacted shopify support and was told that this change was made to allow for better improvements in the future, that was over three months ago and the issue still haunts me as I import products a few times per week.
Would it be possible to add the sales channels fields to the product import file so that we can control the availability per channel?
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