Can metafields be used for inventory management in assembly-to-order products?

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Can metafields be used for inventory management in assembly-to-order products?

Olaf2
Excursionist
20 1 0

Hello,

 

Our company is both the manufacturer and distributor of the products in our store. Every product in our store consists of 2 or 3 underlying parts.

 

It seems the standard Shopify inventory feature only recognises the 'top level' product inventory, which does not work for us because our products are 'assembly-to-order'. So we are looking for a way to track the inventory of those underlying parts.

 

An idea that we had was to use the product metafields for this purpose. Every product in the store has been assigned the corresponding underlying parts.

 

Any suggestions about an app that could track inventory levels using metafields? Or any other suggestions?

 

Thank you.

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gr_trading
Shopify Partner
1833 145 191

This is an accepted solution.

Hi @Olaf2 ,

 

Your issue can be resolved in two ways.

 

1. Make your product as bundle product which add your related products when user add your product with no remove option in cart.

 

By this way when user order the product order will be placed for all the product, by doing this inventory will be reduced for all product.

 

2. Custom APP

You can go for custom APP which will give you the option of mapping the other products to your main product.

 

Whenever the order of main product happen, inventory will be deducted for the associated product too.

 

Have more query request you to connect over the Whatsapp, details are in BIO.

For any custom development WhatsApp or connect at Email ID: gr.trading15@gmail.com for quick consultation. | Shopify Free codes
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gr_trading
Shopify Partner
1833 145 191

This is an accepted solution.

Hi @Olaf2 ,

 

Your issue can be resolved in two ways.

 

1. Make your product as bundle product which add your related products when user add your product with no remove option in cart.

 

By this way when user order the product order will be placed for all the product, by doing this inventory will be reduced for all product.

 

2. Custom APP

You can go for custom APP which will give you the option of mapping the other products to your main product.

 

Whenever the order of main product happen, inventory will be deducted for the associated product too.

 

Have more query request you to connect over the Whatsapp, details are in BIO.

For any custom development WhatsApp or connect at Email ID: gr.trading15@gmail.com for quick consultation. | Shopify Free codes
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Olaf2
Excursionist
20 1 0

Thank you for your suggestions.

EasifyApps-Zoe
Shopify Partner
582 14 44

Hi @Olaf2,

I have a solution to suggest that involves using the Easify Product Options app to address your problem effectively. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you set it up 🤗:

  • Begin by creating your "top-level" product.

  • Create individual products for the underlying parts and specify their respective quantities.

  • Install the app and create an option set:

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  • Add an option to represent your 3 parts, using the Buttons option type or another suitable display type. Assign the relevant products to option values (using the Add-on Product feature).

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  • Finally, select the "top-level" product to which you want to add the above options:

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As a result of this setup, when customers add the "top-level" product to their cart, all the underlying parts will also be added automatically, and the inventories of these parts will be adjusted accordingly.

 

If you have any questions or if there's anything that's not clear, just let me know 😊.

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