Bin Locations

hp2020
Excursionist
15 0 13

Bin Locations -- is this really not something that Shopify supports? 

We need a bin location field on each product that integrates with ShipStation, where we print our packing slips and ship from. 

It isn't optional, it is a requirement. I am struggling to understand how on a platform as large as Shopify that this isn't a standard feature to have a bin location field (it's just as important as a SKU).  

 

Any assistance here? 

Replies 25 (25)
AbitGear
Tourist
9 0 5

Same question. I do my own fulfillment (for now), and need to assign bin numbers. Seems like this is something everyone needs. 

 

The answer is probably spend $30/month on some apps to do this very, very simple thing.

Kayleigh
New Member
3 0 0

We also need this and i've been searching and searching for answers and all i can find is 'find someone to build it for you'

TracyLynn
New Member
1 0 0

We've been here since 2016 and have been using SKUs to include a BIN number. If anyone has an app recommendation or workaround it would be appreciated. We thought about using a third option field in addition to Size and Color and hiding it on the product page. Ultimately we need a dedicated BIN field at the variant level. This should be a part of Shopify without needing a third party app and it's insane that it's still not available.

Kayleigh
New Member
3 0 0

The problem with that is moving stock, we are very trend driven and some items go out of fashion so we move them to a lower area or a smaller section so we'd be changing skus all the time. I moved from bigcommerce last year and its the only thing i can't solve.

achieveapplabs
Shopify Partner
512 39 85

Hello Merchants,

The only real solution is the one you build for yourself.

Our team here at Achieve Applabs can help you build a custom app to coordinate and manage inventory with bin locations.

Please express your interest by emailing us at hello@achieveapplabs.com. Once we determine your true requirements we'll send you a quote and start the process. 

Best Regards,

Achieve Team

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Cross-Apps
Shopify Partner
22 0 0

Our app Power Tools (works on iOS and Android) helps merchants to assign bin locations to variants and to update inventory on mobile. 

To find a product we offer full text search, including SKU, Options fields, Product Title, Barcode and more. 

You can try it out for 14 days.

https://apps.shopify.com/inventory-app-4?surface_detail=bin+locations&surface_inter_position=1&surfa...

If you have any question please dm.

Brodydezember
Tourist
7 0 2

If you are using ShipStation, you can setup bin location in that which is what I do. I would rather just ship out of Shopify and have to pay more money to use shipstation since we only sell on Shopify site.

hsmits
New Member
1 0 0

Can somebody from the shopify team confirm if they will add the function for Bin locations?

Brodydezember
Tourist
7 0 2

Its not going to happen. I was able to figure it out though. I used the barcode section of the product to place a bin location. Then installed Printer Pro and updated the code to show the barcode text below the product which shows the bin location of the item.

To be 100% honest though, I used it for about 2 days and was completely frustrated by how difficult/cumbersome shopify's shipping is and went back to shipstation. The 5 clicks to get a shipping label to print is just dumb and the cost saving is not worth the time. Shipstation has bin locations and for $29 a month it is worth it.

Brodydezember
Tourist
7 0 2

I totally agree. Using the barcode area of a product will do the same thing for you though. Then adjusting the packing slip code to show the barcode of a product will work. How many orders per day are you getting? The problem with Shopify is their shipping setup. It is not made for anyone that is shipping more than a few packages a day. If you have under 50 orders per month, Shipstation is only $10 a month and has all of the functionality that you would want and shipping is 10x faster to process.

Brodydezember
Tourist
7 0 2

Thank you for copying and pasting exactly what you said before. I explained how you can do it in Shopify above. If you would like more help let me know.

crowshead
Tourist
13 0 1

using the barcode will mess up your google smart shopping connection, unless you turn that part off....just check on that and you should be fine

mollywilson
Tourist
3 0 3

Do you auto print from Ship station instead of Shopify?  I use a horrendous app now called Print Out designer.  I’d be curious how you auto print from ShipStation.  (We manually enter emailed orders into the back end of Shopify and sometimes fulfill in our curbside pick up and do t want those orders printing out)

achieveapplabs
Shopify Partner
512 39 85

Our Bin Locations app can be tuned to add an order metafield so you can later use it in your default packing slip template:

 

{% assign bins = order.metafields.bins %}
{{bins[line_item.sku]}}

 

 

You can also bulk print pick-sheets and the PDF can be customized however you like. 

 

Best,

Sam - Owner @Achieve Applabs 

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achieveapplabs
Shopify Partner
512 39 85

Update here. We have a custom Bin Location app that has the following features:

> Bulk import bin locations

> Order metafields to integrate with other packing slips 

> Print bulk custom packing slips 

> Empty a bin location

> Add product into bin location

Contact me if interested.

 

Screenshots and example packing slip here

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Devon8899
Tourist
11 0 1

So there is an app which is called "Stocky" created by Shopify.

You can use .csv file and there is the bin location filed.

 

achieveapplabs
Shopify Partner
512 39 85

Nice that Shopify rolled out an app to expand on inventory management. From reading what merchants write to me a “bin location” app it’s really for the folks on the warehouse floor, when picking orders and possibly when receiving new inventory.

Our bin location app works like this:

1) setup your bin location names one by one or by bulk import using .csv file

2) Download your custom packing slips right from an order details screen

Note: Our app will work with Shopify default packing slips. You’ll just need to connect our Orders webhook and add a code snippet into the default template.

I’m more than happy to answer questions or even customize the app to suite your needs.

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Jennifer_Farnel
Tourist
9 0 11

Where did you find the bin location field? I installed Stocky, and there doesn't seem to be any additional fields other than what Shopify gives you - it's more of a reporting tool. I downloaded the csv and couldn't find it there - I also searched their help documentation and couldn't find any reference to locations other than the shopify locations, which are more physical store location names, not warehouse/bin locations.

Anto_S
Shopify Partner
114 4 16

We have a solution for bin locations on Sheet Master https://apps.shopify.com/sheet-master (currently free). One can set up custom bin locations, and generate pick lists in custom formats - happy to help with a free custom setup in case anyone needs it.  Video demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O12azLZcmjo

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