How best to identify low stock products & get alerts on your Shopify store
If you’ve been running a Shopify store for some time, you’d know which of your products are best-sellers. Such items must always be in stock since they’re more likely to be purchased.
Is there a Shopify feature that alerts you in case a certain product is running low? Does Shopify let you categorize items according to their variants?
For instance, if you have a clothing store, you might want to know if the stock for the size Medium for a certain shirt is running low. Is it possible to get alerts about certain variants rather than the whole product? Let’s take a look.
How to identify low stock products?
Shopify doesn’t have a built-in alert system to tell you if a product’s stock is running low. Instead, you can use different apps to get alerts.
- Low Stock Alert: The app regularly sends emails to alert you if a certain product is running low in stock. Plus, you can get alerts for different inventory locations.
- Notify Me: The app sends you a web push notification or an email to tell you that a certain product is low in stock. You can also get notifications for specific variants or products only.
- Better Reports: The app tracks your channels, inventory, sales, and affiliates to generate a report. With more than sixty in-built options, you can customize the report using drag and drop functionality. Plus, you can add custom fields and share the report via email, CSV file, or Google Drive.
Benefits of identifying low stock products
The sooner you know about a product going below the optimal quantity, the quicker you can restock it. If it’s a popular product, restocking it will be beneficial in terms of sales and revenue generations.
Plus, it will be easier for you to manage the inventory as you’ll get real-time alerts about the product count in your store.