Manage Inventory For Size-Based Variants That Are Cut From Eachother

In this example, we had a customer who sells rolls of paper in various sizes – small, medium, large, etc. Because of the nature of the product, the small size is simply cut from the medium size, the large from the extra large, etc.

So this workflow allows you to keep those inventory levels in sync automatically. In this case, each size is 2X the size of the smaller size just below it. So any time a size is ordered that has zero inventory, it simply cuts up the available inventory of the parent into 2.

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Workflow 1: Call inventory adjustment on SKUs when order fulfilled

Normally we would simply use an Inventory Adjusted trigger, but our duplicate detection on that trigger would prevent it from running as expected, so instead we’re just a custom webhook and calling it every time an order is placed.

workflow steps

Workflow 2: Adjust inventory and parent inventory

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What you should do now

Whenever you’re ready…here are 4 ways we can help you grow your business:

  1. Add MESA to your Shopify store. The best way to get started is by adding the MESA app from the Shopify App store. Every plan includes the first 7-days free so you can be assured your workflow is running properly.
  2. Import this workflow. Download this .ZIP file then import it into your MESA workflows.
  3. Questions? Contact Kalen Jordan. MESA Service Partners can help personalize workflows or make any automations your business requires.
  4. If you know another merchant who’d enjoy reading this, share it with them via LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, or Facebook.

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