Inventory Item Families

What is an inventory item family?

Consider a group of similar items like an "I <3 NY" shirt in a variety of sizes and colors. That would be considered an inventory item family or what Shopify calls variants.

Video Guide

Here's a guide for how to construct an inventory item family in SimpleConsign

In order for inventory item families to work there must be a differentiation in at least one of these fields (size, color, new / used) for the system to see each variant as distinct - the name does not matter (without distinction they shadow).

For inventory family only you have to use the action menu (pictured below), you can not send updates individually

  1. Uncheck ecommerce flag on image add (in Settings)

  2. Unmark ecommerce in the family actions menu

  3. Make changes (includes adding a picture)

  4. Mark as ecommerce

  5. Set ecommerce flag on image add back

Key Takeaways

  • If you have items that have sold (you plan on restocking) and want them in an inventory family you need to uncheck ecomm to pull them off Shopify and add the items to an inventory family within SimpleConsign.

  • If you have different variants or SKUs for the same item only load one picture on one item or a group shot.

  • Best practice is to always pull the inventory family off Shopify, make changes to the item(s) in SimpleConsign, then mark as ecomm to send up again.

Last updated