Shopify Adds Support for Multi-Location Inventory
Shopify is about to launch support for multi-location inventory and order fulfillment across multiple stores. This release will allow multi-brick and mortar stores to track & manage their inventory across multiple locations online. If you’re a Shopify developer or beta customer, then you can request access to the new Multi-Location features now.
What does this mean? Now customers can view inventory online and locate the nearest store for in-store pickup. The retailer will also be able to prioritize their orders by the store location in Shopify for order fulfillment. Shopify will also split orders if locations do not have stock.
This initial release will have some limitations though. The front end will have to be customized by a developer to allow customers to shop by a specific location. Buy Online and pickup in-store may also require a 3rd party app, like Zapiet or ShipperHQ.
Note: Shopify standard users can have up to eight locations, where Shopify plus users can have a larger quantity.