Shopify Multi-Location Inventory

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. We’re very excited here at Kosmos about this release! See our video demonstration integrating multiple partner point of sale systems for Revel iPad POS and LightSpeed Retail POS. Click Image to Watch Shopify Multi Location Inventory by Kosmos eSync Other systems we integrate with Shopify include, Vend HQ POS, Clover POS, Square POS, Acumatica ERP, and more. 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. Note: Shopify standard users can have up to six locations, where Shopify plus users can have a larger...

Inventory lookup brings customers in-store

Retailers Must Successfully Serve Digitally Savvy Shoppers The internet has changed how consumers now shop and shoppers still rely on brick and mortar location shopping to make the majority of their final purchases. Buying products in real time brings instant gratification to the shopper. In store pickup eliminates the delays in delivery, delivery theft and there’s added comfort knowing you can easily return the item locally and hassle free. Multi location retailers need to understand how buyers are making their online and in-store purchase decisions. A GE Capital Retail Bank study found that 81% of consumers go online before heading out to the store.. All Age Groups still Shop In-Store An A.T. Kearney 2014 study revealed that of out of 2,500 online shoppers polled, from different demographic groups, including Millennials, Generation Xers, Baby Boomers and senior citizens, 90% preferred to shop in brick-and-mortar stores. Shopper’s preferences today are not indicating the downfall of brick-and-mortar shopping, it is actually showing the evolution and changing role of physical locations. The Convenience of Buying Online and Picking Up In-Store In this 2016 study by Field Agent, “88% said they use click-and-collect because there are no shipping costs. Additionally, 77% indicated they feel it’s easier to browse merchandise online, while 51% said they like the instant gratification of BOPUS “Buy online, Pick up in stores” (i.e., there’s no wait). A study in 2015 by eMarketer, more than 78% of KSR (King Retail Solutions) U.S. shoppers search online and find in store pickup more appealing. Online buyers are not just price comparison shopping, they’re also analyzing product features and making final decisions based on...