What is "consolidation"?
This is the process of taking products with the same name that exist at multiple locations as different products, then combining them into one product at multiple locations.
When should I consolidate?
Generally, when you are using multiple integrations in Shopventory, you may have created your item catalog separately on each merchant account (Clover, Square, etc.).
It is often easier to manage products with the same name together. Consolidation may also be necessary to avoid "duplicate SKU" errors.
This is usually when it is advisable to consolidate your items. It will make your life a lot easier!
How are products matched across locations?
When you have products with the same name and categories, they will be matched by our consolidation system.
NOTE: Products with variants are not eligible for consolidation. Only "Simple Products" without a variant can be consolidated. Bundles are also NOT eligible for consolidation.
How can I consolidate products with variants across locations?
This will have to be a manual process, done product-by-product.
- Delete one of the matching Products
- Enable the remaining version at the location(s)
We are working on automated solutions for this. Sorry for any trouble in the meantime!
What happens after consolidation?
After your products are consolidated, you can use Shopventory to easily manage your product across your locations on the same screen.
How to Consolidate Products Across Locations
Choose the option from the Actions button at the top of the Inventory tab:
Simply follow the steps to complete the consolidation process!
- What is a Variant?
- Location Cloning
- Managing Locations & Integrations
- Transferring Inventory Between Locations