You can find the new inventory merging system under Settings -> Product Merge.
1. Choose the main integration
Once all your integrations have been imported, the next step is to choose your first main integration. When you click on the dropdown all current available integrations will be displayed.
2. Choosing the first child integration
After choosing the first main integration, you need to add the first ‘child’ integration to it. You can do this by clicking on the second dropdown to the right. In this one, you will also be able to see which integration has been chosen to be the main for this particular merge.
Keep in mind that if you have multiple products in the same shop, with the same SKU, you need to choose your first child integration to be the same as your main integration. This will merge all the matching products from your main store together. Otherwise when you add other stores to the merge, they can merge to different products from your main marketplace and your stock levels might not stay in sync.
3. Merge history and actions
When you select both integrations and click ‘Merge’, a new entry will appear in the ‘Merge history and actions’ list at the bottom of the page. There you can see what actions you have taken, what is their current status and if you click in the ‘Details’ column, you can see how many items were affected.
4. Merging additional integrations
If you want to add another integration to the same merge, you now need to select it from the dropdown in the already existing merge and click the green ‘+Add’ button below it. You can do this as many times as you need.
If you want to start a new group of merged integrations with a new main, simply repeat the steps from the beginning. All integrations that have already been merged, will simply not appear in the list.
5. Find new products
If you added new listings and want them to merge automatically, you need to wait for them to appear in your inventory. Then go to the same section and click on ‘Find New Products’ next to each integration. The system will check for any new matches and merge them together according to your setup.
If you want the check to happen automatically, check the box next to “Find New Products” and the system will check and merge any new products every time new listings are imported.
You can unmerge integrations from there as well. Just click the ‘Unmerge’ button next to the store you want to remove from the current merge. All products will carry over current stock total from the merged group. They will also carry over any orders assigned to that specific store, so you don’t need to be alarmed when stock levels become different after unmerging due to some products being in-order.
Important things to keep in mind
There are a few important things to keep in mind that will help you avoid confusion.
The first point is that the system only merges items with matching SKUs. If you have the same item in multiple shops with different SKUs you will either need to merge them manually or edit one of the SKUs so they match. If multiple items have matching SKUs in the same store, they will also be merged together. If you don’t want this to happen, make sure all your products have unique SKUs assigned to them.
Another important note to keep in mind comes up when you want to merge integrations that you have added some time ago. If an item has an order assigned to it, the ordered products will carry over to the entire merged group and reduce stock from the main marketplace. If, for example you have an item that has 2 in-order and you merge it to a group that has 1 item available, the entire group will go down to -1.
You should also wait for any new listings to get imported from all your stores before clicking on ‘Find New Products’. This works the same way when you first add your store and when you simply list new items.