A detailed description of the Low Stock Notifier application can be found on this page.
Firstly let us understand what is "Low Stock Notifier" ? How does it work? And what are it's benefits?
Low Stock Notifier application helps users to create a notifier so that whenever the stock items reaches to a threshold value (minimum value) then users will get detailed notification on low stock items via email/slack.
The main purpose of Low Stock Notifier is that merchants can have a track on low stock items in the store so that the items can be replenished on time without having any impact on the services.
“Low Stock Notifier” application works in such a way that it compares the total available number of variant inventory or product inventory with threshold level. If the available number of product inventory or variant inventory is less than or equal to the threshold level then a notification is sent to the recipient email id (email id given at the time of creating notifier).
For example, If the threshold value is set to zero and if the product inventory value reaches less than or equal to the threshold value then a an email will be triggered for a given email ID.
Users can track low stock items location wise.
Configuring frequency of scheduler is highly flexible.
Users can configure notifier on instant real-time basis.
Users can edit existing notifiers as per their requirement.
Users can customize notifiers based on the filters available.
User can configure notification channel either it can be email or slack.
Users can get notifications with an attached CSV file. A CSV file gives detailed description of all the low stock items.
Firstly download "Low Stock & In Stock Notifier" app in the shopify platform.
After successful download launch the application the welcome screen is presented as shown in the below image:
Image depicts - Welcome Screen
To create a notifier click on "Add New Notifier" which is present on the top right corner of the dashboard page.
Let's follow step-by-step procedure to create a notifier:
Image depicts - Details Page of a Notifier
To create a notifier merchant should enter all the details.
In the details section the available fields are - Name field, Location, Stock threshold level and Compare stock threshold level with variant inventory or product inventory.
- The name of a notifier has to be provided by the user. It can have any name and it is customizable by a user.
- It is the mandatory field.
- Length of a name should be between 3 to 70 characters.
- The name given for a notifier is visible in the dashboard. And also it is visible in the emails body such as like “Notifier : Notifier name”.
- Use of a name field is that an user can identify a notifier by the name which they have given at the time of creating a notifier.
Image depicts - Notifier Name
In the shopify platform a merchant can configure multiple locations in the settings which is available in the store. Here location implies that the physical presence of the stock items or products in that particular location.
We can set a notifier by selecting the location of the stocks. So that if stock value becomes less than or equal to threshold value for that particular location then an email will be sent to recipients email id.
It's basically a numeric value. An user can set any value based as per their requirement. The value which is set here is compared with the number of stocks available. If any of the stock value becomes less than or equal to the threshold value then notification will be sent to the recipient email id.
A stock threshold level can be compared with product inventory or variant inventory.
Compare stock threshold with product inventory - In the shopify platform for a product the total inventory number is available - as shown in the screenshot below.
Image depicts - Total value of Product inventory
Total inventory number is compared with the threshold level and if the number is less than or equal to the threshold level then a notification is sent to recipient email id.
Compare stock threshold with Variant inventory - In the shopify platform for a product the total inventory number is available - as shown in the screenshot below.
Image depicts - Total value of a Variant Inventory
For each variant there is a number of availability of stocks based on locations is shown. This number is compared with threshold level and if the number is less than or equal to the threshold then a notification will be sent to recipient email id.
After entering all the details let's move forward to configure frequency.
In the “Frequency” section the merchant can predefine timings and select specific days on which a low stock notification has to be sent.
There are two ways to set frequency or to configure timings of the scheduler to send notifications.
Image depicts - Scheduler feature is an application
We have options such as -
- Users can select any day.
- Low stock email notifications will be sent on those selected days.
- Users can define time so that a notifier email will be sent for that particular time which is set by the user.
a. Run once in a day - A scheduler which is set for a particular period of time and day(s) will run only once a day.
b. Run in every 3 hours - A scheduler will run for every 3 hours.
c. Run in every 6 hours - A scheduler will run for every 3 hours.
d. Run in every 12 hours - A scheduler will run for every 12 hours.