Why are sales so slow — could one of your products be out of stock?
If you have ever wondered (or worried) whether slow sales may be because the quantity of one of your products was zero, you could use an email flow to alert yourself about your stock levels.
With such a flow, you can continue selling your products with assurance that if any of your products reaches zero (or close to it) in quantity, you will receive an alert and can update the quantity.
Scroll below to learn how to build an email alert for out of stock products in Shopify Marketing Automation.
The Use Case
On 05-24-2020, Scott posted “Report For Out Of Stock That Can Be Emailed” in the Shopify Forum asking whether are any reports in Shopify Plus that could send emails when a product goes out of stock.
You can see the original post here.
Fortunately, with Shopify Marketing Automation, you can send yourself email reports when products go out of stock.
How to send yourself an email report when a product goes out of stock with Shopify Marketing Automations
How to send yourself an email report when a product goes out of stock with Shopify Marketing Automations in 3 easy steps
If you prefer to follow a video tutorial, see this video:
Otherwise, you can follow the steps below.
1. Choose “Order Created” as your trigger.
2. Add the following condition: Order → lineItems → currentQuantity = 0
3. Send yourself an internal email
With Shopify Marketing Automation, you can set up automated email reports when products go out of stock.
When running a Shopify store, especially if you don’t use Shopify to track inventory, it can be easy to lose track of the quantity of your products, and if you don’t select ‘continue selling when out of stock,’ you may lose sales because the stores will be out of stock on your storefront.
With automated email notifications for your product stock levels, you can receive advance notice when your product stock levels approach zero, giving you time to update them!