Support » Plugin: WooCommerce Extra Product Sorting Options » Sort by inventory : sort by variation stock AND simple product stocks ?

  • Resolved Palijn

    (@palijn)


    Hello,
    great plugin, thanks !
    I am trying to use the “sort by inventory” sort.
    It’s getting hairy since I have many simple products along with many compound (variationsà products.

    Q: As far as I understand, to have the sort order work, I need to manually manage and update the stock level at the product level even if I already manage the stock at the individual variations level?
    Is that right ? Or is there a way not to have to manually update the product-level stock when the variation stock is modified ?

    Example :
    Product A (simple) : stock managed, stock : 1
    Product B (compound) : stock managed, stock : 3 <=== do I really need to set these ?
    –B variation 1 : stock managed, stock : 2
    –B variation 2 : stock managed, stock : 1

    To be clear, I expect to display on the customer-facing page product B (total 3) then product A (total 1).

    Thanks for your help !
    Regards
    Thierry

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  • Plugin Support vrandjelovic94

    (@vrandjelovic94)

    Hey Thierry,

    Vladimir here from SkyVerge, and I hope you are doing well.

    Yup, in this case, you would need to manually manage and update stock at the product level. The reason for this is that the WooCommerce itself will count the largest variation stock level, as the product stock.

    So if you aren’t to manage the stock at the product level, the available stock would be 2 in this case.

    Could you please let me know if there is anything else we can help you with?

    Cheers,
    Vladimir

    Thread Starter Palijn

    (@palijn)

    Hi Vladimir,

    WooCommerce itself will count the largest variation stock level,

    Woah, what a strange decision from them.
    OKay, thanks for your answer !

    Regards
    Thierry

    Plugin Support vrandjelovic94

    (@vrandjelovic94)

    Hey Thierry,

    Well, in a way, it does make sense, as when your product has 2 different variations, and if you can only choose one, you’d want to let the customers know that only a certain number of products with that variation is available.

    Cheers,
    Vladimir

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