There are multiple ways to use SKU feature in CPB.
- Track (deduct)inventory from existing Shopify products that are also a part of custom products.
- Pass option SKUs as custom product properties. Added in square brackets [ ]. (No automatic inventory tracking - but can be used in your custom apps and ERPs)
- Pass combined SKU to cart from all options. The SKU will be concatenated on the order level. (No automatic inventory tracking - but can be used in your custom apps and ERPs)
- Generate Shopify products related to the custom product options to track (deduct) inventory. (in progress)
Track (deduct) inventory from existing Shopify products that are also a part of custom products.
In order to track inventory for custom options you need to connect them to existing variants in your Shopify store.
- Enable Inventory Management Setting under CPB Product > Settings > SKU Management > Enable Inventory Management.
- If you haven't granted previously required permissions you will be prompted to accept them now:
- Next add SKUs from your existing Shopify product variants that exist in your store to matching custom product builder options.
- Now whenever an order is placed the item will be automatically deducted from the inventory.
- If the order is marked 'Restock' inside order details - the inventory will be automatically added back.
- If the product inventory DOES NOT have setting 'Continue Selling When Out Of Stock' enabled - whenever the option is out of stock - it will be hidden from the custom product builder frontend. (Note: if there are 5 products in inventory and customer orders 6 it will show pop-up explaining that there are not enough items available)
Here is a video instruction.
Pass option SKUs as custom product properties. Added in square brackets [ ].
If you don't need to track inventory, but need to add option SKUs to order details for fulfilment purposes only. (Send SKUs as product properties to ERP for example) follow these steps.
- Add SKUs to options:
- Enable Setting under CPB Product > Settings > SKU Management > Append SKU To Cart properties
That's it. In cart and order details all options will display with SKUs in brackets. [ SKU ]. You can use this info for your custom inventory management solution.
Generate a unique SKU that can be used for fulfilment / inventory tracking.
Each tab and custom option in CPB comes with a SKU field. These fields can be combined into a unique SKU at the cart. It will be a combination of all SKUs for all options. Final SKU can be used for inventory tracking or product fulfilment.
To create a combined SKU from your product variants, use the following feature in Custom Product Builder. It's easy and simple to set up.
Go to general settings to set up "Combined SKU" option.
1) Choose "Combined SKU" tab.
2) Each panel has its own composite SKU.
1) For the SKU to appear, you need to add categories to this SKU from the "Unused Categories" section.
The next step is to add the SKU prefix to each panel.
1) Add SKU prefix
The next step is to add the SKU to each option.
1) Add SKU to option.
Hint: Selected categories can be sorted by moving them among themselves.
Let's try to use this.
- The combined SKU will appear in the Summary if it is compiled in General Settings, and the SKU of the corresponding options are filled.
- It will also be added to the properties when adding to the basket at the beginning of the parameters of each panel.
You can also get combined SKU on the Custom Product Builder page:
You need to run this function:
IMPORTANT: To make sure the product categories / options are saved properly – first click SAVE at the bottom of the category / panel / option screen, and only after that the SAVE button at the top of the page.