Each Shopify location can represent a physical store, pop-up store, headquarters, or warehouse. This feature allows sellers to track sales, manage inventory, and configure different tax rates to apply at checkout for each location.
Locations can also be used to organize and track inventory levels even if you only have one physical location.
Kinds of Locations
Shopify locations are very similar to Jet fulfillment nodes with one key difference. There are two kinds of locations:
- Created by the seller
- Not linked to a fulfillment service
- Quantities can be adjusted any time
- Products can be associated with multiple locations
- Legacy location (also called a fulfillment service location)
- Automatically created by Shopify when you connect a fulfillment service
- Products stored in a legacy location cannot be associated with any other regular or legacy location.
Understanding Shopify Locations
In the example below, I have a box of brown teddy bears at location A and a box at location B. I also have a box of yellow teddy bears at location B. I have a box of blue teddy bears and a box of green teddy bears at legacy location A.
I cannot send any brown or yellow bears to either legacy location because I currently have them at my regular locations.
I cannot send blue or green bears to any other location, including the other legacy location, because they are already housed at legacy location A.
In short, products associated with a legacy location can only be associated with that legacy location, whereas products associated with regular locations can be associated with multiple other regular locations.
GeekSeller and Shopify Locations
GeekSeller fully supports Shopify locations. Our users can link Shopify locations to GeekSeller Master Nodes in order to connect them to other marketplaces.
I have two regular locations called My Warehouse NY and My Warehouse TX, and one legacy location called 3PL Warehouse.
I enter quantities for my regular locations in the GeekSeller Master Panel and GeekSeller sends the data to Walmart, eBay, and Shopify.
GeekSeller reads the data from my 3PL Warehouse location (which is sent to Shopify by the 3PL company) and sends it to Walmart and eBay.
In this example, the only difference is that a I sell on Walmart DSV, which has it’s own system of nodes like Jet does. Because two systems that use locations/nodes are connected in this scenario, they must be connected 1 to 1.
Activate Inventory Synchronization
Creating master nodes and setting up inventory synchronization is done by the GeekSeller support team.
To activate quantity synchronization for your account, please contact us and one of our experts will work with you on setting it up to fit your business’s unique needs.
You can log in to your Shopify GeekSeller account, then go to Locations sections, where you can see if your Locations are synchronized with GeekSeller. Please contact GeekSeller support if you wish to adjust those settings.