Increase the preview to include all variants instead of first 10; pull up specific variants when exact sku is typed in


If I only have one or a few SKUs that I need to update the inventory count, say I come across a couple of defective items, it is too cumbersome to go through uploading the whole csv file.  So I'd go to Product Catalog and search for the product and then click on the arrow to expand to preview my variants.  It only shows 10 variants.  Most of my products have more than 10 variants; some even have over 60 variants.  *If* the variant that I'd like to update is listed within those first 10, great!  All I need to do then is click on the inventory count and override it by typing in the new quantity and hit <enter>. 

If on the other hand, the SKU I need to update is not in those first 10 previewed variants, then I have to click View All, find the variant, click on it, click Adjust Stock, change the drop down menu to whatever is applicable - Override, Add, Subtract - enter the number and then click OK.  So my suggestion is to include all variants in the preview so that they can all be updated with one click, and also another helpful thing would be if I happen to know the exact SKU and type it in the Search bar from the Product Catalog, to have that exact variant just come right up, instead of having to go through the Parent first.

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UPDATE: ShippingEasy retired the Inventory Management subscription in June of 2020. Our Product Catalog stores a comprehensive list of the products you sell and allows you to add your product information to leverage product and SKU details to ship more efficiently. Learn more about our Product Catalog.

At this time, we will no longer be building out Inventory Management features.

Existing Inventory Management subscribers will still have the ability to use the features specific to Inventory Management, however, we are no longer supporting new subscribers.

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I agree,

Seeing all variants in a list instead of limited to 10 would be helpful for us in a lot of situations where we need to look individual products up.

We actually decided to remove parent/variant relationships just because of this specific issue. Even though it would still be nice to have them related.

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I agree completely. I just posted about this as well - it's a huge hassle updating inventory levels for my variants. I may have to change them all to parents and re-upload, but that may complicate product linking.

This is a very big deal and I hope Shipping Easy remedies it soon.


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Thanks for the post! We greatly appreciate your feedback and have documented your request.

If there are any updates, we will be sure to update this post, and direct other customers to share their feedback here as well!

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Hi all, 

I just wanted to give a quick update after chatting more with our product team. This change was implemented to improve the performance of the product catalog page. Without the cap, product pages were failing to load for merchants that had numerous variants listed within an item. As you can imagine, this creates a massive inconvenience for users. 

We understand wanting to make inventory updates as easy as possible, but we will not be expanding the variant list at this time. 

We have documented the request to use the search bar to search a single SKU variant instead of pulling up the parent SKU. I hope that helps. 

If there are any changes, we will be sure to update this post. 


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