Tips On Avoiding High Volume or High Velocity Sales Overselling
How ShipHero Syncs With Your Connected Sales Channels
ShipHero synchronizes data across all of your connected sales channels. When orders are placed, this data is sent to ShipHero. When orders are fulfilled within ShipHero, it then sends the updated inventory availability to each connected sales channel.
How Long Does It Take To Sync Orders & Inventory?
Like all applications and web platforms, all requests need to be throttled so as not to overwhelm or bring down any connected sales channel. Too many requests at once may result in all requests failing. The vast majority of the time, data between your connected sales channels and ShipHero is updated within a minute or two. The update time can increase when there's a high number of updates. Such as many SKUs being updated at once, or many orders being bulk shipped at once.
So What Can You Do To Optimize For High Volume Sales?
Set a Reserve on your product inventory to reduce the chance of overselling.
Check out how Reserve affects your product inventory.
Optimize Your Sales Channel
One common tactic recommended for Shopify Channels when you're expecting a high volume sale, is to disable ShipHero Inventory Updates. Instead, relying on Shopify for the sale.
You can disable inventory updates for a specific store from the product detail page, under the 'Stores' module using the 'Do Not Manage Inventory' setting.
Once the High Volume Sale period is over, enable the ShipHero Inventory Updates to ensure everything is synchronized.