The Flash Inventory feature helps ensure your inventory is respected during high-volume Event Sales or Product Releases. This feature is available on Enterprise (formerly Omni) Plan.
We recommend using this feature whenever you expect a high-volume sales period online. You can find this setting in Apps > Shopify > Multistore.
When Flash Inventory is enabled, Accumula will temporarily stop updating inventory to Shopify while also enabling hyper-routing mode. This prevents oversales and ensures that online inventory and order routing is accurate during high-volume periods.
The flash sale workflow looks like this:
- Turn ON Flash Inventory 15-30 minutes before your sale starts.
- Sell the h&$^ out of your store
- Wait for all the orders generated to download to point of sale.
- Press Resume Sync Button - When the RESUME SYNC button is pressed, all point of sale inventory that has been sold or updated in the last 24 hours will be resynced to ensure that all online inventory is correct and sync will resume.
You can use Flash Inventory together with our Omni Holdback feature to fully manage in-store availability to ensure that every piece of your release inventory doesn't sell through online.