Startup (formerly Pro) Plan and above users have more power to manage inventory through special features triggered by Tags. Tags are applied to Products in Point of Sale and processed and filtered out of the Tags sent to Shopify. They work whether or not the Update Tags setting is On or Off.
When the "noinventory" Tag is applied, the inventory quantity of the variant in Shopify will not be updated/synced. All other Product Data is still updated based on your settings. Cases where this is helpful include:
- High-volume Sales - when you want to ensure that inventory sells through online as fast as possible, limiting oversales.
- Limited Stock - when you want to set aside a quantity for instore or online sale only. For instance, by manually setting the quantity in Shopify to hold back stock for instore sale (Total Qty: 20, set Shopify to 16 so that 4 remain always available Instore).
- Multiple Integrations - when you want a variant's inventory to be controlled by another source, say a warehouse
The "noinventory" tag allows you to disable inventory sync for specific products on a Product by Product basis. All other products will still sync inventory. This is especially useful when multiple integrations are running, for instance when a certain Variant is fulfilled from a different warehouse and that warehouse controls the inventory.
The "noinventory" tag applies only to Products that are Single Products or Products that are part of a Matrix in Point of Sale (products that are linked to Shopify Variants).