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Sep 14, 2011
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hide inventory quantities

Make it possible for the seller to hide or not disclose the number of any certain product that is available. Many of us are "small beans" businesses, but just because we only have 3 widgets currently instock, doesn't mean people need to know about it! I don't think having a small inventory count induces people to buy (just in case they go OOS or don't reorder)...rather, I think it makes the product look poor, because perhaps it might not be worth stocking 50 of them, or perhaps they're not popular enough to do so. I figure the customer either wants it or they don't, whether I've got one or a hundred on my shelves.
  1. Admin comment: This has been added as a "hidden" feature. If you set the quantity between 30,000 and 39,999 on a Standard listing, the quantity will not be shown in the store or listing view. As for showing number of items available in general, this has been done based on shopper feedback. Shoppers were getting frustrated clicking on categories or listings with nothing in-stock. To maintain shoppability, we will continue to show number available when quantity is not set between 30,000 and 39,999.

    Nov 27, 2011

  1. Combined from Would it be possible to opt out of the "Quantity in stock" on some items?:

    PLEASE DELETE. I've figured something out :) Thanks!

    Nov 22, 2011
  2. Combined from Would it be possible to opt out of the "Quantity in stock" on some items?:

    I realize that the "quantity in stock" is a vital part of the HC experience ... but I'm wondering if it may be possible to offer the option to disable this feature so that a product can remain "available" indefinitely. I don't want to list 999 (or other large number) as the quantity for fear it will appear as though no one wants my products. I'm sure it isn't possible/practical but I would love to not have to worry about the whole "number in stock" thing. Thanks for taking time to read my silly request :)

    Nov 22, 2011
  3. I would prefer at least if the amount available wasn't shown until the customer clicked on the actual item description/page. I don't think it's necessary to show how many are available till they're ready to add it/them to their cart. It's just more information cluttering the pages. Likewise, in the categories view, I'd like to see the number of listings per category removed/optional. Either I'm interested in what the seller has in the line of hair-care or not. It shouldn't matter if I've got 3 or 30 items there. I'm generally in favor of a less is more approach in design, and one of the things that I think makes HC look ugly, is that there is so much text lying around that doesn't need to be there.

    Oct 06, 2011
  4. as a customer though if I want to buy 5 then I need to know that they have 5 available. I don't see how it would help to hide how many are in inventory.

    Oct 05, 2011
  5. This would be a nice feature if it is "optional".

    Sep 22, 2011

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