How to Hide Sold Out Items on Shopify

Learn how to hide sold-out items on Shopify. This is a great way to keep your customers in the loop and encourage them to buy more.

Brody Hall
By Brody Hall
Romi Hector
Edited by Romi Hector

Published May 26, 2022.

Looking to hide sold-out items on your Shopify store? There are a few easy ways to do so, and all of them are simple to implement.

We cover the best approaches to this problem here.

Hiding Sold Out Items on Shopify

If you're having trouble keeping track of which items are sold out and which are available, you can use Shopify's hidden sold-out feature. This will keep your shop looking neat and tidy while still indicating which items are unavailable. Here's how to do it:

  1. For this feature to work, enable inventory tracking for your store’s products.
  2. Next, alter the automated collection conditions for each collection.
  3. Select “All conditions” next to the “Products must match” option.
  4. For “Inventory stock,” use the dropdown menu to select “is greater than” and enter 0 in the adjacent section.

Now, when someone visits your shop and clicks on an item that's sold out, they'll see a message telling them that it's not currently available.

Using the Out-of-Stock Notification on Shopify

Shopify doesn’t have a built-in function that will notify you when an item you stock in your store goes out of stock. Thankfully, there are third-party applications that merchants can download from the Shopify App Store that will send Shopify out-of-stock notifications, making managing out-of-stock items super easy.

The best app for the job? EGNITION’s Out‑of‑Stock Police.

Out-of-Stock Police by EGNITION is the perfect solution for online stores that experience out-of-stock situations. The app sends notification emails to customers when a product they're interested in is no longer available. This increases customer confidence and reduces the hassle of selling when out of stock.

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