What products are considered to be almost gone depends entirely on how quickly products sell, and how much inventory is left. Many stores may consider items with less than 10 units left to be almost gone. Some stores with higher sales velocity may consider items with 100 units left. Decide what works best for you and your store.
Use an automated Shopify collection to group all of your products that are about to sell out. For example, you can add a collection condition where inventory stock is greater than 0 and less than 10.
This collection will be updated automatically to include products with less than 10 units in stock.
Note: The inventory total used for this collection is across all product variants. You will need to build a custom solution if you need this to work at the variant level, since Shopify does not natively offer this feature.
Promote your almost gone products with a dynamic product badge showing the number of items remaining such as ‘Only 3 left’:
If you have products with multiple variants, this works best if the quantity left is based on the selected variant. In other words, if a customer is viewing a size: Small, color: Blue t-shirt, the quantity left should be for that specific combination.
Promote your Almost Gone collection throughout your shop to maximize results with a banner like this:
Consider featuring the Almost Gone collection on your Shopify home page to boost awareness.