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Display Stock Levels For My Products

By default, Shift4Shop will show whether your products are in stock by simply listing the product as "In Stock." However, some merchants may want to display the actual stock level for the product in order to let their customers know how much of the product is available for purchase.

To enable this, you will need to edit the HTML coding on the product's listing template. The following steps will outline this process.

Editing the Template

Using the left navigation menu:

  1. Go to Settings > Design > Themes & Styles.

  2. Click on the Edit Template (HTML) button.

This will take you to the template editor for your store's specific design theme and will show you a list of your theme's HTML templates. Within this list, you will see your theme's frame.html file as well as any other unique templates that the site is using.

3. If you see a listing_x.html file in this list, look to the far right of it and click on its Action > Edit button to open it up. On the other hand, if you don't have any listing_x.html templates already listed for your theme, click on the drop-down menu at the top and select the "templates/common" folder. This will display a listing of all available templates.

4. Within the common folder, locate the listing_0.html template and click its Action > Edit button.

You should now see the template's HTML coding.

If you perform a CTRL-F search for the word "availability," your browser should take you to the "Start: product_availability" block of code.

Within this block of code, you will see a bit of coding that reads:

<div id="availability">[availability_itemprop]</div>

At the end of that code, between [availability_itemprop] and </div>, add the dynamic variable [stock] so that the line looks like this:

<div id="availability">[availability_itemprop] [stock]</div>

Click Save at the top right of the screen, and your product should display Inventory Stock for the product's inventory next to the In stock message.