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Things to look out for


[block:api-header] { "type": "basic", "title": "Deleting product variants and bulk importing" } [/block] Shopify and third-party apps communicate with each other using Shopify IDs. These are used for products, variants and orders. If you remove a product from your Shopify store and create it again it will be given a new Shopify ID. **This can cause the following problems:** The entire history of the deleted product variant will not be carried forward to the new product variant so you will lose sales history which will cause issues with forecasting accurately. If you created a purchase order then re-created a product within Shopify, Stocky will still reference the older version of the product. Deleting and re-creating a product will also cause it to become decoupled from the cost price stored against it in Stocky. **Bulk Importing** Shopify's bulk import feature will also cause the above problem because it deletes and creates the product variant again, giving it a new ID. It may be better to make bulk changes to products using the [bulk edit feature](https://help.shopify.com/manual/productivity-tools/bulk-editing-products). [block:api-header] { "type": "basic", "title": "Make sure your products are tracked by Shopify" } [/block] In order for Shopify and Stocky to track your stock changes (upon sales and when receiving POs) your products need to be set to "Tracked by Shopify".