This article applies to selling in: United States

Error 8006

SKU [%s] cannot be deleted because it has saleable inventory. For help setting the inventory to zero, see

This error occurs when you try to delete a product that is still available for purchase on Before you can delete a product, you must first set its available inventory level to zero. This prevents the product from deletion while it is in a customer's shopping cart.

Please be aware that deleting a product removes it from the catalog. Generally, it is best to reset the product's available inventory to zero instead of deleting that product.

To resolve this error using tab-delimited inventory files, you should:

  1. Change the product's quantity to "0" (zero) in your inventory file.
  2. Set the update-delete value to "Delete".
  3. Resubmit your inventory file.

To resolve this error using XML feeds, you should:

  1. Post an inventory feed with a quantity of "0" (zero) for this product.
  2. Post a product data feed for this product with an OperationType value of "Delete" in the XML envelope.
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