Pre-Ordering, Back-ordering, Email notice of a product in stock
Pre-Ordering of a product not yet in stock?
Back- ordering an out of stock item?
Queue orders and allow to release to process CC after in stock would be ideal.
Email to customer once in stock? Odds of closing sale go down.
Or force by SKU to manual CC processing thereby not charging the customer until in stock?
I do not have the solution but think that pre-order without charging could be a tremendous marketing and operational tool.
There seems to be 3 or more other threads that embody the same idea. Can we consolidate to a single idea / request?
Rather than only allowing "in stock" and "out of stock" production stock options, we need the option to also have items on "back order" and "pre-order".
This will help to prioritize reorders. We would know which items are more in demand than others.
a selection that you can sellect : In Stock; Out of stock or On Order... so they can pay it & than you go order by the distributor
Give the possibility to pre-order special item that it will be sell in the future. For example: ipad, nexus one, iphone 4g etc.. The customer when he decide to pre-order give only e.mail reference (it needs to confirm it). When the item become available the system send e.mail to the customer for the payment and receive after the article.
There are some products that if I run out of inventory on, I'd still like to let people order. I would use unlimited use, but I'd still like them to know that it is sold out and may take some time to receive.
such as the pre order button functionality at amazon.
I want this feature too.
There are 666 votes on this subject. How many do you need to do something about it??
Henrik Bjerregaard commented
Please add this feature!
Please add this feature!
Please add this asap! Thanks
Agree as well!!!
I agree with all of the comments concerning "fix this issue now". As a new Ecwid user for all of 2 months now, I ma considering switching to another provider in order to have this capability. In my business pre orders are a must!
OMG! This has been voting for 6 years! Unbelievable!
Ecwid really doesn't care about it's customers?
Has this been implemented yet?
Mike Shalapay commented
Why do we need to vote for you to do this. People have been asking for it for over 6 years now.
In the 6 years I am sure you would have done this, so there is no point on voting. I am finding Ecwid really doesn't care about it's customers or this would have been done a long time ago.
I need to have a pre order option for items that are just a few days from being available. This will allow ne to have more control and more importantly give customers a chance to order at the best possible prices
I badly need a pre-order option for my store. I sell bespoke items and items that can take some time to manufacture. My customers should be able to see that the item is currently out of stock but that it can still be pre-ordered and pre-paid for (with an estimated delivery date) as there is more on the way.
As well as full pre-payment, I'd also like the option to take a deposit on a pre-order item, as sometimes customers are more comfortable paying a small down payment to secure the item rather than the full whack.
This can't be too difficult to implement, please sort it out ECWID!
Hi Guys, come on lets get that Pre-order option sorted, this will be a great help and increase all our sales and improve customers satisfaction as at current when listing as pre order the shop shows it as in stock and customers get annoyed when we point out that we have explained in the title and offered the delivery date. but they still get brassed off.
I am sure one of your geeks can enable this facility quickly.
looking forward to your prompt action to this needed bit of software.
We need this badly !!! We are loosing sells here ! This is now part of the selling process...
I've been waiting for this feature for a couple of years now. I was about to recommend my clients use another solution when I came across this
It's certainly not perfect, but it is a viable work around
We really need backordering and preordering system
Now that Ninja Widget is dead, you guys really need to get on this!
549 Votes now
please add backordres and preodering facility on the products.
Such a great system otherwise.
Stephen Leonard commented
548 Votes and no change since 2010? Ecwid do you think your customers are telling you something?
i need it so bad, i will probably switch to another system =(