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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?

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    John TondraJohn Tondra shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: have a mechanism for pre-orders; I would like to sell products that are currently not in stock however should be in stock soon.  ·   · 
    Mike HarveyMike Harvey shared a merged idea: stock options  ·   · 
    yourTrinketBoxyourTrinketBox shared a merged idea: add a function that allows customers to back order out of stock items  ·   · 
    byboy01byboy01 shared a merged idea: On Order button  ·   · 
    webmaster.unicoprodottowebmaster.unicoprodotto shared a merged idea: pre-order button  ·   · 
    Warrior ProductsWarrior Products shared a merged idea: Add ability to enable/disable out of stock ordering (backordering) by product  ·   · 
    MichaelMichael shared a merged idea: add a pre-order button  ·   · 


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      • SteveSteve commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add pre-orders and back orders.

        The Ninja widget is a poor solution.

      • StaceyStacey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Ninjawidget DOES NOT WORK! Please get rid of this and just add the option via Ecwid directly.

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would be a great feature to integrate (not have to buy a 3rd party app that only half works). Plus you should add more votes to our accounts, those of us who have been Ecwid users for a long time and have voted for things that have never been implemented cannot vote for new things... silencing us. I would vote for this, but am not allowed to.

      • Mike FreyMike Frey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would rather be able to take orders on Back Order items and authorize cc on check out and manually capture funds once back ordered items ship. This should be easy to do. I see this option in many other carts all the time.

      • RobRob commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Quite annoying big features about an online store like this one are still yet to be added, same with customising the emails and that was requested around 4 years ago. Ecwid is a great store but missing some very important features and taking too long to implement them. I can't see that it's too difficult to add a pre order option as you can already choose whether a product is in stock or not..

      • PIJP LINESPIJP LINES commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We are now building a webshop whit ecxid. And we also like the preorder option.
        Nou you only can make it green whit "available" or red whit "out of stock".
        It will be realy nice when dear is a option whit the collor yellow whit the tekst "pre order".

        We hope it will be there in Ecwid soon. :D

      • TRACITRACI commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Pre- ordering is so so needed on ecwid. I make handmade items and I am losing customers as the items are showing as out of stock. Yes I know you can hide the items that are not in stock, but then your shop front looks pants. Will you be implementing the pre-ordering? And if so when? I have people wanting to order Christmas items at the moment and it is so needed. I may have to start looking for another ecommerce. But I do like this one, and got my head around it finally so don't really want to change it at the moment. I am on the virt plan so paying money for this.

      • BlaiseBlaise commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Ninja Widget does not work well, it is expensive and not a good solution. Their customer support is absent, they never answer support requests. IT is time that Ecwid included this option, we would be HAPPY to pay extra for it.

      • SarahSarah commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This should be added, I have not found the Ninja Widget app to work very well, it is not a good solution.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Pleaaaase add the pre-order with deposit system!! I definitely need it for my business!!

        Thank you

      • Andrew FitzAndrew Fitz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Ecwid should consider buying-out Ninja Widget, and including the out of stock/back in stock notifications as part of the cart – as many other cart solutions do. They have recently changed their pricing model (now that NW is out of beta) and 9.95/mo USD for 50 emails, 19.95 USD for unlimited emails. This adds a significant cost for a small but important functionality that, IMHO, should be part of Ecwid's solution.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, I really don't understand why this isn't a standard feature in a pay cart. Some of the freebies have it now.

        I sell tshirt and some of them don't get made until someone orders them. So having this preorder/backorder feature is a must. I can't sit on thousands of dollars of inventory that may or may not sell. I can just make them as they are ordered instead. Can't we get this done already?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        ninja widget is not entirely free, 5 emails/month is peanuts. when is this feature going to be available in ecwid?

      • Scott FergusonScott Ferguson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any ideas on integrating the Ninjawidget extension with RokEcwid?
        I hope it'll still be worked on as part of the core Ecwid code as this is quite a basic critical function and having to go to a third-party site is a rudimentary workaround at best.

      • jon stulbergerjon stulberger commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        this seems to only work with the web portion. is there a way to add it to internal ecwid css? I wan't the same feature for my facebook store version

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