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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.
Or
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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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        There are 666 votes on this subject. How many do you need to do something about it??

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        OMG! This has been voting for 6 years! Unbelievable!

        Ecwid really doesn't care about it's customers?

      • Mike ShalapayMike Shalapay commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • NigelNigel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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

      • KarlKarl commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.
        Thank you
        Gillian.

      • AlexAlex commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We need this badly !!! We are loosing sells here ! This is now part of the selling process...

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        549 Votes now

        please add backordres and preodering facility on the products.

        Such a great system otherwise.

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