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Backorder (order with zero stock)

Allow order with zero stock.
Stating the date of delivery accuracy

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  • Jeff JordenJeff Jorden commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Have the option of ordering a pre-order items or not in stock item. Allowing that item to be held or reserved by the customer leaving a certain dollar deposits (maybe a button the say "reserve yours today"). This way the customer could reserve an item for a future release and then pay the balance left when in.

  • Tom MaddisonTom Maddison commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Allow Customers to Pre-Order Items that are coming soon and also allow Customers to Purchase out of stock items that are on BackOrder.

  • Michael InfingerMichael Infinger commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    With some highly priced items a deposit maybe required to procure this item. An example would be a $1,000 item with a $150 deposit. The deposit would hold the item for 7 days, at which time full payment should be made or the product is released back to the site, for sale again.

    These large items, may need deposits, because customers intend to pick the up directly from the seller, but may not have the full amount to purchase the item until the following pay day. This also allows some customers to pay cash directly to the seller at pickup. The deposit also reassures the customer that they will be able to pickup the item and not lose it to another customer, especially if the item in question is a one off, unique, product. Custom rims for a car or a boat, etc.

  • ADDISONADDISON commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    QT just released X-Notification. It could be a few extra features to this module as following:

    - Coming soon (based on a new field in product page "available since")
    - Backorder
    - Preorder

  • sws sws commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    According to Marshall Gatten's comment, I can imagine only one reason why they've taken out this mod from the newer versions, and this is that this way a third party company can sell it now for money.... I fear this mod will never be added again for free......

  • Marshall GattenMarshall Gatten commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    X-Cart actually created this mod for me on version 3.something.

    It was excellent. An order that contained some backorder items and some currently available items would be automatically split into two orders. As a company we decided to stop taking orders on out-of-stock items, so when we recently upgraded to the latest version we left the backordering mod behind. But the point is that they've already got most of the code in-hand if they just remember where to look for it.

  • Jeanne JardineJeanne Jardine commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Backorder along with individual tracking numbers for each item ordered. Backorder status should be set by variants if necessary and allow for a back in stock date that would be shown on the customer order side. Need to have additional order statuses - backorder, partial shipment and emails for those statuses.

  • Amy HeaveyAmy Heavey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    add a 'flag' to products, "Available for BackOrder", if ticked, text in product details changes to advise that it will be a backorder, and add to cart as normal, perhaps with extra text like product options indicating it's a backorder.

    If not ticked, it's not available for back order.

    As product qty will decrease below zeor, this will also indicate how many of the item need to be ordered to fulfil backorders.

  • Chalese SmarttChalese Smartt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be nice to be able to differentiate between an item that is coming back in stock (can be backordered) and one that is not, with the option to automatically turn off products/variants that are not coming back in to stock once they reach zero quantity.

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