In the following post, we describe Amasty Out of Stock Notification for Magento 2 – an extension that enables store visitors to subscribe to stock and price alerts. Thus, after you install the module, your customers will get an opportunity to receive notifications when desired products return to stock or their prices are changed. As a result, you essentially improve the online shopping experience, making your ecommerce website more user-oriented. As a Magento merchant, you get a deep insight into customer preferences. Due to the intuitive backend interface, the module lets you track customer subscriptions to find out which product stock or price to update first.'
Let’s have a look at the extension’s core features. First of all, it is the ability to subscribe to stock and price notifications so that your customers can be timely informed about product changes.
It is also necessary to mention that in this Magento 2 out of stock notification extension, stock and price subscriptions are available for guest visitors. Besides, everyone can subscribe to out of stock options of configurable items.
Next, as we’ve mentioned above, you get the ability to keep track of all customer subscriptions. This data is vital for wise stock and price management. All stock and price subscriptions are available in the admin panel. In their turn, customers can also manage their subscriptions.
All these features aim to achieve two main goals: increasing the effectiveness of stock management and making customers more loyal. Below, we describe them both in more detail.
With the help of the stock and price alerts grids, you will seamlessly track customer subscriptions. The grids contain detailed information on each subscription, so you can use this priceless data for identifying the most popular products. The Magento 2 out of stock notification extension also allows checking subscriptions for particular products, so you can quickly check how many customers are interested in a specific item. The information is available in the ‘Product Alerts’ tab on the corresponding product page. The section is divided between two lists: subscriptions for the price and stock alerts.
Besides, the module allows viewing and managing all existing product subscriptions on the Out of Stock Subscriptions grid. The grid enables users to modify details of existing alert subscriptions and add new subscriptions for specific customers or products.
Moreover, you can analyze customer behavior by utilizing the data from Analytics Dashboard. Using the dashboard’s statistics, you can quickly understand which of your products are most popular among your customers based on the number of submitted back in stock alert requests. Also, the analytical dashboard shows details on the recent subscriptions and provides stats on the revenue generated from the orders after sending back in stock alerts.
With the Magento 2 out of stock alerts extension, your store admins can receive daily notifications on new out of stock and price alert subscriptions of website visitors. Also, it is possible to create alerts when the stock of a product becomes lower than the specified quantity. Besides, you can send notifications to your store managers to inform them about out of stock items.
It is also worth mentioning that Amasty Out of Stock Notification for Magento 2 and 1 supports subscription to specific options of a configurable product. Unfortunately, the feature is not possible in the case of the default Magento. Thus, after the module is installed, you get a perfect chance to find out what your customers really want, refilling the stock according to customer needs. Besides, the extension provides the ability to get notifications on the specified simple items of bundle products. Also, the extension enables customers to subscribe to the alerts on the products they are interested in right from the catalog page, saving their time and thus improving the shopping experience.
While the features aimed at increasing customer loyalty seem to be obvious – you provide customers with the ability to subscribe to stock and price updates – there are some other significant improvements that are not so clear. First of all, it is subscriptions for guest visitors who don’t have to register on your website to receive notifications. This tiny option brings usability to a new level, increasing the number of potential buyers. Moreover, you can select customer groups for which subscription functionality will be available.
Another handy feature enables customers to manage their subscriptions on their account page. They can receive notifications for the following product types:
It is also necessary to say a few words about one time notifications. Amasty Out of Stock Notification for Magento 2 and 1 provides the ability to notify customers only once. After the alert is sent, the extension automatically unsubscribes a subscriber.
It is also necessary to mention that merchants can add a GDPR consent checkbox with custom text to subscription forms.
Now, when you are familiar with the functionality of the module, let’s dive deep into its backend. Before we proceed, take a look at what other people think about the extension:
First of all, we’d like to draw your attention to the improved product page provided by the Magento 2 out of stock notifications extension. Let’s open the Catalog page and filter out the “Driven Backpack” product’s name.
Next, go to the advanced settings of the product and open the Product Alerts tab. Here, you will see two grids. The first grid shows users interested in stock notifications. The second one displays who subscribed to price alerts for the product.
Besides, with the help of Magento 2 Out of Stock Notification, you can find data on the most popular products. Go to Reports -> Notifications -> Stock Alerts / Price Alerts. Both pages display grids that include details on products with the highest number of subscribers. In the case of Stock Alerts, the grid consists of the following columns:
- Name (of the product);
- First Subscription;
- Last Subscription;
- Total Number of Subscriptions;
- Customers Awaiting Notification.
This data is vital for more effective stock management.
As for price alerts of the Magento 2 out of stock notification extension, they are gathered in a more compact grid. It includes such columns as:
- First Subscription;
- Last Subscription.
The Magento 2 out of stock notifications extension allows admin users to view and manage all out of stock subscriptions from the relevant grid under Reports -> Subscriptions. The grid contains the following columns:
- Product Name;
- Product SKU;
- First Name (of a subscriber);
- Last Name (of a subscriber);
- Date Subscribed;
- Last Notification;
- Action (Edit);
- Send Count.
From this page, you can create a new subscription by clicking the “Add New Subscription” button.
Analytics Dashboard mentioned above is also located under the Reports menu. The upper part of the screen shows stats on back in stock requests in the diagram, such as:
the number of created subscriptions;
the number of sent alerts;
revenue generated from the orders made from the sent notifications.
Below the chart, you can view 2 tables. One lists the most wanted products from your catalog based on the number of out of stock subscriptions. The other one shows the most recent customers’ subscriptions to out of stock alerts.
The general settings of Amasty Out of Stock Notification for Magento 2 and 1 are divided into five sections: General, Stock Subscription, Price Subscription, Admin Notifications, and GDPR Consent. The General section contains the following options: Use Configurable Image; Greeting Text for Email, Minimum Stock Quantity, and Test Stock Notification Email.
In Stock Subscription and Price Subscription, you disable/enable notifications for specific groups. For out of stock notifications, you can also limit sending emails based on the number of back in stock products, allow subscriptions from the category page, and enable subscription popup on the catalog pages for guest users. Besides, it is possible to define a placeholder displayed inside the subscription field by default.
In Admin Notifications, you enable/disable sending daily reports on new out of stock subscriptions to Magento admins and choose an email template for notifications. Here, you can also activate sending admin alerts on the products low in stock and out of stock, select appropriate email templates, and specify the quantity of products in inventory to trigger notification emails. Next, insert an admin email address and choose an email sender.
The last tab of the module’s general settings allows you to enable the GDPR consent function and create custom text for the frontend display.
The subscription form for guest visitors is displayed as follows on the product page:
Example of the alerts subscription functionality on the product page displayed for registered customers:
In case of a simple option of a configurable product, the back in stock subscription form will have the following functionality:
Below is an example of out of stock product subscriptions on a category page:
The Magento 2 out of stock notifications module adds the Price Subscriptions and Back in Stock Subscriptions tabs to the customer account page with the possibility to view and remove existing alert subscriptions.
Magento 2 Out Of Stock Notifications 1.12.3
- Now it is possible to send out of stock notifications to the admin.
Magento 2 Out Of Stock Notifications 1.10.1
- Now it is possible to manage all existing cron tasks from one place in the backend – on the Cron Tasks List grid.
Magento 2 Out Of Stock Notifications 1.9.9
- Compatibility with Multi Source Inventory (MSI) was added.
- Compatibility with custom themes without LESS functionality was added.
Analytics Dashboard was added to the admin panel.
Magento 2 Out Of Stock Notifications 1.8.5
- The Out of Stock Subscriptions grid is available in the backend now.
- Now it is possible to create a new subscription for a customer or product from the backend.
The Out of Stock Notifications grid got more filterable columns.
Magento 2 Out Of Stock Notifications 1.7.1
Now it is possible to send notifications to a merchant when a product’s inventory is low in stock.
Now admins can be notified when a user subscribes to notifications.
Magento 2 Out Of Stock Notifications 1.6.1
- New feature: admins can send test notification emails from the Out of Stock Notifications grid in the backend.
Subscription to notifications on both simple and configurable products from category pages was added.
Magento 2 Out Of Stock Notifications 1.5.2
- Now the module is compliant with the latest EU GDPR requirements.
Magento 2 Out Of Stock Notifications 1.4.5
- The information section was added to the Configuration page.
A new feature was added: now, the number of alerts sent to customers can be limited if the restock amount is less than the number of subscribed customers.
Now customers can subscribe to notifications right on the category page.
Magento 2 Out Of Stock Notifications 1.3.4
- Magento 2.2 compatibility was introduced.
Magento 2 Out Of Stock Notifications 1.3.3
- A new feature was introduced: now, website guests can unsubscribe from all notifications.
- The possibility to export a list of subscriptions in CSV format was added.
- Now a subscription can be disabled for particular customer groups.
- Now a list of subscribers can be exported.
Magento 2 Out Of Stock Notifications 1.2.0
- Support for subscriptions to items of grouped products was added.
Magento 2 Out Of Stock Notifications 1.1.2
- A new feature was added to support bundle products.
Intuitive and straightforward but yet powerful Amasty Out of Stock Notification for Magento 2 and 1 lets you increase customer loyalty and dramatically improve the effectiveness of your stock management. The Magento 2 extension costs $199, while its predecessor can be purchased for $89. Don’t lose a great chance to improve your ecommerce website and give the module a try.'