Another vital customer-oriented Magento 2 extension provided by Mageworx is called Pre-Order / Backorder. After installing the module, store visitors will be able to pre-order products if they are out of stock. The extension allows replacing the “Add to Cart” button with “Pre-Order”. As a store owner, you can easily monitor all pre-orders and send customer notifications when the desired item is back in stock. Let’s explore this Magento 2 pre order extension.
- enable Magento 2 pre orders
- send notifications when item is back in stock
- replace “Add to Cart” with “Pre-Order”
- receive money for pre-orders
- pre-orders backend grid
Note that in addition to the button replacement, you can receive money for pre-orders. Another important feature is related to writing notes to inform customers about product availability. It is also necessary to mention that the Mageworx Pre-Order / Backorder Magento 2 extension allows adding both regular and pre-order items to the cart or restrict this functionality, so only one product type can be added.
As for pre-order management capabilities, you can enable pre-orders even if product quantity goes below zero. Pre-ordered products can be marked up in orders and invoices. And there is a corresponding grid with all pre-orders.
It is also necessary to mention that the Mageworx Pre-Order / Backorder Magento 2 module enables you to send “Back in Stock” emails notifying customers that they can purchase the chosen items. It is possible to select among several email templates as well as set up alerts. “New Order” and “New Invoice” templates can be used as well.
In Magento 2 enable backorder functionality and configure the extension under Stores -> Configuration -> Aitoc -> Pre-Orders. The first option allows you to change status for orders that consist of regular and pre-ordered products. Next, you allow/disallow out-of-stock products for pre-order and restrict or enable mixing regular and pre-order items in a single cart.
In Email Alerts, enable/disable the feature, choose a template, and select a sender name.
Other magento backorder settings are available under Products -> Catalog -> Product -> Advanced Inventory. Here, you should set the Backorders option to PreOrders. The pre-orders functionality will be enabled. Besides, you can choose a stock status, add a pre-order note, as well as allow out-of-stock products for pre-order.
To view all pre-orders, go orders grid, open the filter section, and apply “Pending Pre-Orders” to the Status filter.
The Mageworx Pre-Order / Backorder Magento 2 extension has the following appearance on a product page:
You can see the “Pre-Order” button and a new product status which are available only when the Magento backorder extension is installed and enabled.
Stop losing customers because of out-of-stock products! Install Mageworx Pre-Order / Backorder for Magento 2, and your potential buyers will get a perfect opportunity to get the desired goods even if they are not available at the moment of shopping. As a store owner, you will be able to fully control the extension and increase revenue while your clients will be satisfied with a new useful functionality. The module costs just $125, so don’t hesitate to give it a try.