Important Note: If you are a new user and the Pre-Order Manager does not work for you after you had followed Steps 1 and 2, please contact our support for assistance.
When the Pre-Order is turned on for an item, the app will replace the Add to Cart button to "Pre-Order" whenever available stocks in the inventory runs out (0 available stocks).
Pre-Order Button Prerequisite and Logic
In order for the Pre-Order button to show, there must be no available stocks in your inventory for this item:
Whenever the Pre-Order is enabled via the Pre-Order Manager app, the Continue selling when out of stock will be automatically enabled in the Products page. Should you disable the Pre-Order via the app, this option will be automatically disable itself.
Enable Pre-Order for Individual Product
At the Pre-Order Manager -> Products page:
Activate Pre-Order for the specific product. The status must show "Pre-order active". Please refer to this article to learn more about what each statuses mean.
Bulk Enable Pre-Order for Multiple Products
Select the products that you wish to enable the Pre-Order functionality:
Click on ON at the Pre-Order field (selecting OFF will bulk disable the Pre-Order):
Here's an example how it will look like:
This will enable Pre-Order for all the selected products.
If you wish to enable Pre-Order for ALL products, tick on Select All checkbox
and proceed to select the Select all <NUMBER>+ items from your store button to select the products for the whole store. If you have a huge store with thousands of items, it will take 20 to 50 seconds for it to load:
Select the ON button to enable this process:
A pop-up notification notifying you the total number of products/variants that will be affected will be shown and you are required to confirm this process by selecting Enable Pre-order button.
A progress bar will then show the progress of this process:
Commonly Made Mistakes
Sometimes the Pre-Order button fails to display because the pre-order product because the product has a Custom Settings enabled. To know if such settings are enabled for the product, the Settings button will be displayed as Custom Settings instead of Default Settings.
Here are a few scenarios where the Pre-Order button will not be displayed due to the enabling of the Custom Settings
The Pre-order quantity limit reached. If that is the case, click on the Custom Settings button to configure the quantity limits
An existing Pre-Order schedule had been set for the product/variant. To check if a period had been set, you can go to the Edit Settings button and configure the "Pre-order is active" field:
There are still items in stock at your store. In order to use the Pre-Order feature, please ensure the quantity is less than or equal to zero.
Check if the pre-order is enabled for your location.
Under Settings > App Settings, you may check if the Pre-Order is geographically specific: