How to use Coming Soon (BETA) in Pre-Order Manager?

The Coming Soon feature had been released to Beta version on 11 January 2020. The following is a guide on how to use this feature.

Introduction

The Coming Soon feature is one of the top requested feature of 2020. It is used to create intrigue for a product by displaying the date the product is available for purchase or pre-order.

  1. To access the Coming Soon feature, in Pre-Order Manager, go to Products:
  2. As a prerequisite for this feature, Pre-Order must be turned on and the status must be "Pre-Order Active".

    To get "Pre-Order Active" status for your Pre-Order, you must ensure there are no available stocks for this product


  3. Go to "Edit Settings":


  4. The new feature is located at the "Coming Soon (BETA)" tab:
  5. This feature is able to cater to the following two scenarios:
    1. Coming Soon to Pre-Orders
    2. Coming Soon to Available Stock 

A. Coming Soon to Pre-Orders

  1. To create intrigue for a Pre-Order, you can display the Coming Soon message before the start of a Pre-Order Campaign.
  2. To do so, at the Coming Soon (BETA) tab, please ensure the "Coming Soon is Active?" option is switched to On:
  3. The Coming Soon button label can be customized by editing the message at "Coming Soon header" field.

  4. You can customize the message by editing it at "Coming Soon message" field:

  5. Select the date your Coming Soon product will go into pre-order by selecting it at the "Available from" field. The date will be displayed at the product page as well.

    The Coming Soon button will change into Pre-Order when the selected date date is reached.

    For example, if 16 January 2021 is selected, the product will be under Coming Soon status right until the selected date of 16 January. During 16 January, the Coming Soon button will be replaced by the Pre-Order button.

B. Coming Soon to Available Products

  1. To create intrigue for an incoming product, you can display the Coming Soon message before the stock is available for sale.
  2. To do so, at the Coming Soon (BETA) tab, please ensure the "Coming Soon is Active?" option is switched to On:
  3. The Coming Soon button label can be customized by editing the message at "Coming Soon header" field.

  4. You can customize the message by editing it at "Coming Soon message" field:

  5. Select the date your Coming Soon product will be available at the "Available from" field. The date will be displayed at the product page as well.

    During the date of availability, update the inventory of the product to > 0:
     
    If the inventory was not updated by Available Date, the product will be automatically be available for Pre-Order.

Known Limitations

As this is only the Beta version, here are some of the known limitations of this feature:
  • Coming Soon button color and size cannot be change at the moment. 
  • Date format can only be displayed as YYYY-MM-DD