No one wants to lose customers when the product goes out of stock. Keeping this in mind, we come up with thePre-order Controller App for Shopify.
Using the Pre-order Controller App, you can add products for pre-order on your store and earn profits on them even before releasing the items. Basically, the products that are about to launch or that are currently not in stock can be added as pre-order products.
Thus, the customers can pre-order products by paying the partial or full pre-order amount.
The customers can pre-order a product even when the item goes out of stock. Once the products will be available in stock, the customer will get notified for the same and he/she can purchase the item.
PLEASE NOTE:- Customers need to have an account on the admin’s store to preorder the products.
Admin can add products for pre-order.
You can configure all the settings related to pre-order.
Products that are about to launch can be added as a “Pre-Order Product”.
Customers can order products even if the products get out of stock.
And customers will get the notification via mail once the product comes in stock again.
Admin can set the payment type for the customers. i.e. whether the customer will pay the full or partial amount at the time of pre-order any product.
Also, the admin can configure the labels within the app.
You will get the complete idea about the “Most sold pre-order products”, “Recently Sold pre-order products”, stats for current pre-order sales just by looking at the home page.
Moreover, you can also get the overall sales that you earn via pre-order from the home page of the Pre-order controller app.
The backend configuration of the Pre-order controller app is having three sections: Pre-order Configuration, Label Configuration, and Mail Configuration.
Let us understand it one by one.
PRE-ORDER CONFIGURATION It includes three sections.General Configuration, Pre-order Configuration, Frontend Configuration.
General Configuration: You can configure your business email and shop logo from this section.
Pre-order Configuration: All the pre-order details will be configured from this section.
Frontend Configuration: You can configure your product page details from this section.
That is how you can configure the pre-order details.
LABEL CONFIGURATION You can configure the labels of your store from this section. i.e. Labels for your Product page and Order Management Page.
For Product Page: You can configure all the product page labels on your own the way you want to make it visible on your storefront.
For Order Management Page: Admin can also configure all the labels visible on the pre-order management page by his/her own.
Not only this, just scroll down and you can configure almost all the labels of the app from your end.
You can now configure the mail send to your customers when they pre-order any product or when products come in stock.
In this way, you can configure mail templates on your own.
Also, you can anytime enable or disable the mail template on your end. Once you disable it, customers will not receive any mail for any action within the app.
In this way, you can configure the backend for the Pre-order controller app.
Pre-Order Product Checkout
Offer multiple pre-order product checkout for the customers!
You can now select whether you want to allow customers a single product or multiple products to be pre-ordered at a time.
Visit Configuration>>Pre-Order Configuration>>Pre-Order Product Checkout>>Select an option>>Save.
SINGLE PRODUCT CHECKOUT
In case you select this option, the customer will be able to pre-order only one product at a time. The customer can simply select the product & proceed to checkout to pre-order the item.
Let customers pre-order more than one product at a time!
In case you choose the multi-product checkout, the customers will be able to add more than one product to cart & proceed to pre-order all of them at a time.
To use the multiple pre-order product checkout, make sure to add code stated HERE.
In this case, the customer can add more than one product to the cart & pre-order all of them in a go.
NOTE:- As there are two items in the customer’s cart, two different orders will be created in the app separately for both the pre-ordered products.
You can check the orders here in the Pre-order controller app:
Please Note:- Once you add pre-order to products for single or multi-product checkout, the “Continue Selling Out of Products” option will get enabled for that product on Shopify end. So, once the pre-order duration gets over for that product, make sure to disable that option manually by editing the product on Shopify end.
Configure Front End
How to Configure FrontEnd for this App?
In order to configure the frontend for Pre-order controller app, first, you need to enable the options from the backend configuration section to display the countdown timer on the product page and collection page.
Then after you need to paste the codes in their respective template files as suggested in the below screenshot.
First, click on the “Configure Frontend” button and inject the code either automatically or manually.
Refer to the below screenshot.
Additionally, you can create the menu from the Shopify backend section which will show the list of all the pre-order products on the frontend.
PreOrder Widget on Product Page
-To display “PreOrder Widget” on Product Description Page, copy the below-given code and paste it to the given template file:
-To display the “PreOrder” button on the customer’s “My Account” section, copy the below-given code and paste it to the given template file.
Copy the below-given code and paste it into Templates/cart.liquid or Sections/cart-template.liquid inside subtotal price to change the subtotal price:
In this way, you can configure your app frontend.
How to Add Pre-order Products?
If you want your customers to order your out of stock products or products that are about to launch on your store then, first you need to add products for pre-order from the backend.
You can go through the direction suggested below to create a pre-order product:
Shopify Pre-order>>Visit “Pre-order Product” section>>On the Pre-order listing page, click on “Add Product” button>>Select any product>>Enter the preorder details>>Save it or click on “Publish Now” button.
You can view the list of all pre-order products created by the admin in this section.
Now once you click on the create button you will be straightaway redirected to a page where you can fill all the pre-order details on your end.
Here you need to select any store product first and choose its variants which you want your customers to pre-order. Now select the start and end date & time of selected pre-order products.
Now you can scroll down and enter the inventory details in this section. Additionally, you can set the pre-order amount that you want to charge from your customers. Now, you need to set the condition to receive payment from the customers on every pre-order.
You can select any of the payment types as “Full”, “Partial” or “Both” which is directly visible to the customers at the time of pre-order.
If you set the payment type as “Partial”, you can choose either fixed or percentage amount.
If your pre-order product is not ready to publish then you can save that product to pending state just by clicking the save button. Once the product reaches its publish date and time, it will get published automatically.
Now you can view the list of products from this section which you have added for pre-order.
Also, you can view or edit the pre-order details of the product which are in active and pending state. And add the product for pre-order which is in “End” state.
Once you click on “Edit Preorder” you can disable the pre-order status as well as end pre-order on this product.
Please Note:- You cannot edit the start date for the product whose pre-order status is “Running” i.e. the product in the active state.
This section of the app lists all the pre-order products ordered by the customers along with the payment status as well as the order status.
By clicking on the “View” button, you will get the complete details about that product ordered by the customer.
Please Note:-If the customer selects the payment type as “Partial”, two orders will be placed on your Shopify store as you will get the total pre-order amount in two different phases.
REMINDER MAIL OPTION: PARTIAL PAYMENT CASE
If the payment is partially paid, You will get the “Reminder Mail” Option to send the reminder mail to the customers to pay the remaining balance amount.
Thus, the customers will get the option in the mail to pay the remaining amount.
In this way, you will get a complete idea about all your pre-ordered products from this section.
To avail the benefits of this app, Your customers need to have an account on your Store. Thus, the admin needs to set the option as “Accounts are Required” from backend so that customers can create their account.
Follow the Procedure for the same:
Shopify Store Admin Panel>>Click on Settings>>Click on Checkout>>Visit Customer Accounts section>>Set to “Accounts are Required“>>Click on Save button.
Now, Once the admin creates a menu for Pre-order Listing from Shopify backend, the customer can directly view the list of all the Pre-order Products on the frontend. Here in this section the customer can view all the running and upcoming pre-orders and can pre-order any of the products by paying the pre-order amount set by the admin.
Customers can view the countdown timers running on every pre-order product.
Clicking the PreOrder button, the customer will straightaway be redirected to checkout.
Now, the customer can select any of the products from here and order it. Just select the payment option and click on the “PreOrder” button.
If your customer will find any product that is currently not in stock, he/she can visit that product page and enter his/her email ID to get notified once the product comes in stock.
Once the customer order any product, he/she can view all the details in the “My Account” section.
Once the customer clicks on the “Preorder” button displayed on frontend, he/she will get the list of all the products ordered by him/her. This includes the “Pre-order Status”, “Payment Status” and “pre-order duration”.
Moreover, from the “Action” menu customer can again order any product as well as pay the remaining amount if he/she has paid the partial pre-order amount.
Pay Remaining Amount in Case of Partial Payment
In case of Partial Payment, you will receive the complete order amount in two different phases.
The Customer pays the 1st order amount while pre-ordering the product.
Now in the “My Account” section of the customer on the Shopify Store, he will get the order listing for all the pre-orders. He can pay the remaining amount as the “Pay Balance Amount” button would be shown next to the partial pre-orders.
Once the Customer pays the remaining amount for PreOrder, You will be notified for the same via mail and thus the status will be shown as “Fully Paid” in the app.
NOTE:- As we create draft orders in the app, Customers will not get the “Continue Shopping” button and Store Logo on the Order Status page once a product is pre-ordered.
So, in case You want to add these features to the Order Status (Thank You) page, You need to copy the below-given code and add it to the “Additional Script” section of the Checkout settings: