A pre-order is an order placed for an item which has not yet been released. The idea for pre-orders came when people found it hard to get popular items in stores due to their popularity.
WordPress WooCommerce Pre Order Plugin allows the customer(s) to purchase a product from the store which is currently out of stock. And a customer can even purchase the products which have not been arrived at the store.
The plugin is very flexible in many ways as customers can order the items with multiple stock units with partial payment as well if allowed by the admin.
Features of WooCommerce Pre Order
- The customer can order out of stock products.
- Works with every type of products like Simple, Downloadable, Virtual and Configurable.
- The admin can set preorder status and availability date.
- The admin can set custom amount to be paid for preordered product.
- Using this plugin customer can pay full or partial payment.
- Email notification to all registered customers for the new pre-order product.
- Email notification to the customers once pre-order product available in stock.
Installation of WooCommerce Pre Order
You will get a zip file after purchase. This zip file has two folders named “WooCommerce version 2.x.x compatible” and “WooCommerce version 3.x.x compatible” for different versions of WooCommerce. Choose a zip file as per your WooCommerce version to upload in the “Add New” menu option in the WordPress Admin Panel. For this login to WordPress Admin Panel and Under the Dashboard hover your mouse over the “Plugins” menu option which brings out a Sub-Menu and then select the “Add New” option.
After this, you will see an option on the top of your page that is “Upload Plugin”, click the option to upload the zip file.
By clicking on the “Upload Plugin” option, below that you will see a button “Choose File” click on the button to browse for the zip file as per the snapshot below.
After browsing the file, click the “Install Now” button to install the plugin as per the snapshot.
Now when the plugin is installed correctly, you will see the success message and an option to activate the plugin. Click on “Activate Plugin” to activate the installed plugin.
Configuration of WooCommerce Pre Order
Admin End Workflow of WooCommerce Pre Order
Now admin adds pre-order to products. It can be done under “WooCommerce PreOrder > WooCommerce PreOrder List > Add PreOrder”.
All the pre-order products will be available in the PreOrder List.
Product Name – Select Product Name from the list of available product. All out of stock products will be available in the list. Admin can select any of them as per the requirement.
Payment Method – Select payment method as “Partial Payment” or “Full Payment”.
Original Price – Original Price of the product will be auto-filled as per the product price.
PreOrder Price – Enter PreOrder Price if payment method selected as “Partial Payment”.
Quantity – Quantity of product.
Expected Availability Date – Availability date of the product.
Status – Select status as “Enabled” or “Disabled” as per the requirement.
Now admin change the status of the pre-order product as “In Stock”. And the Quantity will be entered on the basis of the pre-order product as configured while adding product as pre-order.
Front End Workflow of WooCommmerce Pre Order
After successful configuration, the customer can pre-order a product from the store.
On cart page, the product will be visible as shown in below snapshot. The price of the product will depend upon the configuration. And the customer can place a pre-order as a normal order.
Once the product available in stock the customers will be notified through the mail. Then they can pay rest of the amount of the product.
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