Pre Order | v1.3.4

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Find out which products enjoy greater popularity and restock your items accordingly. Display customizable stock statuses. Enable customers easily pre order necessary products.
Let customers pre order store products
Analyze customers’ demands
Fill the stock according to customers’ needs
Create pre order notes
Launch pre-sale campaigns
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Please keep in mind that Pre Order functionality doesn’t split payments for in stock and pre ordered products.

Some of your products are running out of stock and you are in two minds whether to restock them? Want to start a pre-sale campaign for a new store item? Then you need a powerful marketing tool, enabling you effectively estimate customer demand and provide visitors with the items they really need.

Exploit the power of Pre Orders to the full

With the Magento Pre Order extension you can demonstrate to your visitors which store items they can order in advance, thus getting a clear picture of real consumer interest.

Effectively examine customers’ demand
Restock products according to customers’ needs
Show visitors clear way how to pre order store items
Launch effective pre-sale campaigns
Easily customize preorder Magento notifications
Raise customers’ satisfaction

Clear way to pre order products

Due to multifunctional Magento backorder tool one can inform store visitors about the products available in the nearest time. By replacing the ‘Add to cart’ with the ‘Pre order’ button  for certain items on category and product pages, you enable customers easily select products for pre order. You can combine this with nice-looking custom stock statuses. To display the Preorder button for out of stock items you should set their status to 'in stock' and specify their quantity as zero.

Let customers easily pre order store items
Find out customers’ preferences
Offer products relevant to shoppers’ demand

Pre order for simple products

Effectively handle Magento backorders by allowing store visitors quickly add simple products to cart. Use special notification feature to create custom notes for each particular item. For example, you can specify when the product will be available in stock.

Place "Pre Order" button on product pages
Show product configurations available for pre orders
Effectively manage your pre orders

Configurable, grouped and bundle products pre order

Enable visitors to pre order or backorder Magento configurable products. As soon as customer chooses the necessary product configuration he/she will see whether the item is available for pre order. The same logic works with grouped and bundle products (except multiple selections). In case one of the items included in a bundle or a group is currently available only for pre order, customer will see the corresponding notification. Flexible module options allow you specify various notifications for each particular product in a bundle or a group.

Place "Pre Order" button on product pages
Show product configurations available for pre orders
Effectively manage your pre orders

Pre order functional in the Related Products block

Since now you can show your customers the items from the Related Products block that are available for pre order.

Fine tune warning message display

In case all simple products included in a configurable product are available for pre order only, the warning message will be displayed before customers select any configuration. The option also works for bundle and grouped products.

Take order management to a new level

Pre orders on the order grid

With a new extra column added to your order grid you'll be able quickly sort and edit your store pre orders. There is no need to look through the whole orders list to find out which items have been pre ordered. This handy option will help you significantly decrease the time spent on order processing and eventually raise your productivity.

Use advanced pre order filter
Enhance your productivity
Get more satisfied customers

Advanced customization tools

Timely inform customers about stock statuses of pre ordered products by placing catchy notes not only on product or category pages, but on the order information page and email templates as well. This will help to avoid any misunderstanding and visibly improve customer experience.

Create pre order notes for product and category pages
Place special notifications on the order information page
Customize "Pre Order" button

Custom warning message display in email templates

Use pre order warning variable to customize email templates according to your needs. Display warning message in any place of the email.

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Product questions

Is it possible to split an order if one item is in stock and the other should be pre-ordered?

No, currently this functionality is not supported by our Pre Order extension.

How does the extension work with configurable, grouped and bundle products?

It is a simple product status which is taken into account. This means that the stock status of a configurable product, for example, will depend on the status of the simple product which is currently selected.

Can I see pre orders on the Magento Order Grid?

Yes, there is a special column where you can filter pre-orders:

Magento Pre Order by Amasty

Can I assign pre order status to a category in bulk?

It’s possible to complete this action from Magento product grid provided you have an option to sort products by category (this feature is missing in Magento out-of-the-box but can be added through customizations or extensions like Extended Product Grid).

In order to set products from a particular category to Pre order, you need to apply a mass action called “Update Attributes”.  On the inventory tab you will need to choose “Allow Pre-Orders” in the backorders field:

Magento Pre Order by Amasty

I have a third-party service which switches products to Out of Stock. Will your Pre Order handle this?

Yes, we can offer you customization services if needed.

Can I restrict customers from adding both regular and pre-order items to a single order?

Unfortunately, you can’t create such restrictions with this Pre Order extension.

Is it possible to automatically email a customer once their product becomes available?

At the moment the extension doesn't send email notifications when pre-ordered products come back to stock.

Above and beyond
Amasty is great! their support is super fast and they went above and beyond to make some changes for me. You won't find better support anywhere else.
Thank you!
Great Extension
I have been very happy with this extension. Hope it is ported to Magento 2
Great extension with fast support
The extension works well and developer is ready to fix any problems you may have along the way.
I would appreciate if I could set up the date when products will be available and be able to sort preorders according to that date. This is the only feature I am missing.
It saved us hours of our time already.
Excellent. No other word can describe it!
Excellent extensions. Works as described. Had a minor issue with our template desing, but the support team fixed it within 24hours.

Great product with an excellent support. What else can you ask for.

5 star all the way.
Perfect for our needs and has helped increase orders
We have customers that like to order products in advance and in quantity to save money on shipping. They are not in a hurry and this extension helps us greatly in filling their needs. Support was very prompt in helping us integrate it into a custom template and quickly added some suggested features for us that made it immediately even more useful. We are staying with Amasty first for any extension needs as support is obviously not an issue. Thank you!
Useful product, but lacks some options
Pre order runs quite well, everything that is written in the description is true. But if amasty added the option of splitting payment, the module would become priceless for me. As it's not very convenient for customers to pay for both in stock and out of stock products.
Highly recommended
Due to this app we've greatly reduced the number of chat questions from customers who didn't know when out of stock items would be in stock. It's very easy to configure even without special tech skills. Has been running on 1.9.1 Magento version for 2 months already - everything works perfectly!
Doesn't work with out of stock products
The module works almost as it's described, but to enable preorders for out of stock items one have to specify that the product is IN stock and at least a zero value, but not Out of stock. Before finding this out I spent a couple of hours trying to setup preorder option for the products that were currently out of stock.
Decent quality for the money I paid
Works fine for preorders and backorders as well. It doesn't allow splitting payments and it's a huge minus, but there are some separate extensions for this purpose out there.

The installation went quickly and the navigation is intuitive - very easy to set up.
Before using this extension I added preorders features with code but needed to make changes after each upgrade of Mag ento. So I decided to go for an extension. This one is ok, nothing special, I think such extensions from different companies are all the same.
Pre Order does what it says
We've tried several solutions, using plugins or personal scripts for backorder/preorder messages and warnings and things often became quite complicated.
This little Magento App did exactly what it said and made this part easy to manage, especially since quite a few of our products are not always on stock.
On top of all we had a little issue that was solved with a quick customization free of charge by the developer.
Thumbs up and Thanks again!
One of the best on the market
We have tried several extensions of this kind, and this one came out the best to fit our needs. We
literally needed such functionality as we have economic crisis in our country and it’s a pain dealing with suppliers, this way we can make prepayments and still deliver products.
Also I have a feature suggestion – automated email notifications on changing the status of a preorder. For now we send them manually which can take time, or maybe we will figure out a way how to send automated messages until this feature is implemented. The last update was in 2014 summer, I’m hoping there still will be more updates.
Magento Connect
Amasty has done it again. This allowed us to pre-launch some products that were still in production. It additionally allowed us to recoupe some of the investment money into products during production time. PERFECT
Extension works as described
The extension works as described and helps me to understand my customers needs better. I also have some feature suggestions, I've sent them to Amasty
this extension does its work
The best thing about this extension is that negative values are allowed. Letting customers to pre order products is a necessary feature for me and this extension does its work!
Great extension, even better support
The extension works very well in communicating to your customers that the product is a pre-order/back-order item.

Since our site has a special theme with additional design, they offered to customize it for us for a very reasonable fee. They communicated very well and was able to meet all our demands, even if it's little issues. I can't say enough about their service. It speaks volumes when our site has over 20 of their extensions.

Highly recommended extension and company.
Blows AITOC Preorder Out Of The Water
This extension is better than AITOC's extension. It allows negative values. Preorders and preorder messaging can be automated so that once product quantity goes to zero, it automatically turns on. I love it. Just wish Amasty would add the option to display some big global warning at checkout that will warn customers if a preorder item is in their cart. i.e. "YOUR ENTIRE ORDER WON'T SHIP UNTIL THIS PREORDER IS IN STOCK"

Thanks Amasty. Great solution to a problem we have faced for a long time.
Extension indispensable
Magento gère très mal les possibilités de BackOrder.
Avec cette extension, on peut résoudre ce problème natif.
Amasty est comme toujours "très Pro" et réactif. Ils ont tout de suite corrigé un problème rencontré.
Je vous recommande ce module et cet éditeur. Vous ne serez jamais déçu.
Good as usual!
I've purchased the extension right after it was released. I believe I'm the first buyer :) It works fine. As always Amasty is great building new extensions! Now I do not even hesitate when placing an order with Amasty - top level!

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Version 1.3.4 - April 13, 2016
– Compatibility with the Custom Stock Status extension
– Compatibility with Magento swatches improved
Version 1.3.3 - September 24, 2015
– Support for related block on a product view page
– Speed improvement for customer account pages
– Improvements for multi store setup when order created from the backend
– Advanced: regexp for elements can now be changed via backend settings
Version 1.3.2 - June 24, 2015
– Correct workflow for Configurable Swatches on a product page
Version 1.3.1 - May 05, 2015
– Fixes for date shift in different time zones
– Correct handling of pre-order status for quantities close to 0
Version 1.3.0 - March 25, 2015
– Possibility to display pre order message for bundle/configurable/grouped products before any configuration is selected (on a category page as well)
– Possibility to use pre order warning variable to display message in any place of e-mail template
– Pre order warning for a placed order is fixed; and is not modified when changing warning in settings for old orders
– Pre order warning is removed after order was processed
Version 1.2.3 - July 14, 2014
– Speed improved for category pages
– Bugfix for order filter
Version 1.2.2 - July 07, 2014
– Bugfix for multi shipping checkout
– Minor bugfix
Version 1.2.1 - May 15, 2014
– Minor improvements
Version 1.2.0 - May 07, 2014
– Possibility to customize pre-order cart button for each product separately
– Now it's possible to use attribute {variables} in product pre-order note and pre-order button
Version 1.1.1 - March 26, 2014
– Option to enable pre order only for products with negative or zero quantity
Version 1.1.0 - March 25, 2014
– Option to pre order products with zero or negative quantity
– Option to enable/disable pre orders via setting
Version 1.0.9 - March 18, 2014
– Ability to change "Pre-Order Note" when using "Update Attributes" standard mass action
Version 1.0.8 - March 12, 2014
– Compatibility with custom themes enhanced for category pages
– Better compatibility with 3rd party extensions when viewing orders in the backend
Version 1.0.7 - February 24, 2014
– Minor syntax fix
Version 1.0.6 - February 24, 2014
– Compatibility with Magento 1.4.0-1.4.1 improved
Version 1.0.5 - February 13, 2014
– Improvements for configurable product page.
Version 1.0.4 - February 11, 2014
– Bugfix for compatibility with older PHP versions
Version 1.0.3 - February 07, 2014
– Better compatibility with custom themes and 3rd party extensions
Version 1.0.1 - February 04, 2014
– Minor bug fix for configurable product view page