For products which are ordered in or made to order, instead of Out of Stock could be edited to suit.
e.g. Lead Time 2-3 days, Made to Order, Dispatched in 3-5 days.
This has already been done for us with products that are out of stock because they now show as On Request products due to asking for a tweak and this helps customers to order additional products that the distributors can supply.Would be handy for some kind of feature so anyone could do something similar and for different reasons.
We need to show different delivery times for different products. With this system it either shows 'in stock' or for example 'On request'. An option is needed to show different delivery delay times for different products.
Availability and lead-times really does need improving. It can't be unusual to have varying lead-times depending on product ranges and where they are sourced from.
I agree, this would be useful as I could use it as a 'Back Order Allowed' Yes / No option with an estimated delivery date/lead time
There is no doubt that we lose sales because of this feature.We have a range which are all made to order, but our stock status is 'SOLD OUT'Fingers crossed that improvements in lead times will happen soon.
Note to Admin - can we merge the similar suggestions to up vote this suggestion? i.e. Drop Ship and Pre-Order.
This would be extremely useful as I have a large range of products with a variety of lead times. Need to be able to be more like Amazon and show different shipping times on different products
Yes Please, YES Please, YES PLEASE
As an interim/workaround I have put a "Made to Specification" as a Product Option - the customer has to manually select a drop down acknowledging the item is made to spec ( eg not immediate purchase .delivery expectation) .
We work a lot on pre orders, and "out of stock" just doesn't fit right, as they have never actually been in stock. "Sold Out" would be much more appropriate for us. Having other options would definitely be useful!
I like the idea of having a few different options for items that are not in stock; Lynne suggestion for allowing back ordering yes/no. We had our wording changed to say 'Please Call To Order' as we felt this was more of a positive thing to say to potential customer however, the problem we then have is that, sale items for us are usually a 'Last Chance' type meaning that, once it has gone, we can not order in any more. We then have to make sure that when a size or colour has been sold is to remove the attributes very quickly so we do not have a potential customer thinking they will get a new item at a sale price. This means extra work for us which in some ways isn't too bad but it is when we have a product with a mix of colours and sizes; a Cob sized reins in Black and Havana, but only a Full in the Black. We then have to copy the product, split the product by its colour so that customer cannot purchase a Full sized reins in Havana. Hopefully this makes sense!
This should be combined with the “pre-order” suggestion and made flexible enough to allow for the different texts that different people want to use.
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