I sell collectible that are very limited. I release them on a specific day our website as well as our own custom merchandise and sales. Our regulars get very disappointed because they would like to purchase multiple collectibles as well as our merch (stickers, shirts, etc) But the problem is that the collectibles sell out instantly from members who are trying to get their hands on these limited products.
So my question is... Is there a way for customers to reserve their item in the cart for a short time frame before it becomes available to the rest of population?
You may want to create a preview sale for regular customer tagging them a priority client and emailing them and giving them a day in advance to buy . This can be achieved by special tag on product and customer and by enabling this tag through admin.