If you want to avoid going out of stock in the first place and improve your customer experience, I'd recommend checking out a demand forecasting app called TrueStock .
Your customers can also sign up for notifications for stock with apps such as https://apps.shopify.com/back-in-stock
Hope this helps!
Hi @GraceGlamour ,
We're set up for this situation, where you would like to collect interest or orders, but you don't currently have stock.
I run an app called PreProduct that lets brands capture customer orders now, but collect payment later on when you're ready (have stock etc).
We also include shipping date and have an email campaign which you can use to keep your customers in the loop.
We're on the Shopify AppStore, but feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you've got some further questions/would like a demo etc.
Founder @ www.preproduct.io
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