Display different pre-order price when item is out of stock

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Display different pre-order price when item is out of stock

Nosremetnarg
Shopify Partner
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I am looking to display "pre-order" when am item is out of stock. My client would like to take a deposit when this is the case and not take the full amount. 

 

Any have a suggestion? 

1. Should I use an app that will allow for different pricing based on stock? (I have tried a few pre-order apps with no luck)

2. Pursue an option where a varient only displays when all other variants are out of stock?

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PageFly-Garcia
Shopify Partner
494 79 133

This is an accepted solution.

Hi @Nosremetnarg 

I am Garcia from the Shopify Advanced Page Builder App PageFly.  Regarding your question, first let's break down the pros and cons of each option.

 

1. An app that will allow for different pricing based on stock:

Pros:

  • Ease of Use: Many apps are designed to integrate seamlessly with Shopify, making them relatively easy to set up.
  • Feature-Rich: These apps often come with a range of features such as automated stock updates, email notifications for customers, and customizable pre-order buttons.
  • Customer Experience: They can provide a smooth experience for your customers, allowing them to easily place pre-orders and understand the payment process.

Cons:

  • Cost: Most effective apps may come with a subscription fee.
  • Limited Customization: Depending on the app, you might be limited in how much you can customize the pre-order process to fit your specific needs.

 

-> Suggestions: Look for apps that specifically allow for partial payments or deposits. This feature might not be as common, so you’ll need to read through the app descriptions carefully or contact the app developers for clarification.

 

2. An option where a variant only displays when all other variants are out of stock

Pros:

  • Clear Communication of Availability: This method clearly communicates to customers which variants are available for immediate purchase and which are available for pre-order. This clarity can enhance the customer experience and reduce confusion.
  • Maintains Sales Momentum: By allowing pre-orders for out-of-stock variants, you can continue to generate revenue even when certain items are not immediately available. It helps in capturing sales that might otherwise be lost.
  • Better Inventory Management: This approach can help in managing inventory more effectively. It allows you to gauge demand for out-of-stock items and plan your restocking accordingly.

Cons:

  • Risk of Negative Customer Experience: If there are delays in restocking or if the pre-ordered items take a long time to be delivered, it might lead to customer dissatisfaction.
  • Deposit Refund and Cancellation Policies: You need to have clear policies for deposits, refunds, and cancellations for pre-orders. Managing these can add an additional layer of complexity to your operations.

 

-> Suggestions: It has more pros than cons so you can consider about it as long as it aligns your business goal

Given these options, if you’re looking for a solution that's easier to manage and can be quickly implemented, I would recommend starting with an app that supports pre-orders and partial payments. 

 

Given these, there are some apps I would recommend. Downpay is notable for its flexible payment solutions and strong customer support. PreOrder Alpha and PreOrder Globo are great for advanced pre-order functionalities and easy inventory-based configuration. Pre-Order Manager offers robust pre-order management and marketing tools, while Deposit & Split Payment Depo is a good choice for handling complex payment scenarios.



However, these ideas are just my point of view.. For the best results, it's important to tailor these strategies to the specific audience and products of the store. 

 

Warm regards,

Garcia | PageFly Team

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PageFly-Garcia
Shopify Partner
494 79 133

This is an accepted solution.

Hi @Nosremetnarg 

I am Garcia from the Shopify Advanced Page Builder App PageFly.  Regarding your question, first let's break down the pros and cons of each option.

 

1. An app that will allow for different pricing based on stock:

Pros:

  • Ease of Use: Many apps are designed to integrate seamlessly with Shopify, making them relatively easy to set up.
  • Feature-Rich: These apps often come with a range of features such as automated stock updates, email notifications for customers, and customizable pre-order buttons.
  • Customer Experience: They can provide a smooth experience for your customers, allowing them to easily place pre-orders and understand the payment process.

Cons:

  • Cost: Most effective apps may come with a subscription fee.
  • Limited Customization: Depending on the app, you might be limited in how much you can customize the pre-order process to fit your specific needs.

 

-> Suggestions: Look for apps that specifically allow for partial payments or deposits. This feature might not be as common, so you’ll need to read through the app descriptions carefully or contact the app developers for clarification.

 

2. An option where a variant only displays when all other variants are out of stock

Pros:

  • Clear Communication of Availability: This method clearly communicates to customers which variants are available for immediate purchase and which are available for pre-order. This clarity can enhance the customer experience and reduce confusion.
  • Maintains Sales Momentum: By allowing pre-orders for out-of-stock variants, you can continue to generate revenue even when certain items are not immediately available. It helps in capturing sales that might otherwise be lost.
  • Better Inventory Management: This approach can help in managing inventory more effectively. It allows you to gauge demand for out-of-stock items and plan your restocking accordingly.

Cons:

  • Risk of Negative Customer Experience: If there are delays in restocking or if the pre-ordered items take a long time to be delivered, it might lead to customer dissatisfaction.
  • Deposit Refund and Cancellation Policies: You need to have clear policies for deposits, refunds, and cancellations for pre-orders. Managing these can add an additional layer of complexity to your operations.

 

-> Suggestions: It has more pros than cons so you can consider about it as long as it aligns your business goal

Given these options, if you’re looking for a solution that's easier to manage and can be quickly implemented, I would recommend starting with an app that supports pre-orders and partial payments. 

 

Given these, there are some apps I would recommend. Downpay is notable for its flexible payment solutions and strong customer support. PreOrder Alpha and PreOrder Globo are great for advanced pre-order functionalities and easy inventory-based configuration. Pre-Order Manager offers robust pre-order management and marketing tools, while Deposit & Split Payment Depo is a good choice for handling complex payment scenarios.



However, these ideas are just my point of view.. For the best results, it's important to tailor these strategies to the specific audience and products of the store. 

 

Warm regards,

Garcia | PageFly Team

Please let me know if it works by giving it a Like or marking it as a solution!


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