I want to allow potential customers to register an interest for a product

dornishviper
Tourist
4 0 1

Hi,

I run a merchandise ecommerce store. There are some new products that I want to launch, but I am not sure of the demand. I would like to add these products to my shopify store, but instead of customers getting the option to buy, I want them to have the option to register an interest (such as notify me etc), and for me to be able to track which product has how many such 'interests' registered. 

 

I am not fully sure of how to do this. Can it be done without using an app? It will also be helpful if someone can suggest an app (free is best) which can help me do this. 

 

Thank you!

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osamafarooqi71
Shopify Partner
245 19 40

Hey @dornishviper @, I understand your situation. There are two ways we can do this. One is via app that you might not want to use then the second option is custom coding. 

 

Please let me know if you're familiar with custom coding like HTML, CSS and Liquid then I'll share the next steps or please consider consulting with a experience Shopify Developer.

 

Hope it'll help you. If you still have any concerns please feel free to reach out to me.

 

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Osama Farooqi 

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dornishviper
Tourist
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Hi Osama, thank you for your reply. 

Yes I do have experience with adding custom code. Really appreciate your help here. 

osamafarooqi71
Shopify Partner
245 19 40

Hey @dornishviper , sure. You need to build the logic. So, for now we can use product tags for it. Let's add preorder as product tag for those products that you want to check the interest. 

Then you'll need to show and hide the buy options and preorder form based on the product tag. For instance, if the product has the preorder tag then show the interest form else show the buy button. 

 

It'll require around 3-4 hours of work and significant knowledge if HTML, CSS and Liquid.

 

Please feel free to share your store URL if you need hands on assistant.

 

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Osama Farooqi 

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dornishviper
Tourist
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hi @osamafarooqi71 thank you, that is helpful to understand. 

I can insert/edit some pieces of code to customise, but I'm not really practiced on coding. the URL is https://ekastra.in. It would be amazing if you could help out. 

 

osamafarooqi71
Shopify Partner
245 19 40

Hey @dornishviper, sure, would you mind if I send the collaboration request. So, I can deep dive into the coding part. 

 

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schoolofuke
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Hi @osamafarooqi71,


Can you recommend an app that can do this also? @dornishviper I am hoping to do the same thing with my site, to test the demand for certain services. Can I ask how you got on with this development?

Thanks,

 

Matthew

 

Imogen
Shopify Staff
1706 199 299

Hey there, @schoolofuke. Thanks for following up on this thread! We wanted to pass along some suggestion you can give a try! You can alter the product page template to include a 'Contact Us' Form instead of a 'Buy Now' section for this specific product. Or, you could set the product to 'digital', and make it free, so customers can 'purchase' it, and you can track interest that way!

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schoolofuke
Visitor
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Thanks Imogen! This could work very well for us, especially if we can use Klaviyo to automate an email response to each customer submission. If we used either of these methods, is there any way to tag each form submission or free sale so that the customer details can be routed to a specific customer list within Shopify? 

Emily
Shopify Staff
1344 102 193

Hi @schoolofuke.

 

Thank you for your reply! 

I wouldn't be able to give you an answer on if this would work with Klaviyo, but I recommend contacting them directly. However, with the digital method, if you make it so the customers are required to create accounts, you can track interest that way, and then create a filtered customer list of all the customer that purchased this product. I don't believe you can preemptively create this report but possibly with a third party app but you can manually filter and create this customer lsit from the 'Customers' section in your admin. -Emily 

 

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