The WooCommerce Pre-Orders plugin is a powerful tool for allowing customers to order products before they are available for sale. With this plugin, you can set up pre-orders in your WooCommerce store, so customers can order products and services before they’re officially released.
This can help build anticipation for new products and ensure that customers can secure the products they want before they sell out.
One of the key features of the WooCommerce Pre-Orders plugin is its flexibility. You can choose to automatically or manually release and fill orders when you’re ready, You can also customize the pre-order experience to match your store’s branding and product offerings. This includes setting up customizable pre-order options for products and services, as well as choosing whether to charge pre-orders upfront or upon release.
The pre-order experience is fully customizable, with built-in settings for button text, product messages, and more. You can even display a countdown time shortcode anywhere on your site with support for customization via CSS. This allows you to build excitement for upcoming releases and keep customers informed about when products will be available for purchase.
Managing pre-orders is also easy with WooCommerce Pre-Orders plugin. You can charge pre-orders up front or upon release, and manage pre-orders through a dedicated page where you can delay, complete, cancel, or email selected pre-orders, or use the actions section to perform the same actions for all pre-orders for a given product. Additionally, you can optionally charge a fee for a pre-order.
When using one of the supported payment gateways, you can automatically charge your customer’s payment method when the pre-order is available. All gateways support manual payments for pre-orders, where the customer is sent an email asking them to come back and pay for their pre-order when it’s released.
Supported gateways for automatic payments:
- Braintree for WooCommerce Payment Gateway
- Chase Paymentech
- Elavon Converge
- First Data (Payeezy Gateway and Payeezy API)
- Global Payments HPP (formerly Realex)
- Intuit (Payments and QBMS)
- Opayo (Formerly SagePay)
- Paya (formerly SagePayments USA)
You can also change the release date for a pre-ordered product, email all customers who pre-ordered a product, cancel pre-orders if the product is no longer available, and filter pre-orders with a custom “pre-order” order status.
Overall, the WooCommerce Pre-Orders plugin is a powerful tool for managing pre-orders in your WooCommerce store. With flexible options for setting up pre-orders, customizing the pre-order experience, and managing pre-orders, this plugin can help you build excitement for new product releases and ensure that your customers can secure the products they want before they sell out.