“Pre-Order Available” Status for Products in PrestaShop

Pre order PrestaShop Module

Are you still running online store with old and out dated techniques e.g. product display and selling? This is fine, if you are satisfied with your business revenue but in case, either your sales are not increasing or your competitors are getting an edge on you, then you must have to think about changing your business strategy. Particularly, you need some innovative ideas which your competitors are not adapting on their stores. In today’s blog, I am going to discuss one of the innovate idea which will surely help you to get lead on your competitors.

Pre-Ordering and Advance Booking Feature

Although, there are many ideas like private sales, upselling, cross selling, related product display, gift card program, but I think the simplest and successful feature is the “Preordering and advance booking” which can help you in this regard.

In this feature, merchants can display a preorder button below the product images. This function is used when those products are out of stock or still not launched in the market. Customers who are interest to buy those products can preorder them. These products will delivers to them on availability in the stock.

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This Pre-Ordering feature is beneficial for both customers and merchants. Let’s discuss some of the benefits here.

Customers’ Benefits:

In this case, customers have a chance to get their desired product at the earliest time i.e. on availability of product in stock. They became hassle free from the thinking that the product will again get short in the market.

Merchants’ Benefits:

Merchants get a chance to know that what the actual demand of those products in market is. So, they can order or manufacture the products according to the market demand.

Example # 1

You want to launch new software in the market and before development; you want to know the market demand of that software. This is a good thinking as the case may happen that you spent time and money on developing a product and nobody purchase it. In this case, it’s a wise decision to enable a pre order function for that software.

Secondly, during the preordering time, merchants can create a buzz about the products in the market with innovation in marketing campaigns.

Example # 2

Extending the above example here, you have allowed pre order function. It’s good to introduce the new product in the market. Now you can create a market buzz for that product giving you two advantages at the same time. First advantage is that you have introduced the product and captured a huge market i.e. brand and product awareness at the same time. Secondly, you will be able to know the market demand of that software.

How to avail pre-order in PrestaShop eCommerce Store?

Being the second best platform in the market, I am discussing here PrestaShop. Preorder feature needs hooks and intelligent js functions to get the feature but here for reader convenience I am given a ready-made solution for it named “pre-order & notification modulewhich has an easy procedure to show pre order button and add to wait list button below the product images. Read more about this module here.

Product Attribute and countdown option

Through this module admin can configure countdown for availability of products, availability date, and the initial quantity.

This system also allows the customers to choose product attributes such as size, color of product. This plug-in insure the customers to get a notification when the pre-ordered product became available in the market and delivered to them.

Conclusion

Advance booking option is a good way to do a market analysis/demand for certain products. This feature ensures the merchants that they will not get loss in their business due to the reason of improper market demand analysis. This feature will hopefully given the merchants an edge over their competitors.

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New Year brought New Changes for PrestaShop – Weekly Roundup

Wondering what to write in this New Year start-up season? We’ve chosen the PrestaShop weekly round-up for January 2015.

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PrestaShop lovers: the Emerchants and developers always looks for what’s new at the platform, so here is the PrestaShop Updates in January 2015- Weekly Roundup.The article covers the news of PrestaShop for last two weeks.

PrestaShop is among the rising popular eCommerce systems that enable you to make the online shop you’ve always imagined. It’s in fact already so popular, powering over 150, 000 ecommerce websites; also it has been honored Open Source award 2011 and Critics’ Choice CMS Awards 2014.

And no wonder: it’s also been translated into 43 languages and has over 2, 000 Presta modules and templates, therefore can be applied for almost any type of eCommerce website, everywhere you want.

If you want to start a web-based store, there’s never been a good time for you to do this. Now-a-days, there are a lot of diverse applications you can use to develop a good quality online shop; you will be feeling stress while taking the decision that which one will give good result to suit your needs. From hosted solutions like Shopify and WordPress to a separate eCommerce CMS, there’s choices for your need.

Now, let’s take a look at some new updates in PrestaShop in the first two weeks of January 2015.

PrestaShop Newer Version 1.6.0.11

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PrestaShop has released their newer version that is 1.6.0.11 on 7th January 2015. Many new features are included in this version. Some of the updates are given here in the bullet points:

  • Tax rounding and management.
  • Handling Related price ranges including VAT taxes
  • New Costa Rica localize language package.
  • Handling back-office orders in index mode.
  • Significant improvement in Wish list module.
  • Revised taxes for Canada.

More information of this update is given in this link. PrestaShop 1.6.0.11 Update Information

PrestaShop Calendar for 2015

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PrestaShop has given a complete calendar for the year 2015 at 8th January 2015. This calendar is available at the PrestaShop blog. E-merchants can download it and can get benefit according to their desire. Main elements of this calendar are given here;

  • Showing peak periods of the year in a circular calendar.
  • 8 countries included (France, Spain, the US, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and Poland)
  • 12 Secrets revealed by merchants on 12 pages
  • 52 ecommerce tips
  • 327 audits of online stores

PrestaShop Forum Maintenance and Closure

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PrestaShop forum remains closed for 48 hours starting from January 13, 2015 to January 15th January 2014 as mentions on the official PrestaShop forum.

Quote by “Xavier du Tertre” the same here: “Our Community forum will be under maintenance from Tuesday, Jan. 13th to Thursday, Jan. 15th. We apologize for the inconvenience and we’re excited to bring you an even better Community experience!

Conclusion:

All the updates by PrestaShop in the start of this year are very good specially the new look of PrestaShop forum is awesome. We will be here with a new round up next week. Stay tuned.

PrestaShop 1.6.0.11 Is Available For Download

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New Year gift from PrestaShop community, new update 1.6.0.11 is available for download. We “FMEModules” want to say thanks to the entire Community who examined, debugged and enhanced this most up-to-date version and presented it to PrestaShop users.

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Also, get the New Year gift from FMEModules which is offering 30% discount on all PrestaShop Modules, themes and custom work.

Download PrestaShop latest version 1.6.0.11 here:

Countless Innovative Characteristics and Features in 1.6.0.11!

Over three hundred upgrades and completely new functions are included in the new version. You can see complete information on PrestaShop changelog, however the primary upgrades are given below:
1 – Enhanced taxes and rounding maintenance.
2 – Enhanced particular cost rate reductions and handling related price ranges including/excluding VAT.
3 – New Costa Rica localization package.
4 – Choice to handle back-office orders in index mode.
5 – Significant improvement of the Wish list module.
6 – Revised taxes and states for Canada.

Tax and Rounding Management

This has become the primary success of the new version. PrestaShop from now on presents tremendously enhanced handling of taxes and then rounding them by providing you a larger preference and better flexibility while setting up your variables. Here’s what you really need to know about PrestaShop 1.6.0.11:

1. Taxes computations executed by item, product line or overall items.
2. New rounding operations: Half-Up rounding to the closest whole number and, particularly, the Half Even or Bankers’ rounding way for rounding to the closest even number.
3. Choice to group the wanted number of decimal places, that may influence the number of decimals utilized in all the cost calculations for your online shop.
You will find information on how to get these types of adjustments to your shop in these documents!

And so, what exactly are you delays for? The New Year is the ideal time for you to upgrade your shops!