How to Show Pre Order Status Available in PrestaShop? – User Guide

You want to sell a new product on your store then the most important thing that you want to know about the market demand of those products. For this purpose you can start a survey, send email to your existing customers or have some other options. All these options are fine but why not go for a more simple solution?

Best Solution to Know the Market Demand

Here we are giving the simplest way to know the demand. The plan is to show a “preorder available for this product” on item’s image at product and category pages. Further give some options to the interested visitors such that they can subscribe/preorder for the purchasing product and you can judge the expected demand through the no. of preorders.

Allow the customers to preorder according to different product attributes will further tell you that in which color or size, a particular product is needed.

The advantage of preorder feature is not limited to it. Since you can also show preorder status for out of stock products by which you can get manufacturing cost of products from customers.

How to Create Preorder and Waiting List Button in PrestaShop?

If you’re developer, then go ahead with the tip and create a preorder and waitlist button on product pages and show them on images. But if you’re not technical or want to do it simply, you can use preorder module that gives exactly the same functionality as given in last paragraph.

How to Use Preorder Module by FMEModules?

Given below a user guide to use this preorder module on your store;

Step 1: Go to your PrestaShop Backend, upload and install the zip file of this preorder and waiting list module.

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Step 2: From the backend, go to CATALOG>PRODUCTS and click on any product for which you want to allow pro-order.

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Step 3: In product detail page, go to FMM Preorder Section and set allow preorder, date availability and other options and click on save.

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Admin Settings from Backend

From backend, go to FMM PREORDER waiting list where you can see all the order received from the customers.

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Click on any preorder to see more details which includes product name, customer id, customer first name, 2nd name, email, and if notification email is sent or not(represented by red, green light).

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How to Test this PrestaShop Waiting List Module?

Go to backend, and enable preorders for some of your products, now go to frontend and see that if the preorder button and waiting list button are available at product page. Register on the demo site as a customer and click on preorder and waitlist button at product page. Go to your customer account and see where you can see the preorder details (as customer).

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This Module will be useful addition in your PrestaShop Store.

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How to Show Home Page Testimonials in PrestaShop? – User Guide

You have probably seen lot of PrestaShop ecommerce store that shows their customer testimonials at home page footer. These reviews are quite helpful to convince the new customers’ right at the first page. The problem that we are addressing today is that you can’t show lot of testimonials there because it will slow down the speed of your whole site.

Then what to do?

Only show 2, 3 reviews. No way!

Because greater the number the testimonials greater the chances of sales. We are not saying that add infinite reviews. You just need to show appropriate number of feedback e.g. maximum 10 to 15.

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Solution

In this case, you can make a separate page (shown in main menu) on your home page that will directs to separate landing page of reviews where new customers can see the reviews topic wise e.g. reviews for whole site, reviews for custom support and services, reviews for products etc.

Adding a new cms page in PrestaShop is just easy from the store backend but here the aim is to show testimonials in most presentable way. For this purpose plug-in like Advance testimonials is quite helpful to manage and show customer testimonials in an effective way.

Some Must Have features for Testimonials Page

The testimonial should have following features;

  1. Read more button in case of lengthy testimonial
  2. Limit the no. of testimonials on single page
  3. Allow to submit new testimonials
  4. Testimonials slider block
  5. Testimonials rate and reviews feature
  6. Testimonial reply or comment
  7. Image of customer with testimonial
  8. Admin defined user groups who can post testimonials
  9. Email settings for testimonial moderation
  10. Smooth layout of testimonial page

Given below a user guide for this PrestaShop advance testimonials module

User Guide

At the backend, there are two types of settings involved;

  • Module Configuration Settings
  • Manage Testimonial settings

We will go through here from both setting.

Module Configuration Settings

Step 1: Go to backend of the demo and fill in the credentials seen at the demo page.

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Step 2: Go to MODULES>modules and search for Product Testimonials by FMM Modules. Click on module configuration.

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Step 3: On the configuration page, you will see 8 different sections. Go to each section one by one.

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Testimonial List

From here you can enable/disable module, sort reviews, set title, meta and enable/disable read more link. These are general settings.

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Add Testimonials Settings

From here you can set the Add testimonials button label, enable/disable Captcha, allow/disallow user groups for posting reviews, enable/disable admin approval for new testimonials.

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Show Hide Form Fields

From here, admin can allow to show/hide fields for add testimonial form.

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Custom fields

From here, admin can add/edit extra fields on add testimonial form.

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Testimonials Block Settings

From here, admin can do testimonials block settings like block type, title, number of testimonials, read more link, slider effect, slider timeout etc.

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Testimonials Theme

You can set different type of themes for testimonials section landing page.

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Email Settings

From here, admin can set email notification for new testimonials. Set admin email, email sender name, and subject.

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Manage Testimonial settings

At PrestaShop dashboard, go to ADVANCE TESTIMONIALS>manage testimonial where you can see and manage all testimonials. You can also create new testimonial by your own in case, customers have given reviews through some other platform and you want to show them here on product page.

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New Testimonial Page Settings

You can edit following settings for testimonials as given in the images here.

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Fronted Display

Go to frontend demo where you can see product page testimonials, listing page for testimonials and add a testimonial form respectively.

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Users can add new testimonials by clicking Add Testimonials Button

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Summary

If you’re a business starter and want to stabilize the business, get positive reviews from your current customers and became a successful seller.

How to Calculate Prices of Variable Sized Products in PrestaShop? – User Guide

One of our client David Milosz who sells liquids, canvas, banners, fabric, blinds, barrels etc on his PrestaShop store came to us with the problem that his clients call him to know the prices of products. It was quite a big headache for him to deal with them all.

This was a real problem since there is no direct way to show prices of variable sized products as they vary with changing dimensions heights, length, width etc. He was hiding the price of product and adds to cart button using call for price plugin and in place he was displaying a custom text “Call for Price at 1234”. Whenever users want to buy anything, they call to him to know the prices for different sizes of the products.

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Solution to Calculate Prices of Variable Sized Products

We decided to address this problem and developed a CSV pricing extension for him which has made the pricing calculation really simple. All he needs to make a csv file comprising of different sized combinations. He then uploaded the file with his products and now when a customer enters a length and width, system scans the csv file combination and displays it on front page within seconds.

Given below a quick user guide to know that how this canvas pricing PrestaShop works;

User Guide

Step 1: Create a new csv file contains different combination of length and widths according to your need.

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Step 2: After installation of this module, go to dashboard and then Go to CSV Pricing Menu in left column.

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Step 3: Click on + button to upload csv file which will open a window to upload csv file.

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Step 4: From the same window, go to Product from where you can associate csv file with products.

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General Settings

At the store backend, go to MODULES>Modules and search for CSV Pricing by FMEModules. Click on configure button.

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From the configuration window you can enable/disable module, select method of drop down/text box. Set the labels for column and rows at front end.

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How to Test the blind pricing PrestaShop Module?

Make a new csv file, upload it from the store backend, associate the file with products and then look at the front end of those products where you can see the pricing calculation using CSV file.

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Advantage

PrestaShop barrel pricing module provides you a way to save a lot of your time and energy for dealing the customers. Customers will also fell satisfaction by using this great feature.