(Review by Joris )
(Review by Billy Parker)
(Review by Jeff Minor - CTO - Goedekers.com)
Accept and easily manage pre-orders on your Magento store. Let you customers pre-order an item that haven't yet arrived or is out-of-stock. Start accepting orders in advance and ship the item later when it's available. Easily manage customers’ expectations by showing a pre order note with the availability date.
- Enables Admin to label products as available for Pre-Orders;
- Allows to offer a pre-order option for out-of-stock products;
- Works for all product types simple, configurable, virtual, bundle and grouped products;
- Allows the following Pre-Order options for products: No Pre-Order, Limited or Unlimited Quantity Pre-Order;
- Admin can specify the Product Availability Date that would be displayed on the page of a product available for Pre-Ordering;
- Displays “Pre-order” button instead of “Buy Now” on the product and category pages for items available for Pre-Order;
- Enables your customers to place a Pre-Order and pay for the item in advance;
- Admin can allow or restrict the ability to buy available goods and Pre-Order items during one session;
- Enables Admin to process the orders that contain both purchases and Pre-Orders;
- Pre-order status changes if an order contains both pre-order and regular items;
- Regular purchase proceeds as usual, and pre-ordered item is shipped when the stock status changes to Available;
- Sends automatic notifications to customers who placed Pre-Orders when the product status changes to Available;
- Enables Admin to specify a custom stock status;
- Adds “Pending Pre-Order” and “Processing Pre-Order” to order statuses;
- Enables Admin to easily search for placed Pre-Orders with Filtering by Order Status.
Please note that Pre-Orders extension allows charging only once, and charges will be made at the time pre-order is placed. It is up to you, and by no means limited by the extension functionality, to set the price for Pre-Order lower, higher, or the same as for the product when it is available.
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+ stands for new feature added
* stands for bugfix
August 19, 2014 (ver. 1.2.0)+ Replaces the “Add to Cart” button with “Pre-Order” for simple pre-order products on product lists (category pages);
+ Allows to offer a pre-order option for out-of-stock products;
+ Admin can restrict simultaneous purchase of a pre-order item and regular product;
+ Pre-order status changes if an order contains both pre-order and regular items;
+ Rewrites compatibility with AITOC vBulletin Integration, AITOC Multi-Location Inventory, AITOC Product Units and Quantities extensions;
June 13, 2014 (ver. 1.1.45)* Compatibility fix with Layered Navigation Pro 2.5.3+
June 10, 2014 (ver. 1.1.44)+ The extension is compatible with Magento 220.127.116.11
May 27, 2014 (ver. 1.1.43)+ For more flexibility AITOC Rewrite system is now disabled by default but can be enabled fully or partially.
April 9, 2014 (ver. 1.1.42)* Fixed the issue with "Add to cart" button not changed to "Pre-Order" when pre-order option of configurable product is selected.
February 3, 2014 (ver. 1.1.41)* Fixed the issue with re-indexing Pre-Order statuses when there are more than 20000 orders in the store;
December 27, 2013 (ver. 1.1.40)* Fixed the issue with order status not changed when order is canceled;
December 19, 2013 (ver. 1.1.39)+ The extension is compatible with Magento 18.104.22.168
December 6, 2013 (ver. 1.1.38)* Fixed the issue with Pre-Order products link available for download;
* Compatibility issue with Custom Order Number Pro is fixed;
November 4, 2013 (ver. 1.1.36)* Compatibility issue with Multi-Location Inventory is fixed;
September 26, 2013 (ver. 1.1.35)+ The extension is compatible with Magento 22.214.171.124
July 4, 2013 (ver. 1.1.35)* Fixed the issue when a bundle product with fixed price has a pre-order item;
May 15, 2013 (ver. 1.1.34)* Compatibility issue with Multi-Location Inventory is fixed;
March 29, 2013 (ver. 1.1.33)* Fixed the issue with Pre-Order Note duplication;
March 12, 2013 (ver. 1.1.32)+ Updated German language pack;
February 4, 2013 (ver. 1.1.31)* Fixed the issue with incorrect displaying of reports for orders with "Processing Pre-Order" and "Processing" status;
December 11, 2012 (ver. 1.1.30)* Fixed the issue with setting Pre-Order item to out of stock when Pre-Order product qty becomes zero;
November 27, 2012 (ver. 1.1.29)* Fixed the locale issue;
+ Pre-Order Note is now can be set per store;
November 16, 2012 (ver. 1.1.28)* Fixed the issue with "Add to cart" button not changed to "Pre-Order" when pre-order notice exists (configurable product only);
November 12, 2012 (ver. 1.1.27)* Fixed the Pre-Order note displaying issue;
November 2, 2012 (ver. 1.1.26)* Fixed the issue with "availability" status on product reviews page;
October 9, 2012 (ver. 1.1.25)* Fixed the issue with notifications not sent when purchased Pre-Order item becomes available;
September 18, 2012 (ver. 1.1.24)* The issue with the "Add to cart" does not change to "Pre Order" for the configurables is fixed;
July 9, 2012 (ver. 1.1.23)+ The extension is compatible with Magento 126.96.36.199
June 28, 2012 (ver. 1.1.23)+ The extension is compatible with ShipWorks Shipping Software ver. 2.9 and ver. 3.0;
June 25, 2012 (ver. 1.1.22)+ The extension is compatible with Magento 188.8.131.52
May 17, 2012 (ver. 1.1.22)* Fixed the issue with order status change after making product as Pre-Order again;
April 25, 2012 (ver. 1.1.21)+ The extension is compatible with Magento 184.108.40.206
April 18, 2012 (ver. 1.1.21)* Fixed the issue with incorrect order status when shipment is created;
April 3, 2012 (ver. 1.1.20)* Сompatibility fix with Google shopping;
February 22, 2012 (ver. 1.1.19)* Fixed the issue when simple pre-order product is a part of bundle product;
February 16, 2012 (ver. 1.1.17)+ The extension is compatible with Magento 220.127.116.11
November 14, 2011 (ver. 1.1.17)* Fixed the issue with shipping the pre-order items;
November 14, 2011 (ver. 1.1.16)* Fixed the critical observer.php bug in ver. 1.1.15;
November 3, 2011 (ver. 1.1.15)* Fixed the issue with cron when pre-order is used;
October 24, 2011 (ver. 1.1.14)+ The extension is compatible with Magento 18.104.22.168
September 28, 2011 (ver. 1.1.14)* Fixed the issue with incorrect displaying configurable product statuses;
September 23, 2011 (ver. 1.1.13)* Fixed the issue with displaying out of stock option of configurable product as pre-order;
September 22, 2011 (ver. 1.1.12)* Fixed the issue with order (with pre-order product) status changing;
August 31, 2011 (ver. 1.1.11)* Fixed the issue with global config setting for pre-order;
August 22, 2011 (ver. 1.1.10)+ The extension is compatible with Magento 22.214.171.124
August 15, 2011 (ver. 1.1.10)* Fixed the bug with pre-order products missing if admin URL is different from default;
August 8, 2011 (ver. 1.1.9)* Fixed the issue with incorrect change of order status;
* Fixed the issue with shipping/invoicing bundle product;
July 18, 2011 (ver. 1.1.8)* Fixed the issue with IE8
July 6, 2011 (ver. 1.1.7)+ Advanced Language Pack for the extension added:
All extension interfaces are translated into these languages;
June 16, 2011 (ver. 1.1.6)* Some minor bugfix
April 28, 2011 (ver. 1.1.5)+ The extension is compatible with Magento 126.96.36.199
April 18, 2011 (ver. 1.1.5* Fixed displaying the number of products in search results;
March 18, 2011 (ver. 1.1.4)* Fixed compatibility issue with Multi-Location Inventory;
17 February 2011 (ver. 1.1.3)+ The extension is compatible with Magento 1.5.0.x
4 January 2011 (ver 1.1.2)* Fixed the error that happened when the default status of order is not custom set.
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Duplicated tickets automatically go to the end of the queue.
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Regular working hours of AITOC Support Team are Monday – Friday, 8 am - 5 pm GMT (3 am -12 pm EST).
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RatingReview by Keith (Posted on 6/19/14)
This is an easy to use product that makes managing pre-orders very easy. I would have given it a 5 star rating if there was a setting to allow me to chose if an order with both pre-order items and in stock items was set to a Pre-Order or Processing status.
If you need support with it, they have some of the best support I've seen in many years. I was online when they started processing a trouble ticket (I was upgrading from their old license system to the new one, not an issue with the product) I opened. They emailed me back and forth real time to help me solve the initial issue and a couple that I created during the process. It's hard to find support like this these days.
RatingReview by Andreas (Posted on 9/23/13)
Great extension. First I miss some individual functions, but the great support add them.
RatingReview by Bjarne Øverli (Posted on 7/4/13)
Great product and great support. Found a bug, but Aitoc fixed this within a couple of hours.
RatingReview by Paul Matthews (Posted on 3/26/13)
Great product, great support . There was a minor issue relating to layout and AITOC applied a custom fix within a day
RatingReview by Mark (Posted on 11/27/12)
AITOC rocks! Fantastic customer service and great modules! I recommend them highly.
RatingReview by Jordy van Overeem (Posted on 11/6/12)
This extension works great for my needs! I've a store with online cd game keys. So we've allot and often pre-orders.
Extension is flexible and easy to use. In the beginning there was a small problem, but AITOC helped me out fast and very good.
RatingReview by jpcs (Posted on 9/7/11)
great module and service
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