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Pre-Order Addon

***ProductX is becoming WowStore. If you see the new working interface of WowStore, then you can follow along – the working process for product blocks, starter templates, and features all work the same way as it did for ProductX. So, if you’re working with WowStore, you can follow the doc and use the instructions. Essentially, there’s no difference between WowStore and ProductX when it comes to using the product in general.

The pre-order add-on for WowStore lets you create products for users to pre-order. It’s an easy-to-use system with all the necessary functionalities for WooCommerce site owners. In order to use the pre-order add-on, you will need to have a Pro Version of the WowStore plugin. To install the pro version, check out the following link:

How to install WowStore Pro?

Here’s a quick video tutorial to show you how the pre-order add-on works:

How to Use WowStore Pre-order for Online Store

Enabling the Pre-order Addon

Once your license is active, you will have access to all the features of the WowStore plugin. In order to use the WowStore Addon, you will have to:

enabling preorder addon
  1. From the WowStore menu on your WordPress dashboard, go to the add-ons.
  2. Now activate the pre-order addon.

Once you activate the pre-order add-on, you will see it in the settings section of WowStore from your WordPress dashboard.

Pre-Order Addon Settings

Pre-order Plugin Settings

There are four areas that are mentioned in the WowStore add-on settings. You can change the text labels and save changes. They will be applied directly to the pre-order products.

WooCommerce Settings front-end and back-end
Pre-order Settings Panel

Note: The ‘Availability Message’ and the ‘Pre-release’ message will both be changed in the pre-order section of the products. So, the messages in these two sections will be inherited in the pre-order section of the products [It is true for the WowStore plugin only].

However, there have been some visual changes, here’s what the revamped settings look like:

preorder addon settings

Settings in the Product Data – for a Simple Product

If you want to add a product as a pre-order, then you will need to tick the pre-order section under Product Data.

In the pre-order section of the WowStore Product Data, you have the following sections:

preorder for simple product
  • Available Quantity: It is the maximum amount of products available for pre-order.
  • Availability Date: It is the date and time to show when the product will be available.
  • Availability Message: This is the message indicating date and time of the pre-order product availability.
  • Pre-Release Message : This is the message if the pre-ordered product availability date and time are not given. 

Note: The Availability Message and the Pre-release Message can be directly set from the settings menu in WowStore. The messages are inherited from the settings to ensure better ease of use.

***The Auto Convert Feature allows you to transform your product into a default product once the release date for pre-ordering the product is over. You can enable or disable this feature as per your choice.

***You can also manage pre-order product discounts using the Manage Discounts section. You will be prompted to select the Discount Type using a dropdown. You are allowed to set two types of toggles: 1. Fixed Price 2. Discount Percentage. Once you set either one of the parameters, the discounted price will show up automatically for the product.

Settings in the Product Data- for Product Variations

You can create different product variations and set the pre-order data with WowStore. This way, you can manage multiple release dates, offer different pricing for different product variations, and enable the Auto Convert feature differently for different variations of the product.

Once you create the product variations, you will meet the same settings as mentioned above for each product variation. This way, you can manage multiple product pre-order variations.

preorder for variable products

You can also see the pre-order text on the cart, checkout, and order page as well. Here’s what it looks like:

WooCommerce Pre-order Cart and Checkout Order
WooCommerce Pre-order Cart and Checkout Order

You can check out the following resources to learn more about the pre-order functionality of WowStore:

How to Use the Pre-Order Add-on for WowStore

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