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Offline Palamedes

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Allow for different action when item is "out of stock"
« on: March 07, 2012, 11:39:40 AM »
Right now if an item comes up as "out of stock" you can still add it to your cart.. It does so with the *** telling you that the item is on back order or that it may not be in stock.

This is fine for products in which there are more than one, but for unique items (like hand crafted unique one of a kind items) it is less appropriate.  Instead it would be nice if we could flag a product/item as unique and the "Add to cart" button would be either removed entirely or replaced with an email button or some way to let a person ask about maybe getting another one similar to this item..
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Re: Allow for different action when item is "out of stock"
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2012, 06:12:15 AM »
Hello, Palamedes.

You need to enable Subtract Stock for the product you wish not add to cart when it is out of stock.
go to Admin-Catalog-Products- find your product and click edit - find "Subtract Stock" setting and select "Yes". Save changes.

Then try to add to cart it. AbanteCart display message "Products marked with *** are not available in the desired quantity or not in stock!" on shopping cart page (Note: if product have quantuty less than in your cart  ::) )
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Re: Allow for different action when item is "out of stock"
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2012, 08:06:52 AM »
I realize fully the functionality and said the same thing you said in my original post.

However, an item with zero stock can still be added to the cart with the *** as we both said.. I'd rather it not be addable at all and would like an option for that.
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Re: Allow for different action when item is "out of stock"
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2012, 07:44:48 AM »
I would agree that each product should have an "Allow Backorder" toggle which, when true, would prevent adding the product to the cart if quantity on hand is 0 for the product or any product option..

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Re: Allow for different action when item is "out of stock"
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2012, 11:52:13 AM »
Totally agreed. This is added to v1.1 (next one). I will work on this in couple of days once we resolve other issues in the line.
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Re: Allow for different action when item is "out of stock"
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2014, 06:34:55 AM »
I have just installed AbanteCart and ready to switch.
but I am wondering, either to disable the product which out of stock.

It that possible to gray out  Add to cart button and disable the add to cart function like other does ?

Or auto change to Block Product From Ordering  when is out of stock

thank you


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Re: Allow for different action when item is "out of stock"
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2014, 06:40:13 AM »
I have just installed AbanteCart and ready to switch.
but I am wondering, either to disable the product which out of stock.

It that possible to gray out  Add to cart button and disable the add to cart function like other does ?

Or auto change to Block Product From Ordering  when is out of stock

thank you

Hello
AbanteCart have setting to Disable product on out of stock and to disable ordering for out of stock products
Read more about Stock processing configurations in AbanteCart
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Re: Allow for different action when item is "out of stock"
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2014, 03:33:58 AM »
Can the Block Product From Ordering auto apply for 0 product? Since sometime is good to keep the out of stock product for web searching.

 

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