If you sell products in the so-called pre-sale, you can use the PRE-ORDER setting (allow for sale when out of stock). You can configure any product so that it can be purchased before it is available for standard commercial sale, e.g. before its production. The products sold in this model may also be limited in quantity and unique, i.e. available only once.
This function allows you to gather people interested in a product who, by purchasing it, will partially finance e.g. its production. On the other hand, it allows the buyer to obtain the product in advance, with priority or to acquire something special.
Technically, the function allows you to sell products that have not been put into the store's warehouse. After registering the order in the admin panel, the store owner will see the product in stock as negative. On this basis, they will know how many products have been purchased, and thus how much should be prepared. The ordering party, in turn, will see before placing the order that the selected product has an extended waiting time and, on this basis, will decide to place an order for a product that will not be received immediately.
The function can be activated and deactivated (e.g. after the end of the pre-sale) for any product at any time.
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