Sell pre-orders for products and services in your WooCommerce store
Easily setup pre-orders in your store so customers can order products before they are available. You can automatically or manually release and fill the orders when you’re ready and let the extension handle the rest! The pre-order experience is fully customizable and supports both pre-orders charged upfront and pre-orders charged upon release. If you’re using a supported payment gateway, pre-orders can be automatically charged upon release without the customer needing to return and pay for their order.
- Set an optional date/time when the product will be available
- Automatically charge orders when the pre-order is available
- Easily change the release date for a pre-order product
- Email all customers who have pre-ordered a product
- Cancel pre-orders if the product is no longer available
- Easy filter your pre-orders with a custom “pre-order” order status
- Works with simple & variable products
- Optionally charge a fee for a pre-order
- Customize the add to cart/place order buttons for pre-orders
Easy pre-order customization
Completely control how pre-order products are displayed using built-in settings for button text, product messages, and more. Display the time remaining until a product is available anywhere on your site using a countdown time shortcode with support for customization via CSS.
Easy Pre-Order Management
Pre-Orders can be charged in two ways, upfront or upon release. When charging a pre-order upfront, the customer pays the entire pre-order amount during the initial checkout. When charging a pre-order upon release, the customer’s payment method is charged when the pre-order is released (either by reaching the availability date, if set, or manually within the Pre-Orders admin) when using a supported gateway. If a supported gateway is not available, the customer will receive an email when the pre-order is released prompting them to come back to the store and pay for their pre-order.
All pre-orders can be managed through a dedicated page. From here the admin can delay, complete, cancel, or email selected pre-orders, or use the actions section to perform the same actions for all pre-orders for given product.
Automatically Charge Pre-Orders Upon Release
When you use one of the supported payment gateways, you can automatically charge your customer’s payment method when the pre-order is available. Currently, Authorize.net CIM and Braintree TR support automatic payments for pre-orders. All gateways support manual payments for pre-orders, where the customer is sent an email asking them to come back and pay for their pre-order when it’s released.