YITH Woocommerce Pre-order Premium
Use pre-orders to increase sales and create a sense of urgency in your ecommerce
When using a pre-order plugin, you can list a product in your shop that isn’t for sale yet but will be launched at a certain date or time. Then, customers will be able to pay for the product to reserve it before it’s available, so they know it won’t be sold out and they will receive the product as soon as it launches.
It is a strategy used by the most popular companies, like Amazon or Apple, because pre-orders are a great way to create a sense of urgency, engage your customers, and get an early cash flow to fund production, advertising or marketing campaigns.
With YITH Pre-order for WooCommerce, you can build an effective pre-order strategy in your shop, push your customers to buy by offering a special discount on the regular price, and choose between requiring an upfront payment or allowing them to pay later when the product becomes available.
With the integration with our plugins YITH Stripe, YITH Stripe Connect or YITH Braintree you can also sell the pre-orders and automatically charge the customer’s credit card only when the product becomes available: no manual payment will be required to the users and everything will work seamlessly.
Enable the pre-order automatically on out of stock products
Automatically enable the pre-order mode on out of stock products. In this way, your customers will be able to buy items temporarily unavailable or out of stock and you will not lose the sale.
Enable the pre-order manually on specific products or categories
Do you need more control? You can enable or schedule the pre-order mode in all products of a specific category or, also, only in specific products of your choice. This allows you to build a pre-order strategy for your new or exclusive items.
Set the pre-order price (and offer a special discount to push users to buy)
We offer a ton of options to manage the pre-order pricing. You can use the same regular price of the product or set a fixed price for the pre-order. Even more interesting, you can offer a fixed or a percentage discount on the regular price for all users who pre-order the item before it is available in the shop. Offering an item with a special price is a powerful strategy to create a sense of urgency and push users to buy.
Manage the products’ availability in an advanced way
For each product, you can choose to set a specific availability date (and optionally a time) by picking a date in the calendar (e.g. “Available on May 15th, at 10 am”), or to set an availability time interval after the user places the pre-order (e.g. “10 days after the pre-order”). However, you can also avoid setting an availability date and end the pre-order mode manually.
Add an extra fee to each pre-order
Ask users to pay an extra fee to pre-order the products and set the value. You can set a global fee for all pre-orders and override it with a different value for specific products.
Offer free shipping to customers that pre-order a product
Do you want to offer an additional incentive to your customers to push them to pre-order? With just a single click, you can offer free shipping for all orders that contain a pre-order product.
Charge the product price upfront
Charge the product cost upfront to avoid the risk of unpaid pre-orders. Don’t worry: users are happy to pay upfront if they can be sure that they are taking advantage of a discount, or that they can get a product that is exclusive or available only in limited quantities.
Enable the “Pay Later” option to ask users to pay manually when the product is available
If you want to offer more freedom, let your users choose the “Pay Later” option at Checkout. Once the product becomes available, they will get an email that informs them about the product availability and redirects them to pay for the pre-order.
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