xocbox offers a fully integrated pre-order module for your online store. This allows you to sell products before they are available for sale, and works well for books, electronics and apparel.
Perfect for All Retailers & Booksellers
Once you have set the item as a pre-order in xocbox, a message displays on your product page showing that the product is available for purchase, and the expected availability date.
If you sell variable products, such as the example shown, where an ebook is available now and the print book available at a later date, buyers have the option of buying an ebook, print book or bundle.
The selected purchase will then be added to the customer’s shopping cart. They can then check out, or continue shopping, adding any other product from your store.
At checkout the buyer will be charged for all available products, plus shipping and sales tax where appropriate. All payments are authorized at time of purchase, but the customer is not charged for the pre-ordered item until it is available. Once available, the amount due is re-authorized and the item shipped.
PERFECT FOR BOOKSELLERS
Works with simple and variable products
Set product as pre-order with expected availability date
Add custom message to product page to indicate pre-order and availability date
Ability to change release date with notification to customer
Allow customers to purchase pre-order and available items in same shopping cart
Customer can purchase multiple pre-order items in same cart
Authorize total shopping cart amount – customer pays only for products available
Re-authorize credit card and charge card when product available
Notify supplier if products shipped via drop ship or EDI
Track pre-order items in xocbox order module