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*Allow customers to pre-order items in your store. *Track pre-orders conveniently. *Receive payments as usual.
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*Allow and easily manage pre-orders in your Magento store.*

- Let customers pre-order items in Magento that haven't arrived yet / are out of stock.

- Accept in-advance orders and ship items when they are available.

- Easily let customers know when to expect a delivery by showing an availability date.

Pre-Orders Features

1. Label products as available for Pre-Order

pre orders

  • Show the “Pre-order” button instead of “Buy Now” on product/category pages for applicable items.
  • Allow your customers to pay for Pre-Orders in advance.

2. Specify the date when an item becomes available

pre orders

  • Automatically notify customers when a product's status changes to "Available".
  • Allow/disallow buying Available as well as Pre-Order items during one session.

3. Add a Pre-Order note to the stock status

pre orders

  • Offer a pre-order option for out-of-stock products.
  • Allow to place a limited or an unlimited number of pre-orders for a product.

4.Locate placed Pre-Orders easily by filtering by Order Status

pre oreders

  • Process orders that contain both available goods and Pre-Orders.
  • An order is Pending/Processing if it has both Pre-Order & Available items; it changes to Pending Pre-Order/Processing Pre-Order when the available items are shipped.
  • Pre-ordered items are shipped when their stock status changes to Available.

Please note that Pre-Orders extension allows charging only once, and charges will be made at the time pre-order is placed. It is up to you, and by no means limited by the extension functionality, to set the price for Pre-Order lower, higher, or the same as for the product when it is available.

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M1 Extension Versions

Compatible with Magento / SUPEE-6788

2015-11-18 12:11:28
  • Version number: 1.2.11
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9, 1.9.1, 1.9.2
November 2, 2015 (ver. 1.2.11)
+ The extension is compatible with Magento / SUPEE-6788 patch.

October 12, 2015 (ver. 1.2.11)
* Fixed an issue with purchasing pre-order out-of-stock simple product when it is a part of configurable product.

Compatibility with Magento

2015-08-25 14:50:12
  • Version number: 1.2.10
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9, 1.9.1, 1.9.2
August 25, 2015 (ver. 1.2.10)
* Fixed an issue with preview template of transactional e-mail.
+ The extension is compatible with Magento

New in Pre-Orders

2015-04-13 11:53:34
  • Version number: 1.2.9
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9
March 30, 2015 (ver. 1.2.9)
+ A notice that the order contains a pre-ordered product is added into e-mail and invoice.

December 16, 2014 (ver. 1.2.5)
+ The extension is now compatible with Magento

August 19, 2014 (ver. 1.2.0)
+ Replaces the “Add to Cart” button with “Pre-Order” for simple pre-order products on product lists (category pages);
+ Allows to offer a pre-order option for out-of-stock products;
+ Admin can restrict simultaneous purchase of a pre-order item and regular product;
+ Pre-order status changes if an order contains both pre-order and regular items;
+ Rewrites compatibility with AITOC vBulletin Integration, AITOC Multi-Location Inventory, AITOC Product Units and Quantities extensions;

June 10, 2014 (ver. 1.1.44)
+ The extension is compatible with Magento


2014-09-22 11:43:47
  • Version number: 1.2.9
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9
March 4, 2015 (ver. 1.2.8)
* Fixed an issue with adding pre-ordered product to cart once option to deny regular and pre-order products in cart is enabled.

February 12, 2015 (ver. 1.2.7)
* Fixed an issue with pre-order button on a category page.

February 10, 2015 (ver. 1.2.6)
* Fixed an issue with pre-order out of stock product when it is a part of grouped product.

November 19, 2014 (ver. 1.2.4)
* Added new option for Backorders\Pre-orders profile in Product Stock Options - Pre-orders for Out of Stock (available for global usage).

October 30, 2014 (ver. 1.2.3)
* Fixed inability to save product with enabled Pre-Orders extension in Magento CE

October 9, 2014 (ver. 1.2.2)
* Fixed the issue with Pre-Order button missing on configurable product with 1 out of stock simple product option assigned.

September 24, 2014 (ver. 1.2.1)
* Fixed Allow Out-Of-Stock product for Pre-Order setting;
* Fixed the issue with product status not changing to pre-order for configurable product when pre-order option is selected.

June 13, 2014 (ver. 1.1.45)
* Compatibility fix with Layered Navigation Pro 2.5.3+

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Can I restrict customers from placing both regular orders and pre-orders in the transaction?

I want to be able to restrict customers from combining pre-order products with available products. If someone wants to purchase two items and one is a pre-order product, then they will need to create two orders. Thanks.
Asked by: rene_robles
Starting version 1.2 you can restrict customer from placing both regular and Pre-Order items into cart at the same time. They will need to place two separate orders.
Answered by: Aitoc
Date published: 2014-10-25

How to install?

i placed all the files into the root folder of my magento site and the System > Manage Aitoc Modules still hasnt shown up, i even tried logging out and back in, still nothing? any suggestions/ tips?
Asked by: redd7web
Please make sure you placed the contents of the zipped folder into your Magento root folder. An extension package is represented by a folder like "Aitoc_Aitpreorder_1.2.15_1678637_CE" containing subfolders like "app", "lib", "js", "skin", etc. The latter that need to be transferred to Magento root.
Answered by: Aitoc
Date published: 2016-11-22

Whole store/selected category

Can you pl. advise whether we have got option to put pre order in some selected categories of our store not on all the categories of the store. Eg. My website has got 50 categories in total but i want pre ordering only on 5 categories., whether it is possible. Regards Ashwani
Asked by: ashi4555
Hello Ashwani. The extension is designed to work directly with products. In other words, it is a product that can be pre-ordered, not a category as a whole. However, it is possible to update product's Inventory attribute in bulk via Action menu's "Update Attribute" under Catalog>Manage Products.
Answered by: Aitoc
Date published: 2016-11-22

About custom stock status

hi i looked at the demo but dont see how the custom stock status works. Will it allow me to add an option to the "stock inventory" which currently just has "in stock" and "out of stock" as options?
Asked by: minniemouse
Thank you for your interest in our extensions. Custom stock status for Pre-Order product can be set via Pre-Order note text field.
Answered by: Aitoc
Date published: 2014-04-05

Pay only when item is available

Hallo, Is it possible to set the pre-order item to be payed only when shipped? This is important in mixed orders where only one item is in pre-order. Thank you
Asked by: muri
Hello, Thank you for your interest in our extensions. With our Pre-Order extension customers pay for pre-order products the same way they pay for regular products. There is no option in extension for customers to pay when pre-order item becomes available.
Answered by: Aitoc
Date published: 2014-11-01

Can a customer create an order with a pre-order item and a regular item?

I would like to know if an order can have a regular in-stock item and a pre-ordered item. If so, what options are available for partial capturing and shipping?
Asked by: Steve Robbins
Hello, Customer can order both regular and pre-order items in the same order. Customer pays for the whole order. Admin then can partially ship the order (regular item) as pre-order item can not be shipped unless it becomes available.
Answered by: Aitoc
Date published: 2014-06-07

Grouped, Configurable and Bundle products

Hello It seems like this extension is very close to one I'm looking for. I just wonder how this extension works with Grouped, Configurable and Bundle products? In case one of the simple products from the list is available as pre-order. Is there are any notifications in the list of grouped, configurable and bundle products? Thank you Kind regards, Robert
Asked by: Zooch
Hello, Thank you for your interest in our extensions. The extension works with these types of products but you need to set not the configurable/bundle/grouped as pre-order but the simple products that are part of them. When customer chooses the option (corresponding simple product) he is notified that this option (product) is pre-order. Please try our demo to see the extension in action.
Answered by: Aitoc
Date published: 2014-01-04
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Pre-Orders is rated 2.8 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Functions as discribed, support Rocks! This software functions as discribed. After some struggle with the installation we asked them for support. They where fast and solved the problem in a few minutes. I can assume if there is a problem you mark its usefulness as not usefull. Please contact the team first, then complain. If it is not solved or something relevant is wrong you may have some right to complain. Great product, great and fast support. MAgento version
Date published: 2016-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very useful extension The module is a must-have for those who want to implement a Pre-order feature in their Magento sites. It integrates perfectly with Magento built-in inventory system.
Date published: 2015-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Extension great extension and service!!! I recommend them highly.
Date published: 2015-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb Customer Service I'm in the process of building a new online store and having the ability to offer pre-orders for my customers was very important. I bought this extension and ran into problems once I'd installed it after carefully following the installation instructions. I contacted the AITOC and had a response within minutes. They contacted me to inform me that the theme I was using was causing issues and would require some investigation before they could get it working. 2 days later the extension is now working as described and has added an extra level of service for my customers. I was not charged for the extra work involved and have been extremely impressed with the professional manner the team at AITOC dealt with my issues. I cannot recommend them highly enough!
Date published: 2015-01-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not work We were looking for an extension to be able to take pre-orders, this seemed like an excellent fit for our needs. We installed it and we have several conflicts with another extension and basically it utterly disabled our test store, no orders were possible, it was not possible to run standard Magento functions, like changing status on orders and no orders could be placed using the front end. I imaging if I had a completely standard version of Magento with no other extensions then this would be fine, but it seemed to change files used by other extensions and as such it caused the problems above. I did not let it near my live site. As a side note, I contacted AITOC for support and a refund as this was not usable and they did not even respond.
Date published: 2015-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Just what I was looking for, we can now get products live on our site an accept pre orders. We can also display the due date so customers are aware of the date the item will be posted.
Date published: 2014-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very useful Besides the fact we can pre-sale our out-of-stock products, it has reduced a lot our chat requests, because of the information of when the product will be available again. We recommend it.
Date published: 2014-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It decreased the questions on my callcenter It´s works fine, and because you inform when the product will be available again, it has decreased the questions on my callcenter
Date published: 2014-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Overall Product This is an easy to use product that makes managing pre-orders very easy. I would have given it a 5 star rating in Usefulness (and in turn Overall) if there was a setting to allow me to chose if an order with both pre-order items and in stock items was set to a Pre-Order or Processing status. If you need support with it, they have some of the best support I've seen in many years.
Date published: 2014-06-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good extension We use this extension in our Magento and it works with some customizations that we done.
Date published: 2014-04-08
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