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Use speaking stock statuses - get more chances that customers will come back for purchases! Lose customers because they can't find the right products in stock? Earn more by properly communicating ...

Use speaking stock statuses - get more chances that customers will come back for purchases! Lose customers because they can't find the right products in stock? Earn more by properly communicating product statuses (like 'Available tomorrow') with the Amasty's Custom Stock Status extension. You can learn more at masty.com/custom-stock-status.html

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User Guide for Custom Stock Status Magento extension by Amasty User Guide for Custom Stock Status Magento extension by Amasty Presentation Transcript

  • Copyright © 2011 amasty.com Custom Stock Status Magento Extension User Guide User Guide: Custom Stock Status Page 1 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html
  • Copyright © 2011 amasty.com Table of contents: 1. Creation of custom stock statuses ...……………………………………….. 3 2. Upload of icons for custom stock statuses …..………………………….. 5 3. Setup of quantity ranges for statuses ..………..………………………….. 6 4. How to manage stock statuses for a product .………………………….. 7 5. Custom Stock Status settings ..…..……...………………………………….. 8 6. Examples of custom stock statuses on front end …………………….. 9 7. ‘Stock’ subscription for options of configurable products .……….. 10 8. Usage of ‘Text field’ and ‘Date’ attributes in statuses .…….……….. 11 User Guide: Custom Stock Status Page 2 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html
  • Copyright © 2011 amasty.com 1. Creation of custom stock statuses Please login to admin cp, browse to Catalog – Attributes – Manage Attributes. Then find Custom Stock Status attribute and click on it to edit it. User Guide: Custom Stock Status Page 3 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html
  • Copyright © 2011 amasty.com 1. Creation of custom stock statuses Create the necessary options for the custom stock attribute. IMPORTANT. If you would like to display current product quantity in some stock status, use {qty} variable, for example: Hurry up! Only {qty} left in stock! User Guide: Custom Stock Status Page 4 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html
  • Copyright © 2011 amasty.com 2. Upload of icons for custom stock statuses Once you’ve browsed icons for the stock statuses, please click “Update Icons” button, otherwise the icons won’t get uploaded. User Guide: Custom Stock Status Page 5 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html
  • Copyright © 2011 amasty.com 3. Setup of quantity ranges for statuses If you would like the statuses to change automatically based on how many items of a product are left in the inventory, please create quantity ranges and assign the necessary statuses to the ranges. If you choose to use range based stock statuses when editing a product, the stock status will change automatically once the product quantity changes. User Guide: Custom Stock Status Page 6 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html
  • Copyright © 2011 amasty.com 4. How to manage stock statuses for a product Go to edit the product (s), for which To display the custom status instead of the default one, you need to use the custom stock choose ‘Yes’ for the ‘Hide Default Stock Status’. To status and choose the appropriate display the custom status together with the default one, status at the General tab. choose No for the Hide Default Stock Status. If quantity based statuses are used, the status will change based on available quantity. If there’s no such range (e.g. you have 1000 items and the biggest range is 50-100), manually indicated status will be displayed. User Guide: Custom Stock Status Page 7 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html
  • Copyright © 2011 amasty.com 5. Custom Stock Status settings It is possible to display custom stock statuses only for “out of stock” products. To enable this mode, please go to System > Configuration > Catalog > Custom Stock Status, change ‘No’ to ‘Yes’ and click “Save Config” button. If you would like to use only automatic, range based statuses, set this option to “Yes”. To display only icons for stock statuses (without text), set this option to “Yes”. Use ‘Status Icon Title Text’ field to specify the text that will be displayed when customers hover mouse over a status icon (you can leave it empty). User Guide: Custom Stock Status Page 8 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html
  • Copyright © 2011 amasty.com 6. Examples of custom stock statuses on front end The extension lets you display out of stock configurable options as well (add to cart button will not be displayed, when they are chosen). Also for “out of stock” configurations stock statuses are displayed right in the dropdown (both standard and custom statuses). The custom status is displayed next to the default one (or instead of it – configured by admin). For configurable products the custom status is displayed above the Add to Cart button. User Guide: Custom Stock Status Page 9 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html
  • Copyright © 2011 amasty.com 7. Subscription for options of configurable products Customers now can sign up to get notified when ‘out of stock’ options of configurable products arrive back in stock. This feature works only in enable alerts in the configuration section (admin panel -> System -> Configuration -> Catalog -> Product Alerts). User Guide: Custom Stock Status Page 10 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html
  • Copyright © 2011 amasty.com 8. ‘Text field’ and ‘Date’ attributes in statuses You can use any ‘Text field’ and ‘Date’ product attributes in custom stock statuses. To do this please add code of the attribute to the status like this: Back in stock on {eta} On front end the code will be replaced with the attribute value for this product. User Guide: Custom Stock Status Page 11 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html
  • Copyright © 2011 amasty.com Thank you! Should you have any questions or feature suggestions, please contact us at: http://amasty.com/support.html Your feedback is absolutely welcome! User Guide: Custom Stock Status Page 12 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html