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#1 Guest_Aplus_*

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 09:07 PM

I have enabled Inventory Tracking for a product.

But how do I display the current inventory level to the customer before they purchase to prevent them buying a product that is out of stock?

#2 Elise Alley

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 09:23 AM

Hi Aplus,

When a product is out of stock, Exchange will not allow the customer to purchase.  Instead of the Buy Now button, they'll see a message that the product is out of stock.

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Let us know if you have any additional questions.

Thanks,

Elise

#3 hammerofpompey

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 01:00 PM

OK - as a dev idea going forward the ability to see (as on ebay) 27 sold 48 available (or whatever) can be very beneficial.....

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 01:31 PM

Thanks, hammerofpompey!  I will definitely add that as a feature request.

Thanks,

Elise

#5 Koop

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 01:59 PM

View PostAplus, on 09 July 2013 - 09:07 PM, said:

But how do I display the current inventory level to the customer before they purchase to prevent them buying a product that is out of stock?

In order to show the current inventory, you will need to add the inventory call to you custom templates.

it_exchange( 'product', 'inventory' );

This will echo the number of products left in stock.

Justin is the Lead Front End Developer for iThemes.


#6 erwinodendaal

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 04:06 AM

I'm setting up a store for an artist. She's selling unique products which have offcourse an inventory of only 1. She wants all the products to stay in the store (to show her work) but once sold with an indication of "sold". It's not very user friendly to need to view the details and only then know that a product is allready sold/sold out.

@elise I don't see @hammerofpompey's request added to the iThemes Exchange Public Roadmap by the way...

#7 Guest_John_*

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 10:55 AM

View PostKoop, on 10 July 2013 - 01:59 PM, said:

View PostAplus, on 09 July 2013 - 09:07 PM, said:

But how do I display the current inventory level to the customer before they purchase to prevent them buying a product that is out of stock?

In order to show the current inventory, you will need to add the inventory call to you custom templates.

it_exchange( 'product', 'inventory' );

This will echo the number of products left in stock.

Sorry to hijack this thread but the above seems to describe exactly what I want to achieve (simply to display the remaining quantity of each product), but I need a little more information regarding where/how to add the code suggested here. Any help much appreciated.

Thanks,

John.

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 03:06 PM

Hi John,

sorry for the late response, perhaps this information helps: http://ithemes.com/codex/page/Exchange_FAQs:_How_Do_I_Edit_My_Template_Files

Ronald

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