Magento Out of Stocks and Back Order

By | August 25, 2012
By Default Magento does not allow to add “Out of stock” product n Cart .So we will be using the concept of Backorders which is there in magento by default but it is Disbale in admin.This concept will allow to add the “Out of stock” product in Cart

For enable Backorders

To enable backorders, go to:Admin Panel -> System -> Configuration -> Catalog Tab -> Inventory -> Product Stock Options -> Backorders = Allow Qty Below 0 and Notify CustomerEdit Product to Qty = 0 and Stock Availability = In Stock

When you add the particular product to cart, the product is added to cart and you will see the following message:* This product is not available in the requested quantity. 1 of the items will be backordered.You can order the product even if it is out of stock. The product will be delivered to you when it is in stock.


8 thoughts on “Magento Out of Stocks and Back Order

  1. Sandeep Gulati

    as we have not disable the product ……..further do you need to clear the product which are OOS in customer cart at that time or other time when customer left the cart and comes after some days

  2. Anonymous

    Hi! Thanks for helpfull information! I saw an interesting solution recently – a private sale script from Plumrocket. A number of magento extensions and magento private sales theme. And there you can find an extension Cart Reservation, that allows a customer to reserve the products he has added to his cart. You can check this link
    Maybe you’ll find it valuable for yourself.

  3. Timothy

    Unfortunately this is not a solution! What if I need to Backorder products that Out Of Stock? Currently there is no solution for this. But this is quite native.


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