View Full Version : How pre sale products? (book product when available)

09-20-2013, 07:39 AM
Hi, I want this option if it´s possible:

Today 20/09/2013 I create a product avaliable at 30/09/2013 and activate it.
Customers can buy it, but only pay a reserve (10 euros, for example), and when the product is avaliable the customer pay total + shipping - reserve.

Some idea to make it possible?.

I can create products soon avaliable, and activate it, but when some customer buy it this need pay all price + shipping.


09-20-2013, 09:19 AM
I have had a look at oscommerce and there is a module but looking at the forum it does not look like it would work.

Thinking laterally about it ... could you not use the coupon system? How many of these are you expecting to do? You could issue you them with a coupon to knock off the reserve when they checkout.


09-20-2013, 12:40 PM
Hi, pgmarshall, what is this module? and please.. How I can use this coupon option?.

09-21-2013, 12:04 AM
Module: osCommerce Community Add-Ons (http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/4016)

Thread: deposit payment module - Other - osCommerce Support Forum (http://forums.oscommerce.com/topic/296713-deposit-payment-module/)
(says it doesn't work very well)

Coupon Option.
1) Set price of product to reserve price
2) When purchased issue them with a single use coupon = to the value of the reserve price
3) When stock is available put up as full price
4) Email your reserved customers to tell them to purchase it online
5) Coupon will discount the item by the reserve and let them checkout

The only tricky bits are that you will need to do this manually and that if you have limited stock there is no way of stopping other people from buying reserved stock (unless you hold it back from the total quantity available manually)