Preset Product Available Time

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To allow merchants to set product available time, the set products can only be bought within the available period.

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A. Admin Settings

Step 1: Products & Categories > My Products > Edit

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Step 2: Go to "Settings" tab and set up "Preset Product Available Time" function

  • This toggle is turned off as default. Please turn on toggle first.
  • The field is set up blank as default. If you already input value, you can click “Clear” to clear the value.
  • It could be set up till "hour".
  • Please use the calendar below for setting. Currently, we do not support directly input the date and time in the column.
  • Product available time is based on the merchant's location time zone .Cross-border merchants should pay attention to the time difference with buyers. It is suggested to indicate the time zone of the available time on the product information page or marketing page.
  • Preorder product can still preset product available time.

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There are 3 kinds of setting situation as below:

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1. Customers can only buy this published product with set available period.

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2. Customers should wait until available start date to purchase this product and never expire.

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3. Customers can only buy this published product from now to the available end date.

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Step 3: Update the product

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Note :

1. Available start/end date is required. If you not fill one of this fields, you cannot update the product.

2. Start time cannot be same or later than end time. 

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3. End time cannot be same or before than start time.

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B. Storefront UI Display

Available situation of product is according to whether the current time is within available period or not.

 

  • Situation 1:Current time is earlier than available period:

Customers cannot buy the product yet, but they can see "Comming Soon" tag on product list page and available start date on product detail page(Currently only supports Ultra Chic & Kingsman theme).

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  • Situation 2:Current time is within available period

Customers can add this product to the shopping cart, and they will see  available end time on product detail page(Currently only supports Ultra Chic & Kingsman theme).

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  • Situation 3:Current time is later than available period.

Customers cannot buy this product and they will see "available time over" tag on product list page/product detail page.

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Note :

The storefront is displayed as a 24-hour clock format. Cross-border merchants should pay attention to the time difference with buyers when setting up product available time. It is suggested to indicate the time zone of the available time on the product information page or marketing page

 

C. Wishlist UI Display

If customers add a product with set available period to the wishlist, the wishlist list in the member center will display the status.

  • Current time is earlier than available period. Customers will see "Comming soon" and they cannot buy the product yet.mceclip1.png

 

  • Current time is within available period. Customers can click "ADD TO CART" button to buy this product.
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  • Current time is later than available period. Customers will see "available time over" status and they cannot buy this product.

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D. Express Chekout Page UI Display

  • Current time is earlier than available period. Customers will see "Comming soon" and they cannot buy the product yet.

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  • Current time is within available period. Customers can click "Buy Now" button to buy this product.

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  • Current time is later than available period. Customers will see "AVAIlABLE TIME OVER" status and they cannot buy this product.

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 Note :

1. If merchants reset available time of published product, which has been already added to the shopping cart by customer, the product will be removed from the customer's shopping cart. To avoid any controversy, it is suggested that the merchant set the product available time before you publish the product.

2. If the published product has been added to the wishlist by the customer, if you reset product available time, the product will not be removed from the wishlist.

3. If the product is sold out during the available period, customers will see "SOLD OUT" and they cannot buy this product.

 

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