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Multiple products in a single pre-order.

‘Pay later’ and ‘deposit based’ pre-orders #

PreProduct’s on-page cart just supports its own product and variants. The pre-order can contain multiple variants and quantities, but only from that one product. However, PreProduct remembers customer names and emails, so subsequent pre-orders on your site will be one click.


When sending payment links out for multiple products at once, feel free to use the following technique. PreProduct has two different types of payment links available: ‘straight to checkout’ and ‘add to cart’. If you had multiple pre-order products arriving at the same time, you could just include ‘add to cart’ payment links in your payment link email. Customers would then just click on each link, in turn to build their cart up, before going through the checkout.



‘Pay now’ pre-orders #

By default, ‘charge & capture’ pre-orders in PreProduct will direct customers straight to a pre-populated checkout at the time of pre-ordering.
The nice thing about this is that customers are forced to pay for the product on its own and with a dedicated shipping charge for that pre-order.
(i.e. it won’t get mixed in with ‘buy now’ orders, resulting in one shipping charge for two separate deliveries)


However, if you would prefer the ‘mixed cart’ scenario, PreProduct lets you choose whether to redirect ‘pay now’ pre-orders to cart or to checkout. A redirect to the cart will just add the pre-order items in with the customer’s existing cart contents.
(the default is ‘redirect to checkout).


choose 'pay now' pre-order redirect
Option available from the ‘setup’ screen in PreProduct

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2 replies on “Multiple products in a single pre-order.”

We reviewed your tutorial.
Our products are all to be preordered.
We market LOGO products to schools.
Each school will have its own specialized logo page/product.
Minimum preorder quantity (i.e. 300) after the minimum is met ordering window needs to close +14 days.
Is there a way to have the buyer enter their school name, or “code” to go to their order page.
Can payment be automated to collect when the quantity is met (300)?

Hi Norton,

Good to hear from you.

Just to clarify the main scenario, you have multiple product pages, each one for a specific school. Also, there would be a minimum pre-order commitment before your willing to fulfil the orders.

You can do a lot of this through PreProduct by selecting ‘crowdfunded pre-order’ when you’re creating the listing. This will mean that the front-end will show a minimum number of pre-orders (chosen by you), we currently have a crowdfunded listing on our test store here.

In terms of sending out payment links and finishing the pre-order, that would have to done manually in PreProduct. We don’t currently automate this.

Regarding the code and order page. If this is to go to the product page, this is probably more of a Shopify question. You could just utilise your store search box, letting the customer enter their school name (or code if you added it as a tag).
If instead, you mean a personalised webpage that they can visit which shows their current pre-orders. Then yep, we have exactly that feature. We call it ‘customer portals’.
The individual customer portal links can be emailed out from PreProduct and lead to a page where the customer can view and edit their pre-orders.

Feel free to email me at: oli@preproduct.io if any more questions pop up.



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