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Shopify pre-order stages


The ‘pre-order stage’ bar is a way to show when/if payment links have been triggered. There are three separate stages:




  • Capture only #

– Initially, the pre-order and customer details are just captured. Just ‘thank-you emails’ are sent at the time of order.*

*an alternative first stage occurs when a listing requires a deposit (deposit & capture), this is much the same, but the pre-order won’t be fully processed until the customer pays the deposit.




  • Deposit & capture #

    – The pre-order and customers details are captured along with their deposit. Then when the store is ready payment link emails are sent for the remaining amount.




  • Charge & capture #

    –  Customers will be sent to checkout (or cart) straight away, as well as receive a payment link.




  • Charge & capture #

    – Then the store triggers payment link emails, so previously captured pre-orders receive a payment link and future pre-orders will now receive them straight away. (Listings can be transitioned to this stage straight after creation if needed)




  • Not-a-pre-order #

    – Eventually the pre-order is ended, so it can be a standard ‘buy it now’  Shopify listing


pre-order stages