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WooCommerce Pre-Orders

by  Woo
Allow customers to order products before they are available.

Deposits for Pre-Orders

The Woo Commerce Pre-Orders plugin allows you to charge an optional pre-order fee. Unfortunately, it is only charge on top of the regular product price and can’t be deduced from the full paiement. Because of that, this pre-order fee can’t be used as deposit.

One option would be to lower the product price so the product price + the pre-order fee equal the final product price. If the price is $100 and I want to charge $25 upfront, I could indeed set the price to $75 + $25 of preorder fee. That could work if the displayed price includes the fees, either $100 or $75 + $25. But it does not and the displayed price is only $75. The fees are only mentionned once in the product description: “This product has a $25 pre-order fee”. It therefore looks as hidden fees (that most clients despice) instead of simple deposit.

It is too bad because a real deposit feature would be a real upside for this plugin!

Thanks a lot for reading!


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Last updated: October 18, 2017


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  1. deemaandco says:

    agree – dposits needed

  2. martinmodd says:

    Exactly the same thoughts here. This should be the default function, the pre order fee should never be charged on top of the total product price.

  3. Miller Media says:

    Its been over 3 years and still not implemented! The feature should have been included on launch.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Come on man ~ Partial payment / deposit supposed to be included in the “pre-order” feature.

  5. anonymous says:

    Yeah i agree 100%

    I dont understand why this wasnt already a feature – making a small deposit on a preorder and paying the rest on release is hardly a new thing in the world! Its even more frustrating that there is a woocommerce deposits plugin but its not compatible … *sigh*