Within Magento it is possible to use backorders to allow your customers to order products that you don't have on stock (yet), these ordered items will be marked as backordered in the order view. Because this is only shown in the list of ordered items this is very easy to be missed. The implementation also ends here within Magento, orders will not be processed and updated when new stock arrives. This extension implements the part that is missing in Magento.
Identify your backorders
To see which orders have items that are backordered it is important to have a clear identification of these orders. This is especially handy if you don't use an ERP or warehouse management system. With this extension all this is handled by setting the order status to 'Backorder Item', this will allow you to search for all orders with a backordered item and process them quicker (as you don't need to check every order every-time).
Process new stock
When you receive new stock in your warehouse and update the product qty in the Magento backend all orders with that product marked as backorder will be checked. When there is enough stock available the amount of items that is in backorder will be decreased from the product stock and the ordered item will no longer be marked as backorder. When the order has no more items in backorder the status will be updated to 'Processing' (or de status you specify). The orders will be processed on date ordered, if the amount needed for an order is larger than the available amount the order is skipped and the next order is processed. This way you don't delay two backorder orders and you can ship an order placed on a later date.
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Frontend URL: https://backorderstatus.genmato.com/
Backend URL: https://backorderstatus.genmato.com/admin/
- Release notes
Version: 16.258.1, release date: 2016-09-15Added check to only add order comment when status changesVersion: 15.293.1, release date: 2015-10-21Changed logging from Mage::log() to Genmato DB Logging
Added option to enable/disable logging for extensionVersion: 15.129.1, release date: 2015-05-10Changed order item checking on new stock qty to memory safe iteratorVersion: 15.127.1, release date: 2015-05-08Limit cron order check to allow 100 records at a time to process
Added logging of status change for orderVersion: 15.56.1, release date: 2015-02-26Added order check delay (minutes) to prevent status change before payment provider updates are receivedVersion: 1.4.300.1, release date: 2014-10-27Changed order status list to include all status options
Added default value for exclude status
Version: 1.4.290.1, release date: 2014-10-17Added extra check so orders with the state closed, canceled and complete are not processedVersion: 1.4.274.1, release date: 2014-10-01Updated Genmato Core bundleVersion: 1.0.3, release date: 2014-04-09Fixed cron check for orders already on state complete
Now also tested and compatible with the Magento Enterprise editions 1.11, 1.12 and 1.13Version: 1.0.2, release date: 2013-12-24