The moment a product sells out, Cogsy will switch the listing to a backorder model. So, you can keep accepting orders (without accidentally overselling).Try free
Plaster the expected ship-by date everywhere (the product listing, shopping cart, and emailed receipt included). That way, folks know exactly what they're getting (and when).Try free
Track how many incoming units you’ve sold on backorder. Then, when that shipment arrives, fulfill those orders first within your order management system.Try free
Head of Ops at Caraway
Backorders are when brands sell temporarily out-of-stock products with the promise to fulfill those backlogged orders as soon as inventory replenishment arrives.
No – whether your brand offers backorders is totally up to you. But Cogsy customers that offer backorders (like Caraway) unlock 40% more revenue on average, turn over their inventory faster, and enjoy higher profit margins as a result… just saying.
Absolutely – you can easily use Cogsy’s backorder feature to sell on pre-order. The only difference is how you market the products before they’re officially in stock.
Cogsy’s estimated shipping dates are based on when the corresponding purchase orders’ are scheduled to arrive and how long you’ve reported it takes to process a shipment.
Nope – Cogsy’s backorder feature works with all Shopify themes.