One feature that is often requested for Back In Stock is to allow shop owners to prevent notifications being delivered to customers. This can be useful during some catalog maintenance tasks: if a product will temporarily have a positive inventory quantity you can prevent customers being notified. Or, if you have limited stock of an item and you know it will sell out without notifying customers you might like to disable notifications for a day or two.

To use the feature, login to Back In Stock and click Account from the top menu. Uncheck ‘Deliver notifications’ and hit Save Changes.

While notification delivery is disabled you’ll see a message at the top of the page — just in case you’ve forgotten to turn it back on!

This feature has been tested internally, but because it’s not an everyday task there has been little chance to test it in the real world. Until it’s been tested by live stores it’s considered in ‘beta’: it should work, but the odd bug may crop up. I’d appreciate any feedback on issues you encounter. Just drop an email to matt@backinstock.org

I’d also love to hear about any situations you’ve found the feature useful, and ways it could be improved.

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