A small but useful feature release today: you can now choose an image size in your email template using the standard Shopify product_image_url filter:


Custom form styles, a long awaited feature, is nearly ready. This allows you to set custom CSS for the registration form, giving you control over fonts, colours, backgrounds and just about any other CSS property you can think of.

To achieve this the form is now loaded into an iFrame, rather than directly into the page. If you don’t know what this means, don’t worry about it as you won’t be affected. If you do, and you’ve used this knowledge to set custom styles in your template you will find these styles will stop working (they can’t affect content in an iFrame). To resolve this, just copy your custom styles into the new custom CSS field in Widget Appearance.

This new feature is due for release soon. If you would like to test it out on your store, and you have some knowledge of CSS, please email hello@backinstock.info and I’ll set you up.

A couple of recent updates have included some exciting new features. The first is widget content customisation, which has been the number one requested feature. Shop owners can now choose custom text for all of the areas of the widget, including footer, button labels and error messages. This has been particularly important to shops serving customers in languages other than english.

The second, smaller, update is two new fields for the email template: Subject and Reply-To. Subject line allows you to customise the text appearing when a customer is sent a notification email. You can include things like product title or your shop name using the Liquid templating language, just like the with the email body template:

 is now available to order from 

The Reply-To field is a small but important addition. Some customers, upon receiving a stock notification email, hit ‘reply’ and write a message to the shop owner. By setting the Reply-To field you can control which address this is sent to. By default it is set to the email address for your Shopify account.

Enjoy the new features, and please tell me what you would like to see added or improved next!

This is a small update, but an important one for a lot of shop owners. Two new settings are available for configuring the ‘Notify me’ button. You can choose button to appear on the left or right, and the image used for the button itself can be selected.

You can use any image that has been uploaded to your store as part of the theme (note that this is different to product images). Once you’ve uploaded your image, return to Back in Stock app and choose your custom image. You may need to clear your browser cache (or restart your browser altogether) to see the new image.

Better customisation is the number one request feature for Back in Stock, and today the first of these is being releases. Custom email templates allow store owners to edit the notification template to match the rest of the store look and feel.

Email templates use the Liquid template engine, just like Shopify, so getting started should be easy.

To start editing, login to Back in Stock and click ‘Templates’ from the top menu. There are two liquid objects available at present: shop and product, both of which have the standard properties you would expect.

Further customisation options are planned in the near future. If you have any thoughts on this feature, or what should come next, leave a comment below or email hello@backinstock.org

Don't miss the next post

Subscribe and receive new posts, actionable info, and more to your inbox.