WooCommerce Pre-sale, Time offer & Expiring System
WooCommerce Pres-sales, Time offers & Expiring System (WCPS) is a powerful tool that adds to WooCommerce many new features to plan Pre-sales or Time limited offers for all products!
Note: The plugin, like WordPress, requires a minimum 5.5 PHP version.
How to automatically update the plugin
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HOW DOES IT WORK?
The idea behind the plugin is to have a tool by which the shop admin can configure special price for items according to a selected period (NOTE: in case of variable items, the plugin allows you to assign presale/time limited offers to the items, not to its specific variations). This period could be a pre-sale period in which offer a few amounts of items to a special price or a special offer for a weekend or seasonal offer.
With WCPS plugin you can do all of that. Furthermore you can also limit the offer period not only by date, but also using a “Goal threshold” value and only to a specific set of user roles!
NOTE: some plugin features like Role restriction, Purchase limit -> Item(s) per customer restriction, Pre-saler purchase restriction require the customer to be logged.
WCPS is a very flexible tool that lets the shop admin configure many “end strategies”. By WCPS you can choose to make an item unavailable or switch to its regular price by:
- End date: The item can be turned back to its regular price or made unavailable for purchasing (set as ‘Draft).
- Threshold limit: The item price will turn to its regular price or will be unavailable (set as ‘Draft’) once reached the Goal threshold.
- Threshold limit check only at expiring date: Once the expiring date is reached, item price will switch to its regular price/switched. to unavailable (set as ‘Draft’) if the Goal threshold has been reached.
SPECIAL EXPIRING OPTIONS: NOTIFICATION AND VISIBILITY
For each product the shop admin can enable the special email notification option. Thanks to option the admin (or a set of custom email addresses) will be notified when the product will expire.
NOTE: Notification is not an active notification, it means that the site has to be visited at least by one user to trigger the expired notification check.
For what concerns expired product visibility, by default they are set as draft and then invisible to all. Enabling the special expired product visibility option on the plugin general options page, the shop admin can choose to show expired product in store even when they are expired (they are no more set as draft). The plugin will make them unpurchasable.
Furthermore, in each product edit page once enabled the special visibility option, the admin will be able to set custom shop and product pages message after the product will be expired.
MAKE YOUR PRODUCTS VISIBLE BUT UNPURCHASABLE UNTIL THE PRE-SALE PERIOD HASN’T STARTED
Would you like to make your products visible in your store but unpurchasable by your customer until the pre-sale/time offer period hasn’t started? You can! Just enable the special option during the product pre-sale/time period configuration.
USER ROLES RESTRICTION
WCPS will allow the shop admin to configure pre-sale /time offer periods only for a specific set of user roles. Non allowed user will not be able to add products to cart or to finalize purchasing (if the product was in the cart before the pre-sale/time offer was configured). Further more is also possible to completely hide products for non allowed roles!
DEPOSIT AND COUPON DEDUCTION SYSTEM
Would you like to let your customers to deposit only a small amount and let them pay after the pre-sale/time offer period? With WCPS now you can do that!
Enabling the “Deposit with coupon deduction” option, the system after the checkout is completed (so just when the order is placed) it will generate one time usage coupon codes for every item in the order with that option enabled. Coupons codes are included directly in the “New Order Email” sent to the Customer. The customer can use these codes to buy the items deducting what he already paid.
Coupons are manageable directly in the “WooCommerce” -> “Coupon” Area. On order delete, all the associated coupons will be deleted too.
DISPLAY OLD PRICE WITH LINE THROUGH
Optionally for each product, it is possible to display old price with a line through!
PRODUCT AUTOMATIC PUBLISHING AT START DATE
Would you like to plan a pre-sale or time-offer for a ‘Draft’ product? would you like to automatic publish the product once the start date comes? with WCPS you can! you have only to set a starting date and save the product as “Draft”, the plugin will automatically publish the product at the selected starting date!
LIMIT PURCHASES PER ORDER, PER CUSTOMER AND/OR ONLY FOR WHO BOUGHT DURING PRE-SALE/TIME OFFER PERIOD
Another useful feature is the purchase limit option. For each product, you can choose to limit purchasable quantities per order or per customer (this second option works only if guest users are disabled).
For the customer limit, the plugins remember how many quantities the customer has bought in his past orders denying him to purchase more than the limit you have set.
Optionally you can also enable the “Who bought” restriction that will let to purchase the product only if the customer has already bought it during the pre-sale/time offer period.
CUSTOM MESSAGES, CUSTOM ADD TO CART LABEL AND COUNTDOWN TIMERS
You can configure to display custom messages in the shop page after every item and/or in the single product page and custom “Add to cart” label. You can also choose to display a countdown timer to start/end date.
NOTE: the plugin uses the change_cart_button_text,after_description_shop_loop_item and after_description_product_page_item to implement these feature. All the good themes use this actions during shop and single product rendering but could happen that a theme is not using them so my plugin cannot hook to add custom texts and countdowns.
CURRENT SALES PROGRESS BAR
Do you want to let your customers to see the sales progress for every item (shop page and product page)? WCPS lets you display a nice visual progress bar with an optional label to display the percentage of current sales on the current goal. Colors fully configurable!
SALE BADGE E SALE PRODUCTS SEARCH
The plugin allows you to display the default woocommerce “Sale” badge for each product during its time offer period and if its price is less than its regular price!
You can customize the badge text using a general text for all pre-sale product or set specific text for each product!
Pre-sale products can also be optionally listed among default WooCommerce sale products (like the ones listed using the [sale_products] shortcode or widgets). Just enable this option via the plugin options menu!
NOTE: This feature may slow the loading of pages, if you experience such performance degradation, keep it disabled.
PRODUCTS TABLE – CUSTOM BADGE TEXT
On Products table rendered on Emails, Cart, Checkout and Order details page, for each product you can display an additional custom badge text like Product 1 (Pre-sale). This could be useful to distinguish products that are in pre-sale from the normal ones.
During the pre-sale/time period offer period you can set free shipping option for the sales items. Enabling this option the item is temporarily marked as virtual, in this way will not be charged extra shipping costs!
ASSIGN SPECIAL ORDER STATUS AFTER CHECKOUT
The plugin allows you to assign special status after checkout to the orders containing at least one item in pre-sale/time offer period. Using the plugin options menu, select which status to assign to these orders.
NOTE Custom order statuses have to be created (and managed) by 3rd party plugin. WCPS plugin hasn’t any feature to create/manage them.
WCPS will add some shortcodes to be used in pages/post/WCPS custom messages. You can specify an “id” as a parameter to retrieve info of a specific product. if not specified, will be displayed info of the current product. Here the list:
- [wpcs_active]: Is presale active
- [wcps_expiring_date ]: Expiring date
- [wcps_expiring_time]: Expiring time
- [wcps_expiring_datetime]: Expiring datetime
- [wcps_start_date]: Start date
- [wcps_start_time]: Start time
- [wcps_start_datetime]: Start datetime
- [wpcs_get_sales]: Total sale
- [wpcs_goal_threshold]: Goal threshold value
example using the id parameter: [wcps_expiring_date id=”59”]
FUNCTIONS TO RETRIEVE PRE-SALES INFO IN OTHER PLUGINS/THEMES
WCPS exposes some global function to be used in your theme/plugin to retrieve pre-sales/time offer periods info:
- wpcs_active($product_id = null)
- wcps_expiring_date($product_id = null)
- wcps_expiring_time($product_id = null)
- wcps_expiring_datetime($product_id = null)
- wcps_start_date($product_id = null)
- wcps_start_time($product_id = null)
- wcps_start_datetime($product_id = null)
- wpcs_get_sales($product_id = null)
- wpcs_goal_threshold($product_id = null)
You can configure periods and option going in the product edit page, you will find a new tab called “Pre-sales / Time offer period” under “Product Data” or you can use the bulk editor in the “Pre-sales” / “Time Offer” main menu voice.
‘WHO BOUGHT?’ AND TOTAL SALES COUNTER
In every admin product page, the WCSP plugin adds a new box called “Who bought” that will list all the registered customer who bought the item and how many have bought. Will ad also a box where you can see how many sales during the pre-sale / time offer period.
NOTE: Total sales counter is used to determine if the “Goal threshold” limit has been reached (when used).
Last but not least, You can find all the orders contanining products sold during a pre-sale / time offer period. Using this tool, you can find search for what you need using some filter like product/category/customer/order status/date/logic operators…
The plugin is not designed to work together with other 3rd party plugins that manipulate product prices. So most likely in case you are using one of them, the “WooCommerce Pre-sale, Time offer & Expiring System” plugin (or the other 3rd party plugins) may not work. I advice to not use in conjunction with other plugins that manipulates prices if you want to proceed at your own risk
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