Feature Overview: Product Stock Indicator

Posted on November 6th, 2013

Whether you want to create a sense of urgency, or simply provide your customers with as much useful information as possible, displaying a stock indicator is a fantastic way to increase sales and enhance your customers' shopping experience.

Display Options for the Stock Indicator

You can customize how you want the stock indicator to be displayed in the product previews and product details pages.

  1. Display an icon only

When “Show an icon only” is selected, an in-stock icon will show when the product’s quantity is above zero, and an out-of-stock icon will show when the product’s stock is zero or less.

  1. Display an icon and a text/numeric quantity value

When this option is selected, more options will appear:

Max Quantity Messages: When this is enabled, the product’s stock will be be evaluated.  If that value is greater than or equal to the amount you specify, the message you also specify will be displayed to the user next to the “in-stock” icon.

Low Quantity Messages: When this is enabled, the product’s stock will be be evaluated.  If that value is less than or equal to the amount you specify, the message you also specify will be displayed to the user next to the “low-stock” icon.

Backorder Messages: When this is enabled, the “out-of-stock” icon will appear, and either a generic backorder message you specify will be displayed, or else you can select a product’s custom field value to be displayed by choosing the custom field.

Stock Levels for Multiple Warehouses

Each warehouse’s stock levels can be displayed, giving users the ability to see what stock is available in other warehouses in addition to the default warehouse.

Editor's Note: This post was written with zeckoShop version 3.7.0 (released in November 2013) in mind. The configuration of previous and future versions may vary slightly.