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    Default Temporary stock availability check, before redirected to payment pages...just an idea

    Hallo,

    I have an idea:

    Is it possible to have stock temporarily subtracted (for 15 minutes, for example) before the redirection to the payment service and upon successful payment have it permanently subtracted?

    Consequently if the payment is not performed, have the stock back after the timeout?

    More details:

    I have the following settings in my Configuration -> Stock

    Code:
    Check stock level 	        true 	 
    Subtract stock 	                true 	 
    Allow Checkout 	                false 	 
    Mark product out of stock 	*
    However, the stock control is performed after returning from the redirected online payment procedure.

    This means that when a client has a product in his basket and decides to pay with paypal IPN, or credit card (I suppose), when he is redirected to the payment pages the stock number is not diminished.

    This might lead to a successful payment with a negative stock number if someone else has already bought the last item of the product.

    Just an idea for a tiny detail that migh make a difference.

    Thank you for your time!

    Kind regards,
    orange_juice

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    Default Re: Temporary stock availability check, before redirected to payment pages...just an

    I would like to include, that I pose this question, since in my store the products sold are kind of unique and consequently the stock availability is very low if not unique.

    I imagine that in cases where many people shop simultaneously ... the confusion might provide a negative experience to the refunded clients ...

    Because when you cannot checkout due to stock unavailability ... you get irritated. When you pay and what you bought cannot be delivered ... is more than an irritation.

    Kind regards,
    orange_juice

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    Default Re: Temporary stock availability check, before redirected to payment pages...just an

    This question has been asked many times. You would need to write code to include that delay in the stock removal process. There's nothing built-in, and no mod I know of.

    I don't know how difficult it would be to code that, but I'd guess a mod hasn't been written since it would only be useful for someone like yourself who sells one-off or limited stock products.

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    Default Re: Temporary stock availability check, before redirected to payment pages...just an

    I wish I had some php skills!

    Thank you for your answer.

    Kind regards,
    orange_juice

 

 

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