Looking for a small bit of guidance please....
I know you can set Zen to allow checkout of out of stock items. In this case there is a message displayed only after the customer has added to cart.
The alternative is to show a sold out button instead of the add to cart box.
What I would really like is for the produt listing page and search pages etc to show a message saying temporarily out of stock but to allow the customer to add to cart and checkout as normal.
This is the way for example play.com is set up - in that you can see it is sold out and then when clicking on the item you see a message saying will be dispatched as soon as stock has arrived.
If anyone has any ideas on if / how this can be achieved in Zen Cart I would be very grateful