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Shopify Pre-order Plugin


A Norwegian agency that helps clients to develop e-commerce solutions, asked us to join one of their projects. The aim was to resolve a few issues for a retail industry customer.

Business needs

The agency’s customer faced two business issues: firstly, he regularly lost consumers who were interested in buying online unavailable items and secondly, he wanted to implement generating automatic regular orders. This way end-users didn’t have to make a new order every time, but just were charged when items were delivered. The idea was to create a new feature that would handle end-users, allowing them to book products and subscribe. The solution had to allow collecting customer card details for pre-orders. Then, the pre-order app would charge them later when the product was ready to ship.


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Our team analyzed the issues and technologies that could be used for the realization. Thus, we offered to develop a new Shopify plugin from scratch. It enables three major things:

  • Ordering of subscription-based products
  • Processing of subscription-based products
  • Ordering out-of-stock products with delayed payment


Order processing has changed. Now, users can buy and pay for available products using Shopify. Also, they can buy and pay for subscription-based goods — via Stripe or Braintree. The new plugin allows users to buy unavailable products by pre-order and pay for them when they are ready to be shipped. Moreover, we developed a new page that shows a successfully processed user’s order. Now the client doesn’t lose customers and gets more profit.

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