Doesn't work with backorder
In reading all of the reviews for this extension, I assumed that this would talk to backorder functionality, as what good is showing custom stock status if the customer can't order the item?? That was me projecting our current non-Magento functionality. They do not claim that it does work with backorder, but I was shocked nevertheless to find that it didn't allow backordering. We are now paying a developer a lot of money to create a custom status/ backorder solution (essential for our custom products!), as Aheadworks was unable to provide additional development at this time.
Other complaint is that the rules are very powerful, allowing you to specify messages by Brand, description, category, etc. That is all cool, but the rules in the backend get unwieldy very quickly if you have a lot of items or groupings that you want to display custom status for. We had done only a dozen of our backorderable Brands out of 100 or more, and already had 10 rules, one called "5 days", one "7-10 days", one "10 days", etc. We then realized that it would be very difficult to go through and edit later (which we do, as vendors get backed up before certain holidays, etc.). We'd have to know how many days it is now in order to find the rule. Delete brand from that rule, go into the new/accurate rule and add that brand. It's not bad functionality, just so much more work than our current platform.
Bottom line: this works as advertised, but isn't a great choice for a huge catalog or if you want to be able to backorder items. We aren't really using it all.
Not a game-changer, but well-worth its price
This extension does exactly what it has been designed for, nothing more - and nothing less.
Looks really appealing, works flawlessly. Overall, we're satisfied with it.
Works as it should
Everything is pretty straightforward here - it just shows the item stock in a comprehensible way.
This app would be especially useful for the store with large portion of Configurable products (like our own one).
We're fully satisfied with this ext
This ext does exactly what it is designed for. A nice way to visualize your stock status and inform your clients on when the out-of-stock items are expected to arrive.
Also, I may be wrong on this, of course, but it appears to me that seeing some loud low stock notice makes a customer more eager to buy:)
Exelent module and support
Have been using the module for three days. Cool tool for your store stock visualization.
Also great support. I faced some installation problems, however tech guys from support fixed them like real pros, and now the module works like a charm.
I have used with Magento CE 188.8.131.52 version.
* Excellent service and support
* Superb Extension
* Easy installation + Configuration
* No conflict with other modules
Very nice extension to have if you want to show your product stock levels to customers.
I got this extension because when our stocks run out once in a while, we receive a lot of phone calls or emails from customer regarding when those products are coming.
And this extension solves that problem.
Easy to use
Its easy to use after you learn how to make rules and how to sort them. But would have liked the ability to overrule the gneral rules on the product-page, to make the specific product stock status. It can be done by rules, but you will quickly get a lot of rules.
WOW what a brilliant customer service. After the installation i had problems with a 3rd party extension. But no problem for aheadworks. They fixed it. The "IPhone" extension was our first from aheadworks, the "custom stock display" our second and we take the "catalog permission" next. Why? Because i know it will work!!!
What a reliable team. Thanks
HI. I just bought and I'm happy. very customizable, ability to show image stock for products with negative stock level. Great. everything out-of-the-box
The stock module was the solution of my problems, I can do the promo and estimulate the client to buy the last units in promotion.
Tha aheadWorks support was great and give me all the necessary support when I need.
Less Question. Much more Sales
This changes things for our business. Less customers were asking on the stock status. We programmed in such that it fit our business nature of stocks status and delivery time. Overall, this mod is for you !!!
Little Green Bar
I installed this myself and it is working like a charm. Not only can my customers see how many we have left in stock, my employees also can without the need to log into the back-end! Thanks!
Owner - Theratape.com
This is a great extension, but it lacks one important feature - the ability to create a message if the inventory level is zero or less. There are many times when my inventory has reached zero for a product, but I have more arriving shortly. In these cases, I would like to be able to display a message telling customers that the product is backordered, but that ordering is still allowed.
Owner Of http://www.ftlauderdaleflowershop.com/
We had them installed this on my older version and 1 little file update from aheadworks and its works now we get to play with and make people want to buy before it runs out or that its on sale or ther thing that will will make up now. This is our first from aheadworks but it won't be my last. either!!Next will buy there socal facebook one..