WooCommerce Waitlist allows customers to sign up to be notified by email when an out-of-stock product becomes available.
As store owner you can also review who is on the waiting list for which products, and sort products by the number of people registered on the waiting list. This option can be toggled on or off, using an option within the waitlist settings.
Key Features of the WooCommerce Waitlist
Unregistered users can join a waitlist without logging in. Users only need to provide an email address to join a waitlist, and an account is automatically created without further user input. The welcome email is automatically created and sent.
WooCommerce Waitlist adds a new column to the Products listing in the WordPress administration area, displaying the number of users on the waiting list for a product. This column is sortable to enable Shop Managers to quickly find the most ‘sought after’ products in the catalog.
WooCommerce Waitlist adds a new product tab to the Edit Product screen for out-of-stock products only. This new tab displays all users on the waiting list for the product and has controls for adding, removing and emailing users.
When a product is switched from ‘Out-of’stock’ status to ‘In-stock’, WooCommerce Waitlist sends all users on the waiting list an email informing them that the product is back in stock, with a link to the product listing itself for making purchases. The emails follow the same design as all other WooCommerce emails, but the subject and the heading can be altered from within WooCommerce > Settings > Emails > Waitlist Mailout.
Once this email is sent, WooCommerce Waitlist removes all users from the waiting list for this product. If the product is subsequently switched back to ‘Out-of-stock’, the waiting list will be empty.
When a product comes back into stock and automated emails are turned on, a record of the waitlist is saved.
This record lists all users that were sent the notification, the time and date that it was sent and controls to email individual users or all users at once.
The waitlist history for a product can be accessed from the waitlist tab on the product screen.