So my store's owner wants items that go below a quantity of 1, since we deal with fabrics that is 1 yard of fabric, to be out of stock. However users can order like 1.25 yards, that sort of thing. So what I am asking is if there is a way to set items to go out of stock at 1 yard AND still be able to order an item in a quantity that will place that order out of stock?
For example I have a fabric that has 2 yards in stock. I want to order 1.5 yards. It can't be done. I can only order 1 yard.
Any help appreciated
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Yes, you definitely can do that. You just have to enable the following setting in the system configuration page:
System > Configuration > Inventory - Stock Options > Backorders
Set to “allow quantity below 0 and notify customer”
I know it has been awhile on this post, but I just found this out a few days ago. If I use the backorder option it works a little too well. It allows people to order beyond the out of stock point of 1, however those items that are below the 1 quantity threshold are no longer put out of stock automatically. Is there a way to have both? In other words, can I have it to where if someone wants 2.5 out of 3 of something it will allow them to make that order and after the order is completed that product will go out of stock.