WooCommerce Availability Scheduler GPL Overview:
The WCAS allows you to manage the availability of all your products, scheduling them throughout the day of the week
You will have the flexibility to choose for every day of the week (Monday to Sunday) one-time range when your products will be available to your customers for purchasing, automatically hiding/showing the “add to cart button” (and optionally the product) on the shop and product pages, showing a custom message and a countdown timer.
Furthermore, product daily availability can be also limited by total sales per day.
WooCommerce Availability Scheduler GPL Features:
CUSTOM MESSAGES AND SHORTCODES
WCAS plugin lets you display custom messages both on the shop page and the product page.
Let your customers know why products are unavailable for purchasing and when they will be using [start_time] and [end_time] shortcodes directly in custom messages.
WCAS gives also the option to restrict product purchase availability using user roles. In this way, the shop admin for a particular day of the week (Monday to Sunday) can set a particular time range and restrict the purchasing capability to only a set of users.
WCAS plugin gives you the option to display countdown timers that let your customers know how much time misses to start purchasing time, to the end purchasing time or to the expiration date and time.
EXPIRING DATE TIME
With the WCAS plugin, you can set an expiring date time for every product. After this date-time the product will be automatically hidden and unavailable for purchasing (is set as ‘draft’). Optionally the product can be still set as visible (but it will be unpurchasable).
You can also display a countdown timer to the expiration date and messages (both on the shop and/or product pages) to be shown before and after the expiration date.
COMPLETELY HIDE PRODUCTS DURING THE UNAVAILABILITY PERIOD
WCAS can automatically hide products during the “unavailable” period (set as ‘draft’) and make them visible only during the “available” period.
DAY UNAVAILABILITY BY DAY TOTAL SALES
The WCAS gives also the option to limit the product available for each day setting a max value of total sales past which the product will be unavailable for purchase (or hidden, according to the Hide product during unavailability option).
The shop admin can also display a nice progress bar that displays the progress of the current sale per day. Bar colours can be customized in the options menu.
WAS plugin exposes some shortcodes to be used in the product description, pages, etc. Here is the list:
- [was_expiring_datetime]: prints the expiring DateTime of the current product, optionally can be used as parameter “id” and/or “format” to print an expiring date and time of a specific product formatting date using a specific format. For example:
[was_expiring_datetime id=”12” format=”d/M/Y”]: Will print the expiring date and time of product with id 12, printing only day, month name and year, for example: “27/Nov/2015”
- [was_start_time]: prints the start time of the current day for the current product. Optionally can be used the “id” parameter. For example: [was_start_time id=”12”]
- [was_end_time]: prints the end time of the current day for the current product. Optionally can be used the “id” parameter. For example: [was_end_time id=”12”]
BULK EDIT AVAILABILITIES
Under the WooCommerce menu voice, the shop admin will find a special voice “Bulk availability scheduler” by which he can easily bulk edit product availabilities.
SIMPLE AND VARIABLE PRODUCTS
WCAS plugin allows you to set availability for both simple and variable products. It, however, doesn’t support specific variations, so in the case of variable products, the availability will be set to the master product and not for a specific variation(s) of it.