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How To Set Pre-Order Release Date/Time For Digital Products

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What plan do I need for this feature?

You will need to get the “Scale” plan to unlock this feature.

How the pre-order feature works & things to know

  • The date/time calendar is set using your local time (computer time). Please keep this in mind if you are in a different timezone to your store.
  • An email will be sent to your customers with the downloads of the pre-order asset and the downloads will appear on the customer order pages in their accounts if you have this option enabled.
  • The pre-order asset will be sent to anyone who has ordered the product the asset is attached to at the release time you have set.
  • If you attach the asset to a product that has already been ordered, the asset release will send to everyone who has ordered that product.

How to set a pre-order for a digital product

You will need:

How to:

Step 1 – Upload your asset to the app

Go to “Assets” > click on the “Upload new assets” button.

Step 2 – Set the release date/time

You can easily set the pre-order release date/time by clicking on the pencil icon.

Set the date/time that you want to release the asset. If you have multiple assets to release, you will need to set the date/time on each of them.

Important note:

The date/time is based on your local computer time. So be aware, that if your store is based at a different timezone, you will need to figure out what timezone you want to release the asset.

Step 3 – Attach the asset to the relevant pre-order product

Under “Attach this asset to products” on the asset page, search for the product and attach the asset to the right one.

Step 4 – Delivery is ready

The download delivery email will only send to customers who have ordered the product that the asset is attached to.

If no one has ordered that product, then no emails will be sent out.

Method 2 – Customer account releases

Use your email system (Klaviyo or similar) to inform your customers that the digital products are now available in their accounts to download.

You will need:

  • Email service (Klaviyo or similar)
  • Enable customer account downloads (Professional plan)

How to:

Step 1 – (Optional) Disable emails

If you don’t want emails to be sent on release, you will need to disable the order emails in “Settings” > “Additional settings” > enable the “Disable all order download emails” option.

Step 2 – Write the release email

Write up your release email informing your customers that the digital products are now available in their accounts to download.

Step 3 – Upload your digital product to the app

Go to:

  1. The “Assets” page
  2. Click the “Upload new assets” button
  3. Add a file or URL from another server
  4. Upload the asset

Step 4 – Set the pre-order release date/time

You can easily set the pre-order release date/time by clicking on the pencil icon.

Set the date/time that you want to release the asset. If you have multiple assets to release, you will need to set the date/time on each of them.

Important note:

The date/time is based on your local computer time. So be aware, that if your store is based at a different timezone, you will need to figure out what timezone you want to release the asset.

Step 5 – Attach the asset to the product

Under “Attach this asset to products” on the asset page, search for the product and attach the asset to the right one.

Step 6 – Delivery is ready

Now both deliveries are ready to be sent at the same time. The digital products will automatically appear on the customers’ order page inside their accounts.

FAQ

What happens if I have multiple assets for a single product pre-order?

A new email will be sent for each asset, even if the emails are sent at the same time. Unfortunately, it’s just the way it is for now.

If you don’t like this method, you can use the Customer Account method, this way all the assets will be in one list in their accounts.

What timezone is the pre-order time in?

The date/time calendar is set using your local computer time. Please keep this in mind if you are in a different timezone to your store.

What will customers receive when the release time is hit?

  • An email will be sent to your customers who have ordered a product that has the pre-order asset attached.
  • They will also automatically see the downloads in their customer account if you have the customer account downloads feature enabled.

Can I attach the asset after the orders have happened?

Yes you can. The pre-order asset will deliver to everyone who has ordered the product it is attached to, even if they ordered the product before the asset was attached to it.

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