How to set up temporary inventory feature in slscart
Here is a step by step process on how to set up temporary inventory in slscart.
The settings are under Administration > Catalog Setup under Cart area. The settings in question are Temp Cart and Self Cart.
Temp cart must be set 1 min or more.
Self cart must be set 1 min or more.
If Temp Cart minutes are set but not Self Cart then Self Cart minutes are set (internally) to Temp Cart minutes
If Self Cart minutes are set and (Temp Cart is not OR Self Cart > Temp Cart) then Temp Cart minutes are set to Self Cart minutes.
inventory check = yes
cookies must be enabled
Store Admin parameters
- Temp Cart: If you want to temporarily limit items as they are added to the cart, instead of after the order is placed, enter the number of minutes before others can add an item into the cart. This is ideal for flash sales that will sell OOAK items, as a higher number decreases the chances of over orders. However, it also decreases the number of sales you may receive, because a potential customer may not be able to buy an item that is in someone else's cart. Set this to 'Do not set' if you want to decrement inventory only after an order is placed (ideal for typical stores).
- Self Cart: If you want to temporarily limit items as they are added to the cart, instead of after the order is placed, enter the number of minutes before a customer can add an item they previously added to the cart back into their cart. This works in conjunction with the 'Temp Cart' process; both must be set for the temporary inventory system to work.