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Terminology

  • Sources
    Represent physical sites where the available products are stocked and shipped from. It can be warehouses, stores, wholesalers... 
    See your sources from: 
    StoresInventorySources 
  • Source Item
    It is a source for a given product. 
    Assign sources to your products from the Sources tab of any product page in:
    CatalogProducts  
  • Stocks
    One stock can be linked to several websites and sources.
    See your stocks from: 
    StoresInventorySTocks 
  • Sales Channels
    Refers to a website. It can only be linked to one stock.
    See your websites from: 
    StoresSettingsALL Stores
  • Salable Quantity
    It is the total virtual inventory that can be sold from a website.
    Check the salable quantity from: 
    CatalogProducts
  • Reservations
    It is the number of products reserved and deducted from the salable quantity when customers add products to cart and pass their order. 
    Check the quantities reserved from: 
    CatalogProducts
    When an order is shipped, the quantity of reservations is reset and deducted from the quantities of the inventories of the appropriate sources.

Adopt the best way to manage your inventory with the MSI Suite

The MSI Suite includes several extensions. Each one responds to a problem and to a desire to improve Magento 2 default inventory management.

Thanks to these extensions that are completely plug and play, the MSI Suite easily adapts to your business model, whether you manage several warehouses, multi-stocks, dropshipping…

Perfect your inventory management and your selling process with the MSI Suite and enjoy:

  • optimal order management: optimize and automate the orders assignation to the appropriate sources. Save time and avoid human errors in your Magento 2 back office with MSI Order Management (available soon).
  • smoother and fine-tuned inventory management: gain considerable time while managing your inventory directly from the stocks grid and get a clear and accurate view of your products' availability thanks to the tree view with MSI Stock Management and MSI Backorders.
  • team management under control: limit the access to your orders, products, and stock management for each source by assigning specific permissions to each user registered in your Magento 2 admin with MSI Permissions.
  • more transparent information on product availability: provide your customers with more information on your products' availability, carriers, or delivery times via completely customizable stock status messages with MSI Stock Status and MSI Custom Attributes.

How to use MSI Backorders for Magento 2

Since the release of Magento 2.3, many enhancements were added to the default Magento features and particularly to the inventory management.

The MSI Backorders extension for Magento 2 allows you to manage the backorders individually for each source through your back-office.

You'll be able to handle your backorders for each product and arrange backorders dates and quantities directly at the source level. 

Manage backorders at the source level

Backorders are taken into account each time there is a check on the products' quantities, for example in the frontend product page, in the cart...

The MSI Backorders extension allows you to manage backorders at the source level.

You can easily manage the backorders for a product in:
CatalogProducts

  

Select and Edit a product.

You will have the possibility to manage backorders directly in the Sources tab.

Backorders

If you untick the Use Default box, you have the choice between 3 options:

  • No backorders
    When there's no stock, it's impossible to order the product.
  • Allow quantity below 0
    Even if there is no stock, the product can be ordered.
  • Allow quantity below 0, and notify customer
    Even if there is no stock, the product can be ordered and the customer will be able to see in the front-office that backorder is allowed for that product.

Backorders Date

You have the possibility to select a restocking date directly from the grid.

Backordered qty

You can define a backordered quantity for each source.

Out-of-Stock Threshold

You can define an out-of-stock threshold for each source. Beyond this value, the product will go out of stock.

If a customer wants to order more items than there are, a notification will appear on the product page.

Used with negative numbers, the out-of-stock threshold will limit the maximum number of backorders possible. The product will then go out of stock as soon as the maximum backorder is reached.

Use MSI Backorders with the extensions of the MSI Suite

The MSI Suite is a package including all necessary extensions to completely improve and enhance the Magento 2 inventory and multi-stock inventory. 

With MSI Backorders, the Suite includes 5 other extensions: 

  • MSI Stock Status
    Display customized and elaborate stock status messages to better inform your customers about the availability of your products.
  • MSI Custom attributes
    Brighten up the assignation of your products to the sources with any kind of custom fields.
  • MSI Permissions
    Control the access to the orders, the products, and the stock management for each source and for each user registered in your Magento admin.
  • MSI Stock Management
    Manage all your stocks inventory directly from the stock grid and get a clear and accurate view of your products' availability thanks to the tree view.
  • MSI Orders Management (coming soon)

 

The MSI Backorders extension can be used in combination with the below extensions of the MSI Suite.

MSI Backorders with MSI Permissions

Using MSI Permissions with MSI Backorders would allow you to manage backorders for the sources for which store managers are responsible only.

See more about the MSI Permissions extension. 

MSI Backorders with MSI Stock Management

Using MSI Stock Management with MSI Backorders allows you to edit your backorders statuses, dates, and quantities for each product and each source directly from the stocks grid. 

See more about the MSI Stock Management extension. 

MSI Backorders with MSI Stock Status

Using MSI Stock Status with MSI Backorders gives you the possibility to provide your customers with more information about the backorders dates and quantities via customized stock status messages.

You will be able to display these stock status messages:

  • on the product page
  • in the cart
  • in the checkout
  • in the order confirmation email

See more about the MSI Stock Status extension. 

Manage your products' backorders individually for each source!

Optimize your backorders management

Whether you manage drop shipping, multi-warehouses, or pre-orders, use the MSI Backorders extension to handle your backorders for each product directly at the source level.

Don't lose any sale

Easily arrange backorders dates, quantities, and out-of-stock threshold for each source and give your customers the possibility to pre-order your products.

Keep your customers informed throughout their visit with MSI Stock Status

  • Provide your customers with more information about the backorders dates and quantities via specific stock status messages.
  • Display these messages throughout the purchasing process: on the product page, in the cart, in the checkout, and in the order confirmation email

Save time while managing your backorders with MSI Stock Management

Edit your backorders statuses, dates, and quantities for each product and each source directly from the stocks grid. 

Restrict your backorders management to specific sources with MSI Permissions

Let admin users control backorders statuses, quantities, and dates for the sources they manage only. 

Freqently Asked Questions
Pre-sales informations

This extension works with Magento Community Edition and also Magento Enterprise Edition. To know if MSI Backorders is compatible with your Magento version, please check the Compatibility tab.

Find in the below comparison table, the differences between the Advanced Inventory extension and the MSI Suite. 

Advanced Inventory MSI Suite
Magento versions <v2.3, >= v2.3 (MSI disabled) >= v2.3
Stock management by storeview
Manage product availability at the storeview level

(default is by website)

Backorders management
Backorders at warehouse/store/source level
Additional fields (back-ordered qty and backorder date)

Stocks display
Stock grid display on the product page

Stock status message on the product page

Stock status message in the cart
Stock status message in the checkout
Stock status message in the order confirmation email
Fully customizable messages
Widget integration
Additional custom fields in the product/source management
Text field
Date field
Number field
Dropdown field
Yes/No field
Stock management improvements
Grid view management

(qty only)

(all inventory fields,
can be limited to a selection of fields)

Tree view summary in the product grid
Order management improvements
Automatic assignation
Shipping address-based assignation rule
Warehouse fallback assignation rule
Sources minimizer algorithm
Permissions management for admin users
Order level
Inventory level
Source level
Product level
License and domains

A license is valid for an unlimited period of time on one single Magento installation

  • If you're using more than one Magento installation, you will have to buy a separate license for each instance.
  • if you're running several domains on a same Magento installation, you will need only one license for all of them.
Although your license doesn’t have a limited period of validity, your support period does. By purchasing an extension, you’ll be granted a 6-month support period for free. Passed this period, you will have to pay for a new one (see FAQ: Extend your Support period)

You can pre-register your live domain to your license in advance.

Thanks to this option, you'll be able to get the extension ready to use on your domain before it goes live.

To pre-register your production domain: 

  1. Go to:
    mY accountLicenses & DOwnloads
  2. Click on  next to the extension you want your domain to pre-register on.
  3. Click on the link at the bottom of the page saying:
    Do you want to pre-register your domain in order to be ready to go live?
  4. Finally, enter your domain name and click on pre-register now .
Attention, this doesn't mean your license is activated. You'll still have to activate it on your new domain when the extension is installed. 

One license is valid for an unlimited period of time on one Magento installation only. However, it is possible to extend or transfer your license in 2 cases: 

  • If you would like to add your testing environments to your license. 
    In that case, it is possible to extend your license to an unlimited number of domains for free.
    For example: mywebsite-staging.com or mywebsite-dev.com
  • If you want to transfer your license to another live domain.
    In that case, the support period for your license must still be active.

To be able to use MSI Backorders on both your production and testing environments, follow the instructions below:

  1. Download MSI Backorders.
    (see FAQ: Extensions download)
  2. Install MSI Backorders on your environment.
    (see FAQ: Extensions installation)
  3. Activate the license.
    (see FAQ: Extensions activation from the backoffice or Extensions activation from the CLI)

Also, if you are managing a large amount of domains, please contact us so that we can automatically whitelist these domains.
Extension versioning and download

In order to download MSI Backorders, log into your Wyomind account:

    1. Go to:
      my accountLicenses & downloads 
    2. Click on the  icon next to MSI Backorders.

      A new window opens.

    3. Choose the version of MSI Backorders.
      You will be able to choose the most recent version of MSI Backorders (for both Magento 1 and Magento 2).
    4. Click on  .

Your download can start.

When purchasing an extension from wyomind.com, you benefit from a lifetime upgrade. You can at any time download the latest version of the extension directly from your account. 

To upgrade MSI Backorders, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to:
    my accountLicenses & Downloads
  2. Click on  next to MSI Backorders.
  3. Choose the latest version of MSI Backorders (for Magento 1 and Magento 2).
  4. Click on download .
  5. Install the new version of MSI Backorders to update your Magento admin. 

Extensions Installation/Uninstallation

You can install MSI Backorders manually.

  1. Download MSI Backorders (zip file) on:
    mY ACCOUNTLicenses & Downloads
     
    Refer to the FAQ: Extensions download
  2. Once MSI Backorders is downloaded, open the folder and unzip it.
  3. Copy the content of the unzipped folder and paste all files and directories in your Magento 2 root directory.
  4. In your Command Line Interface, execute:
    bin/magento setup:upgrade 

    If you are using a production mode, execute also:

    bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy  
    bin/magento setup:di:compile  

You can install MSI Backorders using Composer software in two cases:

  • if you purchased MSI Backorders on Magento Marketplace.
  • if you purchased MSI Backorders on Wyomind.com AND requested access to our repository:
    repo.wyomind.com
  1. Add to your composer configuration our repository:
    composer config repositories.wyomind composer https://repo.wyomind.com 

  2. Execute Composer command:
    composer require wyomind/msibackorders
  3. Then go in your Command Line Interface and execute:
    bin/magento setup:upgrade ​
  4. If you are using a production mode, also execute:
    bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy  ​
    bin/magento setup:di:compile​

To uninstall MSI Backorders, start with disabling the extension running the following command:

bin/magento module:disable Wyomind_MsiBackorders

Then, you have 2 ways to uninstall the extension depending on how the extension has been previously installed: 

  • Manual installation

    Run the msibackorders-uninstall.sh file (you can find it in the extension zip folder) from your Magento root directory:

    sh msibackorders-uninstall.sh

     

  • Installation via Composer

    Run the below command line:

    composer remove wyomind/msibackorders

Once the uninstallation is over, refresh your cache and enable the compiler back again (if you use it). 

You can install MSI Backorders via Web Setup Wizard if you purchased it from Magento Marketplace only.

To know how to proceed, all steps are described in the link below: 
http://docs.magento.com/m2/ce/user_guide/system/component-manager.html

Next step is to activate your license:
Extension activation

Extensions activation

Once MSI Backorders is installed, you have to activate the license. For previous versions, you can activate the license from your back-office:

    1. Go to your Magento admin panel. A message pops up at the top of the page.


      If the message doesn't appear then you must check that:

         1. The Adminhtml_Notifications and Wyomind_Core modules are well enabled.
         2. The HTML output of the Adminhtml_Notifications and Wyomind_Core modules are not disabled in:
      storesconfigurationadvanced advanced
         3. The encryption key well exists in app/etc/env.php:
      <?php
       return array(
       'backend' => array(
       'frontName' => 'admin'
       ),
       'crypt' => array(
       'key' => '1e8f3c6772b7a6a6689c3c8cefa4ccf0'
       ),
       /* ... */
       )
      ?>​
    2. Copy your activation key in:
      StoresConfigurationWyomind Your extension

      You can find your activation key in 2 different places:
      In the confirmation email that you received after purchasing MSI Backorders.
      In your Wyomind account:My account Licenses & downloads
      Select MSI Backorders and click on  .

      A new page opens where you'll find your activation key (see below).


    3. In your Magento admin go to:
      StoresConfigurationWyomind Your extension

      Paste the activation key in the Activation Key field and choose between the automatic (yes) or the manual (no) activation method:
      By choosing Yes, the connection to Wyomind license server will be automatic.
      By choosing No, you will have to log on to Wyomind license server yourself.

    4. Click on Save config .
    5. A message appears at the top of your admin panel. Click on that link: 
      Activate it now!
    6. Copy and paste the license code in the License code field from your admin or simply click on Activate now! 


    7. Finally, refresh your cache, log out and log in back straight after, to complete the installation.

When the extension includes other modules, repeat the steps described above for each one, using the corresponding activation keys (each module has its own activation key).

Add another domain to your license


To activate the license on another domain (test, staging...):

  1. Once the extension is installed on the new domain, copy your activation key in:
    StoresConfigurationWyomind Your extension
  2. After having saved the configuration, a notification appears. Click on Add this domain to my license.

  3. A transfer request will then be sent to our team within an hour.
    Once the request is taken care of, you will receive a confirmation email.
    If your transfer request is accepted, you can use MSI Backorders on both environments at the same time.

Note that the order in which you activate your license on your domains does not matter. You can start with your staging/dev/local environment or with your live domain, the process will be the same.

Also, if you have loads of staging domains, or if you are an agency managing load of domains for your customers, please contact us so that we can automatically whitelist these domains.

Once MSI Backorders is installed, you have to activate the license.

For this, you can use the below command line (change the Activation key with the corresponding value):

bin/magento wyomind:license:activate Wyomind_MsiBackorders <YOUR_ACTIVATION_KEY>

To retrieve the list of all the available modules as well as the licenses status, please use:

bin/magento wyomind:license:status

 Among the different status, you can find: 

  • registered = your license is registered
  • pending = you need to run the activation command line
  • invalidated = the license has been invalidated due to a wrong activation key or a license infringement
 
Check how to add another domain to your license.
Magento® Compatibility

Magento® Open Source

(Magento® Community Edition)

  • 2.4.3
  • 2.4.2
  • 2.4.1
  • 2.4
  • 2.3.7
  • 2.3.6
  • 2.3.5
  • 2.3.4
  • 2.3.3
  • 2.3.2
  • 2.3.1
  • 2.3

Adobe® Commerce

(Magento® Enterprise Edition)

  • 2.4.3
  • 2.4.2
  • 2.4.1
  • 2.4
  • 2.3.7
  • 2.3.6
  • 2.3.5
  • 2.3.4
  • 2.3.3
  • 2.3.2
  • 2.3.1
  • 2.3
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Changelog
  • Fix for retrieving the name of a table for databases using table name prefixes
  • Negative threshold quantities are allowed to limit backorderable quantity

Enhancement

  • min_qty are managed by source item

  • Fix for a conflict with Magento EE backorders

Compatibility

  • Compatibility with Mass Stock Update: option "Allow qty below 0 and notify customer" added for backorders by source

Compatibility

  • Fix for the backorders display in the stock configuration if multi-stock is not enabled
  • A Store Locator dependency has been removed

Compatibility

  • New event added for compatibility with MSI Order Management
  • Fix for an index that was not defined when multi-source is not used

First Public Release

Demo store
Front-end
Back-end
Login
MSIBackorders
Password
MSIBackorders123

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