I’m happy to announce another new feature for Back In Stock: an optional Quantity Field for your customers.

For some products it’s common for customers to be looking to purchase more than one unit. Spare parts or accessories are a good example of these sorts of products. For example, a low energy light bulb may be out of stock and have 12 customers waiting to be notified, but each of those customers may actually need to purchase several of the bulbs. To help gauge the quantity of product in demand, you can now allow customers can now specify how many units are required.

This new feature was launched quietly a couple of weeks ago and has been working nicely for several stores. It’s now available for all stores on the Small Business plan or higher. To get started, read more about how the quantity field works, and then enable it from your widget settings page.