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Does anyone know how we can setup to allow backorders to happen only for orders placed in the backend admin?

So customers on the frontend store would not be able to place an order for an out of stock item.

Our sales reps need to be able to place orders for products that are out of stock, but not our frontend customers.

Is there an extension that would do this or any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

  • Please let us know, What you have tried so far ? – Pawan May 18 at 2:45
  • Admin don’t care stock. Did try ever? – Sohel Rana May 18 at 4:50
  • @pawan When I try to add a product that is out of stock to a new order in the admin. I received 2 messages: 1. We don't have as many "Product Name" as you requested. 2. This product is out of stock. Store configuration is set to: No Backorders. My understanding of this setting is that it applies to frontend customers. But it seems it is applying to backend as well. If I set the Backorder setting to: Allow below Zero. I get the message: This product is out of stock. when trying to add the product to a new order in the backend. – Lucein May 21 at 22:09
  • @pawan Although it will allow me to add the product to an order with out of stock. The stock number is not showing as negative. Which is a problem because we dont know what has backorders then. – Lucein May 21 at 22:36

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