I've enabled backorders, and it works as expected - showing a message in the checkout when required.

How can I show the same message in the order email that is sent?

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To add it to the Email:




You can add this code:

<?php if ($_item->getQtyBackordered()): ?>
  Your message
<?php endif; ?>
  • that's great - thanks! Do you know the code that replicates the original message in the checkout? (ie, tells you the number that is on backorder)
    – egg
    Commented Aug 13, 2014 at 12:28
  • I don't understand where you say, you can specify it more, please.
    – osrecio
    Commented Aug 14, 2014 at 8:54
  • by default, when I am in the checkout, I get a message under the ordered item that says "* "iphone 5" is not available in the requested quantity. 3 of the items will be backordered."
    – egg
    Commented Aug 14, 2014 at 11:48
  • $_item->getQtyBackordered() returns you the number of products will be backordered. In your example the value of $_item->getQtyBackordered() will be 3.
    – osrecio
    Commented Aug 14, 2014 at 11:59

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