How to Display Products that are Out of Stock in Magento

By default, your hosted Magento website will not display products that you do not have inventory for. If a product has no inventory your website’s visitors will not see it. This can be problematic since you may want to pre-sell products before their release date or have the ability to back-order stock on your website. This setting to allow Magento 1.6 to display and sell products that are out of stock can be changed in your Magento Admin Backend.

  1. Log into your Magento Admin Panel.
  2. Go to System ->> Configuration.
  3. Click on Inventory in the left side menu pane.
  4. Open the Stock Options section.
  5. Change the Display Out of Stock Products to Yes.
  6. Click Save Config.

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Carrie Smaha
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