Development Site @ http://www.thebakbone.com/pre-order.php
My clients have a product that is not quite ready to ship; we're looking at something like 30 to 60 days before there is enough product to go live with the in-development store. However, they are on their way to CES (trade show) and would like to accept pre-orders right away. I found the following post :: http://forum.foxycart.com/discussion/4300/pre-orders/p1
and have made the modifications to the shop form, database, feed, etc. but I have a few problems and questions.
First issue - Dates.
I don't understand the date set-up required to to make this 'hack' work. I get the concept, set up the start-date to match the date that you think the product will ship, and set the end date to be one day past that, but I don't understand how the frequency works. No matter how many combinations I try, I get the charge amount for the product and then a negative charge amount for the future subscriptions which evens out to $0.00 every time. I don't get it. (see attached image )
Second Issue - Text.
The above screenshot also shows how the pre-order is being displayed: exactly as it is, a subscription. This will be very confusing to the customer - especially since the frequency is displayed. They are going to think that we are going to charge them over and over again. There is no way that they are going to understand that this is a hack without some very long explanations and even then, I doubt they will believe it.
Is there any way to hide, change, or modify the text that is shown in the cart?